The expected impact of the Project is increased growth potential of and reduced poverty in the selected local authorities LAs) of Sri Lanka. The expected outcome is improved urban environments, long-term improvement of the economy, and improved living conditions for the LA population outside Colombo. The Project will (i) improve urban management, planning, and financing capacity of the sector institutions, especially LAs, to ensure sustainable provision of urban infrastructure services; (ii) enhance urban livelihoods; and (iii) increase Government and LA staff capacity for administering urban infrastructure supply and maintenance works.
|Project Name||Basic Social Infrastructure Development|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The expected impact of the Project is increased growth potential of and reduced poverty in the selected local authorities LAs) of Sri Lanka. The expected outcome is improved urban environments, long-term improvement of the economy, and improved living conditions for the LA population outside Colombo. The Project will (i) improve urban management, planning, and financing capacity of the sector institutions, especially LAs, to ensure sustainable provision of urban infrastructure services; (ii) enhance urban livelihoods; and (iii) increase Government and LA staff capacity for administering urban infrastructure supply and maintenance works.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The TA will be carried out over 6 months, beginning around March 2004 until August 2004. The consulting team will include the following international consultants with input of 17 person-months; a local governance and decentralization specialist/team leader, a municipal infrastructure/finance specialist, a capacity building specialist, an urban infrastructure engineer, and a public economist for the preparation of the investment project.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Xu, Yi|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban Development and Water Division, SARD|
Ministry of Policy Development and Implementation
J. Charitha Ratwatte, Secretary
Tower 5, Level 15 Central Bank Building Colombo 01, Sri Lanka
|Concept Clearance||10 Mar 2003|
|Fact Finding||19 May 2003 to 27 May 2003|
|Approval||19 Dec 2003|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||01 Dec 2006|
|Last PDS Update||21 May 2008|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|19 Dec 2003||24 Feb 2004||24 Feb 2004||31 Aug 2004||30 Jun 2007||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|500,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||500,000.00||19 Dec 2003||464,621.10|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Local Government Infrastructure Improvement Project (Financed by the ADB Special Funds Resources)||Consultants' Reports||Oct 2005|
|Preparing the Basic Social Infrastructure Development Project||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2003|
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