Regional: Joint Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases in the People’s Republic of China and Mongolia

Sovereign Project | 46025-001 Status: Closed


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Project Name Joint Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases in the People’s Republic of China and Mongolia
Project Number 46025-001
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8220-REG: Joint Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases in the People's Republic of China and Mongolia
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 250,000.00
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 250,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Livestock

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The TA is helping PRC and MON set up a joint work group on animal disease control.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

TA inception meeting was organized in November 2013 in Beijing, PRC.

A joint expert team on control of transboundary animal diseases, comprising of an international consultant, two PRC and two Monglian national consultants, has been set up to (i) prepare an operational manual for grass-root animal health workers, covering 5 major TADs; and (ii) prepare a capacity development plan for joint control of TADs.

TA implementation encountered some delay due to resignation of the two MON national consultants. A replacement has been recruited.

TA organized a PRC-MON-Russia tripartite meeting on joint control of animal diseases on 20-23 August 2014 in Hailaer, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of the PRC, in collaboration with FAO and OIE (World Animal Health Organization). The meeting discussed the trends of TADs in the subregion and recommend joint actions, which would be incorporated into the outputs of the TA.

TA activities planned for 2014 (and first half of 2015) include:

(1) finalizing and disseminating the operational manual;

(2) finalizing and disseminating the capacity building plan;

(3) continuing to organize PRC-MON joint working group meeting on control of TADs;

(4) organize one training for MON animal health workers on lab dignosis of selected animal diseases in collaboration with China National Lab.

The international consultant (Team Leader) resigned due to personal reasons in late February 2015. The new Team Leader was recruited in May 2015 to resume the TA activities. Thanks to efforts of all parties, TA implementation was brought back on track.

The final workshop to review the above major outputs were organized on 11 September 2015. Representatives from the two governments were satisfied with the draft reports, and also provided some valuable comments for further improvement. The reports/outputs are expected to be finalized by October 2015.

The TA also financed the second tripartite meeting (with co-sponsorship by Swiss Development Agency), which was held on 11 (PM)-13 September, with support of FAO and OIE.

All TA activities were completed and operational manuals were printed by 31 December 2015. The TA was closed on 31 March 2016.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design This TA is designed at the request of the governments of the PRC and Mongolia. ADB has held preliminary discussions during the fact-finding phase with the government representatives about the objective and key activities of the TA.
During Project Implementation More consultations with stakeholders, including government agencies, animal health research institutes, local communities engaged in animal husbandry, will be organized during TA implementation. The issue of involving non-governmental and other civil society organizations will be further explored. Findings and recommendations from sanitary and phytosanitary studies commissioned by ADB for the CAREC will also be taken into consideration in implementing the TA.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services ADB will engage consultants and resource persons as individuals based on their qualifications and experience and in accordance with ADB Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Office equipment will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time) and transferred to the implementing agencies upon TA completion.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Yuebin Zhang
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Mgt, Financial Sector and Regional Coop Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
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Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines


Concept Clearance 13 Apr 2012
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

TA 8220-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Nov 2012 - 21 Nov 2012 31 Dec 2014 31 Dec 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 21 Nov 2012 281,622.43

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