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Nepal: Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women Project

August 30, 2016 | Nepal | Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Rural Development

The low status of women in Nepal can be traced to economic, legal, sociocultural, political, and institutional factors—which are interrelated, mutually reinforcing, and centuries old. The condition of women was exacerbated by the country’s caste system, as this defined access to resources and opportunities. The project aimed to improve the socioeconomic conditions of poor rural women through economic empowerment, legal empowerment, social empowerment and institutional strengthening and project management.

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

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Bhutan: Strengthening Economic Management Program

July 25, 2016 | Bhutan | Finance, Public Sector Management

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 | Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Rural Development

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 | Finance

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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Uzbekistan: Second Small and Microfinance Development Project

July 14, 2016 | Uzbekistan | Finance

The project aims to increase in microfinance loans to financially viable sub-borrowers (men and women). It also aimed to deliver training to improve the entrepreneurial capacity of sub-borrowers, including women and microcredit organizations. To meet the demand for micro and small enterprise (MSE) credit, the project was designed to catalyze lending to MSEs by working with participating commercial banks. These banks were required to commit to sustainable MSE financing and must meet a set of criteria. To facilitate access to credit by MSEs, the project comprised a $50 million loan to be channeled through the three banks for onlending to viable MSEs, and a technical assistance grant of $600,000 to improve the MSE financing capacity of banks’ and their sub-borrowers’ entrepreneurial skills. To demonstrate their commitment to the MSE sector, these banks were required to match the ADB credit allocation with their own funds.

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

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Basic Education Sector Development Program: Validation of Completion Report

December 24, 2015 | Lao PDR | Education

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

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Mongolia: Third Health Sector Development Project

December 24, 2015 | Mongolia | Health

ADB approved the Third Health Sector Development Project in October 2007. The project aimed to build on previous health sector development initiatives by providing further assistance needed to address the issues confronting the Mongolian health system—such as (i) poor quality of health services; (ii) wide disparity in access to health services and health outcomes, particularly between urban and rural areas; (iii) inefficient hospital sector; (iv) poorly developed health care financing and health insurance; (v) weak human resources development; (vi) weak monitoring and evaluation; and (vi) weak regulation and governance capacities.

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

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Bangladesh: Second Primary Education Development Program

December 24, 2015 | Bangladesh | Education

The Government of Bangladesh launched the Second Primary Education Development Program (PEDP II) in 2004 as a sequel to the PEDP I to expand access to quality primary education for all eligible children in Bangladesh. During the 1990s, Bangladesh had made significant progress in increasing initial enrollment and in achieving gender equality but there was no tangible improvement in the completion rates or in the quality of education. Thus, the emphasis of the PEDP II was access and quality.

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

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India: MFF – Madhya Pradesh Power Sector Investment Program (Tranche 1)

December 24, 2015 | India | Energy

Encouraged by the reforms made by the state government since 2001, especially the establishment of the Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission, ADB developed an investment program estimated to cost $5.3 billion (2007–2012), with ADB financing earmarked at $620 million through a multitranche financing facility (MFF) comprising six tranches over 8 years. The project included details for Tranche 1, which primarily related to the transmission segment, and Tranche 2 for the distribution segment. The project completion report described the progress made under Tranche 1. It is the subject of this validation. IED overall assessment: Successful.

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Philippines: Philippine Energy Efficiency Project

December 7, 2015 | Philippines | Energy

In 2009, Philippine consumers were spending a large portion of their household income on energy. The country’s electricity tariffs were among the highest in the region. Total energy demand was projected to double by 2030 (from 2007), with electricity demand growing at a similar rate. Total installed power-generating capacity was 15,937 megawatts (MW) in 2007, generating about 59,600 gigawatt-hours. Natural gas (32%), geothermal energy (17%), and hydropower (14%) were the main domestic primary energy sources, with oil- and coal-fired generation contributing the remaining 37%. Most of the growth in electricity demand was expected to be met by imported oil and coal. To provide adequate and reliable sources of electricity and address the issue of climate change, the government’s view in 2008 was that, the most effective solution over the short term would be to increase the use of indigenous renewable energy generation and promote energy efficiency.

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

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