Regional: Targeted Capacity Building for Mainstreaming Indigenous Peoples Concerns in Development

Sovereign Project | 39356-012

Summary

This regional capacity development technical assistance (TA) for Targeted Capacity Building for Mainstreaming Indigenous Peoples Concerns in Development will support selected executing agencies (EAs) in three DMCs develop their capacity to systematically mainstream indigenous peoples concerns in development projects. The TA will focus on Bangladesh, the People's Republic of China (PRC), and the Philippines. The concept for the TA was approved on 29 July 2007. Fact-finding missions were undertaken from 24 June-2 July 2008 (PRC), 18-24 August 2008 (Bangladesh), and 10-25 September 2008 (Philippines).

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Project Name Targeted Capacity Building for Mainstreaming Indigenous Peoples Concerns in Development
Project Number 39356-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6503-REG: Targeted Capacity Building for Mainstreaming Indigenous Peoples Concerns in Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description This regional capacity development technical assistance (TA) for Targeted Capacity Building for Mainstreaming Indigenous Peoples Concerns in Development will support selected executing agencies (EAs) in three DMCs develop their capacity to systematically mainstream indigenous peoples concerns in development projects. The TA will focus on Bangladesh, the People's Republic of China (PRC), and the Philippines. The concept for the TA was approved on 29 July 2007. Fact-finding missions were undertaken from 24 June-2 July 2008 (PRC), 18-24 August 2008 (Bangladesh), and 10-25 September 2008 (Philippines).
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The uniform application of the ADB Policy on Indigenous Peoples poses particular challenges in Asia and the Pacific due to the huge variation in historical processes, cultures, ideologies, economic resource base, demography, and political and institutional frameworks. More than 75% of the world's 300 million indigenous peoples are found in the region in which ADB operates. These people are typically vulnerable to the impacts of development projects, despite often living in areas rich with natural resources. Very few ADB member countries have adopted national legislation protecting indigenous peoples, and fewer still have a specific government agency responsible for indigenous peoples welfare and development.

In the special evaluation study (SES) conducted by ADB's Operations Evaluation Department (OED) on indigenous peoples safeguards, it was recommended that a sequential approach to capacity building on indigenous peoples safeguards be adopted, focusing first on a few DMCs. The SES emphasized that such an approach is needed because of variations among both the systems of DMCs and their capacity to comply with the policy. The SES also recommended that more social safeguard training be provided for EAs.

Impact Improved capacity of DMCs and development partners to mainstream indigenous peoples concerns in development projects
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Enhanced processes in DMCs for integration of indigenous peoples safeguards in projects
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Roster of relevant government agencies involved in formulating and implementing policies on indigenous peoples

2. Capacity and training needs assessment on selected EAs and IAs

3. Documentation on lessons from projects affecting indigenous peoples

4. Training manuals and sector toolkits clarifying ADB indigenous peoples safeguard requirements

5. Training conducted for selected EAs and/or IAs

6. Indigenous peoples forum conducted and plans of action developed to institutionalize national or subnational indigenous peoples networks

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 A. International Indigenous Peoples Specialist (7 person months, intermittent) B. National Indigenous Peoples and Training Specialist (54 person months) C. TA Administration Coordinator (12 person months)
Responsible ADB Officer Indira J. Simbolon
Responsible ADB Department SDCC
Responsible ADB Division SDES
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 16 Jun 2005
Fact Finding 10 Mar 2008 to 24 Mar 2008
MRM -
Approval 04 Dec 2008
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 11 Feb 2009

TA 6503-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Dec 2008 - 04 Dec 2008 28 Feb 2011 31 Oct 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 04 Dec 2008 540,458.80

Safeguard Documents

See also: Safeguards

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Evaluation Documents

See also: Independent Evaluation

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