Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 16 Feb 2007
PDS Updated as of 18 Jan 2008

Project Name Malakand Rural Development
Country Pakistan
Project/Program Number 29603-013
Status Closed
Geographical Location Malakand Division in North West Frontier Province (NWFP)
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Subsector Agriculture and Natural Resources
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan1672Asian Development Fund41,000
TOTAL US$ 41,000

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


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.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Project area has largely been neglected in the development of infrastructure, and in the generation of employment and income earning opportunities. It is estimated that 72 percent of the population in the Project area is below the poverty line of $150 per capita. Human development status is also low due to lack of education and health care services. The previous development projects implemented in Malakand and Government service delivery have reached only a small proportion of the rural population, especially in the remote mountainous areas. Beneficiary consultations in the area indicate that the rural poor request a better road network, irrigation improvement, improved access to agricultural inputs, agricultural extension advice and credit, access to improved livestock breeds and veterinary services, better health care and education, and potable water supply. The Project is designed to meet these beneficiary needs, and policy dialogue conducted with the Government of NWFP focused on institutional innovations to create a rural support organization to sustain institutional support to the village organizations beyond the Project implementation period.

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2007 Feb 16
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.
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.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 17 Sep 1997 to 09 Oct 1997
Management Review Meeting 26 Nov 1997
Approval 18 Mar 1999
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1672 18 Mar 1999 23 Apr 1999 20 Jul 1999 31 Dec 2006 31 Dec 2007 01 Jul 2008


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
24 Oct 2014 Loan 1672 25,077 0 98.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
24 Oct 2014 Loan 1672 25,703 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 1672

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer ()
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, CWRD
Executing Agencies Planning, Environment & Development Dept, NWFP
Sanaullah Khan


Project Website
List of Project Documents