Pakistan: Capacity Building for FATA Rural Development

Sovereign Project | 33268-022 Status: Closed

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Project Name Capacity Building for FATA Rural Development
Project Number 33268-022
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4295-PAK: Capacity Building for FATA Rural Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 465,000.00
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 20,733.00
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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The objective of the TA is to strengthen the managerial and institutional capabilities of the local agency governments to efficiently and effectively plan (including budgeting), manage, coordinate, and monitor rural development initiatives under the proposed ADB loan financed FATA Rural Development Project. This includes the field based staff and their reporting Head Offices at the provincial level. Particular emphasis will be given for improving planning and monitoring capacities of the key staff members. The TA foresees working with the existing sanctioned staff positions and does not expect the hiring of additional staff given the significant pressure on non development budget (recurrent costs). The TA also will focus on strengthening managerial capacities of CBOs working in FATA, and will support training needs of the elected councilors under the proposed Local Government elections that at present are postponed. Capacities will be created or upgraded under the TA for line agencies functionaries to interact with the elected councilors at the Union, Tehsil and Tribal Agency levels for development related interventions that lead to participation of communities in planning, implementation and monitoring.
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
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 be implemented over a period of 15 months, commencing in May June 2004. The TA will require a total of 30 person months of consulting services, comprising 5 person months of international and 25 person months of domestic inputs to be provided through a firm or consortia or firms. International consultant inputs would be required in Institutional and Local Governance expertise. Domestic consultant expertise is required in (i) project management, (ii) training, (iii) financial management, (iv) planning, monitoring, and evaluation, (v) community development, and (vi) communication ICT. Technical support will be provided to the Consultant through the engagement of other technical inputs, as needed.
Procurement tbd
Responsible ADB Officer Nianshan Zhang
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Pakistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
FATA Secretariat
Mr. Javed Iqbal
Warsak Road Peshawar, Pakistan
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 18 Apr 2007

TA 4295-PAK

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Dec 2003 12 Apr 2004 12 Apr 2004 30 Sep 2005 31 Dec 2006 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
485,733.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 485,733.00 19 Dec 2003 353,852.72

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