Pakistan : Earthquake-Displaced People Livelihood Restoration Program

Sovereign Project | 40563-013

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Shafi, Mian S.
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Finance
Project Name
Earthquake-Displaced People Livelihood Restoration Program
Project Number
Country / Economy
  • Pakistan
Project Status
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Loan
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2335-PAK: Earthquake-Displaced People Livelihood Restoration Program
Source Amount
Asian Development Fund US$ 400.00 million
TA 4943-PAK: Capacity Building for Institutions Related to Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (PEF)
Source Amount
Asian Tsunami Fund US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas
  • Environmentally sustainable growth
Drivers of Change
  • Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
  • Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector
  • Finance / Housing finance

  • Public sector management / Social protection initiatives

Gender equity theme
Restoring basic services to the effected population through provision of housing.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Building of capacity in communities for seismic compliant construction and the strengthening of financial management, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and social and environmental safeguards in the participating institutions.

Earthquake-displaced people in KP and AJK will have their livelihood restored or improved.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Most earthquake-displaced people in KP and AJK will live in seismically compliant houses.

Progress Toward Outcome

The program did operate efficiently in many ways. The time taken by ERRA to carry out inspections and release payments was satisfactory. This included the time taken by ERRAs assistance and inspection teams to inspect the damaged houses, collate information from the field provided by the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), and release the payments to the beneficiaries personal accounts. Of the 351,234 completely destroyed houses whose reconstruction was managed and verified by ERRA, 323,396 (92.1%) were rebuilt, while 26,756 (7.6%) were in the no work started category and 1,082 (0.3%) are in final stages of completion. In addition to the completely damaged houses under ERRAs supervision, 90,576 houses were considered partially damaged and thus eligible for the prescribed subsidy of PRs75,000, and 43,119 houses were deemed negligibly damaged and eligible for the PRs25,000 subsidy.

ERRA trained a total of 783,314 people in seismic compliant building design and construction techniques at its training centers in the earthquake affected areas and through partner NGOs hired for this purpose. The NGOs that conducted the training included two that were contracted under the TA, which conducted their training sessions in 18 union councils of KP and AJK.

Two financial management specialists were hired under the TA to provide on the job training in accounting and internal financial control for ERRA personnel and staff of provincial, state, and district reconstruction and rehabilitation agencies. The TA also supported the reconciliation of accounts and the establishment of a financial management information system (FMIS) serving all earthquake related institutions. The last two annual external audits of ERRA and the allied institutions were conducted with the help of computerized statements of account generated by the FMIS. The system is now fully operational in all the affected districts and in all of ERRAs allied agencies.

A fully functional M&E system was established with support from the ADB loan and TA funds, and from other agencies such as the United Kingdom Department of International Development (DFID), World Bank and the UN. M&E reports, covering all activities managed or coordinated by ERRA and including special case studies on topics such as gender and vulnerability, have been generated regularly.

Also with support from the TA, ERRA conducted a targeted vulnerability survey in all earthquake affected areas. Relevant line departments received capacity building training to facilitate the survey, and the survey results were disseminated widely, for setting vulnerability baselines and gaining support for vulnerable populations through existing programs.

The housing reconstruction started on 16 July 2007, and the final tranche was released on 5 May 2008, well before the program closing date of 31 December 2008 provided in Article III of the loan agreement.

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

1. Seismically compliant houses completed without major delays

2. Capacity built in seismic building techniques, financial management, monitoring and evaluation, protection of vulnerable groups, and environmental and social safeguards

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

In total 92.1% of completely damaged rural houses affected by the earthquake have been rebuilt. Of a total of 351,234 completely damaged houses, 323,396have been rebuilt. The remaining 31,930 houses are in the 'no work started (NWS) (7.6%) and 'under process (0.3%) reconstruction category.

The ERRA rural housing reconstruction program trained a total of 783,314 people (32% in technical aspects and 68% in social aspects).

TA consultants conducted training in initial safeguard screening, preparation of screening checklists (due diligence), land acquisition resettlement planning, and environmental impact assessment.

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
No involuntary resettlement was involved in rural housing supported by ADB: Houses were contracted in-situ or household in vulnerable location relocated to safe locations on their own free will, based on guidance provided by ERRA or household were given finance to purchase additional land (while retaining the land that was in their possession before the earthquake) for constructing their houses at a safe location
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
Consultative workshops in selected districts to review the experience of owner driven housing reconstruction currently underway and elicit the feedback of the community in the design of future interventions.
During Project Implementation
Involvement of the communities in identification and assesment of damaged houses followed by community involvement in monitoring and evaluation.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services
Consultant recruitment will proceed under QCBS method. (Advance actions)
Not Applicable (Cash grants for housing)


Responsible ADB Officer
Shafi, Mian S.
Responsible ADB Department
Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Pakistan Resident Mission (PRM)
Executing Agencies
Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehab Authority
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Economic Affairs Division


Concept Clearance
08 Sep 2005
Fact Finding
12 Mar 2007 to 27 Mar 2007
27 Jun 2007
Last Review Mission
PDS Creation Date
17 Dec 2008
Last PDS Update
19 Jan 2012


Loan 2335-PAK

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Jun 2007 04 Jul 2007 16 Jul 2007 31 Dec 2008 - 05 May 2008
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 559.00
ADB 400.00
Counterpart 159.00
Cofinancing 0.00
Loan Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 17 Jun 2022 416.58 0.00 100%
Cumulative Disbursements 17 Jun 2022 416.58 0.00 100%

TA 4943-PAK

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Jun 2007 28 Jun 2007 28 Jun 2007 31 Jul 2010 30 Jun 2011 30 Sep 2011
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,000,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,500,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
17 Jun 2022 1,779,728.96

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

Title Document Type Document Date
Pakistan: Earthquake-Displaced People Livelihood Restoration Program Validations of Project Completion Reports Dec 2013

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  • 30 Aug 2012 | Project Result / Case Study

    Pakistan: Women Step Up After Earthquake - 2012

    The 2005 earthquake in Pakistan created thousands of widows who had to quickly learn to provide for their family and community. ADB's assistance programs included special provisions to help women, especially widows and other heads of household, who suddenly found themselves thrust into new roles of responsibility.


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