Viet Nam has about 100 large- and medium-scale irrigation and drainage schemes. One of the oldest and largest, the 60-year-old Bac Hung Hai (BHH) system, is in the heart of the Red River Delta and services the provinces of Bac Ninh, Hung Yen, and Hai Duong.
At project appraisal in 2009, there was no piped water supply in the Khorezm province and in eight project towns of the Republic of Karakalpakstan an autonomous republic within Uzbekistan, and the residents relied largely on yard swigs, wells, or purchased drinking water.
Agriculture is central to the economic growth of Punjab and the incomes of the poor rural households in the province. But underperforming irrigation infrastructure and institutions constrained the productivity of irrigated agriculture that, at program appraisal, covered 8.4 million hectares, accounted for more than 26% of the provincial gross domestic product (GDP) and 66% of the national agri
Illiteracy and lack of life skills are major factors behind poverty. Recognizing this, the government of Bangladesh took major strides to eradicate illiteracy in 1991−2000. It funded literacy training for 17 million learners mainly through community-supported centers and with the assistance of nongovernment organizations (NGOs). But as these neo-literates required further training to reinfor