Papua New Guinea: Smallholder Support Services Pilot Project

Nonsovereign Project | 31647-013 Status: Archived

Project Details

Project Officer
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  • Papua New Guinea
Project Name Smallholder Support Services Pilot Project
Project Number 31647-013
Country Papua New Guinea
Location Eastern Highlands and Morobe provinces
Approval Number 1652
Type or Modality of Assistance
1652 OCR US$ 7.60 million Approved
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture and Natural Resources - Agricultural production

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Operations Division
Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Project Sponsor(s)
Description To improve agricultural support services to smallholders in the two post populous provinces of PNG namely Eastern Highlands Province and Morobe Province. This includes the establishment of a support services contract facility in each of the two provinces to increase performance-based contract services to smallholders, and capacity building for agricultural staff and service providers.
Objectives and Scope
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Project was listed in ADB's Country Assistance Plan (1999-2001). The Project supports the Government's development program, which is in line with the Bank's operational strategy for PNG.

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Three long-term domestic (Deputy Project Coordinator, and SSCF Deputy Managers) and two long-term international (Adviser) consultants, each providing 63 person-months of services. In addition, one short-term international consultant for carrying out planning workshops will be recruited.
Procurement Civil works contracts will be awarded on the basis of local competitive bidding. Supply and service contracts will be awarded on the basis of direct purchase procedure.

Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation

Concept Clearance -
Due Diligence
Credit Committee Meeting 29 Jun 1998
Approval 10 Dec 1998
PDS Creation Date 13 Dec 2006
Last PDS Update 16 Jan 2009

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Title Document Type Document Date
Smallholder Support Services Pilot Project Project/Program Completion Reports May 2009
Smallholder Support Services Pilot Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 1998

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.

None currently available.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

Title Document Type Document Date
Papua New Guinea: Smallholder Support Services Pilot Project Project Performance Evaluation Reports Nov 2013
Papua New Guinea: Smallholder Support Services Pilot Project [Loan 1652-PNG] Validations of Project Completion Reports Dec 2010

Related Publications

None currently available.

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