Development Effectiveness Country Briefs

The Development Effectiveness Country Briefs present how ADB's operations help improve people's lives in developing member countries and the challenges ADB and the countries face in pursuing agreed development goals. They complement the annual Development Effectiveness Review in reporting on ADB's performance using the ADB Results Framework indicators. The Development Effectiveness Review reports on corporate performance while the briefs focus on country-level performance.

  • May 2016

    Papua New Guinea: Development Effectiveness Brief

    ADB has scaled up its assistance to Papua New Guinea for power infrastructure, with an emphasis on clean energy solutions, in line with the government’s prioritization of power sector development. 
  • December 2015

    Sri Lanka: Development Effectiveness Brief

    ADB continues to support Sri Lanka in new areas such as private sector development, knowledge solutions, and development of advanced infrastructure as the country transforms into an upper-middle-income country.
  • December 2015

    Timor-Leste: Development Effectiveness Brief

    ADB has been supporting Timor-Leste’s development since 1999, helping the government build a broad-based, non-oil economy through supportive investments in the national road network, urban water supply, and vocational education.
  • December 2014

    India: Development Effectiveness Brief

    The publication captures the core of ADB's operations in India and showcases select ADB interventions that are helping the government achieve its development goals.
  • July 2014

    Nepal: Development Effectiveness Brief 2014

    This publication records the impacts of ADB-assisted projects in Nepal’s inclusive development process from 2010- 2012. ADB has provided assistance in several sectors including agriculture and natural resources, transportation and information and communication technology, energy, water and sanitation, urban development, education, finance and governance.
  • December 2013

    Bhutan: Making Progress on the Path to Prosperity

    This country brief highlights how ADB operations have helped support Bhutan’s efforts in advancing socioeconomic development.
  • December 2013

    Bangladesh: Development Effectiveness Brief 2014

    Bangladesh has made impressive socioeconomic gains with a steady rise in its gross domestic product, a decrease in overall rates of poverty, boost in social development, and steady movement toward achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
  • October 2013

    Таджикистан: 15 лет партнерства с Азиатским банком развития

    АБР принял Таджикистан в своем составе в 1998 году. В течение 15 лет партнерства со страной, АБР оказал содействие в улучшении благосостояния населения Таджикистана. Данное партнерство способствовало социальному развитию, восстановлению или строительству новой инфраструктуры, расширению сельскохозяйственного производства, а также расширению регионального сотрудничества и укреплению торговых отношений.
  • October 2013

    Cook Islands: Investing in a Sustainable Future

    This country brief highlights how ADB operations have helped the Cook Islands weather cyclones and fiscal crises, and contribute to stable economic and social infrastructure.
  • October 2013

    Tajikistan: 15 Years of Partnership with the Asian Development Bank

    ADB welcomed Tajikistan as a member in 1998. During 15 years of partnership with the country, ADB has helped improve the welfare of the Tajik people. The partnership has promoted social development, restored or built new infrastructure, expanded agriculture production, and encouraged regional cooperation and trade.