Pakistan: Sindh Growth and Rural Revitalization Program - Subprogram 2

Sovereign Project | 41545-023

Summary

The program will support accelerated and sustainable economic growth in the province of Sindh in Pakistan (Sindh). This will be achieved by reforming public expenditure management and improving the business environment for the private sector to participate in infrastructure investments and service delivery. The program will stimulate economic activity, which will create employment opportunities. Gender mainstreaming at policy and project design levels will ensure that benefits accrue to both men and women in Sindh. The program will thus help reduce poverty, starting with rural Sindh

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Project Name Sindh Growth and Rural Revitalization Program - Subprogram 2
Project Number 41545-023
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2645-PAK: Sindh Growth and Rural Revitalization Program - Subprogram 2
Asian Development Fund US$ 120.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agro-industry, marketing, and trade
Finance - Insurance and contractual savings
Health - Health system development
Public sector management - Economic affairs management - Public expenditure and fiscal management
Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The program will support accelerated and sustainable economic growth in the province of Sindh in Pakistan (Sindh). This will be achieved by reforming public expenditure management and improving the business environment for the private sector to participate in infrastructure investments and service delivery. The program will stimulate economic activity, which will create employment opportunities. Gender mainstreaming at policy and project design levels will ensure that benefits accrue to both men and women in Sindh. The program will thus help reduce poverty, starting with rural Sindh
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Inclusive and balanced economic growth with reduced poverty and rural-urban inequality in Sindh
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved efficiency and delivery of selected services in Sindh
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

(i) PPPs introduced in infrastructure and social service provision, (supplementing public resources with private resources)

(ii) Reduced direct involvement by government in commercial activities

(iii) Improved public expenditure management

(iv) Mechanism for gender mainstreaming in development planning introduced

(v) Improved transparency of development expenditure

(vi) Improved employee benefits management (towards affordable and sustainable benefit package)

(vii) Increased and sustained rural investments (towards reduction of urban-rural divide)

(viii) Land records computerized (towards clear land ownership)

(ix) Market barriers removed (towards more open agricultural produce markets)

(x) Health service delivery contracted out (towards more accessible and high quality services)

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Sindh
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
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 not applicable
Procurement not applicable
Responsible ADB Officer Yesim M. Elhan-Kayalar
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Planning & Development Department, SindhPD.SCIP@GMAIL.COMSindh Secretariat
Karachi, Pakistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 29 Jan 2010
Fact Finding 11 Jan 2010 to 27 Jan 2010
MRM 08 Apr 2010
Approval 24 Jun 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 29 Apr 2010
Last PDS Update 18 Oct 2010

Loan 2645-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Jun 2010 24 Jun 2010 30 Jun 2010 31 Dec 2010 - 30 Jun 2010
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 120.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 120.00 24 Jun 2010 119.66 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 24 Jun 2010 119.66 0.00 100%

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

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