The overall goal of the TA is to enhance rural livelihoods and reduce rural poverty by developing rural roads and other community socioeconomic infrastructure in selected project area and empowering rural communities for development. The outcome of the TA will be the feasibility study of an investment project proposal for possible ADB financing to implement the proposed decentralized rural infrastructure and livelihood development activities.
|Project Name||Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project II|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The overall goal of the TA is to enhance rural livelihoods and reduce rural poverty by developing rural roads and other community socioeconomic infrastructure in selected project area and empowering rural communities for development. The outcome of the TA will be the feasibility study of an investment project proposal for possible ADB financing to implement the proposed decentralized rural infrastructure and livelihood development activities.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The Project is consistent with Nepal Country Strategy and Program (2005-2009). ADB will assist the Government to achieve its agriculture and rural development objectives by (i) strengthening infrastructure and connectivity within rural areas; (ii) providing holistic support for sustainable, market-oriented agriculture, including a funcational land market and livestock development; (iii) delivering assistance that can generate visible benefits to the lives of the rural population; and (iv) mainstreaming participation, gender, and ethnic-equality consideration.|
|Impact||Reduce rural poverty in selected poor remote hill and mountain districts of Nepal|
|Description of Outcome||An agreed DRILP II project including a refined project design incorporating major lessons learned from DRILP and preparation of core rural transport infrastructure (RTI) subprojects to be financed under the Project.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1 - Lessons learned from DRILP and other RTI projects are identified, explained and modifications incorporated in the project design accordingly.
2 - Options to improve district road maintenance (financial and institutional) are identified, accepted by government and supported by other RTI donors.
3 - Transport services development in DRILP and other RTI projects is assessed, including affordability and reliability and practical and implementable options proposed for improvement.
4 - Options to improve district planning and implementation capacity, RTI impact on poor beneficiaries are identified and incorporated in the project design.
5 - 9 district roads and 3-4 trail bridge subprojects are appraised including technical, financial, economic and safeguard due diligence as per ADB standards and tender documents finalized.
6 - Project investment and financing plan, design and monitoring framework, governance and safeguards framework, implementation paln, assessment of project implementation consultant requirement prepared.
7 - RTI sector-wide approach (SWAp) framework is appraised including 19 chapters and guidelines/strategies identified for possible piloting under the project.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||The Project will build on the intensive consultation and community participation undertaken under DRILIP with support from consultants and NGOs and based on the Project consultation and partipation (C & P) plan. These include both community participation and mobilization for sub-project planning, implementation and maintenance.|
|During Project Implementation||Increase community awareness and participation in the planning, implementation and maintenance of rural transport infrastructure in local communities including the poor and disadvantage by increasing their level of empowerment.|
|Consulting Services||ADB will recruit a team of consultants through a firm using simplified technical proposal for the quality- and cost-based selection method to provide 11 international and 17 national person-months of consulting services in rural institutions development, rural transport infrastructure engineering and maintenance, transport economics, financial management, procurement, environment, social assessment, resettlement, gender, transport services development and vocational training inter alia.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Khan, Rezaul K.|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD|
Ministry of Local Development
Shree Mahal, Pulchowk
|Concept Clearance||09 Aug 2010|
|Fact Finding||26 Apr 2010 to 05 May 2010|
|Approval||09 Aug 2010|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||01 Mar 2006|
|Last PDS Update||07 Sep 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|09 Aug 2010||17 Sep 2010||17 Sep 2010||30 Apr 2011||30 Nov 2011||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||500,000.00||88,500.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||588,500.00||09 Aug 2010||480,621.47|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihoods Project II||Consultants' Reports||Aug 2011|
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