India: Economic Studies

Sovereign Project | 36320-042 Status: Closed

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Project Name Economic Studies
Project Number 36320-042
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The overall objectives are to (i) reduce rural poverty and increase access for rural populations to markets and social services by providing all-weather connectivity to villages that do not have such connectivity; and (ii) preserve the road assets being created by setting in place proper institutional and financing mechanisms to ensure maintenance of the road assets being created under this project. The outputs of this SSTA are to help develop a project selection process that ensures that the roads selected are both economically viable as well as have the maximum potential of having poverty reduction impact. The project selection developed criteria will therefore be a two-stage process. In the first stage, an economic analysis of identified projects will be carried out in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines for the Economic Analysis of Projects. Projects that are found to be economically viable will then be analyzed on social criteria so that poverty reduction impact is maximized for projects to be selected for inclusion in the investment loan. The consultants will also prepare the economic analysis, accessibility profile and transport profile on 100 km of roads in the first phase and a further 900 km in the second phase of the SSTA for inclusion in a possible Investment Loan.
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
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
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 There will be 1 consulting services package required under the SSTA. It is estimated that two domestic consultants of 6 person-months each will be required. The consultants will be recruited as individual consultants.
Procurement Not required.
Responsible ADB Officer Tyrrell Duncan
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Rural Development
Dr. J. S. Sarma, Joint Secretary
Krishi Bhawan New Delhi 110001 India
Concept Clearance 18 Mar 2002
Fact Finding 05 Jul 2002 to 17 Jul 2002
Approval 03 Sep 2002
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 12 Feb 2007

TA 3914-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Sep 2002 - 03 Sep 2002 31 Mar 2003 31 Dec 2003 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 03 Sep 2002 103,814.16

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