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Validations of Project Completion Reports

Validations of project completion reports to improve accountability for achieving results, quality of completion reports, and independence of project ratings.

  • 9 Oct 2020

    Nepal: Community Irrigation Project

    The project was approved in September 2010 to support new construction and rehabilitation of small-scale, farmer-managed irrigation systems in 12 districts in Nepal. It utilized a community-driven participatory approach targeting the poor, women, and the disadvantaged groups. It was also a multisector approach, encompassing water productivity, access to microfinance, and improved agricultural practices. The project’s expected impact was increased agricultural income of the rural poor and socially disadvantaged groups.
  • 7 Oct 2020

    Bangladesh: Dhaka–Chittagong Expressway Public–Private Partnership Design Project

    The project built on the findings of the conceptual design study of the Dhaka-Chattogram expressway, which determined the selected route alignment to be technically, economically, and financially viable. The envisaged impact of the project was the Dhaka–Chattogram Expressway to be efficiently constructed, operated, and managed under a public–private partnership (PPP) scheme. The expected outcome was an agreed design of the Dhaka–Chattogram Expressway for implementation under a PPP scheme.
  • 5 Oct 2020

    Bangladesh: Sustainable Rural Infrastructure Improvement Project

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved the Sustainable Rural Infrastructure Improvement Project in November 2010. The project’s objective was to reduce poverty and raise incomes in 21 districts of northwest and southwest Bangladesh by fostering economic growth, capacity development, and gender equity. Project areas were selected based on their poverty concentration and connectivity potential. The project’s expected impact was reduced rural poverty in intervention areas. The targeted outcome was widened access to economic opportunities and social services for poor and women.
  • 2 Oct 2020

    India: Rural Connectivity Investment Program – Tranche 1

    The MFF was approved by ADB in 2012 to support the construction and upgrading to all-weather standard of 9,000 kilometers (km) of rural roads that would benefit 4,200 habitations in Assam, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal states. Project 1 was approved in May 2012 following the government’s financing request. The impact of the investment program was reduction in poverty and deprivation and inclusive socioeconomic growth in the communities served by the investment program roads.
  • 25 Sep 2020

    Philippines: Encouraging Investment through Capital Market Reforms Program

    The program consisted of two subprograms that applied sequenced reforms to (i) develop the government bond market, (ii) encourage growth in domestic long-term savings, and (iii) ease the barriers to entry to diversify and broaden available sources of long-term financing. The reform program’s envisaged outcome was a deeper nonbank finance sector. This report validates the completion report's assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Successful.
  • 23 Sep 2020

    Nepal: Establishing Women and Children Service Centers

    The pilot project’s expected impact was reduced vulnerability and helplessness of women and children in five rural districts of Nepal who had been victims of crimes (i.e., rape, domestic violence, polygamy, allegations of witchcraft, child abuse, child marriage, and human trafficking). The project aimed to improve access by women and children in five rural districts in Nepal to professional and coordinated protection from, and assistance with, crimes committed against them.
  • 23 Sep 2020

    Viet Nam: State-Owned Enterprises Reform and Corporate Governance Facilitation Program (Tranche 2 and Multitranche Financing Facility)

    In December 2009, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a multitranche financing facility (MFF) for the program to support the transformation of five general corporations and their subsidiaries into focused, efficient businesses. The program was to be implemented during 2009–2015 and financed through three tranches. In 2013, the Ministry of Finance proposed a third tranche with a loan of $186 million, but the government eventually requested ADB in May 2016 to cancel processing tranche 3, citing its priority to contain public debts.
  • 23 Sep 2020

    Viet Nam: MFF–SOE Reform and Corporate Governance Facilitation Program—Tranche 1

    In November 2009, ADB approved the program as a multitranche financing facility (MFF) to support the government in implementing the state-owned enterprise equitization process.  The program was expected to pursue the reforms in the equitization of assets; improve corporate governance; and strengthen the accounting, reporting, and oversight systems. The program was to be implemented during 2009–2015, with a total financing cost of $600 million from ordinary capital resources and $30 million from the Asian Development Fund.
  • 16 Sep 2020

    People’s Republic of China: Jiangxi Sustainable Forest Ecosystem Development Project

    ADB approved the project on November 2010 and was implemented in 23 counties of 8 cities in the province of Jiangxi in People's Republic of China. To improve productivity of the forestry sector using an ecosystem-based approach, the project encompassed five activities. The first two were to develop 37,500 ha of timber plantation on barren forestland to help meet local demand for wood products, and to rehabilitate 11,200 ha of low-yielding bamboo forests.
  • 11 Sep 2020

    Viet Nam: Improving Competitiveness Program

    The program aimed to increase private investment in Viet Nam through improved competitiveness of the economy. The program outputs include (i) enhanced banking sector stability, (ii) maintained fiscal discipline, (iii) improved public administration and accountability, (iv) strengthened state enterprise management, (v) enhanced public investment management, and (vi) improved business environment. This report validates the completion report’s assessment of the program. IED overall assessment: Successful.