A shortage of skilled labor, caused by the disparity between graduates’ skills and labor market needs, was constraining the economic growth of the Kyrgyz Republic at project appraisal. To help reduce this disparity, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a loan of $10 million and a grant of $10 million for the Second Vocational Education and Skills Development Project in September 2012.
In May 2005, the government of Pakistan began implementing a series of integrated activities in line with the power sector development strategy set out in its Medium-Term Development Framework. That framework envisaged additional power generation, transmission, and distribution capacities to ensure sufficient electricity supply to meet the 8% annual economic growth projected for the planning p
Viet Nam has some of the highest levels of public expenditure on infrastructure and services in Southeast Asia. Yet, higher government expenditure was not always directly associated with improved outcomes.
In May 2005, the government of Pakistan started implementing a series of integrated activities in line with the power sector development strategy it adopted under its Medium-Term Development Framework, 2005–2010. The strategy envisaged additional power generation, transmission, and distribution capacities to ensure sufficient electricity supply to meet the projected 8% per annum growth over th
Assam’s power sector faced serious challenges in the late 2000s. Only one-third of households had access to electricity. Frequent power outages, lasting 5–6 hours a day during the peak season, created significant problems for consumers.