Philippines: Enhancing Capacities for the KALAHI–CIDSS National Community-Driven Development Project

Sovereign Project | 47142-001

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Project Name Enhancing Capacities for the KALAHI–CIDSS National Community-Driven Development Project
Project Number 47142-001
Country Philippines
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8590-PHI: Enhancing Capacities for the KALAHI CIDSS National Community-Driven Development Project
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Rural sanitation - Rural water supply services
Education - Education sector development - Pre-primary and primary
Information and communication technology - ICT industries and ICT-enabled services
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Improved implementation of the KC-NCDDP
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved competencies of program staff and stakeholders to implement the KC-NCDDP
Progress Toward Outcome

TA implementation is lagging behind with only 10% of funds disbursed in January 2015 against an elapsed period of 58% since TA approval (54% since TA effectiveness). Envisaged to help address the capacity building requirements of KC-NCDDP program staff and key stakeholders, TA activities were put on hold for the following reasons: (i) EA had been in the process of recruiting program staff, which commenced only in August 2014; (ii) EA wanted to have better appreciation of knowledge and skills gaps that need to be addressed; (iii) project manuals upon which training modules that will be prepared under the TA were finalized in July-

December 2014; and (iv) TA consultants were engaged and mobilized in Q3 2014.

Nonetheless, the TA supported the learning exchange on CDD that coincided with the KCNCDDP launch in Ormoc City in June 2014 and preparatory assessment on capacity development for the implementation of Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao-Bangsamoro Regional Inclusive Development for Growth and Empowerment (ARMM-BRIDGE), the counterpart of KC-NCDDP in ARMM.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Learning and development (L&D) framework established

2. Curriculum design and learning modules completed

3. Institutional support systems established

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Output 1: The L&D framework is currently being prepared and is expected to be completed by Q3 2015. This involves a review of previous and present capacity building interventions to determine updates or changes needed prior to the second cycle of the program by Q3 2015. In close consultation with the EA, the formulation of the L&D framework will include: (i) needs analysis of current program staff, municipal local government workers and community volunteers; (ii) benchmark or parallel studies of CDD capacity building programs such as those conducted in Indonesia; (iii) development of job descriptions and profiles aligned to

performance standards for different levels of program staff, municipal local government unit

Output 2: Based on needs assessment and L&D framework under output 1, output 2 will develop a curriculum-based approach to learning to build and enhance the competencies for program staff and stakeholders. Core programs and specialized courses will be provided to address knowledge and skills gaps. The output will support the development and pilot-testing of learning modules and making learning resources available in print and electronic versions. It will establish an effective M&E system into the capacity building programs to track and assess

learning outcomes, including the introduction of a credit system for key programs to reflect the achievement of knowledge and skills of staff and stakeholders. It will also explore options for awarding academic credits for successful completion of core and specialized programs.

Output 3: Output 3 supports the establishment of appropriate institutional and organizational arrangements for developing and managing ICT-enabled L&D programs, including an M&E system for tracking learning progress and outcomes. It will support the creation of a web-based learning resource center and a skills and learning registry system. It will help establish ICTenabled learning support mechanisms for participating in the core and specialized programs, as well as other learning opportunities. The TA will help establish partnerships with selected higher educational institutions and training institutes.

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
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will engage consultants through individual consultants' selection in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). The terms of reference for 8 person-months of international consulting inputs and 38 person-months of national consulting inputs are in Appendix 3. To provide the TA with flexibility to mobilize expertise as the NCDDP evolves, the terms of reference and selection criteria for 15 person-months of national consulting services in areas including but not limited to financial management, L&D modules, and systems design and programming will be determined during project implementation. The activity costs related to workshops, training, seminars, and conferences and studies will be administered by the consultants. All procurements will be done in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Joel V. Mangahas
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of Social Welfare and DevelopmentBatasan Pambansa Complex
Constitution Hills, Quezon City
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 12 Sep 2013
Fact Finding 09 Oct 2013 to 11 Oct 2013
MRM -
Approval 18 Dec 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2015

TA 8590-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Dec 2013 17 Jan 2014 17 Jan 2014 31 Dec 2015 30 Jun 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,500,000.00 645,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,145,000.00 18 Dec 2013 193,493.20

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