Besides public sector jobs, the micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) sector is deemed crucial in ensuring women’s economic participation in Armenia. Notwithstanding this, women MSMEs comprised only 32% of the registered MSMEs in 2012. This low ratio was attributable to women’s lack of business skills, knowledge, confidence, and access to networks and credit.
In February 2007, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a $620 million multitranche financing facility (MFF) for the Madhya Pradesh Power Sector Investment Program. The program was to support a time slice of the state government’s roadmap for upgrading and modernizing transmission and distribution systems, building on the successful unbundling of the state electricity board into separate i
In October 2008, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved the government of Cambodia’s request for assistance in responding to the crisis in food prices, deemed to escalate with the looming decline in food production due to the increasing prices of fertilizers and gasoline that could drive transport, irrigation, and other agricultural production costs higher.
While Sri Lanka’s road density, at project appraisal in 2005, was higher than that of many developing countries, because of poor quality and condition, its road network was incapable of meeting the rapidly growing freight and passenger traffic.
After several years of civil war, Cambodia’s road network had severely deteriorated by the early 1990s. Government rehabilitation works, which started in 1992 and assisted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and other development partners, brought the paved national and provincial roads to about 2,700 kilometers (km) by 2010, or around 23.7% of the entire national and provincial road network.