Surrounded by the Caspian Sea and the Caucasus mountains, a reliable and efficient transport system is key to Azerbaijan’s economy. As the largest economy in the South Caucasus, the country has been mostly dependent on oil and natural gas exports that are vulnerable to price shocks.
ADB extended assistance to Lao PDR to implement the Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project, which provided training and preparation on crop production and farm productivity in both dry and wet seasons.
Wasteful agricultural and irrigation practices long held back progress on poverty reduction in Ningxia, PRC. An ADB project in the region expanded water-saving irrigation and improved farming practices to help boost productivity and incomes.
ADB worked with Nepal following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 25 April 2015 and the devastating aftershock on 12 May 2015 that cost 9,000 lives and destroyed thousands of structures in Kathmandu and nearby towns.