Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 06 Sep 2011

Project Name Development of Poor Urban Communities
Country Philippines
Project/Program Number 32499-012
Status Closed
Geographical Location Philippines
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 Water supply and other municipal infrastructure and services
Subsector Urban Sector Development
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance3291Japan Special Fund850
Technical Assistance3291Technical Assistance Special Fund150
Counterpart 365
TOTAL US$ 1,365

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 will support improving poor urban communities through shelter programs and basic urban infrastructure and municipal services. The policy instruments and institutional constraints hindering access to shelter and basic municipal services for the urban poor will be addressed. The TA will be undertaken in three parts. Part 1 is aimed at formulating a policy matrix to guide decentralization of shelter activities, encourage LGUs participation, strengthen the targeting of Government programs for the urban poor and improve the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of such programs. Under Part 2, the consultants will work with the pilot LGUs in the preparation of their shelter programs, and through this exercise, establish ways to assist LGUs in the implementation of their shelter programs. Part 3 will involve the feasibility study and design of proposed investments for decentralized urban poor communities development programs in at least four of the pilot cities. The program will likely involve support and strengthening to a Communities Mortgage Program (CMP) type of approach and/or other slum improvement/low income housing programs.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The project responds to the CSP's key focus on strengthening local government.

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 2011 Jun 29
Consulting Services
The consulting services will be carried out by a team of international and local consultants providing about 22 person-months of international expertise in the shelter, land management, housing, housing finance and urban infrastructure sectors, and 25 person-months of domestic expertise in housing, urban development, poverty alleviation and community development, micro-credit, financial, environmental and economic analysis, and civil engineering.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 11 Mar 1999 to 20 Jul 1999
Management Review Meeting
Approval 02 Apr 2002
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 3291 10 Nov 1999 11 Apr 2000 11 Apr 2000 30 Sep 2000 31 Dec 2003


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
Cumulative Disbursements

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
Technical Assistance 3291 1,000 1,000 979 21 979 21

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer ()
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council
Leonora V. de Jesus, Chairman


Project Website
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