|Project Name||Balochistan Devolved Social Services Program|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Public sector management - Decentralization
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Gender equity|
|Description||The objective of the TA is to help the GoB to identify necessary reforms in public social services policy that will have major benefits for the poor in terms of health, education, and water supply and sanitation. The TA will: (i) design support mechanisms for devolved social services that will induce local governments and communities to make social services more effective, efficient, equitable, and sustainable; and serve as a vehicle for coordination and monitoring; (ii) plan a program loan to establish these support mechanisms and the related reform agenda. It will help to develop a selection of policies and reforms to be supported from loan proceeds, and plan technical support to improve social services based on local needs, and (iii) prepare a project for capacity building and program support.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The Asian Development Bank_s (ADB_s) Country Strategy and Program Update 2005_2006 for Pakistan noted that the delivery of social services, which since 2001 has been a responsibility of local governments, is showing promising signs of improvement.|
|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 use the services of three international (7 person-months) and four domestic specialists (17 person-months). The domestic experts will include a governance/institutional development specialist and team leader (5 person-months) and a NGO/public-private partnership expert (4 person-months), financial expert/economist and co-team leader (5 person-months), gender and social participation specialist (3 person-months). The international experts will include an education reform specialist (2 person-months); health sector reform specialist (3 person-months); and water supply and sanitation expert (2 person-months). All consultants will be recruited through a firm, in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the engagement of domestic consultants.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Bonu, Sekhar|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD|
Planning & Development Department, Balochistan
Mr. Nadir Ali, Additional Secretary
Gov. of Balochistan, Civil Secretariat New Al-Gilani Road Quetta, Pakistan
|Concept Clearance||09 Mar 2004|
|Fact Finding||20 Mar 2004 to 26 Mar 2004|
|Approval||08 Jul 2004|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||28 Feb 2006|
|Last PDS Update||31 Jan 2007|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|08 Jul 2004||25 Oct 2004||25 Oct 2004||28 Feb 2005||28 Feb 2006||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|400,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||400,000.00||08 Jul 2004||380,521.76|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Preparing the Balochistan Devolved Social Services Program||Technical Assistance Reports||Jul 2004|
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