Capacity Development Resource Centre (CDRC) in India

In 2008, ADB’s India Resident Mission (INRM) started structured capacity development programs for executing agency staff on a pilot basis. In the following two years, INRM focused on delivering capacity development programs on ADB procedures.

In 2011, INRM adopted an institutional approach to capacity development and established the Capacity Development Resource Centre (CDRC). Thanks to this initiative the capacity development efforts of INRM received a fillip. Training programs were scaled up to reach an increasing number of executing agency staff, with the coverage expanding to project implementation and thematic topics. CDRC also developed a network of Indian training and academic institutions to make capacity development local resource driven. CDRC collaborated with various national institutions including the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, the Administrative Staff College of India in Hyderabad, the Indian Academy of Highway Engineers, the National Institute of Construction Management and Research in Pune, the Indian Institute of Administration, Ahmedabad, for delivery of training programs on project implementation and thematic topics.

Executing agencies from Afghanistan also participate in CDRC programs. Nepal Resident Mission (NRM) established a CDRC to meet the country’s capacity development needs.

CDRC will be producing 2 publications in 2016: (i) ‘Capacity Development for Project Implementation – CDRC’s Experience at INRM’ which explains how the CDRC evolved, highlights of capacity development, feedback of executing agencies on capacity development programs, etc. This publication is expected to serve as a ready reckoner for other Resident Missions to replicate CDRC model to meet their own capacity development needs; and (ii) ‘FIDIC Contracts – 200 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers’. This publication has been compiled based on issues raised by executing agencies at various contract management clinics. The publication is expected to serve as a ready reckoner on various contract management issues.

During 2016, INRM also proposes to establish a CDRC in the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad, funding the staffing needs for a fixed period. By end of 2016, it is expected that ASCI would be able to offer capacity development programs on project implementation to the Government of India, State Governments, the World Bank, etc. agencies on a chargeable basis and become sustainable by 2017. This arrangement is expected to support long term sustainability of capacity development programs started by INRM CDRC.

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Training Calendar 2016

No Training Topic Resource Person Proposed Date No. of Days Venue Program
1 Contract Management Clinic for Uttarakhand Projects ADB 10 Feb (Wed) 1 Dehradun Non-Residential 40
2 Procurement and Contract Management Clinic for MP Projects ADB 16 Feb (Tue) 1 Bhopal Residential 40
3 Procurement and Contract Management Clinic for Bihar Projects ADB 2 Mar (Wed) 1 Patna Non-Residential 40
4 Gender Program for MFF: Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 1/2) -for HP, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand, with possible association of the Uttarakhand Urban Sector Development Investment Program and Uttarakhand Emergency Assistance (Sector) Project ADB 8-9 Mar (Tue-Wed) 2 Chandigarh Residential 50
5 ADB Procurement and Consultant Selection Procedures* ADB 4-6 Apr (Mon-Wed) 3 ASCI, Hyderabad Residential 50
6 Business Opportunities Seminar ADB 13 Apr (Wed) 1 Hyderabad Non-Residential 40

Contract Management Clinic (with special focus on Karnataka IWRM issues)

ADB 14 Apr (Thu) 1 ASCI, Hyderabad Residential 50
8 Procurement and Contract Management Clinic for North East Projects ADB 4 May (Wed) 1 Shillong Non-Residential 40
9 Gender Program for North East Projects ADB 4-5 May (Wed-Thurs) 2 Guwahati Residential 50
10 Rationalization of Tariff Structure in Hydro Power Sector ADB 17-19 May (Tues-Thurs) 3 Shimla Residential 40
11 Orientation of Project Directors and Senior Officials of PWDs to best practices of MPRDC ADB 7-8 Jun (Tues-Wed) 2 Bhopal Residential 30
12 ADB Gender Policies and Gender Audit ADB 14-16 Jun (Tue-Thurs) 3 ASCI, Hyderabad Residential 50
13 24x7 Water Supply in Urban Areas ADB 22-23 Jun (Wed-Thurs) 2 ASCI, Hyderabad Residential 50
14 ADB Disbursement Procedures ADB 25-27 July(Mon-Wed) 3 ASCI, Hyderabad Residential 50
15 ADB Safeguards Procedures ADB 2-4 Aug (Tues-Thurs) 3 ASCI, Hyderabad Residential 50
16 Construction Management NICMAR 8-12 Aug (Mon-Fri) 5 ASCI, Hyderabad Residential 50
17 FIDIC Contract Management FIDIC, Geneva 29-31 Aug (Mon-Wed) 3 ASCI, Hyderabad Residential 50
18 Innovations in project implementation by ADB funded EAs   14-15 Sep (Wed-Thurs) 2 Bhopal Residential 40

Capacity Development Program for National Health Mission (NHM)

IIM, Ahmedabad

Sep (TBD)




20 Clinic on Failures in Procurement Procedures/ Process ADB 3 Oct (Mon) 1 Delhi Residential 40
21 BOS followed by Contract Management Clinic ADB 16-17 Nov (Wed-Thurs) 2 Delhi Residential 40
22 Contract Management Clinic ADB 17 Nov (Thurs) 1 Delhi Residential 40

** The exact dates of the training programs may change depending on the final TPRM dates

** Programs will be conducted in consultation with sector groups and based on adequate nominations.

Nominations should be filed by the project directors online at

For further information please contact:

India Resident Mission (INRM) Gurjyot Singh Senior Portfolio Management Officer   Tel: +91 11 3090 0623/3090 0600  Email contact form
India Resident Mission (INRM) Geeta Malhotra Associate Portfolio Management Officer   Tel: +91 11 3090 0627/3090 0600  Email contact form