This capacity development technical assistance (CDTA) will supplement Phase 2 of the ongoing "Technical Assistance for Preparing the Inclusive Tourism Infrastructure Development Project (TA 7014-IND)" for increasing project readiness at the executing agency, implementing agencies, and relevant local communities of each of the four participating states, including Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu, of the ensuing "Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism", which is a multitranche financing facility (MFF) approved by the ADB Board of Directors on 28 September 2010. The CDTA will also strengthen the pro-poor design of the MFF.
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||Capacity Development for Project Management of Infrastructure Development for Rural Livelihood Enhancement
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount
|TA 7749-IND: Capacity Development for Project Management of Infrastructure Development for Rural Livelihood Enhancement|
|Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction
||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change
||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
- Rural market infrastructure
- Rural solid waste management
- Rural water supply services
Industry and trade
- Trade and services
- Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
|| Effective gender mainstreaming
||This capacity development technical assistance (CDTA) will supplement Phase 2 of the ongoing "Technical Assistance for Preparing the Inclusive Tourism Infrastructure Development Project (TA 7014-IND)" for increasing project readiness at the executing agency, implementing agencies, and relevant local communities of each of the four participating states, including Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu, of the ensuing "Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism", which is a multitranche financing facility (MFF) approved by the ADB Board of Directors on 28 September 2010. The CDTA will also strengthen the pro-poor design of the MFF.
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
||The CDTA reflects the India Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) 2009-2012 and is included in the Country Operations Business Plan (COBP) 2010 (formerly entitled "Capacity Development for Project Management for Tourism Infrastructure Development and State Tourism Infrastructure").
||Successful implementation of the MFF 0046-IND: Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (MFF), in particular during its start-up period
|Description of Outcome
||Increased MFF project readiness at executing agency and implementing agencies of each MFF participating state, and in relevant local communities
|Progress Toward Outcome
||The TA supported the readiness of the four participating states particularly the state of Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu in implementation of the MFF. The second tranche of the MFF has been signed.
|Description of Project Outputs
Project management capacity improvement support
Procurement management capacity improvement support
Preparation and pilot implementation of strategy to promote community participation in tourism-related economic activities
Preparation of tourist destination management and master plans (for subprojects under the first loan)
Baseline survey of gender-disaggregated employment statistics
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
The TA supported the readiness of 2 participating states (Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu) of Tranche 2 of the MFF, in recruitment of Project Management Consultants and Design and Supervision Consultants and Finalization of Standard Bidding Document.
The TA was successful in preparation and pilot implementation of strategy to promote community participation in tourism related activites in Himachal Pradesh by engaging an NGO. The same was not acheived for Punjab.
The Preparation of touirst destination management and master plans for states of Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu were successfully acheived.
The project output " baseline survey of gender-disaggregated employment statistics" as initially envisaged was later dropped as per the project implementation requirements.
||Four participating states including Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design
||The poverty and social assessment conducted during project preparation indicates that the poor and marginalized require finance for both production and consumption purposes and that high interest exists amongst these communities directly benefitting from tourism development. The project design, therefore, proposes tourist destination enhancement with community participatory activities that support training and local entrepreneurship to channel economic benefits directly into surrounding communities. The poor in surrounding communities will, therefore, benefit from project interventions through expanded tourism-related business opportunities, generation of new employment, and increased stake in the management of natural and cultural resources. A gender analysis was also conducted during project preparation and it indicates that the sector can provide opportunities for women to participate at all levels.
|During Project Implementation
||A participation plan under the project will facilitate local efforts through expanded tourism-related business opportunities, generation of new employment, and increased stake in the management of natural and cultural resources. A gender action plan was prepared to ensure inclusive social impacts.
||Each state-based consultant team (team 1 for Tamil Nadu and team 2 for Uttarakhand) consists of (i) a procurement specialist; (ii) a civil engineer; and (iii) a conservation architect and/or planner (all national). The specialist consultant team (team 3) consists of (i) a safeguards specialist (social and environment, national); (ii) a financial management specialist (national); and (iii) a planner (international). Either the procurement specialist or the civil engineer will play the role of team leader for teams 1 and 2. Each of the three teams will engage an NGO in the preparation and pilot implementation of the strategy to promote community participation in tourism-related economic activities. The planner will lead team 3 and also carry out overall coordination among the four participating states, their respective state-based consultant teams, one individually-recruited safeguards specialist (social and environment), and ADB.
|Responsible ADB Officer
|Responsible ADB Department
||South Asia Department
|Responsible ADB Division
||India Resident Mission
Department of Tourism, Govt of Uttarakhand
Department of Tourism, Secretariat
Govt of Uttarakhand
4, Subhash Road Dehradun - 248001
Dept of Tourism and Culture, Govt of Tamil Nadu
Tourism and Culture(T1) Dept
Govt of Tamil Nadu Chennai -600009
Dept of Tourism&Civil Aviation,Gov of Himachal Pra
Room No 101, Armsdale
Himachal Pradesh Secretariat
Chota Shimla - 171002 (HP), India
Dept. of Tourism, Gov't. of Punjab
Room No 514, Mini Secretariat
Government of Punjab
Chandigarh - 160009, India
||16 Aug 2010
||28 Feb 2008
to 12 Mar 2008
||29 Nov 2010
|Last Review Mission
|PDS Creation Date
||06 Sep 2010
|Last PDS Update
||01 Apr 2013
|29 Nov 2010
||28 Apr 2011
||28 Apr 2011
||31 Jan 2012
||31 Jan 2013
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization
||29 Nov 2010
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