India: Capacity Development for Project Implementation

Sovereign Project | 43459-012

Summary

Important activities envisaged under the TA include: (i) project implementation training programs for covering ADB procedures on procurement, consultant selection, disbursement, and safeguard procedures in addition to procurement clinics, contract administration, construction management, project management, highway maintenance, preparation of detailed project report (DPR), pre construction activities, irrigation water requirement and scheduling, operation and maintenance of irrigation schemes, etc; (ii) training programs in thematic topics for covering topics relevant to sector and institutional reform in urban, transport, energy and agriculture and natural resources in addition to public private partnerships and gender; (iii) encouraging cross-learning in project implementation by field visits to well performing projects; (iv) conducting national and project-specific business opportunity seminars to facilitate participation of contractors, consultants, and NGOs in ADB-funded projects; (v) dissemination of

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Project Name Capacity Development for Project Implementation
Project Number 43459-012
Country India
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7593-IND: Capacity Development for Project Implementation
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
TA 7593-IND: Capacity Development for Project Implementation (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
TA 7593-IND: Capacity Development for Project Implementation (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Irrigation
Education - Secondary - Technical and vocational education and training
Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution - Renewable energy generation - small hydro - Renewable energy generation - solar
Finance - Inclusive finance - Small and medium enterprise finance and leasing
Public sector management - Public administration
Transport - Rail transport (non-urban) - Road transport (non-urban)
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Renovation and protection of cultural heritage - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban sewerage - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description Important activities envisaged under the TA include: (i) project implementation training programs for covering ADB procedures on procurement, consultant selection, disbursement, and safeguard procedures in addition to procurement clinics, contract administration, construction management, project management, highway maintenance, preparation of detailed project report (DPR), pre construction activities, irrigation water requirement and scheduling, operation and maintenance of irrigation schemes, etc; (ii) training programs in thematic topics for covering topics relevant to sector and institutional reform in urban, transport, energy and agriculture and natural resources in addition to public private partnerships and gender; (iii) encouraging cross-learning in project implementation by field visits to well performing projects; (iv) conducting national and project-specific business opportunity seminars to facilitate participation of contractors, consultants, and NGOs in ADB-funded projects; (v) dissemination of best practices identified during project preparation and implementation among the EAs and other stakeholders and (vi) conducting of tripartite portfolio review meetings. The above activities are proposed to be conducted as per the fixed annual training calendar during 2010-15. By the end of the TA, the total training programs will be 151 covering about 6,184 EA staff.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Improving operational effectiveness is one of the goals of CPS. Currently substantial amount of ADB's operations in India are in states which have weak capacities. Enhancing the capacities of executing agency staff will improve project implementation and readiness at entry and will contribute to effectiveness of ADB operations in the country. Further, good governance and capacity development are among the drivers identified in Strategy 2020.
Impact The impact of the TA would be timely delivery of the project benefits.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

The outcome of

the TA would be improved capacities of EA staff in implementing ADB-financed projects

Progress Toward Outcome About 131 training programs, 6 TPRM were conducted under the TA and approximately 5227 executing agency staff attended the training programs as of 12 March 2015.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Completion of TPRMs as scheduled (Additional).

Completion of training programs as scheduled.

Institutionalization of capacity building programs at selected academic institutes.

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

In May 2014, TA scope expanded and TA closing date was further extended upto 31 December 2015. With this change total training programs revised from 131 to 151 covering about 6,184 EA staff.

Conducted about 131 training programs covering 5227 executing agency staff as of 12 March 2015.

A training needs assessment (TNA) survey was conducted among executing agency staff to establish a baseline of training needs

Based on the TNA the list of training topics were identified. The training topics include ADB Procedures, project implementation topics like contract management, construction management, project management, DPR Preparation, highway maintenance, Irrigation Water Scheduling, etc and thematic topics like Road Safety, Water Demand Management for Urban Projects, Trenchless Technologies, Municipal Accounting Reforms, etc

Training programs are being conducted in collaboration with national academic and training institutes.

Geographical Location India
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance (MOF), Government of India is the executing agency for the TA. DEA has been consulted during TA design phase
During Project Implementation DEA approves the design and content of the Annual Training Calendar every year. DEA also approves trainees for each training program.
Responsible ADB Officer Vikram Annamraju
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Department of Economic AffairsMinistry of Finance
North Block
New Delhi-110001, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 28 Jun 2010
Fact Finding 18 Mar 2010 to 18 Mar 2010
MRM -
Approval 07 Sep 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 19 Jul 2010
Last PDS Update 23 Mar 2015

TA 7593-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Sep 2010 13 Sep 2010 13 Sep 2010 30 Sep 2013 31 Dec 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
3,250,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,750,000.00 07 Sep 2010 2,547,543.09
Title Document Type Document Date
Capacity Development for Project Implementation Technical Assistance Reports Sep 2010

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