34331-013: Sustainable Livelihood in Barani Areas Project (formerly Barani Dev III)

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The Project s objectives are to enhance access to land, water, markets, services, agricultural inputs, technologies, and employment among the population living in barani areas in order to increase incomes, improve the quality of life and, ultimately, reduce poverty among vulnerable groups within the project area. At the same time, the Project will strengthen governance structures, aid the process of devolution, and build capacity within local governments to plan and implement development ... Read More

Country Pakistan
Project Number 34331-013
Type or Modality of Assistance Loan
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Closed
Approval Number Loan No. 2134
Approval Date 14 Dec 2004
Closing Date 25 Feb 2013
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 41,000
Geographical Location The project area will be the barani areas of the 10 districts of Bhakkar, Chakwal, Gujrat,Jhelum, Khushab, Layyah, Mianwali, Narowal, Rawalpindi, and Sialkot, and that have yet to be taken up by a barani or area development project.
Sector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Subsector Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development
Safeguard Categories Environment: C

Results Delivered

Transmission lines installed or upgraded (kilometers) 29
New households connected to electricity (number) 581
Microfinance loan accounts opened / end borrowers reached (number) 161,525
National highways and provincial, district, and rural roads built or upgraded (kilometers) 125
Beneficiaries from road projects (number) 31,703
Water supply pipes installed or upgraded: length of network (kilometers) 47
New households served with water supply (number) 14,670
Land improved through irrigation services, drainage, and flood management (hectares) 27,654

The results data reported above are limited to ADB's core sectors, as defined under Strategy 2020 and tracked through indicators in the ADB Results Framework. For definitions of results indicators, please see the ADB Results Framework Indicators Definition.

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Project Data Sheets (PDS)

Responsible ADB Officer
Ismat Raza
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Responsible ADB Department
Central and West Asia Department

Responsible ADB Divisions
Pakistan Resident Mission

Executing Agencies
Agency for Barani Area Development
Mr. Waseem Ajmal

PDS Creation Date
21 Mar 2007

Last PDS Update
21 Oct 2013