Solomon Islands: Strengthening Country Safeguard Systems in the Transport Sector

Sovereign Project | 46045-001 Status: Closed


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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
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Transport policies and institutional development

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Achieved.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
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 Staff

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 Development
PO Box 1213
Honiara, Solomon Islands


Concept Clearance 08 Nov 2012
Fact Finding 11 Jun 2012 to 20 Jun 2012
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 12 Mar 2015

TA 8217-SOL

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

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

None currently available.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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