Pakistan: Sindh Growth and Rural Revitalization Program - Subprogram 1

Sovereign Project | 41545-013 Status: Closed


ADB is helping Pakistan promote broad-based growth in Sindh province. The project will help improve management of public spending and boost investment in rural areas, where poverty levels are high and economic opportunities are low. It will also promote private sector participation and public-private partnerships that can increase investment in much-needed infrastructure and social services.

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Project Name Sindh Growth and Rural Revitalization Program - Subprogram 1
Project Number 41545-013
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2484-PAK: Sindh Growth and Rural Revitalization Program - Subprogram 1
Asian Development Fund US$ 100.00 million
TA 7201-PAK: Improving Private Sector Participation and Public Expenditure Management
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 - Public expenditure and fiscal management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Loan was closed in 2012. Please refer to the program completion report for detailed results as monitored to date.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Detailed status of program outputs are provided in the program completion report.

Under the attached TA, two sets of workshops were held in Karachi for key departments that will be implementing PPPs in March and June 2011. PPP pipeline population continuing, as are technical and advisory support to the Government of Sindh.

Various consultants had been engaged under TA 7201 to support implementation of subprogram 1 and 2, including in the areas of public financial management, market development and corporatization of SOEs, and contingent liability management. Advisory and technical support for public private partnerships continued through 2013.

Geographical Location Sindh

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects none
Involuntary Resettlement none
Indigenous Peoples none
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consulted government staff both in the provincial and district governments and other stakeholders from the private sector, academia and civil society organizations.
During Project Implementation Regular consultations were held with Finance Department, P&DD, line departments that introduced institutional reforms and other key stakeholders.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services N/A
Procurement The loan proceeds will be used to finance the full exchange costs (excluding local duties and taxes) of items produced and procured in ADB member countries, excluding the items specified in a negative list of ineligible items (and imports financed by other bilateral and multilateral sources).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Planning & Development Department, Sindh
Mr. Aurangzev Haque
Sindh Secretariat
Karachi, Pakistan


Concept Clearance 11 Sep 2007
Fact Finding 23 Jun 2008 to 04 Jul 2008
MRM 30 Jul 2008
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 28 Jan 2009
Last PDS Update 27 Mar 2014

Loan 2484-PAK

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Dec 2008 17 Dec 2008 26 Dec 2008 30 Apr 2009 - 22 Jan 2009
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 100.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 11 Dec 2008 100.23 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 11 Dec 2008 100.23 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

TA 7201-PAK

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Dec 2008 12 Feb 2009 12 Feb 2009 30 Jun 2010 31 Dec 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 11 Dec 2008 603,422.29
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

None currently available.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

Title Document Type Document Date
Pakistan: Sindh Growth and Rural Revitalization Program Validations of Project Completion Reports Jan 2015

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