|Project Name||Regional Development Project (Phase II)|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|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|
|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||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 ADB Officer||Nayana Mawilmada|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban Development and Water Division, SARD|
Ministry of Finance and Treasury
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|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|12 Jul 2002||13 Jan 2003||13 Jan 2003||31 Mar 2003||31 Dec 2004||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|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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|Preparing the Regional Development Project (Phase II)||Technical Assistance Reports||Jul 2002|
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