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Cambodia: Strengthening Resettlement and Income Restoration Implementation

Sovereign (Public) Project | 37269-054 Status: Active

The impact of the TA will be enhanced capacity of the government to effectively implement resettlement activities in transport projects in Cambodia. The outcome will be enhanced institutional and staff capacity of the IRC to improve the functioning of the GRM, implement resettlement programs, and implement the EIRP in a sustained and sustainable manner.

 
Project Name Strengthening Resettlement and Income Restoration Implementation
Project Number 37269-054
Country Cambodia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8810-CAM: Strengthening Resettlement and Income Restoration Implementation
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.40 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Rail transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The impact of the TA will be enhanced capacity of the government to effectively implement resettlement activities in transport projects in Cambodia. The outcome will be enhanced institutional and staff capacity of the IRC to improve the functioning of the GRM, implement resettlement programs, and implement the EIRP in a sustained and sustainable manner.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA will support the implementation of some of the remedial actions intended to address the decision of the ADB Board of Directors to address the recommendations of the Compliance Review Panel final report. In 2014, 11 missions have been conducted for the implementation of remedial actions. During these missions, requisite information for TA processing has been gathered.
Impact Enhanced capacity of the government to effectively implement resettlement activities in transport projects in Cambodia
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Enhanced institutional and staff capacity of the IRC to improve the functioning of the grievance redress mechanism (GRM), implement resettlement programs, and implement the expanded income restoration program (EIRP) in a sustained and sustainable manner
Progress Toward Outcome

The IRC has improved the GRM significantly. An expert was hired by the IRC and a manual for the GRM setting out step by step procedures for entertaining, hearing and deciding grievances was developed. The manual also sets out record keeping requirements. The GRM committee of every resettlement site was reestablished and each site elected representative to the GRM at the commune level. All the GRM committee levels including representatives of AHs, were then trained on how to conduct proceedings using the manual. Each GRM committee member has been given a copy of the manual.

Resettlement programs and EIRP are being implemented in a sustained and sustainable manner through the engagement of the services of an NGO (CUFA Ltd. Australia).

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Strategies are developed to improve the functioning of the GRM

2. Strategies are developed to build institutional and staff capacity of the IRC

3. The EIRP is made more sustainable

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. GRM committees are fully re-established on three levels: commune, district and provincial. Affected Households (AHs) are represented at the commune level. Detailed GRM procedures and guidelines have been completed. Training materials for the GRM staff are completed and the training has been provided.

2. Internal Retreat of IRC staff completed. A study trip by IRC staff to Thailand was undertaken in February 2015 to learn about resettlement practices and policies. Two groups of IRC staff undertook a one week course on public engagement and conflict resolution in May and June 2015, under an ADB TA. A national consultant recruited by IRC continues to provide hands-on training to all staff connected with GRM, through ongoing GRM cases.

3. The exit strategy and revised EIRP guidelines have been finalized following self-help group (SHG) assessments and planning workshops. These guidelines are expected to streamline the operations of the SHGs and support their independent operation. A consulting firm has also been mobilized to systematize the SHGs' financial operation and to thoroughly train the officers of the SHGs.

In addition, on 14 December 2015 the services of an NGO (CUFA) commenced to strengthen the financial management capacity of the affected households and self-help groups. On 2 November 2016, CUFA was also engaged to strengthen the EIRP through Vocational Placement Program and Vocational Training Program.

Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design EIRP improvements for institutional strengthening and capacity building of self-help groups (SHGs) designed in consultation with SHGs.
During Project Implementation

Quarterly progress reports publically disclosed and quarterly consultation meetings held with community representatives and NGOs.

EIRP activities delivered through community groups (self-help groups) assisted by CUFA.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

The CDTA recruited 1 international consultant and 4 national consultants for a total of about 7 person-months international consultant inputs and 32 person-months national consultant inputs through individual consultants on an intermittent basis. Recruitment of consultants was done in accordance with ADB Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).

The CDTA also engaged an NGO (firm) for about 10 person-months on an intermittent basis to assist in building capacity of the affected households including self-help groups in financial management and microfinance development.

Responsible ADB Officer Tsuneyuki Sakai
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 26 Sep 2014
Fact Finding 10 Oct 2014 to 27 Oct 2014
MRM -
Approval 15 Dec 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Mar 2019

TA 8810-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Dec 2014 12 Jan 2015 12 Jan 2015 31 Jan 2017 31 Oct 2018 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,400,000.00 0.00 70,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,470,000.00 15 Dec 2014 857,969.40

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Tenders

No tenders for this project were found.

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 8810 02 Nov 2016 CUFA Ltd (Australia) Suite 704A Alfred Street North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia [email protected]; [email protected] Asian Development Bank 253,900.00
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 8810 14 Dec 2015 Cufa Ltd (Australia) Suite 704A, Alfred Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060, Australia Asian Development Bank 178,000.00

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