Philippines: Infrastructure for Rural Productivity Enhancement Sector Project
The long-term development goal is increased rural incomes in areas with high agricultural potential. The immediate objective of the Project is the removal of constraints to the improvement of productivity caused by the lack or inadequacy of rural infrastructure. This will be achieved by the provision of infrastructure in areas where there is potential for sustainable gains in productivity that will, in turn, lead to increases in rural incomes, particularly for smallholders and the poor. The Project will have three components: (i) improved rural infrastructure; (ii) capacity building for devolved project implementation and project management; and (iii) project management and coordination.
households with new or improved water supply
kilometers of roads built or upgraded
hectares of land improved through irrigation, drainage and/or flood management
The results data reported above are limited to ADB's core sectors, as defined under Strategy 2020 and tracked through indicators in the ADB Results Framework. For definitions of results indicators, please see the ADB Results Framework Indicators Definition.
Bui, Giap Minh
Southeast Asia Department
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- Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
|Project Name||Infrastructure for Rural Productivity Enhancement Sector Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The long-term development goal is increased rural incomes in areas with high agricultural potential. The immediate objective of the Project is the removal of constraints to the improvement of productivity caused by the lack or inadequacy of rural infrastructure. This will be achieved by the provision of infrastructure in areas where there is potential for sustainable gains in productivity that will, in turn, lead to increases in rural incomes, particularly for smallholders and the poor. The Project will have three components: (i) improved rural infrastructure; (ii) capacity building for devolved project implementation and project management; and (iii) project management and coordination.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
Most of the rural poor are engaged in subsistence agriculture and are concentrated in the eastern-central and southern Philippines, particularly in the Bicol region, Eastern Visayas, the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), and Central Mindanao. The Government?s Medium Term Philippine Development Plan (MTPDP) for 1999 to 2004 and the Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act (AFMA) of 1997 emphasize the importance of mechanisms for the realization of agricultural production potentials and the creation of viable employment and income opportunities in rural areas, particularly in the southern part of the country. Inadequate rural infrastructure stands out as a principal cause of constraints that smallholders face in becoming more productive and profitable. Chief among them is the difficulty and cost of hauling their inputs to the farm and their outputs to market caused by the lack of access infrastructure. The Project aims to remove these constraints.
ADB's operational strategy for the Philippines emphasizes on poverty reduction and social development. It promotes equitable growth, better provision of basic social services, and environmental protection. It also recognizes that rural development is a key to advancing equitable growth and poverty reduction, and supports more balanced regional development, with special emphasis on the southern Philippines. The Project is fully consistent with ADB's country and sector strategy, and contributes to achieving ADB's overarching objective of poverty reduction.
|Impact||Increased rural incomes with distributional gains favoring the poor in the project areas|
|Description of Outcome||Increased agricultural productivity and profitability and decreased poverty incidence|
|Progress Toward Outcome||As of 30 March 2011, achievements of three outcomes indicators are estimated as follows: (i) annual farm household incomes in the project areas were estimated to have increased from P35,000 to the range of P60-65,000 per annum for approximately 70% of the households; (ii) average poverty incidence in the project areas was estimated to have reduced from 60% to the range of 35-50% in municipalities with completed subprojects; and (iii) transportation costs for agricultural products were estimated to have reduced between 30-50% depending on specific local market and farm conditions.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Improved Rural Infrastructure
Capacity Building for Devolved Project Implementation
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
This component comprises 141 contract packages (CP) implemented by 92 LGUs . As of 31 March 2011, the Project has constructed 1,382 km out of 1,435 km of farm-to-market roads (FMR) (96.5% of the March 2011 target or 93% of the global target). Irrigation services (new construction and rehabilitation) have been improved covering 1,454 ha of farm lands (100% of the March 2011 target and 76% of the global target), and 28 potable water schemes (PWS) (100% of target) have been established and put into operation. Nine (9) PWSs are scheduled for completion by 30 June 2011.
Planned activities under this component have been completed. However, capacity building for local government units (LGUs) is still in high demand. As agreed in the review mission of April 2009, the PCO and PO have continued to provide assistance on capacity building and knowledge transfer to LGUs and regional field units (RFUs) focusing on engineering contract management, financial management, engineering and contract variation order preparation, agricultural intensification planning (AIP), and land acquisition and resettlement plan (LARP) title consolidation practices. Since the November 2009 review mission, capacity building and technical assistance to LGUs has been a high priority especially for finance and accounting procedures. Training of trainers workshops have been conducted to prepare DA-RFU staff to train LGU personnel in financial closure, subproject completion report preparation, operation and maintenance (O&M) and Benefit Monitoring and Assessment (BIA).
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Policy dialogue during project preparation has focused on advancing decentralization, improving operation and maintenance for infrastructure, and promoting beneficiary participation.|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||A total of about 243 person-months of specialist services from short-term domestic consultants and about 42 person-years of long-term domestic and international consultants are required for the duration of the Project. Consultants will be selected and engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the selection and engagement of domestic consultants.|
|Procurement||Procurement of civil works/goods shall be subject to the provisions of the "Guidelines for Procurement under Asian Development Bank Loans: revised February 1999, as amended from time to time.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Bui, Giap Minh|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD|
Dept. of Agriculture (Office of the Secretary)
Elliptical Road, Diliman Quezon City Municipal Dev'l Fund Office-(Implementing Agency)
Ms. Helen Habulan
Roxas Boulevard corner Pablo Ocampo, Sr.
|Concept Clearance||07 Mar 2000|
|Fact Finding||21 Feb 2000 to 29 Mar 2000|
|MRM||27 Apr 2000|
|Approval||31 Oct 2000|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||12 Dec 2006|
|Last PDS Update||30 Mar 2012|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|31 Oct 2000||22 Oct 2001||04 Feb 2002||30 Jun 2008||30 Jun 2011||16 Aug 2012|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||150.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||75.00||29 Sep 2021||58.41||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||1.00||29 Sep 2021||58.41||0.00||100%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Infrastructure for Rural Productivity Enhancement Sector Project||Project/Program Completion Reports||Nov 2012|
|Infrastructure for Rural Productivity Enhancement Sector Project||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Oct 2000|
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.
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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Decentralized Loan Management Improves Infrastructure for Rural Productivity||Papers and Briefs||Jun 2013|
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ADB President Visits Projects in Mindanao, PhilippinesOn 12 August, ADB President Takehiko Nakao visited several ADB-funded projects in Mindanao. He met top local officials and ordinary people to promote the development partnership between the ADB and the Philippines, its host country. He was accompanied by James Nugent, Director General, Southeast Asia Regional Department and Richard Bolt, Country Director, ADB Philippines Country Office.
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