In August 2008, a massive flood on the Koshi River in Nepal breached its east embankment, damaging a vast area of farmlands and standing crops in the Sunsari district in the eastern region. Less than a month later, incessant heavy rains caused severe landslides and flooding, ravaging the Kailali and Kanchanpur districts in the far western region.
In April 2010, the Kyrgyz Republic experienced political disturbances resulting in several deaths and injuries, substantial property damage, and a change in government. Two months after, community violence erupted with even greater casualties, internal displacements, and physical losses.
In 2004, the Government of India set the target of installing an additional 100,000 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity to provide electricity access to all households by 2012. Without improving the national transmission grid, transmission bottlenecks could worsen with increased generation capacity.
In 2009, Uzbekistan’s government launched the Rural Housing Scheme (RHS) to jumpstart the development of the rural housing finance market. The RHS channeled rural savings into housing investments and utilized local contractors and construction materials to generate jobs and stimulate the construction industry.
Nauru is a tiny island country northeast of Australia. In recent years, it had received substantial unanticipated windfall income following the reopening of the Regional Processing Center and a significant increase in fisheries revenue and high levels of development assistance.