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

Sovereign Project | 36445-022 Status: Closed

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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
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 Staff

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
Approval -
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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