Maldives: Regional Development Project (Phase II)

Sovereign Project | 33218-012 Status: Archived

Project Details

Project Officer
Nayana Mawilmada South Asia Department Request for information
  • Maldives
  • Technical Assistance
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Regional Development Project (Phase II)
Project Number 33218-012
Country Maldives
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 3896-MLD: Regional Development Project (Phase II)
Japan Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The TA will support the Government's goal of regional development aimed at spreading development benefits more equitably throughout Maldives. The primary purpose of the TA is to identify and test the feasibility of investments that help to improve living conditions and promote human development in the atolls of the Maldives. Building on the experience of the first Regional Development Project financed by ADB, the TA will continue to assist the government in its endeavor to improve the living conditions and sustainability of island settlements in the atolls. The TA will examine potential investments in water supply, sanitation, solid waste management, environmental monitoring, and institutional strengthening for management of such services at the atoll level. The TA will also assist the Government in developing a clearly defined land use planning process that institutionalizes participation at all levels. The final output of the TA will be an investment project that will (i) provide basic urban services and social infrastructure to the poor on a least-cost yet sustainable basis; (ii) provide for planned development and expansion of island settlements; and (iii) increase awareness and capacity for local management of pressing environmental concerns. The project will focus on the South-central, Central and North-central regions of the country. Project interventions will be targeted on islands that have been identified by the Government as regional growth centers in their overall regional development strategy. ADB support will focus on ensuring the long term environmental sustainability of island settlements, and improving access to integrated basic urban and environmental services. Institutional support will focus on capacity building at the atoll level. All physical interventions will be small scale and technically simple enough to be managed at a community or household level with minimal dependence on the Government for operations and maintenance.
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 The TA will be carried out over six months, beginning around September 2002. The consulting team will include a financial economist as team leader (5pm), an environmental engineer (5pm), and a land use planner (2pm) as international consultants. Domestic consultants will include a development economist (3pm), a social development specialist (3pm), a water and sanitation engineer (3pm), and a land use planner (3pm). All consultants will be recruited through a firm using a simplified technical proposal in accordance with ADB's guidelines for the recruitment of consultants.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Nayana Mawilmada
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and Treasury
Ameenee Magu
Republic of the Maldives


Concept Clearance 16 Feb 1999
Fact Finding 02 Apr 2002 to 15 Apr 2002
Approval 12 Jul 2002
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 09 Feb 2007

TA 3896-MLD

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Jul 2002 13 Jan 2003 13 Jan 2003 31 Mar 2003 31 Dec 2004 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 12 Jul 2002 383,910.95

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Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing the Regional Development Project (Phase II) Technical Assistance Reports Jul 2002

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