Evaluation Documents

  • February 2017

    Mitigating the Impacts of Climate Change and Natural Disasters for Better Quality Growth

    Climate change is one of the greatest development challenges. The costs of environmental neglect have long been known, but growing scientific evidence indicates how global warming is linked to greenhouse gas emissions from human activity. The impact of global warming is most visible in the rising threat of climate-related natural disasters. Disaster risk is the result of the probability of occurrence of hazardous events as well as the impacts should these events occur.
  • January 2017

    Lao People's Democratic Republic: Northern Community-Managed Irrigation Sector Project

    The Lao People’s Democratic Republic has designated agriculture and forestry a key sector since 1988, and made significant investments in order to shift from a subsistence economy to a market-oriented economy. Food security has been a priority and the lack of community-based irrigation facilities was seen as a major constraint on agricultural development. The government has pursued the intensification and expansion of community-managed irrigation systems and dry season irrigation as a means of boosting agricultural productivity.
  • December 2016

    Indonesia: Vocational Education Strengthening Project

    The project was designed to support Indonesia’s economic development, embrace technological change, maintain the relevance of skilled personnel, sustain productivity growth, and reduce poverty. Senior secondary vocational school graduates (grades 10–12) lacked adequate skills to enter industry and business enterprises, and were adding to levels of unemployment throughout the country. Focusing on vocational schools and changing the way they conducted their business was considered critical to transform Indonesia’s vocational and technical education system.
  • December 2016

    People’s Republic of China: Railway Safety Enhancement Project

    The Railway Development Plan covering the period up to 2020 was approved in 2004 by the State Council of the People's Republic of China . The plan intends to expand the railway network to 100,000 km by 2020 with priority given to the development of railways in the unserved areas and the less developed regions of the country.
  • December 2016

    Philippines: Increasing Competitiveness for Inclusive Growth Program (Subprograms 1 and 2)

    The program was formulated to support the government’s efforts to generate employment by increasing competitiveness in the economy, and by promoting regulatory efficiency, competitive logistics and private sector participation in infrastructure with the help of public–private partnership (PPP). As a policy-based loan, the program consisted of two subprograms (SP1 and SP2).
  • December 2016

    Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Smallholder Development Project

    The project was to contribute to economic growth and achieve sustained increases in rural incomes by promoting improved agricultural productivity and commercial smallholder agriculture and agribusiness. Geographically, the project focused on the main agricultural areas along the Mekong valley (Khammouane, Savannakhet, and Champasak provinces) and the Vientiane plain (Vientiane province).
  • December 2016

    Kyrgyz Republic: CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Bishkek–Torugart Road) Project 2

    The Kyrgyz section of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Corridor 1—the 539 kilometers (km) Bishkek–Torugart road—was one of the government’s Road Sector Development Strategy priority road corridors. It forms an important international and/or regional road in the CAREC corridor, and links the western part of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation via the Kyrgyz Republic. However, at the time of appraisal, the road was in poor condition and in need of rehabilitation.
  • December 2016

    Bangladesh: Secondary Towns Integrated Flood Protection Project (Phase 2)

    Frequent flooding has caused severe erosion, loss of productive land, and destruction to physical infrastructure in the urban areas of Bangladesh, particularly in secondary towns. Devastating floods result in human loss, damage to property, unsanitary conditions, and spread of diseases, particularly for the urban poor living in low-lying areas. In 1989, the government and its development partners prepared a flood action plan, which identified 15 district towns that were most vulnerable to massive flooding.
  • December 2016

    Bangladesh: Second Rural Infrastructure Improvement Project

    The Second Rural Infrastructure Improvement Project, followed the First Rural Infrastructure Improvement Project which was implemented from 2003 to 2009. Following the completion of the first project, it was noted that there was considerable potential for further investment in rural infrastructure to improve connectivity and access, as means of alleviating poverty.
  • December 2016

    India: Madhya Pradesh Power Sector Investment Program (Tranche 2)

    The Asian Development Bank’s country strategy and program for India in 2003–2006 focused on clean energy development in the energy sector, including run-of-the-river hydropower projects, other forms of renewable energy, rural electrification, and energy efficiency improvements. Subsequent updates to the 2003–2006 country strategy and program outlined the following six priorities of ADB’s power sector assistance: (i) reforming the power sector, (ii) promoting higher efficiency and low-carbon power sources, (iii) expanding and optimizing transmission and distribution systems, (iv) strengtheni