China, People's Republic of: Provincial Development Strategies for Two Northeastern Provinces

Sovereign Project | 40666-012

Summary

Assist the selected Northeast provinces in formulating a comprehensive development strategy, which focuses more on the balance of economic, social, and envrionmental development.

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Project Name Provincial Development Strategies for Two Northeastern Provinces
Project Number 40666-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7170-PRC: Provincial Development Strategies for Two Northeastern Provinces
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Public sector management - Economic affairs management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description Assist the selected Northeast provinces in formulating a comprehensive development strategy, which focuses more on the balance of economic, social, and envrionmental development.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA directly supports ADB's Country Partnership Strategy 2008-2010 (CPS) for the People's Republic of China (PRC) through one theme and two pillars. Theme A: knowledge and innovation: Topics will include issues relevant to local governments to help them development and implement policy and strengthen their capacity. Two pillars: (i) inclusive growth and balanced development; and (ii) an environment conducive for private sector development, by promoting public private partnership in frastructure finance and helping to strengthen financial sector development.
Impact Increased economic productivity in Heilongjiang and Jilin provinces through revitalizing old industrial base with advanced industrial and agricultural technologies, improved financial systems, and enhanced public-private partnerships.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved provincial policies, documents, and development plans on modern agriculture development (Package 2), industrial restructuring (Package 1), rural finance, and urban financial systems, and public-private partnerships.
Progress Toward Outcome The expected TA outcomes were fully achieved and assessment details will be elaborated in TA Completion Report.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Part 1: Heilongjiang Provincial Development Strategy: one main report supported by four subreports containing recommendations on (i)rural finance; (ii) new industries; (iii) public-private partnerships in urban sewage treatment and water supply, and (iv) small-and medium-enterprise

financing and development.

Part 2: Jilin Provincial Development Strategy-one main report supported by eight subreports containing

recommendations on (i) optimizing key agricultural technologies; (ii) rural infrastructure; (iii) rural finance and fiscal incentives; (iv) rural market and logistics; (v) institutional innovation for agricultural production and management; (vi) rural service system, including technology dissemination; (vii) rural vocational training related to modern agricultural development; and (viii) sustainable agricultural development.

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

The inception workshop was held for Heilongjiang.

The revised inception report for Heilongjiang package was submitted to ADB.

The draft mid-term report was submitted.

The mid-term review workshop was held in Heilongjiang in August 2010.

The overseas study for Heilongjiang Package was conducted on 12-22 September 2010.

The final review workshop was held in Heilongjiang in late February 2011. The final report was approved by ADB and EA in May 2011. The TA was physically completed on 30 June 2011 as scheduled and is expected to be financially closed in Q3.

The inception workshop was held for Jilin.

The revised inception report for Jilin package was submitted to ADB.

The overseas study for Jilin Package was conducted in April 2010 and a back-to-office report was submitted to ADB.

The draft mid-term report was submitted.

The mid-term review workshop was held in Jilin in August 2010.

The final review workshop was held in Jilin in late February 2011. The final report was approved by ADB and EA in May 2011. The TA was physically completed on 30 June 2011 and is expected to be financially closed in Q3.

Geographical Location Heilongjiang Province and Jilin Province
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation Stakeholders from the govenrments, EAs, donor agencies, academic circle, enterprises and farmers actively participated in project implementation process at project inception, midterm review and final review stages, and were frequently consulted through field surveys, questionaire colleaction and consultations, report review workshops/meetings/technical discussion sessions.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

The TA project was implemented until June 2011. All procurement followed ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time).

A consulting firm was selected for each part using quality-and cost-based selection (QCBS); To select TA consultants, the 80/20 quality/cost ratio for QCBS will be adopted. A simplified technical proposal was required. The consultants were selected and engaged in accord with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time).

Part 1 needed 2 person-months of international consulting inputs and 30 person-months of national consulting inputs. The team consisted of (i) team leader/finance and investment expert (national, 8 person-months); (ii) deputy team leader/ urban development economist (national, 7 person-months); (iii) two urban development specialists (national, 3 person-months and 2 person-months); (iv) two finance and investment experts (national, 2.5 person-months each); (v) two rural finance economists (national, 2.5 person-months each); and (vi) an international rural finance specialist (2 person-months).

Part 2 needed 2.28 person-months of international consulting inputs and 32 person-months of national consulting inputs. The team consisted of (i) team leader/rural development economist (national, 6 person-months); (ii) deputy team leader/ rural finance specialist (national, 5 person-months); (iii) an agricultural technology policy expert (national, 3 person-months); (iv) rural public policy specialist (national, 3 person-months); (v) rural market and logistics specialist (national, 3 person-months); (vi) agricultural institutional economist (national, 3 person-months); (vii) agricultural technology dissemination specialist (national, 3 person-months); (viii) agricultural human resource specialist (national, 3 person-months); (ix) natural resources economist (national, 3 person-months); and (x) international agricultural specialist (2.28 person-months).

Procurement Office equipment and facilities to support TA implementation included laptop computers, data storage device, printers, fax machines, scanners, photocopiers, and other office consumables. Upon completion of the TA project, the equipment was transferred to the EA. The equipment was procured using shopping method.
Responsible ADB Officer Junmei Yang
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Jilin ProvinceLian HongJilin Provincial Financial Bureau, Changchun, Jilin, PRC
Heilongjiang ProvinceLiu Yuxiangliuyuxiang@sina.comHeilongjiang Provincial Financial Bureau, Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, PRC
Timetable
Concept Clearance 02 Apr 2008
Fact Finding 24 Feb 2008 to 26 Feb 2008
MRM -
Approval 14 Nov 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 15 Apr 2008
Last PDS Update 18 Jul 2011

TA 7170-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Nov 2008 19 Dec 2008 19 Dec 2008 30 Jun 2010 30 Jun 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 310,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,110,000.00 14 Nov 2008 737,586.69

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