Monday, February 24, 2014

Fostering Better Communication and Participation in Projects

Effective and planned communication helps avoid concerns, mitigates risks, leads to improved project outcomes, and promotes sustainable benefits to project beneficiaries.

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Innovative Project Management and Coordination Speed Up Afghanistan Railway Project

The Hairatan–Mazar e Sharif railway was constructed in record time due to effective project management, teamwork, and integrated project planning. Governments, ministries, agencies, contractual service providers, and ADB staff members at headquarters and resident missions collaborated to execute the comprehensive plan.

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Flexibility Fixes Land Acquisition, Payment Concerns in Bangladesh

The communal land system in Chittagong Hill Tract makes land acquisition complex. This case is the first successful application of consensus-based compensation under ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement.

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Clean Air Scorecard Helps Clear the Air in the People's Republic of China

ADB's application of the clean air scorecard in the PRC's Hangzhou and Jinan enabled the cities to assess and address their air pollution problems and spurred replication in other Asian cities.

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Affordable Pay-As-You-Go Solar Power for India's Energy-Poor Homes

ADB's $2 million equity investment in Simpa Networks aims to provide rural households in India with affordable energy using pay-as-you-go solar home systems.

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Former Foes Restore War-torn Sri Lankan Infrastructure and Livelihood Together

This publication gives an overview of how Sri Lanka's internally displaced people worked together to rehabilitate infrastructure and restore livelihood destroyed by twenty-six years of civil war.

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Decentralized Loan Management Improves Infrastructure for Rural Productivity

This publication gives an overview of ADB's Philippine Infrastructure for Rural Productivity Enhancement Sector Project, which improved access to infrastructure, potable water supply, and communal irrigation for the rural poor.

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