Sri Lanka: Post-Conflict Emergency Assistance for Livelihood Restoration of Resettled Internally Displaced People in the North

Sovereign Project | 44201-012

Summary

ADB approved $2.5 million grant from the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) on 19 August 2010 for livelihood improvement of internally displaced people due to the conflict in the North. The Project is effective from 26 October 2010 after signing of the letter of agreement by the Government. The primary objective of the project is the restoration of livelihood of resettled internally displaced people (IDP) in the north through provision of temporary income-earning opportunities.

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Project Name Post-Conflict Emergency Assistance for Livelihood Restoration of Resettled Internally Displaced People in the North
Project Number 44201-012
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9150-SRI: Post-Conflict Emergency Assistance for Livelihood Restoration of Resettled Internally Displaced People in the North
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 2.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Multisector - Multisector
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description ADB approved $2.5 million grant from the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) on 19 August 2010 for livelihood improvement of internally displaced people due to the conflict in the North. The Project is effective from 26 October 2010 after signing of the letter of agreement by the Government. The primary objective of the project is the restoration of livelihood of resettled internally displaced people (IDP) in the north through provision of temporary income-earning opportunities. The project will (i) support the rehabilitation and maintenance of 200km of field irrigation canals (FICs) and 100km of rural access roads (RARs), thereby enabling 2,500 families of resettled IDP to receive cash benefits for restoration of their original livelihoods and employment in the agriculture sector; (ii) provide training for 2,000 IDP in agriculture-related subjects focused on improving productivity and access to markets including value-addition methods; and (iii) promote saving habits among IDP, leading to investment in sustainable ventures, including income-generating activities. All activities will be carried out in consultation with central and provincial government authorities and IDP. The project will be implemented taking into account the ongoing development programs and approaches of the government and development partners in the project area.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project will support the restoration of livelihood of resettled IPDs in the north through provision of temporary income-earning opportunities.
Impact Restoration of livelihood of resettledIDP due to the conflict in the north
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improve agriculture productivity through rehabilitation and rural infrastructure
Progress Toward Outcome All project physical activities completed.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1.Rehabiltation of FICs and RARs

2. Capacity of IDP for rehabilitating and maintaining FICs and RARs developed

3. Appropriate skills of IDP are developed for improving agricultural production, access to markets, and selfemployment

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The project has accomplished and exceeded its' targets by rehabilitating 90 km of field irrigation canals (FICs) and 518 km of rural access roads (RARs) thereby 3,323 families of resettled IDP had received cash benefits for restoration of their original livelihoods. Training provided for 2,256 IDPs in animal husbandry, agriculture related subjects and skill development such as driving and tailoring. Majority of the IDPs have utilized their savings for income generating activities leading to entrepreneurships and investment in sustainable ventures. CBOs are now equipped with tools and experience members to maintain FICs and RARs of their own villages. With ADB concurrence PMU has purchased the 6 combine harvesters for the benefit of farmers in the project area.
Geographical Location Five Districts in the Northern Province
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Unlikely to have adverse environmental impact
Involuntary Resettlement no involuntry resettlement impacts
Indigenous Peoples Not expected to have impacts on indigenous peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The project team had a series of discussions with government agencies, and consultation with the Embassy of Japan, the World Bank, the Japan International Cooperation Agency,a and resettled IDP. Based on the outcomes of discussions, the team reached an understanding with the government and development partners on the objective, scope, implementation arrangements, costs and financing plan, and terms of reference of the JFPR-funded project. The Sri Lanka Resident Mission is responsible for the preparation of the proposed project and for consultation and coordination with the Embassy of Japan and other international agencies deemed necessary for successful implementation of the project. The Ministry of Economic Development (MOED) will coordinate the project at the national level and provide information on project activities to development partners and other government agencies. The project team also consulted the national task force for rehabilitation of the north. A project coordinating committee will be established under the MOED with representatives from key stakeholders and ADB. The exact composition of the committee will be determined at the inception of the project.
During Project Implementation The consultation will be continued during implementation through ADB review missions and reporting of the EA
Responsible ADB Officer K.M. Tilakaratne
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Sri Lanka Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Economic and Industrial DevelopmentGalle Road, Colombo 3
Sri Lanka
Timetable
Concept Clearance 13 Apr 2010
Fact Finding 05 Jan 2010 to 08 Jan 2010
MRM -
Approval 19 Aug 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 03 May 2010
Last PDS Update 26 Mar 2014

Grant 9150-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Aug 2010 26 Oct 2010 26 Oct 2010 25 Apr 2013 28 Feb 2014 04 Jun 2014
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 19 Aug 2010 0.00 2.49 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 2.50 19 Aug 2010 0.00 2.49 100%

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