Indonesia: Supporting Water Operators' Partnerships

Sovereign Project | 44090-012 Status: Closed


The Technical Assistance (TA) Supporting Water Operators Partnerships in Indonesia provides technical and financial assistance, through a demand driven approach, to urban water utility operators that want to improve their services.

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Project Name Supporting Water Operators' Partnerships
Project Number 44090-012
Country Indonesia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The Technical Assistance (TA) Supporting Water Operators Partnerships in Indonesia provides technical and financial assistance, through a demand driven approach, to urban water utility operators that want to improve their services.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Supports initiatives in the water supply and sanitation sector and is consistent with the strategic areas of engagement in the Country Strategy, primarily relating to: (1) improved infrastructure services, with increased public and private sector investment; and (2) accelerated MDG achievement through increased coverage and better water supply and sanitation services.
Impact .A positive change in coverage, service quality, and operational capacity of Indonesian water utilities for the benefit of its customers and the environment.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Participating water utility operators will improve their operational and financial performance.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Twinning partnerships.

2. Workshops conducted for participating PDAMs.

3. Training events held for participating PDAMs.

4. Knowledge products (KPs)

5. Improved cooperation and knowledge exchange with regional and international networks.

6. National-Level Twinning Plan

7. Reports

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

Nine out of the nine twinning partnerships that are covered are completed.

The 4 sanitation Twinnings: PD PAL BAnjarmasin and PDAM Surakarta, PDAM Yogyakarta and PDAM Medan completed their diagnostic visit and their visit to their mentor and have their twinning programs established.

In addition there are two domestic twinning which have had the second PDAM Palembang visit Tasikmalaya and Muara Enim. Twinning program has been established.

Geographical Location Nationwide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Under RETA 6396 extensive consultation has been undertaken since 2007 with DMC governments and other stakeholders, including the water utility networks/associations (and their members), IWA, USAID, UNHabitat, and water operators. More recently the Australian Water Association has become interested and is introducing the WOPs program to its members to attract more of them to become expert twins based on the experiences of City West Water and Yarra Valley Water, which are already operating successful twinning partnerships under the RETA. Malaysian utilities have also been very active as expert twins under the RETA and are interested in further twinning. Support to national twinning is also being investigated with a number of national water associations in the region.
During Project Implementation In-country meetings, workshops, discussions, and the twinning partnerships have provided positive feedback on the RETA, hence the need to extend the program and provide further assistance through WOPs Phase 2 and now through this CDTA - Supporting WOPs in Indonesia.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

Individual consultants:

Lead Facilitator and Twinning Specialist (international, 8 person-months intermittent)

Principal Facilitator of Technical Training and Change Management (international, 3 person-months intermittent)

Technical Support Specialist (national, 8 person-months intermittent)

Project Coordinator (national, 12 person-months intermittent)

Responsible ADB Officer Javier Coloma Brotons
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Directorate General of Human Settlements,MOPW
Jl. Pattimura No. 20
Kebayoran Baru
Jakarta, Indonesia
Ministry of Public Works
Jalan Pattimura No. 20
Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan
Concept Clearance 31 May 2010
Fact Finding 22 Apr 2010 to 23 Apr 2010
Approval 14 Dec 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 27 Jun 2010
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2014

TA 7739-INO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2010 26 Jan 2011 26 Jan 2011 31 Jan 2013 27 Feb 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 14 Dec 2010 1,223,022.95

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