Nepal: Community-Managed Irrigation Sector Project in Central and Eastern Basins

Sovereign Project | 33209-012 Status: Closed

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Project Name Community-Managed Irrigation Sector Project in Central and Eastern Basins
Project Number 33209-012
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 3745-NEP: Community-Managed Irrigation Sector Project in Central and Eastern Basins
Japan Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Irrigation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description Farmer-managed irrigation schemes are a major focus of the Government's irrigation strategy. The purposes of the proposed PPTA are to (i) promote the sound policies and institutions, and plan formulation and implementation for the irrigation sector in particular and water sector at large, and (ii) further institutionalize improved arrangements to enhance the productivity and sustainability of farmer-managed irrigation systems (FMIS) which cover about 30 percent of the net cultivated area, through strengthening farmer water user associations and improving critical infrastructure along with other necessary support services including agricultural extension. The TA will have the following scope: (i) analysis of policy dialogue issues and actions through synthesizing available sector review reports; (ii) assessment of ongoing Second Irrigation Sector Project in terms of the effectiveness of its process, management, impacts (including poverty reduction impact), and updating the Government's Irrigation Development Plan in line with the National Water Resources Strategy and revised water sector plan; (iii) identification of core subprojects through developing appropriate priority criteria; (iv) feasibility studies of core subprojects; and (v) development of a sector investment package including measures for improving sector policy, plan, and institutions.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Central and Eastern development regions.
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 Consultants recruited.
Responsible ADB Officer Kenichi Yokoyama
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Irrigation, Kathmandu
Jawalakhel, Lalitpur
Kathmand, Nepal
Concept Clearance 18 Mar 1999
Fact Finding 16 Jul 2001 to 27 Jul 2001
Approval 18 Oct 2001
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 09 Feb 2007

TA 3745-NEP

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Oct 2001 11 Dec 2001 11 Dec 2001 30 Sep 2002 30 Apr 2005 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 18 Oct 2001 573,439.73

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