Pakistan: North-West Frontier Province Devolved Social Services Program

Sovereign Project | 34336-022 Status: Closed

Summary

The objective of the technical assistance (TA) is to assist the Government of North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) prepare a program of reforms to make devolved social services more effective, efficient, equitable, and sustainable that will have major benefits for the poor in health, education, and water supply and sanitation. The TA will have three outputs: (i) design support mechanisms for devolved social services that will support local governments and communities in making social services more effective, efficient, efficient, equitable, and sustainable, and serve as a vehicle for coordination and monitoring; (ii) plan a program loan to establish these support mechanisms and the related reform agenda that will help develop a selection of policies and reforms to be supported from loan proceeds, and plan technical support to improve social services based on local needs; and (iii) prepare a project for capacity building and program support.

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Project Name North-West Frontier Province Devolved Social Services Program
Project Number 34336-022
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4606-PAK: North-West Frontier Province Devolved Social Services Program
Japan Special Fund US$ 450,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Health - Health sector development and reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The objective of the technical assistance (TA) is to assist the Government of North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) prepare a program of reforms to make devolved social services more effective, efficient, equitable, and sustainable that will have major benefits for the poor in health, education, and water supply and sanitation. The TA will have three outputs: (i) design support mechanisms for devolved social services that will support local governments and communities in making social services more effective, efficient, efficient, equitable, and sustainable, and serve as a vehicle for coordination and monitoring; (ii) plan a program loan to establish these support mechanisms and the related reform agenda that will help develop a selection of policies and reforms to be supported from loan proceeds, and plan technical support to improve social services based on local needs; and (iii) prepare a project for capacity building and program support.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

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

Domestic experts - (i) governance and institutional development specialist and team leader (5 person-months); (ii) nongovernment organization (NGO) and public-private partnership specialist (4 person-months); (iii) financial analyst and economist and co-team leader (5 person-months); and (iv) poverty, gender, and social participation specialist (3 person-months).

International experts - (i) education reform specialist (2 person-months); (ii) health sector reform specialist (2.5 person-months); and (iii) water and supply and sanitation specialist (2.5 person-months).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Linda Arthur
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Planning & Development Department
Mr. Zafar Hasan
Chief Economist Gov't of North-West Frontier Province Planning & Devt Department Civil Secretariat, Peshawar, Pakistan

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 31 Jan 2005 to 08 Feb 2005
MRM -
Approval 01 Jul 2005
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 25 Oct 2006
Last PDS Update 16 Mar 2006

TA 4606-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Jul 2005 18 Nov 2005 18 Nov 2005 31 Aug 2006 31 Jan 2007 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
450,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 450,000.00 01 Jul 2005 235,182.52

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