The project will contribute to attainment of the Millenium Development Goals by enhancing service performance of water and wastewater utilities, enabling them to reach more people and improve their services to existing clients.The TA will support the launch, and operation of the Water Operators Partnerships (WOPs) in Asia. Specifically, it will support activities under the already existing Southeast Asia Water Utilities Network (SEAWUN), facilitate the design and launch of South Asia Water Utilities Network (SAWUN), including support its activities for an initial period of 2 years, and will support the establishment of a similar network in Central and East Asia. The TA will also examine ways of putting the activities of the networks on a sustainable footing over a 5-7 year time frame.
|Project Name||Supporting Water Operators' Partnership in Asia|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Regional integration
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The project will contribute to attainment of the Millenium Development Goals by enhancing service performance of water and wastewater utilities, enabling them to reach more people and improve their services to existing clients.The TA will support the launch, and operation of the Water Operators Partnerships (WOPs) in Asia. Specifically, it will support activities under the already existing Southeast Asia Water Utilities Network (SEAWUN), facilitate the design and launch of South Asia Water Utilities Network (SAWUN), including support its activities for an initial period of 2 years, and will support the establishment of a similar network in Central and East Asia. The TA will also examine ways of putting the activities of the networks on a sustainable footing over a 5-7 year time frame. WOPs Asia will respond to the Compendium of Action developed by United Nations Secretary General's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation which calls for breakthrough action in order to achieve the Millennium Development Goal targets. On another, more substantive level, the program will enhance utility performance through a structured program of peer support, including support to benchmarking, capacity development, and twinning programs.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Impact||Achievement of DG Goal 7, target 10: to halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water and sanitation.|
|Description of Outcome||
A. Consensus on what constitutes a good practice institutional framework for water sectors
B. Improved effectiveness and efficiency of participating water utilities
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Three new water utilities networks in place, in (i) South Asia, (ii) Central Asia, and (iii) East Asia
2. Existing water utilities network in Southeast Asia (SEAWUN) strengthened
3. Twinning program operational
4. Benchmarking service operational
5. Change management capacity established to address specific areas of water utility operations
6. Good practice institutional framework developed and consensus achieved
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||TA completed on 28 February 2011.|
|Geographical Location||Southeast Asia, South Asia and Central and East Asia|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||About 25 person-months of international and 26 person-months of national consultants' time will be needed to implement the activities of the TA. Individual consultants will be contracted based on their qualifications for the assignment. The qualifications required will be established in consultation with the network members, based on their specific needs. The required areas of expertise may include, but will not be limited to (i) institutional, organizational, and sector restructuring; (ii) operation and engineering; (iii) nonrevenue water reduction; (iv) internal controls and financial management; (v) procurement and contract management; and (vi) personnel management. Additional international and national resource persons may be engaged to fill specific gaps in designing and implementing twinning arrangements, and in undertaking discrete training programs. The consultants will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Baird, Alan|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban Development and Water Division, SERD|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||15 Dec 2006|
|Fact Finding||18 Sep 2006 to 06 Oct 2006|
|Approval||16 Apr 2007|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||11 Mar 2008|
|Last PDS Update||15 Apr 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|16 Apr 2007||-||16 Apr 2007||31 Mar 2009||31 Aug 2011||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|2,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2,000,000.00||16 Apr 2007||1,953,023.72|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Supporting Water Operators’ Partnership in Asia||TA Completion Reports||Jan 2012|
|Supporting Water Operators' Partnership in Asia (Financed by the Japan Special Fund)||Technical Assistance Reports||Mar 2007|
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