The government’s Three-Year Interim Plan for fiscal years 2008–2010 placed emphasis on social integration and inclusive development, which formed the basis for the country’s economic and social transformation. The plan’s primary objectives were to reduce poverty, create jobs, restructure and rehabilitate infrastructure damaged during the conflict, and establish peace. The country strategy and program of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Nepal 2005–2009 highlighted the need for strong policy reforms and continued assistance to help the country focus on the development agenda. It also emphasized the need for substantial increases in infrastructure investments in the rural areas. The Rural Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Sector Development Program consisted of program and project components aimed at supporting the Government of Nepal’s key agenda on inclusive growth and sustainable poverty reduction.
This report validates the completion report’s assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Successful.