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India: Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program (Tranche 1)

Evaluation Document | 19 February 2019

The Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program was designed to assist the state in increasing economic growth, reducing poverty, and sustaining improvements in urban environment and in the quality of life in 15 medium-sized urban local bodies. The program was designed as a multitranche financing facility (MFF) and aimed to deliver essential municipal infrastructure and services, including improvements in water supply, wastewater management, solid waste management, urban drainage, urban transport and roads, and social infrastructure. It also aimed to provide capacity development and program management support. The MFF consisted of three tranches and the initial program focused on three local bodies—Alwar, Jaisalmer, and Jhalawar–Jhalarapatan—as tranche 1 of the investment program.

The investment program, including project 1 (financed by tranche 1), comprised the following: (i) Part A—urban infrastructure improvements, and (ii) Part B—capacity development and implementation support. The entire program had an estimated cost of $390 million funded by an ADB loan of $273 million and a Government of Rajasthan contribution of $117 million. Project 1 was estimated to be $75 million funded by a $60 million loan from ADB’s ordinary capital resources and supported by the state government’s contribution of $15 million.

This report validates the completion report's assessment of the program. IED overall assessment: Less than successful.