The TA would facilitate the identification of deficiencies in the resettlement activities, which include payment of compensation , relocation, and rehabilitation , grievance redress mechanisms and timely implementation of corrrective measures. The affected peoples' living standards, in terms of incomes and livelihoods, would be increased or at least restored to pre-project levels, and their opportunities to derive direct or indirect benefits from Southern Transport Development Project through better access to markets and employmen increased.
|Project Name||Independent External Monitoring of Resettlement Activities of the Southern Transport Development Project|
|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||
Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The TA would facilitate the identification of deficiencies in the resettlement activities, which include payment of compensation , relocation, and rehabilitation , grievance redress mechanisms and timely implementation of corrrective measures. The affected peoples' living standards, in terms of incomes and livelihoods, would be increased or at least restored to pre-project levels, and their opportunities to derive direct or indirect benefits from Southern Transport Development Project through better access to markets and employmen increased.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||In December 2004 the ADB's Compliance Review Panel (CRP) received a request from a group of APs , the Joint Organization of the Affected Communities. The CRP determined the request was eligible. The Compliance Review Panel conducted a review in 2005 and recommended that one of the measures to bring the project back into compliance was to ?help establish a well-staffed unit, by an independent institution, to monitor the resettlement activities and forwarding concerns to RDA for urgent actions from the affected persons?. The ADB agreed with the government to provide technical assistance to engage an independent institution to review the progress of resettlement activities and to identify deficiencies for immediate corrective action. The TA was first listed in ADBBO on 15 January 2005 and the TA was implemented from April 2006.|
Higher or similar standards of living (income and assets) of APs compared with the conditions before the
|Description of Outcome||Increased effectiveness of the resettlement activities|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. External monitoring framework with indicators
2. Measures to increase RIP effectiveness
3. Case studies of APs
4. Lessons on resettlement for other infrastructure projects in Sri Lanka
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||An international monitoring and evaluation specialist, and a domestic consulting institution will be recruited. The domestic consulting institution will comprise a social development specialist with a strong background in resettlement and income generation , serving as team leader, a statistician and a workshop facilitator. The international consultant will be engaged on an individual basis. The domestic consulting institution will be hired according to ADB's Guideliness on the Use of Consultants.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Perera, Edirisinghe Gamage J.|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Sri Lanka Resident Mission|
Ministry of Highways
Ministry of Highways, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka.
|Concept Clearance||10 Mar 2005|
|Fact Finding||08 Dec 2004 to 10 Dec 2004|
|Approval||19 Dec 2005|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||04 Sep 2007|
|Last PDS Update||04 Nov 2010|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|19 Dec 2005||03 Feb 2006||03 Feb 2006||29 Mar 2008||30 Jun 2011||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|511,000.00||0.00||85,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||596,000.00||19 Dec 2005||392,382.80|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Independent External Monitoring of Resettlement Activites of the Southern Transport Development Project||TA Completion Reports||May 2012|
|Independent External Monitoring of Resettlement Activities of the Southern Transport Development Project||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2005|
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