Cofinanced Projects and Case Studies
These case studies highlight successful cofinanced projects which demonstrate development impacts, best practice, and innovation across Asia and the Pacific.
In Viet Nam, Government and Farmers Find New Ways to Manage Climate ChangeNew laws, policies, training centers—and plenty of infrastructure upgrades like water pumps and irrigations systems—are helping Vietnamese farmers deal with the challenges of weather, geography, and climate change.
New Way to Lend and Borrow in Papua New GuineaReforms that will expand the use of moveable property, such as vehicles and crops, as collateral could transform the way small businesses and lenders operate in Papua New Guinea.
Lao PDR Weaves a Renewable Energy FutureIn the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, hydropower engineering, communication, and traditional weaving all make critical contributions to developing one of the country’s key economic assets.
State-of-the-art Technology Boosts Energy Efficiency, Saves Money at One of Uzbekistan’s Largest PlantsTwo new high-efficiency combined cycle gas turbines at the Talimarjan power plant in southern Uzbekistan will help modernize the country’s energy infrastructure, free up resources for investment, and produce surplus electricity for export.
Nourishing the Fields of NepalCommunity irrigation systems are being repaired in villages across Nepal, yielding better harvests and bigger incomes for tens of thousands of farming families.
Tonga’s High-Speed RevolutionAn undersea fiber-optic cable network is banishing Tonga’s long-standing isolation and ushering in the wired world of the 21st century.
In the People’s Republic of China, Manure is Being Turned into MoneyBy converting waste into clean energy, livestock farms in Jiangxi Province, People's Republic of China, help manage an environmental threat, contribute to the national energy grid, and boost their income.
Afghanistan: A Simple Solution for FarmersIn Afghanistan’s Bamyan province, a small innovation is helping farmers stabilize and increase their incomes.
Development, Testing, and Validation of eSOS Emergency Sanitation SystemIn times of emergencies or after a disaster, the availability of toilets and sanitation facilities is always in question. Among the affected people there is also bound to be a number who suffer from diarrheal diseases, typhoid, and other conditions that make feces hazardous. This pilot and demonstration activity (PDA) proposed and supported the development of an Emergency Sanitation Operation System (eSOS) concept so as to provide an effective and innovative sanitation solution that can be easily deployed during emergencies and in the aftermath of a disaster. The primary goal is to minimize the risk to public health of the most vulnerable members of society. The secondary goal is to reduce the investment, operation, and maintenance costs of emergency sanitation facilities and service to enable a sustainable solution during emergencies and disasters.
Women in Charge of Urban Growth in BangladeshEmpowered women are taking the lead in bringing much needed urban improvements in pourashavas, or secondary towns, in Bangladesh.