The TA will support the Government's and NWSDB's efforts to improve its management, especially financial management and regional operations within the context of the recent sector reforms and policies, including the establishment of a public utilities commission and its operationalization. Consequently, the impact of the TA has been defined to be 'Improved Operational Efficiency and Management Performance in the Water Sector'.
|Project Name||Institutional Strengthening for Decentralized Service Delivery in the Water Sector|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The TA will support the Government's and NWSDB's efforts to improve its management, especially financial management and regional operations within the context of the recent sector reforms and policies, including the establishment of a public utilities commission and its operationalization. Consequently, the impact of the TA has been defined to be 'Improved Operational Efficiency and Management Performance in the Water Sector'.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The TA is in line with the country strategy which aims to provide the necessary environment and capacity development to (i) allow increased institutional capacity at the local level, (ii) enable the Government to establish adequate regulatory and institutional frameworks, (iii) improving the sector?s performance through introducing adequate benchmarking and monitoring mechanisms.|
|Impact||The TA will support Government and NWSDB efforts to improve water sector utilities' management, especially financial management, and regional operations within the context of recent sector reforms and policies, including operationalization of credible regulation. Consequently, the impact of the TA is defined as improved operating efficiency and management performance in the water sector.|
|Description of Outcome||The outcomes are (i) NWSDB service delivery functions decentralized and (ii) NWSDB internal monitoring and regulatory systems operationalized.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||The TA is to deliver four specific outputs: (i) regional benchmarking and regional business development plans, (ii) a capacity development program for decentralized service delivery, (iii) a 5-year asset management plan for NWSDB, and (iv) a program to facilitate internal monitoring and regulation in NWSDB.|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||A team of international and national consultants will be selected and recruited through a firm using the quality- and cost-based selection method to provide a total of 76.5 person-months of consulting services: 14.5 person-months of international consulting, and 62 person-months of national consulting. The international consultants will include experts in water utility institutions, financial management and tariffs, commercial operations, and water sector regulations. The national consultants will include experts in financial analysis, training, environment and safety compliance, auditing, human resource management, evaluation and monitoring, customer services, project accounting, and water engineering.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Amerasinghe, Nishanthi Manjula|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Sri Lanka Resident Mission|
Ministry of Water Supply and Drainage
National Water Supply and Drainage Board
|Concept Clearance||16 Nov 2007|
|Fact Finding||22 Nov 2007 to 30 Nov 2007|
|Approval||24 Apr 2008|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||17 Dec 2007|
|Last PDS Update||29 Oct 2010|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|24 Apr 2008||03 Apr 2009||03 Apr 2009||30 Jun 2009||30 Jun 2010||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|700,000.00||0.00||250,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||950,000.00||24 Apr 2008||658,025.96|
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