Project/Program Performance Evaluation Report
May 6, 2016 | China | Transport
The Yichang-Wanzhou Railway was the first railway to be developed in the low-income region of Hubei Province, and it constituted an important 377 km component in the central People’s Republic of China (PRC) railway corridor, linking Yichang in Hubei Province and Wanzhou in Chongqing Municipality. Due to the difficult terrain, the railway required numerous bridges (including two over the Yangtze River) and tunnels – 74% of its total length is bridges and tunnels, which is the highest percentage among the PRC railways constructed before 2010. The government recognized the project as the most technically challenging railway project when it was constructed given the complex topographical, geological, engineering, and hydrogeological conditions.
March 14, 2016 | Philippines | Energy
After the East Asian financial crisis of 1997, the Government of the Philippines began a program to restructure the power sector and make the country’s electricity reliable, accessible, affordable, and sustainable. This effort was embodied by the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) of 2001. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved the Electricity Market and Transmission Development Project in 2002 to support the government’s restructuring and privatization plans.
March 4, 2016 | Indonesia | Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Rural Development
The Participatory Irrigation Sector Project in Indonesia was approved on 19 December 2003 with an estimated cost of $126.0 million equivalent. The project was financed by two loans to a value of $73.0 million from the Asian Development Bank and a $15.0 million grant from the Government of the Netherlands. The project had four outputs: (i) upgraded district capacity to manage irrigation responsibilities, (ii) improved irrigation performance at scheme level, (iii) improved extension services and farmer access to agricultural inputs and services, and (iv) an improved system for water resource management information and asset management.
January 12, 2016 | China | Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Rural Development
The Sanjiang Plain wetlands, located in the northeastern Heilongjiang Province, comprise one of the richest areas of globally significant biodiversity in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) but also one of the country’s most important food production regions. The area of the wetlands has been reduced by 80% from its original size since the 1950s due to multiple pressures, most notably drainage to reclaim land for farming. In support of these challenges and at the request of the PRC, an Asian Development Bank (ADB) loan for $15 million was cofinanced by a Global Environment Facility grant of $12.14 million that was administered by ADB.
November 10, 2015 | China | Transport
In July 2006, the Board of Directors of Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a loan of up to $200 million from its ordinary capital resources for the improvement of 428 kilometers (km) of the 775 km Jixi – Nehe highway and 170 km of rural link roads to develop an integrated road network, including a 2.6 km bridge over the Songhua river, two 500 meter bridges, and 145 smaller bridges.
September 30, 2015 | Cambodia, Lao PDR, Viet Nam | Health
The economic impact of cross-border transmission and the spread of emerging and epidemic infectious diseases on tourism, trade, and productivity can reach billions of US dollars. Within the framework of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) economic cooperation program, the ADB supported a grant-financed project to help three GMS countries – Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Viet Nam – mitigate increased risks from greater transmission of communicable diseases resulting from greater connectivity for goods and services.
November 26, 2014 | Indonesia | Education
Decentralization is a policy option that has been adopted by many countries to improve access to basic services, including education. Since 2001, the Government of Indonesia has embarked on a program to decentralize delivery of basic education. By making the education system more attuned to local needs, decentralization – the process of delegating authority or functions from central government to local government units – will be able to play a crucial role in improving the access to and quality of basic education in Indonesia.
November 18, 2014 | Tajikistan | Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Rural Development
This performance evaluation report assesses the performance and impact of the program and generates a series of findings, lessons and recommendations to contribute in the future ADB operations in the agriculture sector.
December 29, 2013 | Cambodia | Public Sector Management
This report examines the project’s contribution to decentralization and deconcentration reforms in Cambodia as well as their contribution to the development of stronger governance and audit systems.
December 28, 2013 | Pakistan | Transport
This performance evaluation report assesses the performance and impact of the project and generates a series of findings, lessons and recommendations to contribute in the future design and implementation of similar ADB projects.