Sri Lanka: Independent External Monitoring of Resettlement Activities of the Southern Transport Development Project

Sovereign Project | 38647-012

Summary

The TA would facilitate the identification of deficiencies in the resettlement activities, which include payment of compensation , relocation, and rehabilitation , grievance redress mechanisms and timely implementation of corrrective measures. The affected peoples' living standards, in terms of incomes and livelihoods, would be increased or at least restored to pre-project levels, and their opportunities to derive direct or indirect benefits from Southern Transport Development Project through better access to markets and employmen increased.

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Project Name Independent External Monitoring of Resettlement Activities of the Southern Transport Development Project
Project Number 38647-012
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4748-SRI: Independent External Monitoring of Resettlement Activities of the Southern Transport Development Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 336,000.00
TA 4748-SRI: Independent External Monitoring of Resettlement Activities of the Southern Transport Development Project (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 175,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA would facilitate the identification of deficiencies in the resettlement activities, which include payment of compensation , relocation, and rehabilitation , grievance redress mechanisms and timely implementation of corrrective measures. The affected peoples' living standards, in terms of incomes and livelihoods, would be increased or at least restored to pre-project levels, and their opportunities to derive direct or indirect benefits from Southern Transport Development Project through better access to markets and employmen increased.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy In December 2004 the ADB's Compliance Review Panel (CRP) received a request from a group of APs , the Joint Organization of the Affected Communities. The CRP determined the request was eligible. The Compliance Review Panel conducted a review in 2005 and recommended that one of the measures to bring the project back into compliance was to ?help establish a well-staffed unit, by an independent institution, to monitor the resettlement activities and forwarding concerns to RDA for urgent actions from the affected persons?. The ADB agreed with the government to provide technical assistance to engage an independent institution to review the progress of resettlement activities and to identify deficiencies for immediate corrective action. The TA was first listed in ADBBO on 15 January 2005 and the TA was implemented from April 2006.
Impact

Higher or similar standards of living (income and assets) of APs compared with the conditions before the

STDP

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased effectiveness of the resettlement activities
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. External monitoring framework with indicators

2. Measures to increase RIP effectiveness

3. Case studies of APs

4. Lessons on resettlement for other infrastructure projects in Sri Lanka

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
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 An international monitoring and evaluation specialist, and a domestic consulting institution will be recruited. The domestic consulting institution will comprise a social development specialist with a strong background in resettlement and income generation , serving as team leader, a statistician and a workshop facilitator. The international consultant will be engaged on an individual basis. The domestic consulting institution will be hired according to ADB's Guideliness on the Use of Consultants.
Responsible ADB Officer Edirisinghe Gamage Jayaratne Perera
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Sri Lanka Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Highways SecretaryMinistry of Highways, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka.
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2005
Fact Finding 08 Dec 2004 to 10 Dec 2004
MRM -
Approval 19 Dec 2005
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 04 Sep 2007
Last PDS Update 04 Nov 2010

TA 4748-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Dec 2005 03 Feb 2006 03 Feb 2006 29 Mar 2008 30 Jun 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
511,000.00 0.00 85,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 596,000.00 19 Dec 2005 392,382.80

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