India: Institutional and Policy Development Studies

Sovereign Project | 36320-012 Status: Archived


(part of 5 SSTAs of Rural Roads Sector Development Program)

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Project Name Institutional and Policy Development Studies
Project Number 36320-012
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 3917-IND: Institutional and Policy Development Studies
ATF - DFID-United Kingdom US$ 150,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements

(part of 5 SSTAs of Rural Roads Sector Development Program)

The overall objectives are to (i) reduce rural poverty and increase access for rural populations to markets and social services by providing all-weather connectivity to villages that do not have such connectivity; and (ii) preserve the road assets being created by setting in place proper institutional and financing mechanisms to ensure maintenance of the road assets being created under this project. The outputs of this SSTA are (i) formulation of a policy framework that can govern project identification, selection and implementation such that the local community input in the program is institutionalized and project selection criteria maximizes the poverty reduction potential impact of this program taking into account engineering, social and environmental considerations, (ii) formulation of guidelines on how to ensure the sustainability of the assets created under this program; (iii) recommendations on the needed institutional strengthening necessary at both the central and the implementation level at state and district levels to ensure cost-effective and timely delivery of the project, and preparation of project selection manual The output of this SSTA will be applicable for all states for any subsequent investment loan may be approved although the focus of this SSTA will be in two states i.e. Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The consultant for this SSTA will also be responsible for coordinating and integrating the outputs of all the other SSTA consultants involved for the duration of the SSTA.

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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
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During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services There will be 1 consulting services package required under the SSTA. It is estimated that 4 person-months of international consultant and another 4 person-months of domestic consultant services will be required. The consultants will be recruited as individual consultants.
Procurement Not required

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Duncan, Tyrrell
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Rural Development
Dr. J.S. Sarma, Joint Secretary
Krishi Bhawan New Delhi 110001 India


Concept Clearance 18 Mar 2002
Fact Finding 05 Jul 2002 to 17 Jul 2002
Approval 03 Sep 2002
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 12 Feb 2007

TA 3917-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Sep 2002 - 03 Sep 2002 01 Jan 2003 31 Dec 2003 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 03 Sep 2002 137,069.11

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