China, People's Republic of: Strengthening Participatory Irrigation Management and Project Management Capacity in Qinghai Province

Sovereign Project | 42016-032 Status: Closed


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Project Name Strengthening Participatory Irrigation Management and Project Management Capacity in Qinghai Province
Project Number 42016-032
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7731-PRC: Strengthening Participatory Irrigation Management and Project Management Capacity in Qinghai Province
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Multi-Donor Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility US$ 200,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome To be assessed when preparing the TA completion report.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The TA project was completed in February 2014. All outputs were successfully delivered including: (i) program design and training for implementation of participatory irrigation management (PIM) and support to farmers for adoption of advanced irrigation and farming technology; (ii) capacity development for effective project implementation and management; and (iii) support for the establishment of a project performance monitoring and evaluation system. An institutional framework for irrigation management and an implementation plan for PIM were prepared for Qinghai Province in consultation with stakeholders. A brochure for rural women on how they can both contribute and benefit from irrigation management was prepared together with a more detailed manual for officials on the importance of gender issues and how they should be addressed. A computer based management information system was established with modules for project management, financial management, and performance monitoring. Training workshops were also delivered on PIM, gender, agricultural diversification and intensification, project management and administration, and monitoring and evaluation.
Geographical Location The project area is in the counties of Hualong, Jianzha, and Xunhua in the eastern part of Qinghai province

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Coincide with the consultation with the proposed Qinghai Rural Water Resources Management Project, extensive consultations have been conducted with the relevant government agencies at provincial, prefecture, and county levels; village heads, farmer associations, and farmers; and universities and research institutes in the province.
During Project Implementation Continued consultation with key stakeholders will be conducted during TA implementation. In particular, the TA will help promote farmers' participation in operation and maintenance of irrigation facilities.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will require an estimated 16 person-months of international consulting services and 44 person-months of national consulting services. The indicative international consultants include (i) an irrigation management specialist and team leader (12 person-months), (ii) a social development specialist (2 person-months), and (iii) an M&E specialist (2 person-months). The indicative national consultants include (i) a project management specialist and deputy team leader (9 person-months), (ii) a PIM specialist (6 person-months), (iii) an M&E specialist (2 person-months), (iv) an agricultural extension and marketing specialist (2 person-months), (v) a social development specialist (3 person-months), (vi) a management information system specialist (4 person-months), and (vii) software program developers (18 person-months).
Procurement A consulting firm will be engaged by ADB in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time), using the quality- and cost-based selection method with a quality-cost ratio of 80:20 and simplified technical proposal. Equipment to be purchased under the TA will be procured following ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Xin Shen
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Qinghai Provincial Government (QPG)
18 Kunlun Road, Xining Qinghai Province 81001
People's Republic of China


Concept Clearance 17 Aug 2009
Fact Finding 17 Aug 2009 to 28 Aug 2009
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Mar 2014

TA 7731-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2010 17 Jan 2011 17 Jan 2011 30 Sep 2013 28 Feb 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 200,000.00 180,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 880,000.00 16 Dec 2010 699,734.59

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