This regional capacity development technical assistance (TA) for Targeted Capacity Building for Mainstreaming Indigenous Peoples Concerns in Development will support selected executing agencies (EAs) in three DMCs develop their capacity to systematically mainstream indigenous peoples concerns in development projects. The TA will focus on Bangladesh, the People's Republic of China (PRC), and the Philippines. The concept for the TA was approved on 29 July 2007. Fact-finding missions were undertaken from 24 June-2 July 2008 (PRC), 18-24 August 2008 (Bangladesh), and 10-25 September 2008 (Philippines).
|Project Name||Targeted Capacity Building for Mainstreaming Indigenous Peoples Concerns in Development|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Regional integration
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Public sector management / Economic affairs management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||This regional capacity development technical assistance (TA) for Targeted Capacity Building for Mainstreaming Indigenous Peoples Concerns in Development will support selected executing agencies (EAs) in three DMCs develop their capacity to systematically mainstream indigenous peoples concerns in development projects. The TA will focus on Bangladesh, the People's Republic of China (PRC), and the Philippines. The concept for the TA was approved on 29 July 2007. Fact-finding missions were undertaken from 24 June-2 July 2008 (PRC), 18-24 August 2008 (Bangladesh), and 10-25 September 2008 (Philippines).|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The uniform application of the ADB Policy on Indigenous Peoples poses particular challenges in Asia and the Pacific due to the huge variation in historical processes, cultures, ideologies, economic resource base, demography, and political and institutional frameworks. More than 75% of the world's 300 million indigenous peoples are found in the region in which ADB operates. These people are typically vulnerable to the impacts of development projects, despite often living in areas rich with natural resources. Very few ADB member countries have adopted national legislation protecting indigenous peoples, and fewer still have a specific government agency responsible for indigenous peoples welfare and development.
In the special evaluation study (SES) conducted by ADB's Operations Evaluation Department (OED) on indigenous peoples safeguards, it was recommended that a sequential approach to capacity building on indigenous peoples safeguards be adopted, focusing first on a few DMCs. The SES emphasized that such an approach is needed because of variations among both the systems of DMCs and their capacity to comply with the policy. The SES also recommended that more social safeguard training be provided for EAs.
|Impact||Improved capacity of DMCs and development partners to mainstream indigenous peoples concerns in development projects|
|Description of Outcome||Enhanced processes in DMCs for integration of indigenous peoples safeguards in projects|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Roster of relevant government agencies involved in formulating and implementing policies on indigenous peoples
2. Capacity and training needs assessment on selected EAs and IAs
3. Documentation on lessons from projects affecting indigenous peoples
4. Training manuals and sector toolkits clarifying ADB indigenous peoples safeguard requirements
5. Training conducted for selected EAs and/or IAs
6. Indigenous peoples forum conducted and plans of action developed to institutionalize national or subnational indigenous peoples networks
|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||A. International Indigenous Peoples Specialist (7 person months, intermittent) B. National Indigenous Peoples and Training Specialist (54 person months) C. TA Administration Coordinator (12 person months)|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Simbolon, Indira J.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||SDES*|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||16 Jun 2005|
|Fact Finding||10 Mar 2008 to 24 Mar 2008|
|Approval||04 Dec 2008|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||11 Feb 2009|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|04 Dec 2008||-||04 Dec 2008||28 Feb 2011||31 Oct 2011||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|600,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||600,000.00||04 Dec 2008||540,458.80|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Targeted Capacity Building for Mainstreaming Indigenous Peoples Concerns in Development||TA Completion Reports||Oct 2012|
|Safeguarding the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Management Sector: A Toolkit for the Philippines - Final Report||Consultants' Reports||Oct 2011|
|How to Apply Safeguards for Indigenous Peoples in Education Sector Programs and Projects in Bangladesh - Final Report||Consultants' Reports||Oct 2011|
|Applying Safeguards for Ethnic Minorities in Transport Projects in the Peoples Republic of China: A Learning Process from Yunnan Province - Final Report||Consultants' Reports||Oct 2011|
|Targeted Capacity Building for Mainstreaming Indigenous Peoples Concerns in Development||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2008|
Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
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