Regional: Improving Safeguard Policy Applications in South Asia Developing Member Countries

Sovereign Project | 46282-001 Status: Active

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Project Name Improving Safeguard Policy Applications in South Asia Developing Member Countries
Project Number 46282-001
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8569-REG: Improving Safeguard Policy Applications in South Asia Developing Member Countries
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
TA 8569-REG: Improving Safeguard Policy Applications in South Asia Developing Member Countries (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
TA: Improving Safeguard Policy Applications in South Asia Developing Member Countries (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution - Large hydropower generation

Transport - Road transport (non-urban) - Urban roads and traffic management

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban sanitation - Urban sewerage - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

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

Output 1: Recruited two international consultants, namely Environmental Management Specialist and Social Safeguard Specialist. The engagement of the Social Safeguard Specialist has commenced beginning 27 March 2014. The Environmental Management Specialist's contract has commenced on 16 April 2014.

Output 2: Training workshops have been conducted for EAs and IAs as follows:

(a) Environment and social safeguards training workshops have been conducted in India;

(b) Training on handling environmental contracts conducted in Sri Lanka and Nepal;

(c) Training on grievance redress mechanism conducted in Nepal

Output 3: Recruited Information Technology Consultant on 01 September 2014. SARD safeguards tracking system undergoing modifications and revisions based on comments provided by SARD safeguards specialists and other peers.

Output 4: Consultant recruitment ongoing

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The assigned peer reviewers were consulted during the interdepartmental circulation of the draft concept paper.
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services On an intermittent basis, ADB will engage individual consultants in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). Two international consultants namely, an environmental management specialist and a social safeguard specialist, will be engaged for a total of 31 person-months. Their main tasks will be to enhance overall quality of environmental and social safeguard design and planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting on ADB projects in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal by preparing the necessary manuals and training materials. One international consultant, namely a safeguards specialist, will be engaged for a total of 88 days to work on the SARD safeguards tracking system with the national information technology consultant. ADB will engage 20 national consultants for a total of 56 person-months. Disbursements under the R-CDTA will be made in accordance with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (January 2010, as amended from time to time). No activity will be financed in any DMC until ADB receives a letter of no objection in respect of such activity from the government of such DMC.
Procurement The participating governments will provide support in the form of data and other information, counterpart staff, office accommodations and facilities, and transportation to site visits for training purposes.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Ricardo Carlos Barba
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Office of the Director General, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines

Timetable

Concept Clearance 20 Sep 2013
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 15 Mar 2016

TA 8569-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013 28 Feb 2017 31 Aug 2018 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,100,000.00 13 Dec 2013 332,163.88

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.

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