Pakistan: Balochistan Devolved Social Services Program

Sovereign (Public) Project | 37218-012 Status: Archived

Project Details

Project Officer
Bonu, Sekhar Central and West Asia Department Request for information
  • Pakistan
  • Public sector management
Project Name Balochistan Devolved Social Services Program
Project Number 37218-012
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4356-PAK: Balochistan Devolved Social Services Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
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.
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 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
Executing Agencies
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

TA 4356-PAK

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Jul 2004 25 Oct 2004 25 Oct 2004 28 Feb 2005 28 Feb 2006 -
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 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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