Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Kyrgyz Republic has made significant progress in adopting market-based reforms, with private sector development as the key engine of growth. Nevertheless, growth has occurred largely from natural resource exploitation and remittances-backed private consumption.
Viet Nam has made notable progress in reducing poverty and improving the health status of its citizens. Despite this, significant disparities in access to health services and health status continue to be observed across geographic regions and population subgroups.
During 1998–2008, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) supported the Vocational and Technical Education Project in Viet Nam to improve the technical skills of students and teachers. Lessons from this project pointed to the need for (i) strengthening school and central level management, and (ii) implementing a training system that will update teachers’ skills and response to new technologies and ch
Viet Nam has about 100 large- and medium-scale irrigation and drainage schemes. One of the oldest and largest, the 60-year-old Bac Hung Hai (BHH) system, is in the heart of the Red River Delta and services the provinces of Bac Ninh, Hung Yen, and Hai Duong.
Illiteracy and lack of life skills are major factors behind poverty. Recognizing this, the government of Bangladesh took major strides to eradicate illiteracy in 1991−2000. It funded literacy training for 17 million learners mainly through community-supported centers and with the assistance of nongovernment organizations (NGOs). But as these neo-literates required further training to reinfor