Nepal: Second Rural Infrastructure Development

Sovereign (Public) Project | 30232-012 Status: Archived

Project Details

Project Officer
Fawcett, Brian D. South Asia Department Request for information
  • Nepal
  • Transport
Project Name Second Rural Infrastructure Development
Project Number 30232-012
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 3625-NEP: Rural Infrastructure Sector Development (supplementary)
Japan Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Japan Special Fund US$ 30,000.00
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 4,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development

Education - Education sector development

Finance - Finance sector development

Health - Health system development

Transport - Road transport (non-urban) - Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The overall goal of the proposed technical assistance is to help the Government of Nepal to design a project for the development of the rural infrastructure sector consistent with the National Strategy and contributing to poverty reduction in providing rural population with better access to income-generating opportunities and essential socioeconomic services. The project will provide funding to selected districts to undertake rural infrastructure subprojects for the construction and/or upgrading of basic rural transport infrastructure (including rural roads, critical river crossing structures, mule trails, and tracks) and other possible types of community-based small scale infrastructure still to be identified. The project scope is also expected to include interventions aiming at building and strengthening the planning and implementing capacity at central and local levels, as well as supporting social mobilization and promoting public about rural infrastructure development. The scope of the TA will cover (i) a sector review including the impact and lessons learned from other projects; (ii) analysis of policy and institutional aspects; (iii) review and validation of the Project concept and modalities; (iv) final selection of the Project districts; (v) institutional and technical capacity assessment and recommendations on institutional strengthening and capacity building; (vi) inventory and descriptionof the different types of rural infrastructure proposed; (vii) beneficiary awareness and social mobilization; (viii) detailed feasiblity studies for six sample subprojects; (ix) definition of the implementation arrangements for the overall Project and for the subprojects; (x) review and recommendations on technical design and specifications, quality assurance, and operation and maintenance; (xi) organization of participatory and consultative workshops at central and district levels; (xii) preparation of the scope and terms of reference for consultancy support; and (xiii) preparation of the overall Project feasibility study.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
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 It is estimated that the TA would require about 18 person-months of international and 40 person-months of domestic consulting sevices. International consultants will have expertise in the field of rural development planning, rural infrastructure tchnology, institutional and policy reform, social and human capital development, and financial and economic analysis. The domestic consultants will have expertise in the fields of institutional development and decentralilzation, rural infrastructure engineering, rural sociology and social appraisal, poverty analysis, gender analysis, community organization and participation, socioeconomic and market analysis, public communication and workshop organization, benefit monitoring and evaluation, and environmental impact assessment.
Procurement To be determined
Responsible ADB Officer Fawcett, Brian D.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Local Development
Shree Mahal, Pulchowk
Concept Clearance 28 Jul 1997
Fact Finding 14 Sep 2000 to 27 Sep 2000
Approval 23 Dec 2004
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 04 Dec 2006

TA 3625-NEP

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Jan 2001 13 Mar 2001 13 Mar 2001 31 Dec 2001 30 Sep 2004 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
834,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 834,000.00 25 Jan 2001 831,116.67

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Title Document Type Document Date
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Sep 2004
Second Rural Infrastructure Development Project Technical Assistance Reports Jan 2001

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