Floods in 2011, Cambodia’s worst in decades, caused severe damage to rural infrastructure and affected more than 1.7 million people in 18 of the country’s 24 provinces. They brought extensive suffering to the local population and seriously disrupted economic activities. Overall damage to infrastructure was estimated at about $376 million.
Bhutan is endowed with abundant natural and renewable energy resources. However, its mountainous terrain and the resulting difficulties in extending the grid have prevented a large percentage of the rural population from accessing clean energy.
Punjab is a mid-sized state in India with a population of 28 million. It has a primarily agriculture-based economy that has long served as India’s granary and ensured the country’s food security. Despite its glowing past, the state economy, as of program appraisal, had been slowing down for over a decade because of high fiscal stress.
Fact-finding mission by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in the aftermath of the March−June 2014 severe flooding in northern Afghanistan revealed extensive losses to rural infrastructure, but it was not possible to visit some areas and undertake a comprehensive assessment because of security issues. To support the government's efforts to rehabilitate the damaged irrigation and road infrastruct
In October 2014, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a $500 million multitranche financing facility (MFF) for the Clean Energy Finance Investment Program for India. The MFF was to be extended to a financial intermediary, the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA), categorized by the Reserve Bank of India as a non-deposit-taking systemically important nonbanking financ