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PDS Updated as of 23 Jan 2009

Project Name Rural Development
Country Cambodia
Project/Program Number 34207-012
Status Approved
Geographical Location Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Siem Reap and Oddar Meanchey
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 Rural 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 Assistance3489-0

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 overall goal of the proposed technical assistance is to assist the Royal Government of Cambodia in designing and preparing an investment project aimed at increasing the absorptive capacity, enhancing the socioeconomic development and securing the sustainable livelihood of rural communities in which demobilized soldiers and their families are reinserted and reintegrated. The scope of the TA will be designed in the context of the ongoing demobilization program. The TA will assess the scope, components, cost, economic and financial viability, social and environmental effect, institutional capacities and needs, implementation arrangements, and operation and maintenance requirements of the rural development Project. It will define appropriate criteria and mechanisms for selecting rural communities and targeting poor and vulnerable groups, including but not limited to veterans and their families. The TA will design a rural development project that may comprise interventions seeking to (i) upgrade social and physical infrastructure through labor-intensive construction works, (ii) increase access to rural financial services, (iii) promote human resources development and enhance entrepreneurial skill and income generation, and (iv) build local community capacity and strengthen local institutions.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

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 Mar 29
Consulting Services
It is estimated that the TA would require about 17 person-months of international and 22 person-months of domestic consulting services. International and domestic consultants will have expertise in institutional and rural development planning, rural infrastructure engineering, socioeconomic and gender analysis, rural microenterprise development, financial and economic analysis, and environmental impact assessment and mitigation.
To be determined.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 29 May 2000 to 12 Jun 2000
Management Review Meeting
Approval 29 Aug 2000
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 3489 29 Aug 2000 19 Sep 2000 19 Sep 2000 31 Oct 2001


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 3489 600 600 572 28 572 28

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Alain Goffeau (
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Rural Development
Mr. Ngy Chanphal, Under Secretary of State


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