Project Name Malakand Rural Development
Project Number 29603-013
Country Pakistan
Location Malakand Division in North West Frontier Province (NWFP)
Approval Number 1672
Type or Modality of Assistance
1672 ADF US$ 41.00 million Approved
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture and Natural Resources - Agriculture, natural resources and rural development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, CWRD
Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Project Sponsor(s)
Description The Project aims to reduce rural poverty in Malakand by enhancing household incomes and living standards, particularly for the smallholder and tenant farmers, and the landless, who constitute the rural poor in the Project area. Women's human resource development and improvement of their income earning potential are specifically aimed at. At the same time, by assisting to create a semi permanent structure to support village-level development and by providing capacity- building assistance and training support, the Project will contribute to institutional reforms for devolution of powers to the local level. The Project comprises village development services, rural financing services, road development, and implementation support and capacity-building services.
Objectives and Scope
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services All consulting services will be engaged in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to the Bank on the engagement of domestic consultants.
Procurement All procurement under the Project will be carried out in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines for Procurement. Civil works under the Project are small and scattered over a wide area. The civil works for rural access roads will be carried out by prequalified contractors through local competitive bidding in accordance with procedures acceptable to the Bank. International competitive bidding (ICB) procedures will be followed for the rehabilitation and improvement of the provincial highways. Civil works for community-managed rural infrastructure, including irrigation schemes; jeepable tracks, drinking water and sanitation schemes, and micro hydropower schemes will be carried out by village organizations, which will procure materials directly from local suppliers according to procedures acceptable to the Bank. Procurement of vehicles and office equipment for Project Administration Unit and Rural Support Program will be undertaken through international shopping procedures and direct purchase, as appropriate.

Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation

Concept Clearance -
Due Diligence
Credit Committee Meeting 26 Nov 1997
Approval 18 Mar 1999
PDS Creation Date 16 Feb 2007
Last PDS Update 18 Jan 2008

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