Nepal: Rural Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Sector Development Program

Sovereign Project | 40554-012

Summary

The goal of the Program is to improve the living conditions and well-being of number of people in the conflict affected areas by restoring basic social infrastructure, community and public services, and livelihoods. The TA will explore opportunities for increased income to residents in conflict-affected areas by employing them in the construction of rural roads and other infrastructure.

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Project Name Rural Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Sector Development Program
Project Number 40554-012
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4919-NEP: Rural Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Sector Development Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Irrigation - Rural water supply services
Energy - Renewable energy generation - small hydro
Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The goal of the Program is to improve the living conditions and well-being of number of people in the conflict affected areas by restoring basic social infrastructure, community and public services, and livelihoods. The TA will explore opportunities for increased income to residents in conflict-affected areas by employing them in the construction of rural roads and other infrastructure.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

People?s movement in April 2006 has brought major political changes in Nepal. The ceasefire is declared and Maoists are openly expressing their intention of not returning to jungle any more. While there are some doubts on the peace accords, the people?s desire for peace, democracy and better life is very strong. Therefore, all political parties, including Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) are under extreme people?s pressure to achieve a lasting peace. As people particularly in rural areas have been affected most by the conflict, they expect sustained peace and improvement in the economic activities. The people want the Government of Nepal (the Government) to initiate rehabilitation activities immediately.

The Government recognizes that failure to respond to the popular expectations in the changed political context and deliver tangible development results could jeopardize the recent gains and undermine the peace process. To address the need the Government budget for FY2007 has taken an expansionary approach and has committed to focus and invest in rural reconstruction activities. The Government requested ADB for assistance in reconstruction and rehabilitation activities during Country Programming Mission in 2006. Responding to the Government?s request, the Country Programming Mission included the rural rehabilitation and reconstruction as a firm project for 2007. This is line with the strategy of CSP 2005-2009.

Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nepal
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
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

Engagement of Individual Consultants (Total: 50 person-months).

Rural Development Specialist (International, 4 person-months);

Project Economist (International, 3 person-months);

Participatory Planning Specialist (National, 3 person-months);

Poverty Reduction Specialist (National, 3 person-months);

Local Governance Specialist (National, 4 person-months);

Financial Management Specialist (National, 3 person-months);

Environment Specialist (National, 3 person-months);

Social Development Specialist (National, 3 person-months);

Resettlement Specialist (National, 3 person-months);

Monitoring and Impact Evaluation Specialist (National, 3 person-months);

Five Rural Roads Engineers (National, 3 person-months each);

Rural Water Supply Specialist (National, 3 person-months).

Responsible ADB Officer Ki Hee Ryu
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Nepal Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Local DevelopmentRam Krishna ShresthaShree Mahal, Pulchowk
Timetable
Concept Clearance 31 Oct 2006
Fact Finding 08 Dec 2006 to 14 Dec 2006
MRM -
Approval 02 Feb 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 13 Nov 2006
Last PDS Update 01 Dec 2006

TA 4919-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Feb 2007 22 Feb 2007 22 Feb 2007 30 Jun 2007 31 Dec 2007 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 02 Feb 2007 480,302.48

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