India: Support for the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission

Sovereign Project | 39645-012

Summary

The underlying goal of the TA is to leverage and mobilize the substantial resources allocated by GOI for urban development through JNNURM, and to help ensure maximum impact of the program in terms of reforms at the state and local level, as well as in terms of physical development of urban infrastructure. As such, the primary impact of the TA will be the effective management and disbursement of JNNURM funds, significant governance reforms at the state and ULB level, efficient processing and implementation of JNNURM funded interventions at the ULB level, and an overall improvement in the urban environment of India?s major cities.

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Project Name Support for the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission
Project Number 39645-012
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4775-IND: Support for the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The underlying goal of the TA is to leverage and mobilize the substantial resources allocated by GOI for urban development through JNNURM, and to help ensure maximum impact of the program in terms of reforms at the state and local level, as well as in terms of physical development of urban infrastructure. As such, the primary impact of the TA will be the effective management and disbursement of JNNURM funds, significant governance reforms at the state and ULB level, efficient processing and implementation of JNNURM funded interventions at the ULB level, and an overall improvement in the urban environment of India?s major cities.

The TA will comprise primarily of consulting support to enable MUD to effectively manage and implement the JNNURM, and maximize its policy reform and urban development impacts. The consulting team will form part of the project cell within the JNNURM Project Directorate at MUD which will spearhead JNNURM implementation. Consulting inputs at the early stages of the TA will help MUD refine the guidelines and processes for project preparation, appraisal, and evaluation, and assist City and State governments in meeting such requirements. The TA will also assist MUD in setting up systems and procedures to monitor progress of project, city or state investments individually, and of JNNURM as a whole. The consulting team will work closely with MUD staff assigned to JNNURM, and a significant transfer of expertise in financial management, project management, monitoring, and implementation to MUD over the TA period is expected.

Key activities under the TA will include:

(i) Supporting the setup of the JNNURM project cell within the Project Directorate of MUD and providing assistance to MUD in the overall management and implementation of the JNNURM.

(ii) Assisting MUD in promoting NURM at the state and local level, refining the requirements and guidelines for accessing NURM funds, and providing close support to State/City governments at all stages in the process to ensure efficient disbursements and smooth implementation.

(iii) Conducting a baseline survey of the infrastructure and regulatory environments in ULBs slated for JNNURM investment, assisting states and cities to define their reform agendas and to enter into MOAs with GOI, and monitoring their progress over time.

(iv) Refining guidelines for the preparation and appraisal of CDPs and DPRs, advising City/State governments on CDP and DPR preparation requirements/methods, and building MUD capacity to check compliance, quality assure, and evaluate the appraisals of CDPs and DPRs.

(v) Monitoring progress of project and governance reform interventions funded through JNNURM, conducting physical and financial audits of projects to ensure full accountability, and assisting State and City governments to resolve any issues in project implementation.

(vi) Create a management information system (MIS) that will allow City and State governments to update project indicators online and allow MUD to track overall performance of JNNURM, forecast funding requirements, and monitor individual project performance efficiently.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

1. Well-staffed project cell set up within MUD to help ramp up and implement the JNNURM effectively and efficiently.

2. Significantly enhanced capacity of MUD to evaluate and appraise CDPs, DPRs and related policy reforms.

3. Enhanced capacity within MUD to provide technical and advisory support to state and ULB governments in implementing and managing integrated urban development and governance reform programs funded through the JNNURM

4. Increased awareness at the state and ULB levels about resources available through the JNNURM and procedures to access such funds.

5. Significantly enhanced reach and effectiveness of the JNNURM through close monitoring of overall performance and technical support to ULB and state governments in implementing reforms and project interventions

6. Decreased urban poverty due to improved urban infrastructure and access to basic services in India's largest cities

7. Increase in PSP in urban infrastructure development and management throughout India

Progress Toward Outcome

1. It is already set up.

2. Some capacity building has taken place. Further capacity building wil continue during the remaining part of the TA.

3. Same as no. 2.

4. Awareness of ULBs on JNNURM overall and access to JNNURM funds have been increased.

5. Effectiveness of MOUD for close monitoring of the performance and ULBs and their implementation of Reforms is in the process of being strengthened.

6. Urban poverty is expected to decrease once the JNNURM sanctioned projects are substantially underway.

7. ULBs and service providers are provided with guidance and capacity builidng under JNNURM in increasing PPPs in urban infrastructure and service provison.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Inception Report

2. Quarterly progress reports

3. Annual report

4. Final Report

5. Refined guidelines for CDP and DPR preparation and appraisal

6. MIS system for monitoring JNNURM performance

7. Feasible and bankable subprojects, financed in part through the JNNURM

8. Substantial volume of private capital mobilized to develop urban infrastructure

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. Inception received on 10 August 2006.

2. QPR-December 2010 was submitted on 31 December 2010. QPR-September 2010 was submitted in November 2010. QPR-March 2010 was submitted in April 2010. QPR-December 2009 was submitted on 18 January 2010. Progress report for July-September 2008 was submitted on 14 October 2008. Jan-March 2008 Progress report was received on 17 April 2008 while April to June 2008 Progress report was received 24 July 2008. Progress Report for April-June 2007 was received on 20 July 2007 and Progress Report for July to September 2007 was received on 6 November 2007.

3. Annual Report for 2008 was received in March 2009. Annual Report for 2007 was received in Feb 2008. Annual Report 2006 received on 12 March 2007.

4. Final Report (updated May 2010) received in June 2010. Final Report submitted in December 2009. Draft final report received July 2009.

5. Guidelines for CDP, DPR have been refined. 63 cities have submitted their CDPs and preparation process has been institutionalized within the cities. 62 cities signed the MOU.

6. Information sought from MOUD and PwC about operations of MIS.

7. Is is to be implemented by MOUD using its own resources.

8. This will be a long term outcome and also subject to accomplishment of many other JNNURM reforms by ULBs.

9. The TA was completed on 28 February 2011 and is under process of financial closure.

Geographical Location Urban infrastructure development in 63 of the largest cities in India.
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 TA will be implemented over a period of three years beginning around March 2006.

The consulting services will total 294 person-months of inputs, all to be provided by domestic consultants. The consulting team will comprise a management specialist (team leader), a project monitoring and evaluation specialist, a financial analyst, a municipal engineer, and a municipal finance specialist for 36 person months each. An urban planner, a training and change management specialist, a project implementation specialist, a legal and regulatory specialist, and a transportation planner will each provide 18 person months of consulting services, while a social development specialist and environment specialist will provide 12 person months each of consulting services on an intermittent basis over the project duration. A consulting firm will be engaged using the quality and cost-based selection method, in accordance with ADB?s Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and its Borrowers and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for engaging consultants.

Responsible ADB Officer Manoj Sharma
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Urban DevelopmentM. RajamaniMaulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi 11011
Timetable
Concept Clearance 02 Nov 2005
Fact Finding 07 Dec 2005 to 14 Dec 2005
MRM -
Approval 24 Mar 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 20 Feb 2006
Last PDS Update 27 Jul 2011

TA 4775-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Mar 2006 20 Apr 2006 20 Apr 2006 28 Feb 2009 28 Feb 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,000,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,500,000.00 24 Mar 2006 1,960,213.95

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