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This evaluation study reviews trends in foreign direct investment, noting the rapid growth in private capital flows in developing member countries, followed by a severe contraction following the Asian financial crisis.
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The Social Protection Sector Development Program (SPSDP) was designed andimplemented in response to socioeconomic distress caused by the 1997 Asian economic crisis.
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This study evaluates the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) 1995 policy on involuntary resettlement. Sixteen case studies of ongoing and completed projects with significant involuntary resettlement were done in the People’s Republic of China, India, and the Philippines.
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This report evaluates the performance and achievements of ADB's loans to the Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India Limited and Industrial Finance Corporation of India Limited in promoting private sector participation in infrastructure development.
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This special evaluation study (SES) arises from the increasing importance the Asian Development Bank (ADB) places on poverty reduction, which has become the overarching goal of its operations.
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Between December 1994 and December 2004, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved seven technical assistance (TA) grants totaling $3.6 million to support the operation of the Pacific Financial Technical Assistance Centre (PFTAC). The International Monetary Fund (IMF) administers PFTAC, a regional project based in the Fiji Islands that provides services to 15 Pacific island countries (PIC). A group of multilateral and bilateral
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This report by the Operations Evaluation Department (OED) evaluates 20 years (1986–2005) of Asian Development Bank (ADB) support to agriculture and natural resources (ANR)development in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR).
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This report evaluates 20 years (1985–2004) of Asian Development Bank (ADB) support to social sector development in Pakistan.
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This special evaluation study (SES) was initiated in view of the consequent proliferation of participatory approaches in the new generation of rural development projects and the widely reported poor performance of earlier rural development projects using top-down and supply-driven approaches.
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This report provides an assessment of how effectively ADB has been able to harness ADF to meet the challenges facing the region over the last decade and what the impact of ADF has been. It seeks to answer the following key questions:(i) Has ADB fulfilled its obligations and the commitments made during the ADF VIand VII replenishment discussions?(ii) Has ADB reoriented its overall strategy and operational priorities to supportpoverty