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Partnership Brief: Cofinancing with Netherlands

Partnership Brief: Cofinancing with Netherlands

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This partnership brief, compiled by the Asian Development Bank's Office of Cofinancing Operations, presents key details of ADB's cofinancing activities with Netherlands.
This partnership brief, compiled by the Asian Development Bank's Office of Cofinancing Operations, presents key details of ADB's cofinancing activities with Netherlands.

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Published by: Asian Development Bank on Aug 02, 2012
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Partnership Brief 
Cofinancing with the Netherlands
 
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©2012 Asian Development Bank All rights reserved. Published 2012.Printed in the Philippines.The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do notnecessarily reflect the views and policies of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) or its Board of Governors or the governments they represent.ADB does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in thispublication and accepts no responsibility for any consequence of their use.By making any designation of or reference to a particular territory orgeographic area, or by using the term “country” in this document, ADBdoes not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status ofany territory or area.ADB encourages printing or copying information exclusively forpersonal and noncommercial use with proper acknowledgment of ADB.Users are restricted from reselling, redistributing, or creating derivativeworks for commercial purposes without the express, written consentof ADB.Note:In this publication, “$” refers to US dollars.
 
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Defining the Partnership
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Highlights
Box and Tables
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 Water Financing Partnership Facility 
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Direct Value-Added andOther Cofinancing 
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 Trust Fund Commitments
 
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he Netherlands has nurtureda productive partnership with the Asian DevelopmentBank (ADB), providing financialsupport for a number of priority development areas, includinginfrastructure development andeducational improvements inIndonesia, educational reformsin Bangladesh, and water-relatedinfrastructure around Asia andthe Pacific.Working through the UnitedNations and InternationalFinancial Institutions Departmentin the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,the Netherlands now prioritizesassistance in Asia for Afghanistan,Bangladesh, Indonesia, and VietNam, after consolidation of itsdevelopment focus in 2011.It also focuses on four“spearhead” areas in which theNetherlands can offer special value to development: legalorder, water, food security, andsexual and reproductive healthand rights.These present significantopportunity for cooperation with ADB, which, through its overallstrategic framework, Strategy 2020, puts its core operationalfocus on infrastructure,environment, regionalcooperation and integration,finance sector development,and education.As part of the consolidationof its development focus, theNetherlands in 2011 reducedlevels of official developmentassistance to 0.7%, theacknowledged target for global aiddonors, from 0.82% in 2010. Yet,it remains part of a small group of generous donors that meetthis target.
See pages 8–9 for priority countriesin Asia and highlights of assistance.See tables, pages 10–11, forcofinancing with ADB.
Supporting Infrastructurein Indonesia
In Indonesia, the Netherlandshas provided grant fundingtotaling more than $72 millionfor seven projects within the lastdecade, including in the areasof education, infrastructure, and water resources.Most recently, this includeda $7.56 million grant for theInfrastructure Reform SectorDevelopment Program, begunin 2006.The large and long-terminitiative is implementing reformsin several areas—includingincreasing access to infrastructureservices and improving policies,
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The Netherlands now prioritizes assistance in Asia for Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Viet Nam
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