After having recorded consistent budget surpluses since 2010, the government’s fiscal position deteriorated to a balanced budget in 2015, followed by budget deficits during 2016 and 2017 due to reform slippage and a change in government priorities. Joint policy dialogue with development partners through the government-led Core Economic Working Group (CEWG) lapsed during this period.
Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province, is a regional hub between the eastern and western regions of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The main city is located on the banks of the Yellow River and contained within a narrow east–west valley with steep terrain at both the north and south that effectively constrains further expansion of the city.
The government of Nepal recognizes information and communication technology (ICT) as one of the most effective means to overcome the geographic barriers posed by its harsh topography, especially its hilly and mountainous terrain, to the effective delivery of public services and poverty reduction, and sustainable growth, particularly in the rural areas. Despite this, the development of e-govern
At project formulation in 2013, the power supply condition in Myanmar was very poor. Electrification was only 28% in 2012, growing at a very slow rate from 16% in 2006. Power supply capacity was inadequate, especially during the dry season, resulting in persistent power outages.