India: Multistate and Multisector Project Management Capacity Building

Sovereign Project | 42515-012

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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 has 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.

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Project Name Multistate and Multisector Project Management Capacity Building
Project Number 42515-012
Country India
Project Status Approved
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 has 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.
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. The PSO was closed in December 2013.

In December 2012, ADB approved a minor change in implementation arrangement to increase the TA amount by $450,000 and extend the TA closing date by 2 years from 28 February 2013 to 28 February 2015. The person-months allocation under the TA increased from 113 to 150 person-months.

A Procurement Specialist (the consultant) commenced his services on 9 April 2014. He was engaged until 6 February 2015. His role is to assist MOUD as well as the state-level PMUs on disbursement and procurement related matters. His progress thus far has been satisfactory.

To strengthen the capacity of the MDONER, the EA for the NESRIP and the IAs in the NER, a Project Management Specialist was recruited by ADB.

In January 2015, INRM approved a third 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 and a reduction of Persons-months inputs for the Institutional Development Specialist to match with the current utilization.

Geographical Location States of Tripura, Mizoram, Sikkim, Nagaland, Meghalaya, and Assam.
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

A total of 68 person-months input of national specialists is envisaged under the TA. The expertise required includes a project management specialist who will act as overall PSO team coordinator, a procurement specialist, a financial management and accounting specialist, an environmental due diligence specialist, a social safeguards and resettlement specialist and a public relations specialist.

These specialists will be supported by one junior analyst/office manager or secretary. They will be hired under the contract of the PSO coordinator.

Procurement Office equipments (computer, printers, scanners etc.)and furniture will be procured using ADB procurement procedures.
Responsible ADB Officer Chandra Arora
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Department of Economic AffairsMs. Anuradha Thakur, Director (ADB-I), DEA-MOFNorth 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 23 Mar 2015

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 721,567.11
Title Document Type Document Date
Multistate and Multisector Project Management Capacity Building Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2009

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