The goal of the Program is to improve the living conditions and well-being of number of people in the conflict affected areas by restoring basic social infrastructure, community and public services, and livelihoods. The TA will explore opportunities for increased income to residents in conflict-affected areas by employing them in the construction of rural roads and other infrastructure.
|Project Name||Rural Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Sector Development Program|
|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||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Irrigation - Rural water supply services
Energy - Renewable energy generation - small hydro
Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The goal of the Program is to improve the living conditions and well-being of number of people in the conflict affected areas by restoring basic social infrastructure, community and public services, and livelihoods. The TA will explore opportunities for increased income to residents in conflict-affected areas by employing them in the construction of rural roads and other infrastructure.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
People?s movement in April 2006 has brought major political changes in Nepal. The ceasefire is declared and Maoists are openly expressing their intention of not returning to jungle any more. While there are some doubts on the peace accords, the people?s desire for peace, democracy and better life is very strong. Therefore, all political parties, including Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) are under extreme people?s pressure to achieve a lasting peace. As people particularly in rural areas have been affected most by the conflict, they expect sustained peace and improvement in the economic activities. The people want the Government of Nepal (the Government) to initiate rehabilitation activities immediately.
The Government recognizes that failure to respond to the popular expectations in the changed political context and deliver tangible development results could jeopardize the recent gains and undermine the peace process. To address the need the Government budget for FY2007 has taken an expansionary approach and has committed to focus and invest in rural reconstruction activities. The Government requested ADB for assistance in reconstruction and rehabilitation activities during Country Programming Mission in 2006. Responding to the Government?s request, the Country Programming Mission included the rural rehabilitation and reconstruction as a firm project for 2007. This is line with the strategy of CSP 2005-2009.
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|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|
Engagement of Individual Consultants (Total: 50 person-months).
Rural Development Specialist (International, 4 person-months);
Project Economist (International, 3 person-months);
Participatory Planning Specialist (National, 3 person-months);
Poverty Reduction Specialist (National, 3 person-months);
Local Governance Specialist (National, 4 person-months);
Financial Management Specialist (National, 3 person-months);
Environment Specialist (National, 3 person-months);
Social Development Specialist (National, 3 person-months);
Resettlement Specialist (National, 3 person-months);
Monitoring and Impact Evaluation Specialist (National, 3 person-months);
Five Rural Roads Engineers (National, 3 person-months each);
Rural Water Supply Specialist (National, 3 person-months).
|Responsible ADB Officer||Ryu, Ki Hee|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Nepal Resident Mission|
Ministry of Local Development
Ram Krishna Shrestha
Shree Mahal, Pulchowk
|Concept Clearance||31 Oct 2006|
|Fact Finding||08 Dec 2006 to 14 Dec 2006|
|Approval||02 Feb 2007|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||13 Nov 2006|
|Last PDS Update||01 Dec 2006|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|02 Feb 2007||22 Feb 2007||22 Feb 2007||30 Jun 2007||31 Dec 2007||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|500,000.00||0.00||100,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||600,000.00||02 Feb 2007||480,302.48|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Preparation of the Rural Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Sector Development Program||Consultants' Reports||Jun 2007|
|Preparing the Rural Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Sector Development Program||Technical Assistance Reports||Feb 2007|
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