The proposed Project will support capacity development of communities and community organizations that are or will be beneficiaries/participants in the four major poverty reduction projects with complementary capacity building amongst district and provincial government staff that will be supporting the implementation of project activities. The objectives of the Project will be achieved through capacity building of community leaders, community organizations and appropriate government staff; knowledge management and dissemination for poverty reduction and natural resource conservation; and strengthening coordination, partnerships and cooperation amongst civil society organizations, executing agencies, implementation support agencies and financing agencies involved in poverty reduction interventions in the Tonle Sap Basin.
|Project Name||Building Community Capacity for Poverty Reduction Initiatives in the Tonle Sap Basin|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Grant
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture and Natural Resources / Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Gender equity|
|Description||The proposed Project will support capacity development of communities and community organizations that are or will be beneficiaries/participants in the four major poverty reduction projects with complementary capacity building amongst district and provincial government staff that will be supporting the implementation of project activities. The objectives of the Project will be achieved through capacity building of community leaders, community organizations and appropriate government staff; knowledge management and dissemination for poverty reduction and natural resource conservation; and strengthening coordination, partnerships and cooperation amongst civil society organizations, executing agencies, implementation support agencies and financing agencies involved in poverty reduction interventions in the Tonle Sap Basin.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Impact||Support capacity development of the communities and community organizations that are or will be beneficiaries/participants in the four major poverty reduction projects in the Tonle Sap Basin. Specifically, the Project will support training, demonstration, and knowledge sharing with the community leaders, community organizations, and appropriate government staff so that the community can participate effectively in the poverty reduction initiatives under the four Tonle Sap Initiative (TSI) projects.|
|Description of Outcome||
1. Knowledge required for capacity building is adapted to the requirements of different target groups, drawing on existing knowledge and gathering information where knowledge gaps exist. Knowledge is managed so that dissemination to all stakeholders is effected based on the continued development of TSC;
2. Training needs analyses are conducted at provincial, commune, and community levels in eight provinces of the Tonle Sap Basin;
3. Review and revision of the six modules developed under TA 4376-CAM and development of up to three further modules as indicated by the training needs analysis, so as to complement and support the four major poverty reduction projects of the TSI.
4. Delivery in eight provinces of the Tonle Sap Basin of about 150 courses across six to nine modules;
5. Regular and productive coordination meetings held by the TSI Technical Working Group;
6. High-level conferences held with senior national and provincial Government officials, ADB, bilateral and multilateral agencies, and civil society;
7. Broad stakeholder recognition of issues, challenges, and successes effecting integration among TSI projects;
8. Annual reviews to EA and IAs, addressing issues and challenges and fostering ownership of the TSI; and
9. Coordination meetings with finance agencies supporting or potentially interested in supporting development in the Tonle Sap Basin.
|Progress Toward Outcome||Despite difficulties with slow implementation at early stage, and until midway through 2009, project outputs and outcomes were measurable and did contribute to building community capacity. The Impact assessment survey results showed a knowledge retention rate as high as 62% and knowledge application was 52%. The impact assessment also showed that training courses participants changed their way of thinking, working, and communicating resulting in improved community participation in decision-making.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Delivery would be by the existing capacity-building team of CBNRM-LI, created under TA 4376 and supported by knowledge and information provided by Tonle Sap Initiative Learning Resource Center established at CDRI. The monitoring and evaluation system developed under TA 4376 will be implemented through the management of CBNRM-LI supported by the Tonle Sap Initiative Coordination Unit. The deliverables that can be monitored will comprise:
i) training needs analyses conducted at provincial, commune, and community levels in the Tonle Sap Basin;
ii) training modules3 developed under TA 4376 revised to address the capacity-building needs of the poverty reduction projects of the TSI with emphasis on TSSLP and TSLSP, incorporating additional
knowledge where needed from component 2;
iii) established mechanisms for exchanges with government extension staff, TSI-LRC, and other relevant organizations. They will include training and workshops on participatory watershed management conducted with the involvement of provincial and district government staff;
iv) development of up to three further modules as indicated by the training needs analysis and supported by knowledge disseminated from component 2;
v) delivery of about 150 courses providing 22,500 person-training days to the communities and community organizations in the project areas of TSI poverty reduction projects, together with related district and provincial staff
vi) evaluation of each course delivered;
vii) community poverty reduction action plan developed and implemented by community organizations;
viii) three annual national workshops with 150 participants each;
ix) up to 15 provincial workshops with approximately 100 participants to be organized jointly with component 2; and
x) report enumerating the accomplishments of the above.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||All project's activities and disbursements were completed on 31 May 2011. The Implementation Completion Memorandum (ICM) is being prepared and finalized. Project Account will be closed in late July 2012 by CTLA.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Commune Livelihood Facilitation Team (CLFT), Commune Facilitators, Commune Councillors, Provincial Line-Department staff, Provincial NGO staff, Council for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) and Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI) staff.|
|During Project Implementation||Commune Livelihood Facilitation Team (CLFT), Commune Facilitators, Commune Councillors, Provincial Line-Department staff, Provincial NGO staff, Council for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) and Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI) staff.|
|Consulting Services||The service providers will be appointed under direct selection and contracted by ADB in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.|
|Procurement||All activities were for instructional strengthening and capacity building of the Government officials through workshops, seminar and training. In addition, the resources were used to supply office equipment, development and improvement of CARD Website and office net working.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Ikemoto, Nao|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Cambodia Resident Mission|
Council for Agricultural and Rural Development
H.E. Toch Bunhour
41, Russian Federation Boulevard, Postbox 2470, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
|Concept Clearance||26 Feb 2007|
|Fact Finding||14 Jul 2006 to 20 Jul 2006|
|Approval||19 Dec 2007|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||17 Oct 2008|
|Last PDS Update||25 Jul 2012|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|19 Dec 2007||31 Jan 2008||31 Jan 2008||30 Jan 2011||31 May 2011||12 Jul 2012|
|Financing Plan||Grant Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||1.50||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||0.00||19 Dec 2007||0.00||1.26||84%|
|Cofinancing||1.50||19 Dec 2007||0.00||1.26||84%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Building Community Capacity for Poverty Reduction Initiatives in the Tonle Sap Basin (Financed by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction)||Grant Assistance Reports||Oct 2007|
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