Lao People's Democratic Republic: Supporting Decentralized Rural Infrastructure Development

Sovereign Project | 45275-001 Status: Active


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Project Name Supporting Decentralized Rural Infrastructure Development
Project Number 45275-001
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8086-LAO: Supporting Decentralized Rural Infrastructure Dev
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Irrigation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
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)

Individual consultants (national environment and international livestock development) have completed their assignments by assisting in addressing environment and livestock development implementation of the SNRMPEP subprojects.

A consulting firm has completed its contract and assisted in the enhancement of impacts and improvement of sustainability of SNRMPEP. It also provided technical support and capacity building for the national and local government staff.

Additional individual consultants (for resettlement, environment, irrigation) have been engaged and continue to support the EWEC and other projects.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During a consultation mission in August 2011, the Government of Lao PDR requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide complementary capacity development technical assistance (TA) for supporting decentralized rural infrastructure development to link up with the Sustainable Natural Resources Management and Productivity Enhancement Project (SNRMPEP) financed by ADB and the International Fund for Agricultural Development. The ADB TA consultation mission visited Lao PDR from 19 -20 August 2011, and discussed the proposed TA for Supporting Decentralized Rural Infrastructure Development. Subsequently, the Government of the Lao PDR concurred with the overall design, scope, implementation, and financial arrangements outlined in the TA proposal.
During Project Implementation Close consultations continue to be held with the government during implementation, including identification and adjustment of consultancy inputs as required.

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Consulting Services The Project will require 84 person-months of consultant inputs (17 international and 67 national). Required expertise will include rural development planning, agricultural engineering, operation and maintenance (O&M), geographic information systems (GIS) environmental and social safeguards, gender and ethnic groups, and financial management and procurement. ADB engaged a consulting firm using quality and cost-based selection (80:20) and simplified technical proposals. Some individual consultants have been engaged for preparatory and supplemental assignments. Consulting inputs of the Team Leader/Rural Development Planner (TL) will be frontloaded during implementation to ensure technical inputs are provided to develop design and O&M protocols for proposed rural infrastructure assets and associated training components. The TL will also guide the development of the Knowledge and Communications Plan. Inputs will be sequenced to ensure transfer of responsibilities to the Deputy Team Leader/Agricultural Engineer (DTL) during the final year of TA implementation to implement the established protocols and ensure finalize the knowledge products. All engagement of consultants will follow ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (April 2010, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Charles Salter
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Livestock and Fisheries
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry


Concept Clearance 02 Sep 2011
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

TA 8086-LAO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 May 2012 23 Jul 2012 23 Jul 2012 30 Jun 2015 30 Sep 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 29 May 2012 805,349.27
Title Document Type Document Date
Supporting Decentralized Rural Infrastructure Development Technical Assistance Reports May 2012

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