China, People's Republic of: NGO-Government Partnerships in Village-Level Poverty Alleviation

Sovereign Project | 38234-012 Status:

Summary

The TA's central objective is formulation and demonstration of replicable models and mechanisms for NGO participation in government-funded village-level poverty alleviation (PA) efforts, with consensus built behind a comprehensive framework for mainstreaming NGOs' role in national poverty reduction efforts.

The TA will have 4 components, with the principal target outputs as follows:

(i) Context Analysis, Mechanism Design, and Framework Formulation - Consensus on comprehensive framework for NGO-Government partnerships in reducing poverty, incorporating demonstrated models and mechanisms and concrete recommendations for institutional and policy reform.

(ii) Capacity building for NGO-Government Partnership - Key capacities built among governments for effective cooperation with NGOs in village PA work, and framework development and initiation of a capacity building program for local NGOs.

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Project Name NGO-Government Partnerships in Village-Level Poverty Alleviation
Project Number 38234-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4580-PRC: NGO-Government Partnerships in Village-Level Poverty Alleviation
Poverty Reduction Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description

The TA's central objective is formulation and demonstration of replicable models and mechanisms for NGO participation in government-funded village-level poverty alleviation (PA) efforts, with consensus built behind a comprehensive framework for mainstreaming NGOs' role in national poverty reduction efforts.

The TA will have 4 components, with the principal target outputs as follows:

(i) Context Analysis, Mechanism Design, and Framework Formulation - Consensus on comprehensive framework for NGO-Government partnerships in reducing poverty, incorporating demonstrated models and mechanisms and concrete recommendations for institutional and policy reform.

(ii) Capacity building for NGO-Government Partnership - Key capacities built among governments for effective cooperation with NGOs in village PA work, and framework development and initiation of a capacity building program for local NGOs.

(iii) Pilot Test Support and Implementation - NGO capacities for participation in PA efforts built, and successful pilot test completion, with new mechanisms proven viable in 18 target villages by project end.

(iv) External Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) - An objective and externally credible assessment of the efficacy and impact of NGO-implemented projects, including quantitative and especially qualitative dimensions, as well as comparisons to government-implemented PA projects in small control and hybrid samples of villages.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Concept paper included in ADB's country strategy and program update (2005-2007) for the PRC, under the title NGO Participation in Village-level Poverty Alleviation Planning. The poverty annex to ADB's new Country Partnership Strategy for the PRC (2008-2010) identifies NGO-govt. partnership as a key niche area. Findings from TA 4580 and addl. support to the Ministry of Civil Affairs (under TA 4790) to assess intl. models and policy options for outsourcing of public svcs. to NGOs will feed into proposed 2008 TA on New Models for Civil Society Participation in Poverty Reduction.
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 Nationwide (policy dialogue), with pilot test in Jiangxi Province.

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

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Consulting Services

Consultant inputs will be provided by:

(i) a group of 5 independently recruited consultants-one international (2.5 person-months) and 4 domestic (18 person-months)-will take principal responsibility for carrying out technical analysis, design of the pilot test, and other tasks under component 1;

(ii) a consultant firm mobilizing two sub-teams, which will operate independently following design of the baseline study:

a. Sub-team 1-one international (2.5 person-months) and 3 domestic (14 person-months)-will provide multi-stage and multi-approach capacity building for local governments on cooperation with NGOs, and collaborating with China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) to design and launch capacity building for NGOs under component 2; and

b. Sub-team 2-one international (1.5 person-months) and 3 domestic (8 person-months)-will provide external and independent M&E and limited related capacity building under component 4. The sub-team will mobilize a corps of field data collectors.

CFPA has been appointed by LGOP (with joint oversight from Jiangxi PADO) to act as implementing agency for component 3 (the pilot test), including administration of a portion of TA funds for related non-staff costs.

Procurement Not applicable

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Christopher Spohr
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
The State Council Ldg Grp Office of Pvrty Allev
Mr. Wu Zhong
wuzhong@cpad.gov.cn
11 Nongzhanguannanli Ave., Beijing 100026

Timetable

Concept Clearance 09 Mar 2004
Fact Finding 07 Nov 2004 to 07 Feb 2005
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 12 Sep 2007
Last PDS Update 26 Apr 2010

TA 4580-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Apr 2005 01 Jun 2005 01 Jun 2005 31 Oct 2007 31 Oct 2008 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,000,000.00 1,100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,100,000.00 20 Apr 2005 888,795.34

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