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.

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Tentative Training Calendar 2014 (January - December)

Month No Training Topic Date Venue Program
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

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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