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  • December 2016

    People’s Republic of China: Emergency Assistance for Wenchuan Earthquake Reconstruction Project

    An earthquake with a magnitude of 8.0 struck Wenchuan County on 12 May 2008, which was about 92 kilometers (km) northwest of the Chengdu, the provincial capital of Sichuan, People’s Republic of China (PRC). The earthquake affected a wide area, causing extensive damages and heavy losses in Sichuan, Shaanxi, and Gansu provinces, including seven other provinces. The total disaster area covered 500,000 square kilometers, in which the 51 worst-affected counties in Sichuan, Shaanxi, and Gansu provinces covered 130,000 square kilometers. The impacts of the earthquake were devastating.
  • December 2016

    India: Madhya Pradesh State Roads Sector Project II

    The project’s targeted impact was increased economic growth in Madhya Pradesh, which was to be realized by improving the state road network, facilitating safe and appropriate road usage, increasing efficiency of transport services, and enhancing the capacity of the Madhya Pradesh government for road asset development and management. The envisaged project outcome—enhanced road transport capacity—was expected to enhance accessibility to social services and markets and efficiency of road transport use.
  • December 2016

    India: Karnataka Urban Development and Coastal Environmental Management Program

    Urban growth in India in the 1990s far exceeded the capacity of existing infrastructure and municipal services. Karnataka was one of the most urbanized states, and its capital, Bangalore, was one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country. The state government of Karnataka identified 10 urban centers, along the west coast of the state, as priority areas for infrastructure investment.
  • December 2016

    Sri Lanka: Distance Education Modernization Project

    This project performance evaluation report assesses the Distance Education Modernization Project, which aimed to help the Government of Sri Lanka modernize the postsecondary education system, in particular through the introduction of online distance education. This was intended to expand postsecondary education opportunities for the large numbers of secondary school graduates unable to gain admission to conventional universities, particularly those in conflict-affected and plantation areas, and was in line with the government’s strategy to strengthen its human resource base.
  • November 2016

    2017 Annual Evaluation Review

    ONGOING EVALUATION. This concept note outlines the proposed activities and requirements of IED's flagship report, the 2017 Annual Evaluation Review. Through the evaluation and validation work undertaken during 2016, the report will highlight key findings and make recommendations to inform ADB’s development agenda. The report will also provide additional insights into ADB’s performance through a special study on learning from lessons.
  • November 2016

    Cook Islands: Economic Recovery Support Program—Subprograms 1 and 2

    Following the Asian Development Bank (ADB) program cluster approach, the Economic Recovery Support Program was a policy-based loan consisting of two sequential subprograms.
  • November 2016

    Bangladesh: Second Capital Market Development Program

    The development of the capital markets was critical in providing long-term financing options for the much-needed infrastructure to support the government’s goal of achieving middle income status by 2021. Investor confidence was shaken and it was urgent to immediately reform the domestic capital market.
  • November 2016

    Real-Time Evaluation of ADB’s Safeguard Implementation Experience Based on Selected Case Studies

    This evaluation examines the value added by the environmental and involuntary resettlement safeguards policies of ADB, and identifies what remains to be done to ensure their effective application. The evaluation uses a case study approach to assess the application of ADB’s safeguards in 12 projects in three countries, Indonesia, Kyrgyz Republic and Sri Lanka. These countries were considered to be around the median in terms of the environmental and involuntary resettlement sensitivity of their roads, energy and water projects.
  • November 2016

    ADB’s Engagement with Middle-Income Countries

    Middle-income countries in Asia and the Pacific face several evolving development challenges, including poverty, inequality, unplanned urbanization, environmental degradation and climate change, low productivity and lack of competitiveness, macroeconomic instability, and insufficient economic diversification. At the same time, these countries have displayed dynamism that has created new opportunities.
  • November 2016

    India: West Bengal Development Finance Program

    Despite improvements in its fiscal situation, continuous pressure on West Bengal’s public resources has constrained the delivery of public goods and services. The lack of sound and sustainable public finances led to very high deficits. Government expenditure had almost exhausted the total revenue receipts of West Bengal in recent years. Thus, this program aimed to support fiscal consolidation within the Government of West Bengal, and make its finances consistent with a revised and sustainable medium-term fiscal framework to increase investment in development initiatives.