Nepal: Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project II

Sovereign Project | 38426-012

Summary

The overall goal of the TA is to enhance rural livelihoods and reduce rural poverty by developing rural roads and other community socioeconomic infrastructure in selected project area and empowering rural communities for development. The outcome of the TA will be the feasibility study of an investment project proposal for possible ADB financing to implement the proposed decentralized rural infrastructure and livelihood development activities.

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Project Name Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project II
Project Number 38426-012
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7573-NEP: Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project II
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The overall goal of the TA is to enhance rural livelihoods and reduce rural poverty by developing rural roads and other community socioeconomic infrastructure in selected project area and empowering rural communities for development. The outcome of the TA will be the feasibility study of an investment project proposal for possible ADB financing to implement the proposed decentralized rural infrastructure and livelihood development activities.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Project is consistent with Nepal Country Strategy and Program (2005-2009). ADB will assist the Government to achieve its agriculture and rural development objectives by (i) strengthening infrastructure and connectivity within rural areas; (ii) providing holistic support for sustainable, market-oriented agriculture, including a funcational land market and livestock development; (iii) delivering assistance that can generate visible benefits to the lives of the rural population; and (iv) mainstreaming participation, gender, and ethnic-equality consideration.
Impact Reduce rural poverty in selected poor remote hill and mountain districts of Nepal
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome An agreed DRILP II project including a refined project design incorporating major lessons learned from DRILP and preparation of core rural transport infrastructure (RTI) subprojects to be financed under the Project.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1 - Lessons learned from DRILP and other RTI projects are identified, explained and modifications incorporated in the project design accordingly.

2 - Options to improve district road maintenance (financial and institutional) are identified, accepted by government and supported by other RTI donors.

3 - Transport services development in DRILP and other RTI projects is assessed, including affordability and reliability and practical and implementable options proposed for improvement.

4 - Options to improve district planning and implementation capacity, RTI impact on poor beneficiaries are identified and incorporated in the project design.

5 - 9 district roads and 3-4 trail bridge subprojects are appraised including technical, financial, economic and safeguard due diligence as per ADB standards and tender documents finalized.

6 - Project investment and financing plan, design and monitoring framework, governance and safeguards framework, implementation paln, assessment of project implementation consultant requirement prepared.

7 - RTI sector-wide approach (SWAp) framework is appraised including 19 chapters and guidelines/strategies identified for possible piloting under the project.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Kathmandu and field work in potentially 18 districts scattered across the country.
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The Project will build on the intensive consultation and community participation undertaken under DRILIP with support from consultants and NGOs and based on the Project consultation and partipation (C & P) plan. These include both community participation and mobilization for sub-project planning, implementation and maintenance.
During Project Implementation Increase community awareness and participation in the planning, implementation and maintenance of rural transport infrastructure in local communities including the poor and disadvantage by increasing their level of empowerment.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will recruit a team of consultants through a firm using simplified technical proposal for the quality- and cost-based selection method to provide 11 international and 17 national person-months of consulting services in rural institutions development, rural transport infrastructure engineering and maintenance, transport economics, financial management, procurement, environment, social assessment, resettlement, gender, transport services development and vocational training inter alia.
Procurement tbd
Responsible ADB Officer Rezaul K. Khan
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Local DevelopmentShree Mahal, Pulchowk
Lalitpur
Nepal
Timetable
Concept Clearance 09 Aug 2010
Fact Finding 26 Apr 2010 to 05 May 2010
MRM -
Approval 09 Aug 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 01 Mar 2006
Last PDS Update 07 Sep 2011

TA 7573-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Aug 2010 17 Sep 2010 17 Sep 2010 30 Apr 2011 30 Nov 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 500,000.00 88,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 588,500.00 09 Aug 2010 480,621.47

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