China, People's Republic of: Urban Poverty Strategy Study II

Sovereign Project | 37600-012

Summary

The goal of the TA is to produce a comprehensive set of recommendation as to policy and administrative procedures reform that will be submitted by the DRC to the State Council so as to enable the Government to make further contributions to alleviating urban poverty. This Policy Recommendations Report will reflect consensus reached among the key ministries concerned as to actions regarding enhancing access to public goods (education, health care, housing, and employment services) by poor urban migrants. Such an outcome would represent a helpful step towards the creation of a national system of urban poverty alleviation and an integrated approach to resolving some of the systemic difficulties introduced by large-scale rural-urban migrant flow. If the recommendations are enacted, significant enhanced public goods access could follow and contribute to poverty containment or reduction in urban China.

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Project Name Urban Poverty Strategy Study II
Project Number 37600-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4694-PRC: Urban Poverty Strategy Study II
Poverty Reduction Fund US$ 300,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The goal of the TA is to produce a comprehensive set of recommendation as to policy and administrative procedures reform that will be submitted by the DRC to the State Council so as to enable the Government to make further contributions to alleviating urban poverty. This Policy Recommendations Report will reflect consensus reached among the key ministries concerned as to actions regarding enhancing access to public goods (education, health care, housing, and employment services) by poor urban migrants. Such an outcome would represent a helpful step towards the creation of a national system of urban poverty alleviation and an integrated approach to resolving some of the systemic difficulties introduced by large-scale rural-urban migrant flow. If the recommendations are enacted, significant enhanced public goods access could follow and contribute to poverty containment or reduction in urban China.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy TA in line with the PRC CSP which has poverty reduction as overarching goal.
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 Case study cities: Guangdong and Urumqi. Cities for Field Study: Guangzhou, Qingdao, Bozhou, and Xian.
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 The total input of the consultants is estimated at 23 person-months including 4 person- months of international expert and 19 person-months of national experts. The consultants will be engaged on an individual basis in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants based on quality and cost-based selection method and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for engaging domestic consultants. ADB will recruit one international (Social Assessment and Poverty Reduction Expert for 4 person-months) and four national (Social Assessment and Poverty Reduction Specialist, 6 months; Social Assessment and Northwest China Expert, 5 months; two Urban Migrant Specialists, 4 person-months each) consultants. The experts will conduct the Field Studies, prepare the Field Studies Report, prepare and organize the project workshops, liaise with government agencies as necessary, prepare the Policy Recommendations Report, and collaborate closely with the DRC.
Responsible ADB Officer Wendy M. Walker
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Development Research Center of the State Council Ms. Li ShantongNo. 225, Chaoyangmen Nei Dajie Beijing 100010, China
Timetable
Concept Clearance 04 Nov 2003
Fact Finding 19 Jul 2005 to 22 Jul 2005
MRM -
Approval 23 Nov 2005
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 28 Apr 2006
Last PDS Update 17 Apr 2008

TA 4694-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Nov 2005 07 Feb 2006 07 Feb 2006 30 Sep 2007 31 Dec 2007 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 23 Nov 2005 248,771.48

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