|Project Name||Second Rural Infrastructure Development|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|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|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|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|
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|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|25 Jan 2001||13 Mar 2001||13 Mar 2001||31 Dec 2001||30 Sep 2004||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|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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