Philippines: Development of Poor Urban Communities

Sovereign Project | 32499-012 Status: Closed

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Project Name Development of Poor Urban Communities
Project Number 32499-012
Country Philippines
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 3291-PHI: Development of Poor Urban Communities
Japan Special Fund US$ 850,000.00
TA 3291-PHI: Development of Poor Urban Communities (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 150,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming

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.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Philippines
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
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
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.
Responsible ADB Officer Florian M. Steinberg
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council
Leonora V. de Jesus, Chairman
6th Flr Atrium Bldg. Makati Ave, Makati City Philippines
Concept Clearance 18 Mar 1999
Fact Finding 11 Mar 1999 to 20 Jul 1999
Approval 10 Nov 1999
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 24 Feb 2006
Last PDS Update 04 Mar 2008

TA 3291-PHI

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Nov 1999 11 Apr 2000 11 Apr 2000 30 Sep 2000 31 Dec 2003 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 365,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,365,000.00 10 Nov 1999 978,566.84
Title Document Type Document Date
Development of Poor Urban Communities Project Technical Assistance Reports Nov 1999

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