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Sri Lanka: Improvement of Rural Access Roads and Livelihood Development for the Poor

Sovereign (Public) Project | 41680-012 Status: Closed

The Asian Development Bank is working with Sri Lanka to improve the quality of life of rural poor people through a livelihood development program linked to the improvement of rural access roads. The project is rehabilitating about 200 kilometers of rural access roads that serve poor communities, providing income opportunities for about 2,500 families and providing training for up to 2,000 unemployed people. 

Project Details

Project Officer
Tilakaratne, K.M. South Asia Department Request for information
  • Sri Lanka
  • Grant
  • Health
Project Name Improvement of Rural Access Roads and Livelihood Development for the Poor
Project Number 41680-012
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9116-SRI: Improvement of Rural Access Roads and Livelihood Development for the Poor
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Health / Social protection initiatives

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description To improve the quality of rural poor people through livelihood development prgram linked to the improvement of rural access roads.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The existing country strategy is to reduce poverty through reducing regional income inequality, and ensuring growth in rural areas.
Impact Improve Quality of Life of Rural people in the two District
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

1) create mechanism for generating income and making savings.

2)Improve and sustain access to public services

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Improve rural access roads and enhance the self employment opportunities
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Tilakaratne, K.M.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Sri Lanka Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Provincial Councils & Local Gov't
H P C Herath
Union Place, Colombo 2, sri Lanka
Concept Clearance 05 Jun 2006
Fact Finding 02 Apr 2007 to 05 Apr 2007
Approval 21 Jan 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 12 Feb 2008
Last PDS Update 05 Jan 2011

Grant 9116-SRI

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Jan 2008 26 Feb 2008 26 Feb 2008 30 Jul 2010 - 15 Feb 2011
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.07 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 21 Jan 2008 0.00 2.00 100%
Counterpart 0.07 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 2.00 21 Jan 2008 0.00 2.00 100%

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