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Cambodia: Strengthening Resettlement and Income Restoration Implementation

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

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 Closed
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 Government developed a time-bound and verifiable action plan for capacity building which included hands-on training to all staff connected with GRM. A manual for the GRM setting out step by step procedures for entertaining, hearing and deciding grievances was developed. The income restoration programs for the relocated household and was started in June 2016 and was completed in October 2018.
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)

A national EIRP coordinator who supervised the implementation of the EIRP component was engaged under the TA assisted by 4 four community organizers. An international firm, Cufa, started its services in January 2016 and was completed on 30 November 2019. Cufa''s assistance included capacity building and institutional interventions for self-help groups (SHG); monitoring and auditing of SHG financial records; reviewing and recommending necessary changes to policies and procedures; and provision of training and training support in the preparation of financial reports. The capacity of the SHGs has greatly improved. It is expected that the SHGs may develop into sustainable institutions and eventually savings group.

The Government has approved national level of guidelines for Project-level Grievance Redress Mechanism which detail procedures for submission, receiving and redressing complaints along with an Individual Complaint Form and a template for Register of Complaints. These documents are part of Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement Standard Operation Procedures for Externally financed projects in Cambodia. By June 2015, the detailed GRM procedures, guidelines and training materials were completed and each of GRM committee member has been given a copy of the manual. Training on GRM for IRC staff has been rolled out for all provinces targeting all the grievance redress levels that built capacity of grievance redress committees.

The Government conducted internal retreats for IRC, all staff of RD-MEF and the Gen. Department. The challenges, areas for improvement, and priorities in capacity building were identified.The Government developed a time-bound and verifiable action plan for capacity building. Internal workshops were held to share experiences gained from Thailand study visit conducted in February 2014.Several capacity-building retreats, public engagement training and learning visits abroad have been conducted by IRC using its own funds. The Government recruited consultants to provide hands-on training to all staff connected with GRM. The lessons learned are being mainstreamed into its work and they are being applied in projects funded by other donors as well.

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 publicly 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 Sakai, Tsuneyuki
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 30 Mar 2020

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 14 Dec 2019 -
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 923,372.40

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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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