Assam’s power sector faced serious challenges in the late 2000s. Only one-third of households had access to electricity. Frequent power outages, lasting 5–6 hours a day during the peak season, created significant problems for consumers.
In response to the devastating Haiyan or Yolanda typhoon in November 2013, the Philippines’ Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) utilized the existing Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan (Linking Arms Against Poverty)–Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS) system to support recovery and rehabilitation.
Indonesia’s provinces and islands have varying levels of development, and this is greatly influenced by the existing transport infrastructure. At project appraisal, the density of the national road network was relatively low and significantly lower in less developed areas, although the country overall had a vast network of roads.
Gansu province in 2009 had the second-lowest gross domestic product per capita in the People’s Republic of China. Its Tianshui municipality’s 3.6 million inhabitants included 640,000 urban dwellers in Qinzhou and Maiji districts with an estimated urban poverty rate of 13.5%.
Assam, known for its large tea and petroleum industries, has the largest economy in the northeastern region of India. But it has lagged behind the rest of India in terms of growth and investment climate. Its economic activities have been significantly constrained by inadequate power supply and limited access to electricity.