China, People's Republic of: Improving the Institutional Framework for Environmental Statistics

Sovereign Project | 46083-001 Status: Closed

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Project Name Improving the Institutional Framework for Environmental Statistics
Project Number 46083-001
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8175-PRC: Improving the Institutional Framework for Environmental Statistics
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 450,000.00
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

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

Project Outcome

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

The TA interim review mission was conducted in Jan 2014 and the final review in Nov 2014. Implementation progress as assessed during the final review mission along with a few other updates are presented below.

a. Output 1: A review of international experiences in environmental statistics systems and livestock-related pollution accounting approaches. Progress: Comprehensive reports have been completed both for international experience on environmental statistics and livestock-related pollution accounting approaches, which were included as Chapters 2 and 5 of the draft final report.

b. Output 2: A detailed report and implementation road map for an improved environmental statistics institutional framework in the PRC. Progress: A detailed report, including a roadmap for improved environmental statistics institutional framework in the PRC, has been completed and included as chapters 4 and 6 of the draft final report. It evaluates the current status and analyzes the future demands and development needs and improved institutional framework for environmental statistics in the PRC. The recommendations draws on both international and national experiences related to environmental statistics. The first draft of the policy brief for environmental statistics reform was submitted in August 2014.

c. Output 3: Technical guidelines on accounting methods for livestock-related pollutants. Progress: The technical guidelines on accounting methods for livestock-related pollutants have been completed and included as chapter 5 and Appendix 2 of the draft final report. Pilot studies were completed by September 2013.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Representatives from the following organizations/departments participated in the discussions/workshop during the final review mission:

The Department of Total Pollutants Control, MEP; National Statistics Bureau of the PRC; Foreign Economic Cooperation Office, MEP; Statistics Division, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; Statistics Office, Chinese National Environmental Monitoring Center; South China Institute of Environmental Science, MEP; Agricultural Ecological and Resources Monitoring Center, MOA; Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture; Environmental Protection Bureaus in Changchun, Jilin, and Lin Yi; and the Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services It is estimated that the TA would require 5 person-months of international and 32 person-months of national consulting services. Four national consultants (an environmental statistics and institutional specialist and/or national team leader, a livestock-related pollution data analysis and accounting specialist, a statistical research methodologies specialist; and an environmental institutional and policy specialist); and two international consultants (an environmental statistics and institutional specialist and/or deputy team leader, and a livestock-related pollution data analysis and accounting specialist) will be required for TA implementation. The consultants will be engaged by ADB through a firm following ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time) using the quality- and cost-based selection method, with a cost quality weighing ratio of 80:20. The simplified technical proposal approach will be used. Operational expenses for trainings, workshops, translation, and printing will be included in the consultant's contract. Advance contracting procedure for the engagement of consultants for the TA may be considered.
Procurement Equipment will be procured following ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time) and will be handed over to MEP upon completion of the proposed TA. Disbursements under the TA will be done following ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (May 2010, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Alvin Lopez
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Environmental Protection
115 Xizhimen Nanxiaojie, Beijing

Timetable

Concept Clearance 23 Jun 2012
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2015

TA 8175-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Sep 2012 26 Oct 2012 26 Oct 2012 30 Apr 2014 30 Apr 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
450,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 450,000.00 27 Sep 2012 392,076.67

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