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.
Training Calendar 2015
|No||Training Topic||Resource Person||Proposed Date||Venue||Program
|1||Trenchless Technologies for Urban Projects||ADB/IndSTT||24-25 Feb (Tue-Wed)||Trivandrum, Kerala||Residential||40|
|2||Open Slot||TBD||18-19 Mar (Wed-Thurs)||TBD||TBD||30|
|3||Project Completion Report (PCR) Preparation*||ADB||9-11 Apr (Thurs-Sat)||New Delhi||Residential||30|
|4||Orientation to Project Directors on ADB Procedures||ADB||21-23 Apr (Tue-Thurs)||New Delhi||Residential||30|
|5||ADB Gender Policies||ADB||11-12 May (Mon-Tue)||MCR HRDI||Residential||30|
|6||ADB Safeguard Procedures||ADB||13-15 May (Wed-Fri)||MCR HRDI||Residential||30|
|7||ADB Procurement & Consultant Selection Procedures||ADB||18-22 May (Mon-Fri)||MCR HRDI||Residential||30|
|8||ADB Disbursement Procedures||ADB||25-27 May (Mon-Wed)||MCR HRDI||Residential||30|
|9||Internationala Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) Contract Management - VC from Delhi||FIDIC, Geneva||18-20 Jun (Thurs-Sat)||INRM 2, New Delhi||Non-residential||30|
|10||Internationala Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) Contract Management||FIDIC, Geneva||22-24 Jun (Mon-Wed)||MCR HRDI||Residential||30|
|11||Internationala Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) Contract Management - Training of Trainers (TOT) for Mature Projects||FIDIC, Geneva||25-27 Jun (Thurs-Sat)||MCR HRDI||Residential||30|
|12||Procurement Clinic - Open Slot||ADB||29-30 Jun (Mon-Tues)||TBD||Non-residential||30|
|13||Construction Management||NICMAR||6-10 Jul (Mon-Fri)||MCR HRDI||Residential||60|
|14||Introduction to Decision Making Support Tools in Septage Management||ADB||22 Jul (Wed)||New Delhi||Residential||30|
|15||Open Slot||ADB||4-6 Aug (Tue-Thurs)||TBD||TBD||30|
|16||Project Schedule Development||TBD||17-21 Aug (Mon-Fri)||MCR HRDI||Residential||40|
|17||Orientation on Safeguards||ADB/ASCI||7-11 Sep (Mon-Fri)||ASCI||Residential||30|
|18||Introduction to Onsite Waste Water Management - Septage Management||ADB||22-23 Sep (Tue-Wed)||TBD||Residential||30|
|19||Road Safety||IRC||6-8 Oct (Tue-Thurs)||MCR HRDI||Residential||30|
|20||Contract Management||ASCI and NICMAR||26-30 Oct (Mon-Fri)||MCR HRDI||Residential||50|
|21||Open Slot||4-5 Nov (Wed-Thurs)||TBD||TBD||30|
|22||Municipal Accounting Reforms in the Urban Sector**||ICAI||9-10 Nov (Mon-Tue)||MCR HRDI||Residential||30|
|23||Open Slot||7-11 Dec (Mon-Fri)||TBD||TBD||30|
|24||Integrated Agriculture and Water Resource Management**||IIT, Roorkee||7-11 Dec (Mon-Fri)||MCR HRDI||Non-residential||30|
** Programs will be conducted in consultation with sector groups and based on adequate nominations.
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