China, People's Republic of: Capacity Building to Combat Land Degradation

Sovereign Project | 36445-022

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Project Name Capacity Building to Combat Land Degradation
Project Number 36445-022
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 4357-PRC: Capacity Building to Combat Land Degradation
Global Environment Facility US$ 7.70 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture and Natural Resources - Agriculture, natural resources and rural development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements

The PRC-Global Environment Facility (GEF) Partnership on Land Degradation (LD) in Dryland Ecosystems is a long-term country programming framework (CPF) that was approved by the GEF Council meeting in October 2002. The CPF (2003-2012) seeks to combat LD through investments to strengthen the enabling environment and build institutional capacity, and to demonstrate viable investment project models under the GEF's Operational Program 12 on Integrated Ecosystem Management (IEM). The total cost of the 10-year CPF is estimated at about $1.5 billion, of which GEF will provide $150 million for eligible investments. The above Project is the first in a series of planned investments under the Partnership. It will strengthen the enabling environment and build institutional capacity to adopt an integrated approach. The Project will result in (i) an improved policy and regulatory framework for combating LD; (ii) enhanced national and provincial coordination mechanisms and strengthened capacity for strategic IEM planning; (iii) improved provincial and field level LD control; (iv) provincial capacity for formulating LD control investment projects; (v) improved monitoring and assessment of LD nationwide; and (vi) effective CPF implementation arrangements. The Project will work at the central level and in six priority provinces and autonomous regions that are the most degraded dryland areas of western region: Gansu, Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, and Xinjiang.

The Grant Project will support the implementation of Project 1 (Strengthening the Enabling Environment and Building Institutional Capacity to Combat Land Degradation, $15 million equivalent) under the PRC-GEF Partnership on LD in Dryland Ecosystems (under OP12), and cofinanced by ADB TA Project No. 36445-01.

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 Central agencies and six provincial/autonomous regions (Inner Mongolia, Shaanxi, Xinjiang, Qinghai, Gansu and Ningxia-the most degraded dryland areas in the PRC) will be involved.
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 International and domestic consultants will support project implementation and capacity building. Consultants financed from GEF grant will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for selection of domestic consultants. It is anticipated that under the GEF grant, about 22 person-months international and 187 person-months domestic consultants will be financed featuring expertise in environmental law, natural resource economics, macro planning and policy, social science and/or poverty, participatory planning, natural resource management and planning, farmer fields school, environmental education, community development, training specialists in land degradation project design, geographic information system (GIS) training, and information technology.
Procurement None.
Responsible ADB Officer Frank Radstake
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
State Forestry Administration
Mr. Meng Yongqing
Room 303/308, Building 22, Long Shao Heng Building, No 18 Block 5, Hepingli South Street, Beijing
Concept Clearance 21 Jan 2002
Fact Finding 02 Jul 2003 to 11 Jul 2003
MRM 30 Apr 2002
Approval 28 Jun 2004
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 15 Feb 2008
Last PDS Update 19 Jan 2010

Grant 4357-PRC

Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 7.70 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 7.70 - 0.00 0.00 %
Title Document Type Document Date
Capacity Building to Combat Land Degradation Project Project/Program Completion Reports Dec 2010

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Title Document Type Document Date
People's Republic of China: Capacity Building to Combat Land Degradation Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Nov 2011

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