|Project Name||NGO-Government Partnerships in Village-Level Poverty Alleviation|
|Country||China, People's Republic of
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Public sector management - Public administration
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Gender equity|
The TA's central objective is formulation and demonstration of replicable models and mechanisms for NGO participation in government-funded village-level poverty alleviation (PA) efforts, with consensus built behind a comprehensive framework for mainstreaming NGOs' role in national poverty reduction efforts.
The TA will have 4 components, with the principal target outputs as follows:
(i) Context Analysis, Mechanism Design, and Framework Formulation - Consensus on comprehensive framework for NGO-Government partnerships in reducing poverty, incorporating demonstrated models and mechanisms and concrete recommendations for institutional and policy reform.
(ii) Capacity building for NGO-Government Partnership - Key capacities built among governments for effective cooperation with NGOs in village PA work, and framework development and initiation of a capacity building program for local NGOs.
(iii) Pilot Test Support and Implementation - NGO capacities for participation in PA efforts built, and successful pilot test completion, with new mechanisms proven viable in 18 target villages by project end.
(iv) External Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) - An objective and externally credible assessment of the efficacy and impact of NGO-implemented projects, including quantitative and especially qualitative dimensions, as well as comparisons to government-implemented PA projects in small control and hybrid samples of villages.
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Concept paper included in ADB's country strategy and program update (2005-2007) for the PRC, under the title NGO Participation in Village-level Poverty Alleviation Planning. The poverty annex to ADB's new Country Partnership Strategy for the PRC (2008-2010) identifies NGO-govt. partnership as a key niche area. Findings from TA 4580 and addl. support to the Ministry of Civil Affairs (under TA 4790) to assess intl. models and policy options for outsourcing of public svcs. to NGOs will feed into proposed 2008 TA on New Models for Civil Society Participation in Poverty Reduction.|
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|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Nationwide (policy dialogue), with pilot test in Jiangxi Province.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
Consultant inputs will be provided by:
(i) a group of 5 independently recruited consultants-one international (2.5 person-months) and 4 domestic (18 person-months)-will take principal responsibility for carrying out technical analysis, design of the pilot test, and other tasks under component 1;
(ii) a consultant firm mobilizing two sub-teams, which will operate independently following design of the baseline study:
a. Sub-team 1-one international (2.5 person-months) and 3 domestic (14 person-months)-will provide multi-stage and multi-approach capacity building for local governments on cooperation with NGOs, and collaborating with China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) to design and launch capacity building for NGOs under component 2; and
b. Sub-team 2-one international (1.5 person-months) and 3 domestic (8 person-months)-will provide external and independent M&E and limited related capacity building under component 4. The sub-team will mobilize a corps of field data collectors.
CFPA has been appointed by LGOP (with joint oversight from Jiangxi PADO) to act as implementing agency for component 3 (the pilot test), including administration of a portion of TA funds for related non-staff costs.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Spohr, Christopher A.|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||PRC Resident Mission|
The State Council Ldg Grp Office of Pvrty Allev
Mr. Wu Zhong
11 Nongzhanguannanli Ave., Beijing 100026
|Concept Clearance||09 Mar 2004|
|Fact Finding||07 Nov 2004 to 07 Feb 2005|
|Approval||20 Apr 2005|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||12 Sep 2007|
|Last PDS Update||26 Apr 2010|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|20 Apr 2005||01 Jun 2005||01 Jun 2005||31 Oct 2007||31 Oct 2008||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||1,000,000.00||1,100,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2,100,000.00||20 Apr 2005||888,795.34|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Nongovernment Organization-Government Partnerships in Village-level Poverty Alleviation||Consultants' Reports||May 2009|
|关于中国非政府组织与政府合作进行扶贫工作: 政策研究报告||Consultants' Reports||May 2009|
|Nongovernment Organization-Government Partnerships in Village-level Poverty Alleviation||TA Completion Reports||Jan 2009|
|Jiangxi Pilot Test Summary Report: Technical Assistance Progress Report||Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA||Sep 2008|
|Retrospective on NGO-Government Partnership in Village-level Poverty Alleviation Pilot Project: Technical Assistance Progress Report||Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA||Jun 2008|
|Pioneering the Opening of Government Poverty Alleviation Resources to NGOs: Technical Assistance Progress Report||Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA||Jun 2007|
|Nongovernment Organization-Government Partnerships in Village-Level Poverty Alleviation||Technical Assistance Reports||Jul 2005|
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