China, People's Republic of: Capacity Building for Integrated Ecosystem Management in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region

Sovereign Project | 41676-012 Status: Closed

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Project Name Capacity Building for Integrated Ecosystem Management in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region
Project Number 41676-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7021-PRC: Capacity Building for Integrated Ecosystem Management in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Water-based natural resources management

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Achieved.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The responsibilities of each line agency was clearly defined for inplementing the loan project and coordination among agencies is effective and efficient.

The PMO formulated five IEM project management measures covering procurement, disbursement, and monitoring. Project management training activities are being undertaken effectively.

Two seminars were conducted by ADB on the ADB's policies and guidelines for procurement, disbursement, financial management, environment, and resettlement.

The capacity building component is being conducted.

The main objective of the expert pool is to provide continuous technical support and advices for PMO and PIAs throughout the whole project period. The TA will provide financing support to cover the expertise remuneration and administration expenses as necessary. The PMO agreed to prepare a list of experts for ADB review and endorsement be end of October 2011.

Internal and external trainings are being conducted.

Three studies are being carried out. Final reports were submitted in February 2012.

The draft framework was established and the basic data was collected.

The international workshop on integrated wetland management was organized in April 2012 and a publication on the proceedings of the workshop is published.

Two books were published in 2012. One for Water Ecosystem Rehabilitation and Integrated Management of Yinchuan Lake Wetlands, and another for Wetland Birds in Sand Lake of Ningxia.

10 individual consultants were recruited under this Project and contribute to the efficient and effective implementation of the Project.

The final TA review mission was conducted on 23-27 April 2012.

The Project is completed on 30 May 2012.

Geographical Location Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The project design process was linked and extended the ongoing OP12 PRC GEF Capacity Building to Combat Land Degradation Projectc and its development of a Ningxia Land Degradation Strategy and Action Plan using local experts working in a multistakeholder, and multisector planning procedure. For the design of the Project, consultation has taken place with stakeholders, beneficiaries, and directly affected people, and will continue during implementation. A participatory and consultative methodology was adopted to undertake the social analysis and rural livelihood survey during the project preparatory technical assistance. It involved (i) a formal questionnaire survey with 270 households; (ii) discussions with project stakeholders; (iii) a series of stakeholder workshops with the four subborrowers; and (iv) interviews with key informants in rural communities, key Government staff and nongovernment organizations, ethnic minorities, and women. Detailed discussions were maintained using both sector and cross-sector working groups that included the provincial project management office (PPMO) and its expert groups, project implementing agencies and associated state-owned enterprises, design institutes, academics, and safeguard agencies including environment and poverty reduction officials under the leadership of the PPMO. The working groups' findings were collectively discussed and reviewed through a series of stakeholder workshops.
During Project Implementation Consultations have been carried out at various levels.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Consulting services for 45 person months will be engaged under the TA, which include 5 person months for international consultants, and 40 person months for domestic consultants.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Zhiming Niu
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ningxia Finance Bureau
Mdm. Ma Minxia
nxwzb@vip.163.com
Ningxia Finance Bureau

Timetable

Concept Clearance 20 Nov 2007
Fact Finding 10 Oct 2007 to 12 Oct 2007
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 17 Jul 2008
Last PDS Update 21 Sep 2012

TA 7021-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Dec 2007 31 Jan 2008 31 Jan 2008 31 May 2011 30 May 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
600,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 12 Dec 2007 515,543.04

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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