People’s Republic of China: Shanxi Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project

Evaluation Document | 8 June 2021

This project was one of three ADB-financed provincial sector projects; the other two were for Hebei and Liaoning provinces. These projects aimed to (i) promote balanced and environmentally sustainable urbanization; (ii) narrow the urban–rural gap; and (iii) improve production, employment, and living conditions in the three provinces’ small cities and towns. These projects were to demonstrate effect for other small cities and towns.

This project’s intended impact was improved environmental quality and increased employment generation in Shanxi province’s small cities and towns. Its envisaged outcome was improved urban infrastructure and municipal services in about seven small cities and towns.

This report validates the completion report's assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Successful.