The grant will support capacity building for project management and community driven development (CDD) among (i) staff of provincial agriculture and forest offices, and district agriculture and forestry extension offices, as well as (ii) staff of Lao Women's Union at provincial and district levels. These agencies are mandated to work with poor rural communities in Northern Lao PDR, which are among the poorest in the country, for sustainable poverty reduction, and improved gender equity. They require better project management and organizational skills in order to plan and implement activities better, and provide support services to these communities for CDD resulting in sustainable livelihoods development under the counterpart NOrthern Region Sustainable Livelihoods through Livestock Development Project.
|Project Name||Enhancing Institutional Capacity of Local Government Agencies and Lao Women's Union for Sustainable Poverty Reduction in Lao, PDR|
|Country||Lao People's Democratic Republic|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Grant
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change|
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture and Natural Resources - Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Gender equity|
|Description||The grant will support capacity building for project management and community driven development (CDD) among (i) staff of provincial agriculture and forest offices, and district agriculture and forestry extension offices, as well as (ii) staff of Lao Women's Union at provincial and district levels. These agencies are mandated to work with poor rural communities in Northern Lao PDR, which are among the poorest in the country, for sustainable poverty reduction, and improved gender equity. They require better project management and organizational skills in order to plan and implement activities better, and provide support services to these communities for CDD resulting in sustainable livelihoods development under the counterpart NOrthern Region Sustainable Livelihoods through Livestock Development Project.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Lao CSPU|
|Impact||Improved livelihoods for upland smallholders in Northern Lao PDR|
|Description of Outcome||Strenghtened Capacity of Local Government Agencies for Poverty Reduction|
|Progress Toward Outcome||District Lao Women's Union staff have acquired community mobilization skills and are able to provide equal access of poor and ethnic groups households in improved livelihood activities, including as members of Livestock Production Groups and accessed to Village Livelihood Fund.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Demonstrated capacity of LWU staff to mobilize ethnic minority communities
Demonstrated capacity of LWU and DAFEO staff to organize strong community based groups
Equitable participation of women in community decision making and livelihood activities
Demonstrated capacity of project staff in financial management and reporting
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Output 1: -3898 loans taken by women- target was 3000; 2056 loans taken by ethnic groups target was 3600 by 2012 and 288 VSCC have at least one woman representative - target was 300 by 2012
Output 2: Completed
4006 loans provided target 6000 by 2012; Average number of poultry owned per household increased from 10.5 in 2005 to 13; Average number of goats owned per household increased from 0.51 in 2005 to 1.01; 50.96 %of pig population vaccinated- target in 2012 75% and 55.76% of large ruminants vaccinated target in 2012 75%
Output 3: Acheived
70% of women spend less than 1.20 hours per day on feed collection and preparation for pig production
-Average household income from livestock production increased from $87 in 2008 to $156. Target is $400 in 2012
Output 4: On track
Monthly financial reports submitted on time, monthly monitoring and evaluation reports submitted to RO
|Geographical Location||five northern provinces of Lao PDR including Luang Prabang, Houaphanh, Xieng Khouang, Bokeo and Luang Namtha.|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The Department of Livestock and Forestry will set up a grant implementation unit which will coordinate the outputs of all consultants, will manage and monitor the implementation of the grant. All consultants will be recruited by the grant implementation unit with ADB approval in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants using Least Cost Selection (LCS) and Consultant Qualification Selection (COS) as appropriate to provide the services for implementation, management and progress monitoring of the JFPR grant.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Phanouvong, Sisavanh|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Lao Resident Mission|
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Dr. Somphanh Chanpenxay
P.O. Box 811, Vientiane, Lao PDR
|Concept Clearance||03 Nov 2006|
|Fact Finding||08 Sep 2006 to 11 Sep 2006|
|Approval||11 May 2007|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||28 Mar 2007|
|Last PDS Update||23 Dec 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|11 May 2007||15 Oct 2007||15 Oct 2007||14 Oct 2011||-||09 Jul 2012|
|Financing Plan||Grant Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||0.53||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||0.00||11 May 2007||0.00||0.46||86%|
|Cofinancing||0.53||11 May 2007||0.00||0.46||86%|
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