Pakistan: Rural Enterprise Modernization Project

Sovereign Project | 38447-013 Status: Closed

ADB is helping create non-farming jobs in rural areas of Pakistan, particularly for the landless, wage earners, and women. The project will help identify livelihood opportunities, support pilot projects for promising rural enterprises, and study the feasibility of establishing a nonprofit company to catalyze business development services.

Project Details

Project Officer
Jones, Randall E. Central and West Asia Department Request for information
  • Pakistan
  • Loan
  • Industry and trade
Project Name Rural Enterprise Modernization Project
Project Number 38447-013
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2230-PAK: Rural Enterprise Modernization Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 5.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade - Small and medium enterprise development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nationwide in clustered production areas based on subsector analysis

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 Consulting services are required for technical inputs and core project management. The TA loan will provide 108 person-months of international consulting services and 218 person-months of domestic consulting services. All consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines for the Use of Consultants and other arrangements acceptable to ADB for selection and engagement of domestic consultants. Except for the international team leader/senior markets development specialist, who will be recruited as an individual consultant, the core international and local consultants will be recruited through a firm, with the use of the quality and cost-based system. In addition to the core consulting services, NGOs will be engaged individually as needed to provide inputs in the market surveys, organize small entrepreneurs, and organize training workshops and focus group discussions on potential opportunities in selected locations. Of the consultant services total indicated above, approximately 72 person-months of international services and 170 person-months of domestic services will be available in a flexible resource pool to be tapped when needs arise (e.g., market researchers, subject matter and sector specialists, designers, ICT experts, process engineers, and poverty, gender, and environment specialists).
Procurement Procurement of goods and services under the Project will be carried out in accordance with the ADB Guidelines for Procurement. Vehicles, equipment, and materials will be procured through international competitive bidding if they cost more than $500,000 equivalent, or by international shopping if they cost from $100,000 to $500,000 equivalent. If there are several local suppliers with satisfactory service facilities, equipment or materials valued at less than $100,000 equivalent may be procured through local competitive bidding. The equipment or materials may be directly purchased if they cost less than $50,000.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Jones, Randall E.
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Min of Industries,Production_& Special Initiatives
Mr. Tahir Shabbaz
Rm. 402, Block A,PAK Secretariat
Islamabad, Pakistan


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 23 Feb 2006
Last PDS Update 27 Jul 2010

Loan 2230-PAK

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Feb 2006 21 Feb 2006 19 May 2006 30 Jun 2009 - 30 Jun 2010
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 6.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 5.00 07 Feb 2006 0.47 0.00 98%
Counterpart 1.50 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 07 Feb 2006 0.48 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
Pakistan: Rural Enterprise Modernization Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Oct 2011

Related Publications

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Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

None currently available.