Mongolia: Ulaanbaatar Urban Services and Ger Areas Development Investment Program

Sovereign Project | 45007-001 Status: Closed


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Project Name Ulaanbaatar Urban Services and Ger Areas Development Investment Program
Project Number 45007-001
Country Mongolia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7970-MON: Ulaanbaatar Urban Services and Ger Areas Development Investment Program
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.50 million
TA 7970-MON: Ulaanbaatar Urban Services and Ger Areas Development Investment Program (additional financing)
Multi-Donor Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility US$ 200,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Other urban services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban slum development - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Ulaanbaatar

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Potential initial stakeholders include ger area residents, private and public services and services providers in the subcenters, local government, Ulaanbaatar Municipal Government, public utilities (i.e., USUG and heating companies).
During Project Implementation The PPTA will conduct a poverty and social analysis and address social safeguards. A socioeconomic survey, affordability survey, stakeholder workshops, focus group discussions and key informant interviews will be conducted during the PPTA.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

The municipality of Ulaanbaatar (MUB) will be the executing and implementing agency for components one, two, and four. The MUB needs consulting support, strategic advice, and capacity development to define an ensuing project that will be prepared under the project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA). The PPTA will be implemented over a period of 13 months and is expected to start in April 2012 and to be completed by the end of March 2013. The PPTA will finance consulting services, workshops, training, field work, and survey costs. It will require an estimated 107 person-months of consulting services - 37 person-months of international consultants and 70 person-months of national consultants. The main fields of expertise will be urban planning, municipal infrastructure, water and sanitation, safeguards, finance and economics, and private sector participation. The proceeds of the PPTA will be disbursed in accordance with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time).

The consultants will be engaged through a consulting firm in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). A consulting firm will be recruited for 37 person-months of international consultancy supported by 70 person-months of national consultancy. The firm will be selected based on the quality- and cost- based selection method, using a 90:10 ratio. The heavy weighting on the quality of the proposal is considered appropriate because of the complexity of the environment for strategic options in the delivery and financing of basic urban services. ADB's full technical proposal will be used to select and engage the consultants. The equipment for PPTA implementation will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time) and in line with JFPR 2011 Policy Guidelines for TA and Grants for Eligible Expenditures and for Ineligible Expenditures and will be turned over to MUB after completion of the PPTA.

Provision will be made for supplementary individual consultants to either consolidate the expertise already available or supplement the needed expertise. Individual consultants will provide an estimated 3 person-months of consultancy, distributed as 1 person-month of international consultancy supported by 2 person-months of national consultancy. The consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Arnaud Heckmann
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Municipal Government of Ulaanbaatar
Sukhbaatar Square-11
Ulaanbaatar-46, Mongolia


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Mar 2014

TA 7970-MON

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2011 17 Jan 2012 17 Jan 2012 30 Apr 2013 30 Sep 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,700,000.00 13 Dec 2011 1,690,059.68

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