Solomon Islands: Strengthening Country Safeguard Systems in the Transport Sector

Sovereign Project | 46045-001

Summary

The TA will support the Government of Solomon Islands to stregnthen the country safeguard system (CSS) framework and implementation capacity in the transport sector.

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Project Name Strengthening Country Safeguard Systems in the Transport Sector
Project Number 46045-001
Country Solomon Islands
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8217-SOL: Strengthening Country Safeguard Systems in the Transport Sector
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The TA will support the Government of Solomon Islands to stregnthen the country safeguard system (CSS) framework and implementation capacity in the transport sector.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

ADB's Country Partnership Strategy for Solomon Islands (2012-2016) seeks to promote equitable and sustainable development and prioritizes the transport sector. ADB's Country Operations Business Plan 2012-2014 includes this TA for strengthening CSS to help improve the design and implementation of transport projects.

The TA will support the government to develop its CSS, particularly to strengthen the CSS framework and the capacity of key ministries in the transport sector. This will contribute towards effective management of social and environmental issues in both external and government funded projects. As a result, government agencies, consultants and contractors will be able to implement transport projects smoothly and in line with international best practices on safeguards and safeguards outcomes will be more consistent across projects.

Impact Transport projects are implemented in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved CSS framework and implementation capacity on environmental and social safeguards in the transport sector.
Progress Toward Outcome Achieved.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. CSS Review Conducted

2. Institutional Capacity Assessment Conducted

3. Action Plan for Strengthening CSS Framework and Implementation Capacity is Finalized

4. Training and Capacity Building Initiatives are Delivered

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) All outputs have been completed following discussion with stakeholders and participating agencies and a series of workshops. Revised documents will be uploaded to the ADB website.
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The draft TA proposal was discussed with the government, development partners, and stakeholders during fact-finding for TA in June 2012. The government strongly supports the proposed TA. Development partners and stakeholders also welcome this initiative as the TA will start a national dialogue among all relevant stakeholders on the CSS framework and will benefit all projects regardless of funding sources in the transport sector.
During Project Implementation The TA is continuing consultation and communication during implementation including establishment of a Working Group, identification of focal points in the three participating ministires, and delivering a series of workshops and awarenness raising seminars. On an ongoing basis the TA outputs will be shared and discussed with the stakeholders.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

The TA will require a total of 40 person-months of consulting services. Three international consultants (total of 15 person-months) and two national consultants (total of 25 person-months) will form the TA team. The international consultants will have expertise and lead TA activities in respective areas of safeguards (i.e., environment safeguards, resettlement safeguards, and legal aspect). National consultants will assist in CSS assessment, conduct of case studies in the transport sector, action planning, and overall implementation of the TA.

The consultants will be recruited through a firm and engaged by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time) through quality and cost based selection method.

Responsible ADB Officer Jean Williams
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Infrastructure DevelopmentPO Box 1213
Honiara, Solomon Islands
Timetable
Concept Clearance 08 Nov 2012
Fact Finding 11 Jun 2012 to 20 Jun 2012
MRM -
Approval 16 Nov 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 12 Mar 2015

TA 8217-SOL

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Nov 2012 20 Dec 2012 20 Dec 2012 30 Sep 2014 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 16 Nov 2012 539,042.86

Safeguard Documents

See also: Safeguards

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Evaluation Documents

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