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Agriculture and rural development are critical to Viet Nam's development, as 80% of the country's poor live in the rural areas, and the greater part of the rural population is primarily engaged in farming.
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The objective of this sector assistance program evaluation is to assess the peformance of the Asian Development Bank assistance in the education sector of Uzbekistan for the period 1996-2009.
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This 2010 Annual Evaluation Review reports on the accomplishments of the Independent Evaluation Department of the Asian Development Bank in 2009, highlighting key lessons identified from the department's evaluations.
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ADB has responded well to the demand from energy deficient and expanding economies by significantly increasing assistance to the energy sector, including for rural areas.
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After the break-up of the former Soviet Union, the Kyrgyz Republic struggled with a depletion of financial resources, the disintegration of institutions, the weakening of economic activity and trade relationships,and the deterioration that lay ahead.
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The main challenges faced by Bhutan's power sector in the mid-1990s were identified as the institutional weakness of the sector, and its inability to promote the country's economic development through power exports and providing access to electricity for rural consumers.
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This country assistance program evaluation report presents an evaluation of the Asian Development Bank assistance to Bhutan during 2001-2009.
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Economic development is required for poverty reduction. At the same time, development could also lead to increased greenhouse gas pollution caused by the resulting growth in vehicular traffic, energy use and other activities.
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Cross-country studies show that growth in gross domestic product originating from agriculture is at least twice as effective in reducing property as the growth of gross domestic product originating outside of agriculture.
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In early 2009, the Indonesia Resident Mission of the Asian Development Bank requested the Independent Evaluation Department to conduct an urban services study to provide sector-specific input to the forthcoming ADB country partnership strategy for Indonesia.