Lao People's Democratic Republic: Enhancing Institutional Capacity of Local Government Agencies and Lao Women's Union for Sustainable Poverty Reduction in Lao, PDR

Sovereign Project | 41044-012

Summary

The grant will support capacity building for project management and community driven development (CDD) among (i) staff of provincial agriculture and forest offices, and district agriculture and forestry extension offices, as well as (ii) staff of Lao Women's Union at provincial and district levels. These agencies are mandated to work with poor rural communities in Northern Lao PDR, which are among the poorest in the country, for sustainable poverty reduction, and improved gender equity. They require better project management and organizational skills in order to plan and implement activities better, and provide support services to these communities for CDD resulting in sustainable livelihoods development under the counterpart NOrthern Region Sustainable Livelihoods through Livestock Development Project.

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Project Name Enhancing Institutional Capacity of Local Government Agencies and Lao Women's Union for Sustainable Poverty Reduction in Lao, PDR
Project Number 41044-012
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9107-LAO: Enhancing Institutional Capacity of Local Government Agencies and Lao Women's Union for Sustainable Poverty Reduction in Lao, PDR
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 533,500.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Agriculture and Natural Resources - Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The grant will support capacity building for project management and community driven development (CDD) among (i) staff of provincial agriculture and forest offices, and district agriculture and forestry extension offices, as well as (ii) staff of Lao Women's Union at provincial and district levels. These agencies are mandated to work with poor rural communities in Northern Lao PDR, which are among the poorest in the country, for sustainable poverty reduction, and improved gender equity. They require better project management and organizational skills in order to plan and implement activities better, and provide support services to these communities for CDD resulting in sustainable livelihoods development under the counterpart NOrthern Region Sustainable Livelihoods through Livestock Development Project.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Lao CSPU
Impact Improved livelihoods for upland smallholders in Northern Lao PDR
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Strenghtened Capacity of Local Government Agencies for Poverty Reduction
Progress Toward Outcome District Lao Women's Union staff have acquired community mobilization skills and are able to provide equal access of poor and ethnic groups households in improved livelihood activities, including as members of Livestock Production Groups and accessed to Village Livelihood Fund.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Demonstrated capacity of LWU staff to mobilize ethnic minority communities

Demonstrated capacity of LWU and DAFEO staff to organize strong community based groups

Equitable participation of women in community decision making and livelihood activities

Demonstrated capacity of project staff in financial management and reporting

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

Output 1: -3898 loans taken by women- target was 3000; 2056 loans taken by ethnic groups target was 3600 by 2012 and 288 VSCC have at least one woman representative - target was 300 by 2012

Output 2: Completed

4006 loans provided target 6000 by 2012; Average number of poultry owned per household increased from 10.5 in 2005 to 13; Average number of goats owned per household increased from 0.51 in 2005 to 1.01; 50.96 %of pig population vaccinated- target in 2012 75% and 55.76% of large ruminants vaccinated target in 2012 75%

Output 3: Acheived

70% of women spend less than 1.20 hours per day on feed collection and preparation for pig production

-Average household income from livestock production increased from $87 in 2008 to $156. Target is $400 in 2012

Output 4: On track

Monthly financial reports submitted on time, monthly monitoring and evaluation reports submitted to RO

Geographical Location five northern provinces of Lao PDR including Luang Prabang, Houaphanh, Xieng Khouang, Bokeo and Luang Namtha.
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 Department of Livestock and Forestry will set up a grant implementation unit which will coordinate the outputs of all consultants, will manage and monitor the implementation of the grant. All consultants will be recruited by the grant implementation unit with ADB approval in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants using Least Cost Selection (LCS) and Consultant Qualification Selection (COS) as appropriate to provide the services for implementation, management and progress monitoring of the JFPR grant.
Procurement tbd
Responsible ADB Officer Sisavanh Phanouvong
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Lao Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry-Irrigation DepDr. Somphanh Chanpenxaysomphana2003@yahoo.comP.O. Box 811, Vientiane, Lao PDR
Timetable
Concept Clearance 03 Nov 2006
Fact Finding 08 Sep 2006 to 11 Sep 2006
MRM -
Approval 11 May 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 28 Mar 2007
Last PDS Update 23 Dec 2011

Grant 9107-LAO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 May 2007 15 Oct 2007 15 Oct 2007 14 Oct 2011 - 09 Jul 2012
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.53 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 11 May 2007 0.00 0.46 86%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.53 11 May 2007 0.00 0.46 86%

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