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Evaluation Documents

  • 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.
  • December 2016

    Philippines: Emergency Assistance for Relief And Recovery from Typhoon Yolanda

    On 8 November 2013, typhoon Yolanda—one of the strongest storms ever recorded— battered the Central, Eastern and Western Visayas in the Philippines with heavy rains and strong winds reaching 315 kilometers per hour. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) estimated that the potential impact of the typhoon in the Visayas would be 4%–8% decrease in their combined gross regional domestic product (GRDP) growth in 2014. Poverty incidence in the Visayas Region was expected to surge after the typhoon. The magnitude of the damage caused by the disaster affected the country’s fiscal policy in two ways.
  • December 2016

    People’s Republic of China: Central Yunnan Roads Development Project

    Infrastructure bottlenecks and lack of access to outside markets hindered poverty reduction efforts. The development of transport infrastructure in key corridors to connect the western and coastal regions was deemed essential to promote trade and reduce regional development disparities. Specifically, the lack of an efficient and effective transport system was a constraint to economic growth in Yunnan - one of the most underdeveloped regions of the People’s Republic of China.
  • December 2016

    Myanmar: Support for Myanmar’s Reforms for Inclusive Growth Program

    After decades of isolation and conflict, the new government of Myanmar began an ambitious program of economic policy reforms to make the country a modern developed nation and integrate it better with the international community. The government launched fundamental political and economic reforms in 2011, including initiatives toward more democratic institutions and processes, inclusion, and reengagement with the global community.
  • December 2016

    Tajikistan: Rural Development Project

    Agriculture has contributed significantly to economic growth and poverty reduction in Tajikistan. To reach its potential, it must overcome a number of challenges as it continues its transition to a market economy. Several constraints are impeding rural development in Tajikistan such as limited freedom to farm and conduct business, severe land degradation, limited availability of support services, poor infrastructure, and weak institutions. Addressing these restrictive conditions became an urgent agenda for the rural development project.

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