42515-012: Multistate and Multisector Project Management Capacity Building | Asian Development Bank

India: Multistate and Multisector Project Management Capacity Building

Sovereign (Public) Project | 42515-012 Status: Closed

The government's Eleventh Five Year Plan, 2007/2012, outlines the government's development strategy that includes the reduction in interstate disparities. It seeks to redress interstate divides in economic and social indicators by proposing various instruments (including fiscal incentives for lagging regions, industrial policies, and directly targeted programs) to achieve this objective. ADB has long experience in assisting the lagging states. Since 2003, ADB had initiated operations in Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Orissa, and Uttarakhand. While ADB has responded to the government?s evolving needs, the challenges of designing and implementing operations in the states with weak capacity and little familiarity with ADB are enormous. ADB's experience since 2003 has shown that it takes much longer than initially anticipated to design and implement investment projects in those states.

Project Details

Project Officer
Arora, Chandra South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • India
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Finance
 
Project Name Multistate and Multisector Project Management Capacity Building
Project Number 42515-012
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7413-IND: Multistate and Multisector Project Management Capacity Building
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
TA 7413-IND: Multistate and Multisector Project Management Capacity Building (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 450,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development

Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform

Finance / Finance sector development

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The government's Eleventh Five Year Plan, 2007/2012, outlines the government's development strategy that includes the reduction in interstate disparities. It seeks to redress interstate divides in economic and social indicators by proposing various instruments (including fiscal incentives for lagging regions, industrial policies, and directly targeted programs) to achieve this objective. ADB has long experience in assisting the lagging states. Since 2003, ADB had initiated operations in Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Orissa, and Uttarakhand. While ADB has responded to the government?s evolving needs, the challenges of designing and implementing operations in the states with weak capacity and little familiarity with ADB are enormous. ADB's experience since 2003 has shown that it takes much longer than initially anticipated to design and implement investment projects in those states. Building up good communication channels with officials of new state governments and executing agencies, and familiarizing them with ADB policies and procedures, takes time. Despite these challenges, ADB remains committed to engaging with states with weak capacity. Adequate staff and TA resources need to be provided for capacity building during processing and implementation
Impact Timely delivery of project benefits.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved efficiency and effectiveness of the State Investment Programme Management and Implementation Unit in managing, implementing, coordinating and monitoring program implementation in the six states of Assam, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Tripura, Mizoram, Nagaland.
Progress Toward Outcome Under the TA, a Project Support Office (PSO) was set up in Guwahati (Assam) during November 2010 to December 2013, from where a team of 3 national consultants i.e. team leader-cum-institutional development specialist, project management specialist and procurement specialist provided capacity building support to EAs of ADB-financed projects in 6 weak capacity states i.e. Assam, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland and Mizoram in north eastern region of India. The PSO was closed in December 2013. Later, the TA closing date was extended twice up to 28 February 2017. 5 more individual consultants were recruited for providing implementation support to EAs in North Eastern region.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Enhanced Project Processing and Administration

Project Implementation Capacity of State Agencies Developed

Develop Implementation Capacity of State Agencies

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Under the TA, a Project Support Office (PSO) was set up in Guwahati (Assam) during November 2010 to December 2013, from where a team of 3 national consultants i.e. team leader-cum-institutional development specialist, project management specialist and procurement specialist provided capacity building support to EAs of ADB-financed projects in 6 weak capacity states i.e. Assam, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland and Mizoram in north eastern region of India.

In December 2012, ADB approved a minor change in implementation arrangement to increase the TA amount by $450,000 and extended the TA closing date to 28 February 2015.

The PSO was closed in December 2013.

In January 2015, INRM approved another extension of TA closing date by 2 years, up to February 2017 and undertook a minor change by increasing the person-months inputs for the Project Management and Procurement Specialist to meet the demand of EAs for hand holding support in these areas.

Overall, eight individual Consultants were engaged for providing hand holding support for project implementation and enhancing readiness for processing of new projects for ADB projects in North East, primarily focusing on loans in the Urban and Transport sectors.

Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Conducted.
During Project Implementation Conducted.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA is physically completed, and all consulting contracts are under financial closure. No more consulting contracts are envisaged.
Procurement No Comments.
Responsible ADB Officer Arora, Chandra
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Department of Economic Affairs
Ms. Anuradha Thakur, Director (ADB-I), DEA-MOF
North Block, New Delhi 110001
Timetable
Concept Clearance 13 Oct 2009
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2009 to 25 Mar 2009
MRM -
Approval 08 Dec 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 29 Apr 2009
Last PDS Update 14 Mar 2017

TA 7413-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Dec 2009 06 Jan 2010 06 Jan 2010 29 Feb 2012 28 Feb 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,200,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 08 Dec 2009 872,192.98

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Title Document Type Document Date
Multistate and Multisector Project Management Capacity Building Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2009

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