India: Capacity Development for Project Management of Infrastructure Development for Rural Livelihood Enhancement

Sovereign Project | 40382-012

Summary

This capacity development technical assistance (CDTA) will supplement Phase 2 of the ongoing "Technical Assistance for Preparing the Inclusive Tourism Infrastructure Development Project (TA 7014-IND)" for increasing project readiness at the executing agency, implementing agencies, and relevant local communities of each of the four participating states, including Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu, of the ensuing "Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism", which is a multitranche financing facility (MFF) approved by the ADB Board of Directors on 28 September 2010. The CDTA will also strengthen the pro-poor design of the MFF.

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Project Name Capacity Development for Project Management of Infrastructure Development for Rural Livelihood Enhancement
Project Number 40382-012
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7749-IND: Capacity Development for Project Management of Infrastructure Development for Rural Livelihood Enhancement
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Rural market infrastructure - Rural solid waste management - Rural water supply services
Industry and trade - Trade and services
Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description This capacity development technical assistance (CDTA) will supplement Phase 2 of the ongoing "Technical Assistance for Preparing the Inclusive Tourism Infrastructure Development Project (TA 7014-IND)" for increasing project readiness at the executing agency, implementing agencies, and relevant local communities of each of the four participating states, including Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu, of the ensuing "Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism", which is a multitranche financing facility (MFF) approved by the ADB Board of Directors on 28 September 2010. The CDTA will also strengthen the pro-poor design of the MFF.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The CDTA reflects the India Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) 2009-2012 and is included in the Country Operations Business Plan (COBP) 2010 (formerly entitled "Capacity Development for Project Management for Tourism Infrastructure Development and State Tourism Infrastructure").
Impact Successful implementation of the MFF 0046-IND: Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (MFF), in particular during its start-up period
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased MFF project readiness at executing agency and implementing agencies of each MFF participating state, and in relevant local communities
Progress Toward Outcome The TA supported the readiness of the four participating states particularly the state of Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu in implementation of the MFF. The second tranche of the MFF has been signed.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Project management capacity improvement support

Procurement management capacity improvement support

Preparation and pilot implementation of strategy to promote community participation in tourism-related economic activities

Preparation of tourist destination management and master plans (for subprojects under the first loan)

Baseline survey of gender-disaggregated employment statistics

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

The TA supported the readiness of 2 participating states (Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu) of Tranche 2 of the MFF, in recruitment of Project Management Consultants and Design and Supervision Consultants and Finalization of Standard Bidding Document.

The TA was successful in preparation and pilot implementation of strategy to promote community participation in tourism related activites in Himachal Pradesh by engaging an NGO. The same was not acheived for Punjab.

The Preparation of touirst destination management and master plans for states of Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu were successfully acheived.

The project output " baseline survey of gender-disaggregated employment statistics" as initially envisaged was later dropped as per the project implementation requirements.

Geographical Location Four participating states including Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The poverty and social assessment conducted during project preparation indicates that the poor and marginalized require finance for both production and consumption purposes and that high interest exists amongst these communities directly benefitting from tourism development. The project design, therefore, proposes tourist destination enhancement with community participatory activities that support training and local entrepreneurship to channel economic benefits directly into surrounding communities. The poor in surrounding communities will, therefore, benefit from project interventions through expanded tourism-related business opportunities, generation of new employment, and increased stake in the management of natural and cultural resources. A gender analysis was also conducted during project preparation and it indicates that the sector can provide opportunities for women to participate at all levels.
During Project Implementation A participation plan under the project will facilitate local efforts through expanded tourism-related business opportunities, generation of new employment, and increased stake in the management of natural and cultural resources. A gender action plan was prepared to ensure inclusive social impacts.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Each state-based consultant team (team 1 for Tamil Nadu and team 2 for Uttarakhand) consists of (i) a procurement specialist; (ii) a civil engineer; and (iii) a conservation architect and/or planner (all national). The specialist consultant team (team 3) consists of (i) a safeguards specialist (social and environment, national); (ii) a financial management specialist (national); and (iii) a planner (international). Either the procurement specialist or the civil engineer will play the role of team leader for teams 1 and 2. Each of the three teams will engage an NGO in the preparation and pilot implementation of the strategy to promote community participation in tourism-related economic activities. The planner will lead team 3 and also carry out overall coordination among the four participating states, their respective state-based consultant teams, one individually-recruited safeguards specialist (social and environment), and ADB.
Responsible ADB Officer Ashok Srivastava
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Dept of Tourism&Civil Aviation,Gov of Himachal PraRoom No 101, Armsdale
Himachal Pradesh Secretariat
Chota Shimla - 171002 (HP), India
Dept. of Tourism, Gov't. of PunjabRoom No 514, Mini Secretariat
Government of Punjab
Chandigarh - 160009, India
Dept of Tourism and Culture, Govt of Tamil NaduTourism and Culture(T1) Dept
Secretariat
Govt of Tamil Nadu Chennai -600009
Department of Tourism, Govt of UttarakhandDepartment of Tourism, Secretariat
Govt of Uttarakhand
4, Subhash Road Dehradun - 248001
Timetable
Concept Clearance 16 Aug 2010
Fact Finding 28 Feb 2008 to 12 Mar 2008
MRM -
Approval 29 Nov 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 06 Sep 2010
Last PDS Update 01 Apr 2013

TA 7749-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Nov 2010 28 Apr 2011 28 Apr 2011 31 Jan 2012 31 Jan 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,000,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,200,000.00 29 Nov 2010 976,465.87

Safeguard Documents

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