Myanmar: Enhancing Rural Livelihoods and Incomes

Sovereign Project | 47311-001 Status: Active


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Project Name Enhancing Rural Livelihoods and Incomes
Project Number 47311-001
Country Myanmar
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9174-MYA: Enhancing Rural Livelihoods and Incomes
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 12.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Multisector - Multisector

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome -- Pilot implementation of ERLIP s CDD process started in February 2015 in three village tracts (from the prioritized 16 village tracts). The selection of the pilot VTs was done in consultation with Township DRD and the General Administrative Department (GAD) and largely guided by the local situation and proximity to the town to facilitate supervision of three Community Facilitators (CFs) who will work in the pilot VTs.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) --- Support Service Providers for Ngaputaw and Boatpyin townships are now on board. Training of facilitators will be done to process the application and release of black grants.
Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Overall, the potential for negative environmental impacts for the Project are limited, localized and most of such impacts are reversible and can be mitigated. The size and scale of subprojects will be limited by the size of community block grants of up to $27,000 each and as such are unlikely to generate significant adverse impacts on the environment. Each subproject will go through a screening process to identify potential impacts and mitigation measures will be proposed and implemented.
Involuntary Resettlement Resettlement issues are not foreseen to be significant by the nature (community driven development) and size of potential small infrastructure improvement of rural road, rehabilitation of irrigation, rural market, improvement of water sanitation facilities for school/communities. Minor land acquisition or loss of assets cannot be fully avoided. Selection criteria for infrastructures will exclude projects with adverse impact on land/environment.
Indigenous Peoples The project has various measures to ensure that ethnic minorities in selected states/towns participate in and receive benefits from the project including better access to basic services and skill for income generation. Framework to support indigenous people involvement is prepared as a guide.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

On 12 September 2012, the ADB mission met with and briefed Mr Sato Yasuyuki, Representative, JICA; Fukuyama Akira, Representative, JICA and Mr U Tun Myint Thein, Program Officer and Mr. Hideaki Matsuo, Counselor and Head, Economic and ODA Section, Embassy of Japan and Hideki Wada , Second Secretary, (EOJ). In March 2013, the mission again discussed the progress of the project with Mr Yasuyuki and Mr. Myint Thein. During the fact-finding mission on 17 June 2013, the mission met with and briefed Mr. Yasuyuki and Ms. Yoko Yamazaki, Project Formulation Adviser (Agricultural and Rural Development Sector). The feedback from JICA and EOJ has been supportive of the CDD approach adopted under the Project and the decentralized implementation arrangements under the project.

A follow-up mission visited Myanmar to confirm the same project scope, implementation arrangements, cost estimates, time frame, and other details with the reorganized executing agency: Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries, and Rural Development.

During the fact-finding mission of June 2013, consultation meetings were also conducted with the World Bank (WB), Department of International Development (DfID), co-chair, and United Nations Office of Project Services, fund manager, respectively of the LIFT, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). A one day workshop was also organized with INGOs, NGOs, and with the Food Security Working Group (FSWG) in Yangon.

During Project Implementation Ngaputaw Township held their Village Tracts Prioritization Workshop for ERLIP on 16 December 2014 which drew a total of 274 participants (41% being women) from all 83 village tracts, government departments and NGOs working in the township. The workshop identified and agreed on the priority 16 village tracts for ERLIP support.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services All consultants will be recruited in accordance with the ADB Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). All consulting firms (including NGOs, LNGOs, and INGOs) will be recruited using Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) with a quality-cost ratio of 80:20, or Consultants Qualifications Selection (CQS).
Procurement All procurement to be financed by the project will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time). Civil works and livelihood packages (Component B, Subproject) will consist of 288 units (estimated value of $27,000/unit), with multiple lots or contracts to allow small contractors and community groups to participate under community contracting scheme to bid. Procurement of civil works valued between $100,000 to $1.0 million per package shall follow National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedure which ADB and the government will agree with. Goods and civil works costing between $10,001 to $99,999 per package shall be procured through Shopping. Goods estimated to cost below $10,000 may be purchased by the executing/implementing agency directly from the supplier, and in this case, ADB should be satisfied that the price paid is reasonable.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Pavit Ramachandran
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries, and Rural Development
Office No. 36 Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 12 Jun 2013 to 28 Jun 2013
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Grant 9174-MYA

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Dec 2013 04 Jun 2014 04 Jun 2014 31 Dec 2017 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 13.90 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 11 Dec 2013 0.00 2.27 19%
Counterpart 1.90 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 12.00 11 Dec 2013 0.00 1.31 11%
Title Document Type Document Date
Enhancing Rural Livelihoods and Incomes: Project Data Sheet (Myanmar Language Translation) Translated PDS Apr 2015
Enhancing Rural Livelihoods and Incomes Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction Nov 2013
Enhancing Rural Livelihoods and Incomes Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Jul 2013

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.

Title Document Type Document Date
Enhancing Rural Livelihoods and Incomes Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Sep 2013
Enhancing Rural Livelihoods and Incomes: Resettlement and Ethnic Groups Framework Combined Resettlement Framework and Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks Sep 2013

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