Project/Program and Technical Assistance Performance Evaluations
Project Performance Evaluation Reports (PPERs) evaluate the design, implementation, and performance of projects and programs. They are prepared about 3 years after project completion.
Technical Assistance Performance Evaluations evaluate technical assistance projects. Usually, several TAs are covered in the same report.
Project Performance Evaluation Report for Grant 0245-TAJ: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3 (Dushanbe-Uzbekistan Border) Improvement ProjectIn 2011, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a $120 million grant to Tajikistan to help finance improvement of the Dushanbe–Uzbekistan border road from kilometer (km) 5 to km 62 (the project road). The road, which forms part of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) corridor 3, crosses the Gissar Valley and the town of Tursunzade.
Project Performance Evaluation Report for PT. Supreme Energy Muara Laboh – Muara Laboh Geothermal Power Project (Indonesia) Loan 3487ONGOING EVALUATION. Indonesia’s power demand was estimated to increase by 8.5% per annum in 2015-2019, resulting in a shortage of about 35 gigawatts (GW) before 2020. Moreover, in 2015, fossil fuels powered 88% of the electricity generation in Indonesia, while renewables, primarily in the form of hydropower and geothermal resources, accounted for the remainder. To address the anticipated electricity shortage and reduce dependence on fossil fuels, the Government of Indonesia launched a program in 2015 to provide an additional 35 GW of power capacity by 2019.
Electric Networks of Armenia CJSC Distribution Network Rehabilitation, Efficiency Improvement, and Augmentation Project (Armenia) Loan 3540ONGOING EVALUATION. Armenia’s energy sector has undergone a series of reforms that have significantly improved its performance. The reforms involved the unbundling of a vertically integrated electricity subsector and the privatization of power and gas distribution networks and most generating companies. In particular, the Government of Armenia privatized the Armenian electric distribution networks in 2002 to the Electric Networks of Armenia CJSC (ENA).
Jana Small Finance Bank Limited (formerly known as Janalakshmi Financial Services Limited) Debt Financing in India (Loan No. 7481)ON GOING EVALUATION. In June 2016, the ADB Board of Directors approved a loan of up to $150 million (in rupee equivalent) to JSFB, which could take the form of either a bilateral loan or subscription to nonconvertible debentures. ADB also approved access to technical assistance (TA) of up to $250,000 under the regional Technical Assistance for Business Development and Implementation Support for Non-Sovereign Operations project.
Loan to Minsheng Financial Leasing Co. Ltd. for the Green Transport Finance in the People’s Republic of China (Loan No. 3558/ Investment No. 7517)ONGOING EVALUATION. In August 2017, the ADB Board of Directors approved the Green Transport Finance Project amounting to $400 million to finance the leasing or purchasing of green buses, including electric bus batteries through Minsheng Financial Leasing Co. Ltd. for Green Transport Finance in the People’s Republic of China.
Georgia: Regional Power Transmission Enhancement ProjectThis report presents the findings of the project performance evaluation of the Regional Power Transmission Enhancement Project in Georgia. This evaluation was prepared 5 years after the loan closed in May 2017 and 4 years after the project completion report (PCR), which was circulated in May 2018. This allowed enough time to pass for a proper assessment of the project’s effectiveness, progress, and longterm sustainability.
Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund, 2009–2021The Independent Evaluation Department was requested by Asian Development Bank (ADB) Management to evaluate its Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund (APDRF) projects approved from 2009 (when the fund started) to 2021, to provide inputs to the Board to aid future fund replenishment decisions.
Tajikistan: Khatlon Province Flood Risk Management ProjectThis report presents the findings of an independent evaluation of the Khatlon Province Flood Risk Management Project in Tajikistan, supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The Khatlon Province Flood Risk Management Project was developed to reduce flood risks in Khatlon province, which embraces the Pyanj River and the Kyzylsu and Yakhsu tributaries. The project aimed to reinforce river embankments protecting the Chubek irrigation system, which serves an important irrigated area for agricultural production.
Armenia: North-South Road Corridor Investment Program—Tranche 1This report presents the findings of an independent evaluation of the North–South Road Corridor Investment Program (Tranche 1) in Armenia, supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The project was financed by a multitranche financing facility (MFF) with a total loan amount of $500 million. The MFF aimed to improve the entire North–South Road Corridor, the 550- kilometer (km) Agarak–Kapan–Yerevan–Bavra road crossing Armenia from its southern border with Iran to its northern border with Georgia.
Promoting Energy Efficiency in the PacificADB undertook capacity support and implemented pilot projects to promote energy efficiency in the Pacific region under two technical assistance (TA) grants. This technical assistance performance evaluation report evaluates these TA projects, which were provided to Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu. The total value was $10.15 million.