Pakistan: FATA Rural Development Project

Sovereign Project | 33268-013 Status: Closed


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    kilometers of roads built or upgraded



    households with new or improved water supply



    hectares of land improved through irrigation, drainage and/or flood management



    average daily vehicle-kilometers using roads built or upgraded in the first full year of operation

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Project Name FATA Rural Development Project
Project Number 33268-013
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2234-PAK: FATA Rural Development Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 42.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Integrated Resources Management, Community Infrastructure, and Project Planning and Management Components are progressing as schedules and are expected to achieve the envisaged outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

560,000 farm labour days increased.

Plantation on 10,402 ha have been completed

Forage availability has increased by 15%.

Animal health service improved for 49,458 households

Cropping intensity has increased by 100% on 5,058 ha newly irrigated land.

Saving in vehicle operating cost is 22% and reduction in trave time is 21%.

Time spent on water collection reduced for 24,372 households

Project management structure is established and functional

All supervision and advisory structures are established and functional

No delays in procurement

Geographical Location Mohmand, Bajaur and Khyber Agencies in Fedrally Administered Tribal Area

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects No issues
Involuntary Resettlement No issues
Indigenous Peoples No issues
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation Beneficiaries are participating in subprojects identification, design, execution, and operation and maintenance

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

A total of 147 person-months of consulting services, comprising 21 person-months of international and 126 person-months of domestic consultant inputs, will support project implementation. In addition, service contracts will be awarded to undertake certain specialized project activities.

The Government will engage consulting services in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the engagement of domestic consultants. Quality-and costbased selection procedures will be used in recruiting the consultants.


Goods and services will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. Civil works related to the rural infrastructure component of the Project to be financed by the ADB loan, including rural roads and irrigation facilities, will be procured in accordance with competitive bidding procedures among private contractors acceptable to ADB.

Vehicles, machinery, and office equipment will be procured in accordance with competitive procedures, and according to ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. Contracts for geogrpahic information systems assistance, benefit mornitoring and evaluation, community facilitation training, and technical assistance will be advertised widely and competitively procured, with contract approval by ADB.

The Project will also utilize additional contractual services as required to undertake (i) a baseline survey, (ii) community mobilization activities and a public information campaign, and (iii) periodic independent audits of porject performance. Should the number of qualified local technical contractors be limited, direct selection may be applied with the prior approval of ADB.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Donneth Walton
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Pakistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
FATA Secretariat
Mr. Masood Khan Bangash
FRDP, FATA Secretariate, Peshawar, 091-9214065


Concept Clearance 08 Mar 1999
Fact Finding 18 Sep 2003 to 07 Oct 2003
MRM 21 Jun 2004
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Feb 2007
Last PDS Update 23 Jul 2013

Loan 2234-PAK

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Apr 2006 14 Jun 2006 08 Aug 2006 31 Dec 2011 31 Mar 2012 11 Oct 2013
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 60.40 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 42.00 25 Apr 2006 44.67 0.00 100%
Counterpart 18.40 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 25 Apr 2006 44.67 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory - Partly satisfactory - Satisfactory
Title Document Type Document Date
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Rural Development Project Project/Program Completion Reports Oct 2012
Loan Agreement for FATA Rural Development Project between Islamic Republic of Pakistan and ADB Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Dec 2006
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Rural Development Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Apr 2006

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Rural Development Project Environmental Assessment and Measures Mar 2005

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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