Pakistan: FATA Rural Development Project

Sovereign Project | 33268-013

Summary

Project initiatives focus on improving the quality of life for the region's inhabitants. Activities include establishing sustainable productive technologies with arrested environmental and resource degradation through integrated resource management, including agriculture and livestock production, and farm and community forestry. New construction and upgrading of existing infrastructure for production, water consumption, and transportation represent significant aspects of the Project. Project management will operate closely with government line departments and the Project will be implemented through community participation to improve community involvement in designing and implementing project interventions. Capacity-building initiatives, as well as training in community organization,

strengthened project management skills, and improved institutional capabilities for line departments to better address the needs of the poorer segments of the society are important project activities.

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Project Results

 

233

kilometers of roads built or upgraded

 

27,933

households with new or improved water supply

 

7,683

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

 

5,562

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 Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description

Project initiatives focus on improving the quality of life for the region's inhabitants. Activities include establishing sustainable productive technologies with arrested environmental and resource degradation through integrated resource management, including agriculture and livestock production, and farm and community forestry. New construction and upgrading of existing infrastructure for production, water consumption, and transportation represent significant aspects of the Project. Project management will operate closely with government line departments and the Project will be implemented through community participation to improve community involvement in designing and implementing project interventions. Capacity-building initiatives, as well as training in community organization,

strengthened project management skills, and improved institutional capabilities for line departments to better address the needs of the poorer segments of the society are important project activities.

The key development objective of the Project is to improve the productive potential of selected watersheds and their associated natural resource base. An associated objective is to strengthen the capacity of the communities in the Project area for participatory involvement in planning, implementation, social and environmental management, maintenance of assets emanating from local development programs, and to have the implementating departments in the Project area operate in a more socially inclusive manner within the framework of a convergent watershed development planning process.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Poor and inefficient management of available natural resources contribute to the pervasive poverty in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). The poor farm and livestock productivity, and consequent poverty, restrains transition from below-subsistence livelihoods. Capacity and the ability to explore other opportunities are restricted by poor access to productive and physical infrastructure. The degradation of the physical environment, if not checked, will worsen the situation.
Impact Poverty in the project area (Bajaur, Khyber, and Mohmand agencies) is reduced.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The productivity of selected watersheds and their associated natural resource base is improved.
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

1. Integrated resource management improved

2. Community infrastructure improved

3. Project planning, management, and support strengthened

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.

Procurement

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 ADB Officer Donneth Walton
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Pakistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
FATA SecretariatMr. Masood Khan Bangashmasoodbangash@yahoo.comFRDP, FATA Secretariate, Peshawar, 091-9214065
Timetable
Concept Clearance 08 Mar 1999
Fact Finding 18 Sep 2003 to 07 Oct 2003
MRM 21 Jun 2004
Approval 25 Apr 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Feb 2007
Last PDS Update 23 Jul 2013

Loan 2234-PAK

Milestones
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
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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