Capacity Development Resource Centre (CDRC) in India
ADB’s India Resident Mission (INRM) has been conducting capacity development programs for executing agencies for ADB-funded projects in India since 2008. During the period 2008-2010, INRM focused on delivering training programs on ADB procurement, consultant selection, disbursement, and safeguard procedures. In 2011, INRM adopted an institutional approach and established the Capacity Development Resource Centre (CDRC) in the Portfolio Management Unit (PMU).
With the establishment of CDRC, the capacity development efforts of INRM received a fillip. The training programs were scaled up to reach more executing agency staff. Coverage of the training programs expanded to project implementation topics, such as Project Management, Contract Management, Construction Management, State Highway Maintenance, Pre-Construction Activities, Detailed Project Report (DPR) Preparation for Road Projects, Water Requirement and Scheduling for Irrigation Projects, Operation and Maintenance of Irrigation Schemes, Impact Evaluation, Development and Maintenance of Agribusiness Infrastructure, and thematic topics, such as Water Demand Management for Urban Projects, Trenchless Technologies for Urban Projects, Municipal Accounting Reforms, Municipal Waste Management, Heritage Conservation, Road Safety, and Financial Management and Accounting. For ADB procedures, CDRC piloted some initiatives, which include Procurement Clinics, Orientation to Project Directors on ADB Procedures, and Orientation to Safeguards.
These training programs were delivered in collaboration with various national training and academic training institutes, such as the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) in Hyderabad, Indian Academy of Highway Engineers (IAHE), Indian Roads Congress (IRC), National Institute of Construction Management and Research (NICMAR) in Pune, International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC), The Energy Resources Institute (TERI) in Delhi, and Indian Society for Trenchless Technologies (IndSTT).
In 2013, CDRC collaborated on a pilot basis with two Administrative Training Institutes (ATIs) that are state institutions mandated to train government employees at the provincial level. The pilot established that conducting training programs in ATIs reduces cost and creates a common platform where executing agencies of the World Bank, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, the state government and the Government of India can also participate. CDRC obtained $17,000 as counterpart funding for five training programs during 2013 from India’s Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT), which trains government officers.
Tentative Training Calendar 2014 (January - December)
|Feb||1||ADB Procurement Procedures||10-12 Feb||New Delhi||Residential||30|
|2||ADB Consultant Selection Procedures||13-14 Feb||New Delhi||Residential||30|
|3||ADB Disbursement Procedures||17-19 Feb||New Delhi||Residential||30|
|4||ADB Safeguard Procedures||20-21 Feb||New Delhi||Residential||30|
|5||Workshop on Water Demand Management||24-26 Feb||New Delhi||Residential||30|
|Mar||6||Workshop on DPR Preparation, Road Safety, Quality Control for Tripura PWD||3-5 Mar||Agartala||Residential||30|
|7||Procurement Clinic for HPPCL and HPTCL||13-14 Mar||Kullu||Residential||30|
|May||8||Safeguards and Gender Sensitization for Lending to Missing-Middle Segment||8-9 May||Bangalore||Residential||30|
|Jun||9||Development and Operation of the Agribusiness Infrastructure||9-11 Jun||IIM Ahmedabad||Residential||30|
|10||FIDIC Contract Management||16-18 Jun||Bangalore||Residential||30|
|11||FIDIC Contract Management||19-21 Jun||New Delhi||Residential||30|
|12||FIDIC Contract Management through Video Conferencing||23-25 Jun||INRM 2 (Rear Side), New Delhi||Non-residential||30|
|13||FIDIC Contract Management - Training of Trainer (TOT) Module||26-28 Jun||New Delhi||Residential||30|
|14||Orientation to Safeguards||30 Jun- 4 Jul||ASCI, Hyderabad||Residential||30|
|Jul||15||Procurement Clinic||15-16 Jul||TBD||Non-residential||30|
|16||Orientation to Project Directors on ADB Procedures||21-23 Jul||New Delhi||Residential||30|
|17||Procurement Clinic for North East Projects||30-31 Jul||Guwahati||Residential||30|
|Aug||18||Impact Evaluation||5-6 Aug||New Delhi||Residential||30|
|19||Capturing Gender Equality Results in ADB Operations||12-13 Aug||New Delhi||Residential||30|
|20||Construction Management||19-23 Aug||NICMAR, Pune||Residential||30|
|21||Disbursement Clinic||25-27 Aug||TBD||Residential||30|
|Sep||22||Business Opportunity Seminar||1 Sep||New Delhi||Non-residential||30|
|23||Business Opportunity Seminar||3 Sep||Hyderabad||Non-residential||30|
|24||Business Opportunity Seminar||5 Sep||Kolkata||Non-residential||30|
|25||Project Management - Project, Design, Budgeting, Financing and Product Financing||24-26 Sep||MCR HRDI, Hyderabad||Residential||30|
|Oct||26||Procurement Clinic||15-16 Oct||TBD||Non-Residential||30|
|27||ADB Disbursement Procedures||15-17 Oct||MCR HRDI, Hyderabad||Residential||30|
|Nov||28||Rationalization of Tariff Structure in Power Sector||10-12 Nov||MCR HRDI, Hyderabad||Residential||30|
|29||ADB Procurement Procedures||17-19 Nov||MCR HRDI, Hyderabad||Residential||30|
|30||ADB Consultant Selection Procedures||20-21 Nov||MCR HRDI, Hyderabad||Residential||30|
|31||ADB Safeguard Procedures||25-27 Nov||MCR HRDI, Hyderabad||Residential||30|
|Dec||32||Integrated Agriculture and Water Resource Management||8-12 Dec||MCR HRDI, Hyderabad||Residential||30|
Nominations should be filed by the project directors online at eapdea.gov.in.
For further information please contact:India Resident Mission (INRM) Vikram Harsha Annamraju Senior Portfolio Management Officer Tel: +91 11 3090 0688/3090 0600 Email contact form India Resident Mission (INRM) Geeta Malhotra Associate Portfolio Management Officer Tel: +91 11 3090 0627/3090 0600 Email contact form