What Armenia Did to Improve Its Road and Water Systems
Better coordination and accountability needed to improve road and water systems in Armenia.
The Government of Armenia requested assistance from its development partners in improving its extensive yet underfunded road and water networks. Glaring at the time was the mismatch between financial resources and public sector management of infrastructure, posing negative effects to the economy, and the people’s quality of life.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) heeded the call, and rolled out a program that aimed to improve coordination and accountability mechanisms, focused on financial and physical sustainability of Armenia’s road and water sectors. Such improvements led to better delivery of services in road and water sectors.
ADB adopted the "One ADB Approach," applying a multidisciplinary and multisector analysis of the problem at hand. The approach resulted in multiagency solutions and clear division of responsibilities, fostering joint reinforcement of common development targets and accountability for delivering shared goals.
The program introduced reforms in the road and water sectors, particularly by imposing a more integrated approach that promotes efficiency and accountability in the management system.
- August 2014: Approval
- December 2014: Start Date
- December 2015: Closing Date
- $900,000: Technical Assistance Grant
- $49 million: Loan
- Executing agency
- Ministry of Finance
- Foreign Financing Project Management Center
- European Union, GIZ, KfW, International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank
Armenia, Transport, Water
Last updated: June 2016
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