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The special evaluation study assesses the support provided by the Asian Development Bank to countries in fragile and conflict-affected situations.
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When the water policy of the Asian Development Bank was approved in 2001, water was widely viewed as one of the greatest global challenges. The challenge was accentuated by, among others, population growth, urbanization, and changes in climatic patterns.
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For multilateral development banks, projects are conceived primarily as investment interventions. Assessment of sustainability is centered on the continuity of project outcomes over the life of the project.
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The Asian Development bank has made substantial contributions to building transport infrastructure in the Lao People's Democratic Republic.
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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.