Evaluation Documents

  • December 2016

    People’s Republic of China: Songhua River Basin Water Pollution Control and Management Project

    The project was designed as an integral part of the basin-wide Songhua water resources management initiative and the Songhua River Basin Pollution Prevention and Control Master Plan. It aimed to continue the ongoing effort of the Asian Development Bank to improve the environment of the Songhua River Basin and to complement the Jilin Water Supply and Sewerage Development Project and the Jilin Urban Environmental Improvement Project in improving pollution control in the Songhua River Basin.
  • December 2016

    Kazakhstan: Small and Medium Enterprise Investment Program Tranche 1

    A key constraint to the development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) was the limited access to medium-term credit. This held back SMEs in exploiting investment opportunities, actualizing potential growth, increasing employment, and contributing to sustainable growth. The investment program developed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) was designed as a multitranche financing facility (MFF) to the Damu Entrepreneurship Development Fund (Damu) for the Small and Medium Enterprise Investment Program (SMEIP). Damu is the government agency tasked to support the development of SMEs.
  • December 2016

    Viet Nam: Microfinance Development Program (Subprograms 1 and 2)

    The Microfinance Development Program was formulated to support government efforts in improving the overall quality and capacity of microfinance, focusing on (i) an improved policy and regulatory environment, (ii) increased operational and supervisory capacities, and (iii) financial infrastructure development in line with the national Microfinance Development Strategy.
  • December 2016

    Solomon Islands: Second Road Improvement (Sector) Project

    To achieve pro-poor economic growth and improve the social and health indicators in Solomon Islands, these call for a revitalized and decentralized rural economy. Poor roads constrained the movement of people and goods, and discouraged productive rural economic activity. Transport infrastructure and services needed improvement to provide reliable access to domestic and international markets for rural produce and commodities. The country was also vulnerable to periodic climate disasters including flooding.
  • December 2016

    Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Northern Greater Mekong Subregion Transport Network Improvement Project

    Lao PDR is pivotal to the Greater Mekong Subregion transport corridor that links northern parts of Thailand and Viet Nam and the southern provinces of the People’s Republic of China. Easing this transport bottleneck constraint by improving the routes connecting Lao PDR’s provinces was expected to boost subregional connections between its northern portion and the surrounding countries. This, in turn, would result in economic growth and reduced poverty within Lao PDR. 
  • December 2016

    Nauru: Public Financial Management Reform Program

    A strong public financial management  system is crucial to ensuring that Nauru will be able to meet its fiscal needs, given its current capacity and resources to generate revenues. At appraisal, the country had narrow fiscal space, with tax-based revenues mainly depending on a small economic base and with no legislation authorizing the taxation of businesses or households.
  • December 2016

    Sri Lanka: Colombo Port Efficiency and Expansion Project

    An Asian Development Bank (ADB) technical assistance project in 19991 performed the initial review for the Colombo Port expansion, studied the feasibility of the South Harbor Development Project, and identified the policy and institutional reforms needed to run it competitively. Encouraged by the findings, ADB provided a follow-on technical assistance loan in 2001 to identify reforms and undertake detailed project preparation.
  • December 2016

    Azerbaijan: Power Transmission Enhancement Project

    The project was envisaged to increase the capacity of the west-to-east power transmission network and ensure the stability of power supply in the key Azeri industrial and economic hub nearest to Baku; and optimize domestic energy resource utilization, and reduce fossil fuel consumption and power importation.
  • December 2016

    Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Health Sector Development Program

    Since 1995, the Asian Development Bank had assisted the health sector in developing primary health care in the northern provinces of Lao People's Democratic Republic. It progressively builds up the Ministry of Health and the management capacity of the provinces through technical assistance and projects. Moving toward a more programmatic approach, ADB approved the Health Sector Development Program in November 2009 consisting of a $10.0 million program grant linked to priority policy actions and a $10.0 million investment project grant.
  • December 2016

    Sri Lanka: Colombo Port Expansion Project

    An efficient port system is key to improving Sri Lanka's competitiveness and helps attract investment. A modern and competitive transshipment hub would allow Colombo Port to attract a larger number of vessels, achieve economies of scale, and thus, lower freight charges. This would help to bring additional foreign exchange to the country and encourage the growth of ancillary industries such as ship chandlery and bunkering, and generate employment opportunities.

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