Cambodia: Commune Council Development Project (Phase II)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 37256-022

The Asian Development Bank is working with Cambodia to support local government through the promotion of commune councils. The program is helping build awareness and understanding of public services, democratic rights and responsibilities.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Ouch, Chamroen
    Southeast Asia Department
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  • Country
  • Modality
    • Grant
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Commune Council Development Project (Phase II)
Project Number 37256-022
Country Cambodia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0066-CAM: Commune Council Development Project (Phase II)
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 7.80 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Decentralization

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description Building on the already reviewed achievements andlessons from the Commune Council Development Project 2003-2006 (Loan 1953-CAM), the Project provides a second phase of support to local administrationin Cambodia. The Project has three components: a) Commune Council Facilities, which will enable about 235 more commune councils to build their own `Local Assembly' premises, enabling them to function, and to symbolize the permanent status of local democracy across the country, b) civil Registration System Development, to consolidate Cambodia's record achievement in collecting hard-copy civil registration records over 2003-2006 through creating a modern, computerized national civil registration system; and c) Capacity Development, to continue building the awareness, understanding and concept of public services, democratic rights and responsibilities.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Country Strategy and Program (CSP) 2005-2009 supports the Royal Government of Cambodia to implement its decentralization and deconcentration policy and strategy. It is part of an overall effort by ADB to promote good governance in Cambodia.
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 C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
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 A total of 267 person-months of consulting service will be required: 26 person-months of international and 241 person-months of domestic. Consultants will be recruited by ADB in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.

Procurement of all equipment and services will be managed by the Project Administrator, with support from the TA Teal Leader, DoLA and consultant accountants, in accordance with the "Guidelines for the Financial Governance and Management of Investment Projects Financed by ADB", the RGC/ADB/WB Financial Management and Procurement Handbooks and Standard Operating Procedures. Component 1 will use the same procedures developed under CCDP.

The facilities subsidy will be transferred as a block grant (average $19,500 per commune) to each selected commune, and works will be procured following tendering by the commune council procurement committee among local contractors.

Responsible ADB Officer Ouch, Chamroen
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Cambodia Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Interior
H.E. Sak Setha
#275 Norodom Blvd., Phnom Penh
Ministry of Interior
Norodom Blvd. Khan Chamcar Mon.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Concept Clearance 25 Jan 2005
Fact Finding 19 Jun 2006 to 23 Jun 2006
MRM 17 Aug 2006
Approval 12 Dec 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 04 Apr 2006
Last PDS Update 27 Jul 2010

Grant 0066-CAM

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Dec 2006 05 Mar 2007 01 Jun 2007 31 Dec 2009 - 29 Sep 2010
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 7.80 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 7.80 07 Sep 2021 7.79 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 07 Sep 2021 7.79 0.00 100%

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

None currently available.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

Title Document Type Document Date
Cambodia: Commune Council Development Project Project Performance Evaluation Reports Dec 2013

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Contracts Awarded

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