Nepal: Preparation of the Agricultural Development Strategy

Sovereign Project | 43447-022 Status: Closed

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Project Name Preparation of the Agricultural Development Strategy
Project Number 43447-022
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7762-NEP: Preparation of the Agricultural Development Strategy
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
IFAD Grants US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Agricultural production - Irrigation - Land-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

Intensive consultations and workshops are well attended by representatives from the government, nongovernment organizations, private sectors, development partners, agricultural project managers, research organizations academia and civil society.

Final ADS submitted on 30 June 2013.

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

The ADS has four development phases with specific outputs: (i) sector assessment, (ii) participatory development of a sectoral vision, (iii) development of policy options for achieving the vision, and (iv) preparation of an implementation strategy and road map and investment plan. All four phases have been completed. The government's strong ownership is evident in its high-level participation in the workshops and PSC meetings organized. The TA has progressed smoothly and is expected to be completed as scheduled by 30 December 2013.

Consultants' contracts are currently being finalized for financial closure. TA completion report will then be circulated.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During project design, extensive stakeholder consultation was undertaken with relevant Government departments, donor partners and agricultural industry representatives to ensure project design met needs and expectations, and was complementary to on-going efforts from all stakeholders.
During Project Implementation The government's strong ownership of the ADS is essential. The TA will engage stakeholders through (i) the project steering committee (PSC); (ii) thematic groups to work on subsector and cross-sector issues with chairs appointed by the PSC, membership that includes farmer association representatives and agribusiness, and facilitation by TA consultants; (iii) an expert review panel (ERP) of national experts and development partners to peer review the main TA reports; (iv) national and regional consultation workshops; and (v) TA consultant field visits and farmer focus group discussions to identify issues and verify that strategy options are appropriate. Also strengthening ownership of the outcome will be (i) a Nepal ADS conference with TA-sponsored papers on policy options invited from stakeholders, NGOs, and academia; and (ii) the mobilization of two eminent persons to engage more closely with political leaders

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will use 48 person-months of international consulting services and 95 person-months of national, including unallocated person-months to address unforeseen issues. ADB will engage consultants in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). International consultants and the national deputy team leader will be recruited as individuals. ADB will recruit national consultants through a firm using quality- and cost-based selection at a ratio of 80:20 and bio-data technical proposals.
Procurement The TA will provide office refurbishment; furniture; office equipment including computers, printers, a copier, a generator, and internet access; and a second two-wheel-drive vehicle, purchased in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). The TA will hire a driver office staff, including an office administration manager and two office assistants responsible for running the office, accounts, communications, errands, documentation and records, and workshop and travel arrangements.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Rezaul Khan
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
Singh Durbar, Kathmandu
Nepal

Timetable

Concept Clearance 23 Nov 2010
Fact Finding 09 Nov 2010 to 16 Nov 2010
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Mar 2014

TA 7762-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2010 16 Feb 2011 16 Feb 2011 31 Dec 2012 31 Dec 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 500,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,100,000.00 14 Dec 2010 1,879,761.15

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