Development results and effectiveness are quite often interrupted or delayed due to unsatisfactory or flawed implementation of safeguard mitigation measures. Often time implementation results are intertwined with planning and design of safeguard measures. There have been concerns over the quality of safeguard planning documents and ADB staff skills in managing implementation issues. The need to understand these implementation issues have been prioritized by SARD and therefore SARD is currently supporting a S-CDTA to assess the status of institutional capacity for implementation of environmental and social safeguards in ADB-funded infrastructure projects in India, Nepal, and Bhutan. The S-CDTA has identified a set of issues that are interrelated between environmental and social safeguard planning and implementation phases and has recommended an action plan which highlights on various level of capacity development needs in each of the 3 selected DMCs and SARD.
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