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Education for Knowledge Society Project: Project Completion Report

Project or program completion reports evaluate design, implementation and performance of a project or program, and provide an overall assessment and recommendations.

This document dated July 2016 is provided for the ADB project 39293-013 in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: Plantation Development Project

The evaluation rated the project less than relevant because of weaknesses in the design. The design included counterpart funding conditions for beneficiaries that discouraged participation by intended stakeholders. Parts of the complicated funding arrangements were not acceptable to stakeholders, and the arrangements as a whole were too ambitious, multifaceted, and complex. The project was rated less than effective because it failed to achieve most of the targets for its two intended outcomes. It fell particularly short in its attempts to enhance the profitability of the plantation sector. It was rated less than efficient due to the delays in realizing the project’s benefits, an inability to spend project funds as appraised, and the limited achievement of the intended outcomes and outputs. The project was rated less than likely sustainable due to the low profitability achieved by many of the participating RPCs, the continuing contraction of the tree plantation sector, and the lack of operation and maintenance arrangements. A majority of the project RPCs are unlikely to be profitable, sustainable entities in the future without external support. Overall the project is rated less than successful.

Sri Lanka: Southern Transport Development Project

The Government of Sri Lanka recognized that improved transport was essential for improving living standards and reducing poverty in its southern region. A Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) master plan study found that the region’s development was severely constrained by poor transport links to other parts of the country, particularly to Colombo and to the economically dominant western province. Also, road safety was a major issue. The country’s fatality rate for road accidents was 18 fatalities per 10,000 vehicles, which was considered high. To finance the project, ADB first approved the original project loan in 1999 (Loan 1711). Subsequently, the government requested a supplementary loan, which ADB approved in 2008, to complete the project (Loan 2413).

This report validates the completion report’s assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Less than successful.

Designing a Framework for the Asia SME Finance Monitor: Technical Assistance Completion Report

Technical assistance completion reports describe for technical assistance projects the expected impact, outcome and outputs; conduct of activities; evaluation and achievement of the expected outcomes; an assessment and rating; major lessons; and recommendations and follow-up actions. This document dated September 2015 is provided for the ADB project 46144-001.

Support for Planning and Policy Formulation, Phase 1: Technical Assistance Completion Report

Technical assistance completion reports describe for technical assistance projects the expected impact, outcome and outputs; conduct of activities; evaluation and achievement of the expected outcomes; an assessment and rating; major lessons; and recommendations and follow-up actions. This document dated September 2015 is provided for the ADB project 44308-012 in Sri Lanka.

Capacity Development for Non-Revenue Water Reduction: Technical Assistance Completion Report

Technical assistance completion reports describe for technical assistance projects the expected impact, outcome and outputs; conduct of activities; evaluation and achievement of the expected outcomes; an assessment and rating; major lessons; and recommendations and follow-up actions.

This document dated August 2015 is provided for the ADB project 45148-003 in Sri Lanka.