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  • 16 Nov 2018

    Sector-wide Evaluation: ADB’s Support for the Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Rural Development Sector

    The Asia and the Pacific region is transitioning from largely agrarian and rural economies to increasingly nonagricultural and urban economies, and from subsistence to commercial agriculture. However, because Asia is home to most of the world’s hungry and most of the poor still live in rural areas and are engaged with agriculture and related activities for their livelihoods, agriculture and rural development remains a cornerstone as countries make this transition.
  • 8 Nov 2018

    People’s Republic of China: Second Heilongjiang Road Network Development Project

    The project aimed for a more resource-efficient, safe, and environment-friendly road transport in Heilongjiang province. The project had four intended outputs, as follows: (i) operationalization of the provincial highway and associated facilities between Yichun and Nenjiang, (ii) operationalization of a road asset management system, (iii) introduction of rural bus services in the project area, and (iv) strengthening of institutional and staff capacity. The report validates the completion report of the project. IED overall assessment: Less than successful.   
  • 8 Nov 2018

    India: Agribusiness Infrastructure Development Investment Program (Tranche 2)

    The program, a multitranche financing facility, was approved in 2010 with two tranches. Tranche 1 was designed to support private infrastructure investments, capacity building, and institutional links for the development of two value chains in the state of Bihar. This tranche was canceled in 2016 due to the lack of progress in establishing the public–private partnership arrangement. Tranche 2 was established to promote private sector investment in horticultural value chains within the state of Maharashtra. A loan was approved for $24.3 million in 2011.
  • 6 Nov 2018

    State-Owned Enterprise Engagement and Reform

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) recognizes the importance of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) to its developing member countries, and the need to support the strengthening of their governance, mitigate their fiscal impact, improve their operational efficiency and commercial viability, and improve consumers’ access to quality and affordable services.
  • 19 Oct 2018

    Uzbekistan: Housing for Integrated Rural Development Investment Program—Tranches 1, 2, and 3

    This evaluation assesses the performance of the multitranche financing facility (MFF) of Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the Housing for Integrated Rural Development Investment Program in Uzbekistan (the ADB MFF program). ADB provided $500 million to support the government’s rural housing scheme (RHS), which had an estimated total investment of $3.05 billion. 
  • 16 Oct 2018

    Nauru: Fiscal Sustainability Reform Program

    The government of Nauru sought to achieve fiscal sustainability by (i) strengthening public finance management (PFM), (ii) realizing fiscal savings through power sector efficiency, and (iii) putting in place a mechanism to save windfall revenues for future generations. In 2016, ADB approved the Nauru Fiscal Sustainability Reform Program.
  • 16 Oct 2018

    Kazakhstan: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 (Mangystau Oblast Sections) Investment Program, Project 1

    Mangystau is the center of Kazakhstan’s oil and mineral extraction industries. Its capital, Aktau, is not only a regional hub for transporting Caspian’s oil and related products to European and Asian countries, but also serves as transit traffic—linking the nearby oilfield developers to other countries. Hence, having an improved and international standard-approved road network in Aktau will transform it into a key part of international transport corridors (Europe–Caucasus–Asia, North–South, and Inogate).
  • 16 Oct 2018

    India: MFF-Madhya Pradesh Power Sector Investment Program (Tranche 5)

    At the request of India’s government, ADB prepared a road map and a multitranche program loan to address deficiencies in the country’s power sector. The multitranche financing facility (MFF) modality was well suited for the investment program. To address operational inefficiencies, such as system availability, technical losses, and system reliability, that remained after completion of earlier tranches 1 to 4, Madhya Pradesh Power Sector Investment Program (Tranche 5) was formulated.
  • 16 Oct 2018

    India: Power Grid Transmission (Sector) Project

    The government of India in 2004—the year of loan appraisal—set the target of installing an additional 100 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity to provide access to electricity for all households by 2012. At that time, India was experiencing load shedding and quality problems because of the limited power transmission capacity. In 2012, the government approved the National Transmission Development Plan (NTDP) with required investments amounting to $12.6 billion. The plan aimed to alleviate existing transmission shortages and deploy additional generation capacity.
  • 10 Oct 2018

    Sri Lanka: Conflict-Affected Region Emergency Project

    Sri Lanka had been severely affected by about 3 decades of internal armed conflict, with the Northern Province bearing the brunt of hostilities. This had a destructive effect on the northern region and its population, with much of the infrastructure damaged or destroyed, access to basic social services disrupted, and the livelihood of the population severely affected.