Pakistan: Punjab Devolved Social Services Sector Development Program

Sovereign Project | 32264-012 Status: Closed

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Project Name Punjab Devolved Social Services Sector Development Program
Project Number 32264-012
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4183-PAK: Punjab Devolved Social Services Sector Development Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 300,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development

Education - Education sector development

Health - Health sector development and reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The objective of the TA is to prepare a sector development program (SDP) to make Devolved Social Services (DSS) more efficient, equitable, and sustainable so that major impacts result for the poor in health, education, and water supply and sanitation. Consequently, the TA will strengthen devolution during its early stages because social service delivery at the local level is the best way to achieve results that impact people. A local government ordinance (2001) already devolves authority and funding to districts while ongoing and proposed ADB SDP support will provide financial sustainability to the province and districts. Outputs will be divided into policy and activities. First, TA consultants will discuss with stakeholders and recommend social sector policies that support local government capacity to improve efficiency in the delivery of social services. These include human resources management, horizontal coordination, and community participation for accountability all are needed for effective delivery of services. Second, consultants will design DSS activities to help local governments (i) improve the quality of expanded social services; (ii) build local capacity for DSS delivery; and (iii) support improvements to make the social sector more efficient, equitable, and sustainable. Sector-specific priorities will mirror millennium development goals and extend universal basic education, reduce dropout rates, improve gender balance, reduce maternal and child mortality, reduce fertility, and increase access to safe drinking water supply and sanitation. Broadening social platform, community participation, capacity building, and reforms will strengthen social services.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy TEST EDIT TA

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nationwide.

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will use the services of one international (5 person-months) and five domestic specialits (18 person-months). The international expert will be an economic and finance specialist and the team leader. The five domestic specialists will include water supply and sanitation (4 person-months); gender and social participation (3 person-months); education (3 person-months); health (3 person-months); and governance (5 person-months). ADB will engage individual specialists in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for engaging domestic consultants. Local consultants may be engaged individually or through local firms.


Procurement for education, health, water supply (furniture/equipment, medicines, pumps)

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Yukihiro Shiroishi
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Planning & Development Department
Mr. Sohail Ahmad, Secretary
c/o Mountain Inn Hotel Chitral, Pakistan


Concept Clearance 27 Mar 1998
Fact Finding 24 May 2003 to 30 May 2003
Approval 26 Sep 2003
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 31 Oct 2005
Last PDS Update 08 Jan 2007

TA 4183-PAK

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Sep 2003 24 Dec 2003 24 Dec 2003 31 Mar 2004 31 Oct 2006 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 26 Sep 2003 543,879.33

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