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Strengthening Fiscal Stability Program: Program Completion Report

August 1, 2016 | Kiribati | Project/Program Completion Reports (PCR)

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 August 2016 is provided for the ADB project 47314-001 in Kiribati.

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Bhutan: Strengthening Economic Management Program

July 25, 2016 | Bhutan | Validation of Project/Program Completion Report

The program adopted a two-pronged approach to negotiate the challenges of weak economic management in Bhutan. First, it aimed to improve fiscal management to help the government allocate scarce resources more effectively and efficiently. Second, it aimed to improve monetary management to ensure that interest rate policy better matched the demand and supply of loanable funds, thereby improving liquidity management. This approach was to be reinforced by strengthening the internal and external audit systems to improve the monitoring of public resources and strengthen administrative and financial efficiency and accountability including at the subnational level of government. The program supported policy and institutional improvements in four core areas: (i) fiscal management, (ii) debt management, (iii) monetary and liquidity management, and (iv) internal and external audit operations. Five separately approved ADB technical assistance grants spread over 2010–2012 supported capacity building in these and other related areas.

This report validates the completion report’s assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Successful.

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Nepal: Commercial Agriculture Development Project

July 25, 2016 | Nepal | Validation of Project/Program Completion Report

The expected impact of the project was to reduce rural poverty in 11 districts of the Eastern Development Region of Nepal from 44% to 40% by 2020 through the equitable and sustainable commercialization of agriculture. The expected outcome was improved efficiency in the marketing and processing of high-value crops such as vegetables, fruits, tea, and spices.

This report validates the completion report’s assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Successful.

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Bangladesh: Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Development Project

July 14, 2016 | Bangladesh | Validation of Project/Program Completion Report

The project was formulated to address the constraint of access to financing by making available a $76 million credit line to participating financial institutions for onlending to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The project focused on SMEs located in nonmetropolitan areas and 15% of the total facility was earmarked for women entrepreneurs. The project also provided a key stimulus measure of enhanced access to finance for SMEs to grow and operate at full potential.

This report validates the completion report’s assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Successful.

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Madhya Pradesh Power Sector Investment Program (Tranche 4): Project Completion Report

July 1, 2016 | India | Project/Program Completion Reports (PCR)

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 32298-053 in India.

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Increasing Competitiveness for Inclusive Growth Program (Subprograms 1 and 2): Program Completion Report

June 1, 2016 | Philippines | Project/Program Completion Reports (PCR)

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 June 2016 is provided for the ADB project 43396-013, 43396-014 in the Philippines.

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Microfinance Development Program – Subprograms 1 and 2: Program Completion Report

June 1, 2016 | Viet Nam | Project/Program Completion Reports (PCR)

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 June 2016 is provided for the ADB project 42235-013, 42235-023 in Viet Nam.

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CAREC Midterm Review of the Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy and Implementation Action Plan: Technical Assistance Completion Report

May 1, 2016 | Regional | 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 May 2016 is provided for the ADB regional project 46263-001.

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Facilitating Public-Private Partnerships: Technical Assistance Completion Report

May 1, 2016 | Papua New Guinea | 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 May 2016 is provided for the ADB project 43199-012 in Papua New Guinea.

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Public Financial Management Reform Program: Project Completion Report

May 1, 2016 | Nauru | Project/Program Completion Reports (PCR)

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 May 2016 is provided for the ADB project 45032-001 in Nauru.

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Private Sector Development (PSD)

Private sector development has been at the core of the transformation of many Asian economies in recent decades. A vibrant private sector is a critical component for economic growth and sustainable development. Thriving businesses create jobs and incomes, thus reducing poverty and creating opportunities. This cycle works best when growth increases rapidly and when the public sector understands, values, and facilitates private sector activity; when economies establish a sound policy and regulatory environment complemented by the service and physical infrastructure required to enable business to function efficiently; and when investors recognize in a market the certainty, predictability, and confidence needed to make substantial and long-term commitments.

  • Conducive policy and institutional environment
  • Public sector goods and services essential for private sector development
  • Promotion of private sector investment