Regional : Developing South Asian Livable Cities Facility

Sovereign Project | 42173-015

The proposed transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will provide (i) project preparation support to a series of ensuing urban sector projects in South Asia during 2019-2022; and (ii) capacity building and project implementation support to a series of ongoing projects. The ensuing projects being prepared by the urban development and water division of South Asia are aligned with Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Strategy 2030 with an operational priority of building livable cities that are green, competitive, inclusive and resilient. The projects will contribute to integrated, sustainable and smart urban development in the region, promote and showcase innovations, and thus require corresponding technical, safeguard, governance, financial management, and economic due diligence in addition to advance contracting and readiness requirements set by the developing member countries in South Asia and ADB to ensure efficient implementation.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Songco, Krizelda Marie L.
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Developing South Asian Livable Cities Facility
Project Number 42173-015
Country / Economy Regional
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Maldives
Nepal
Sri Lanka
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9781-REG: Developing South Asian Livable Cities Facility
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 4.00 million
TA 9781-REG: Developing South Asian Livable Cities Facility(Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will provide (i) project preparation support to a series of ensuing urban sector projects in South Asia during 2019-2022; and (ii) capacity building and project implementation support to a series of ongoing projects. The ensuing projects being prepared by the urban development and water division of South Asia are aligned with Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Strategy 2030 with an operational priority of building livable cities that are green, competitive, inclusive and resilient. The projects will contribute to integrated, sustainable and smart urban development in the region, promote and showcase innovations, and thus require corresponding technical, safeguard, governance, financial management, and economic due diligence in addition to advance contracting and readiness requirements set by the developing member countries in South Asia and ADB to ensure efficient implementation. Large efficiency gains can be achieved by utilizing a combined facility approach for the development of multiple projects under a single cost center.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy This transaction TA facility combines the key features of project preparatory, loan-tied or piggy backed and capacity development TAs, thereby providing greater efficiencies in TA management and greater flexibility in providing a range of solutions to DMCs under a single resource envelope. Tedious administration requirements of hiring several firms and individual consultants will be bypassed using framework agreements (for both firms and individuals), which will expedite consultant mobilization, enhance competition, reduce transaction costs and shorten overall recruitment time for repeat assignments of similar nature.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Bangladesh - Dhaka, Khulna; Bhutan - Paro; Maldives - Male; Nepal - Kathmandu; Sri Lanka - Colombo
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will engage consultants following the ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. For project preparatory assignments, two firms will be empaneled through framework agreements prequalifying them for a period of up to 3 years to provide advice on subsequent assignments. A total of 145 person-months (86.5 international and 58.5 national) are expected to be contracted to the empaneled firms. Framework agreements will also be used for engaging 6 person-months of services from two home-based individual international consultants to support project documentation and the editing of knowledge products. A national procurement management consulting firm will be engaged through a simplified technical proposal for transactional support requirements. An output-based contract with milestone payments will be used. The inputs will be office-based. ADB will also engage individual consultants (two international for 6 person-months and eight national for 115 person-months) using individual consultant selection. Individual consultants will support knowledge management and day-to-day project and TA administration. International consultants will render home-based inputs. National consultants will be based in ADB headquarters, except for one consultant who will be based in ADB's Bangladesh Resident Mission. Individual consultants and consultant firms will be engaged to the extent possible to support more than one project.
Procurement not applicable
Responsible ADB Officer Songco, Krizelda Marie L.
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Water and Urban Development Sector Office (SG-WUD)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 07 Aug 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Mar 2024

TA 9781-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Aug 2019 - 07 Aug 2019 31 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2024 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
5,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000,000.00 21 Mar 2024 4,484,678.66

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Title Document Type Document Date
Developing South Asian Livable Cities Facility: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Aug 2019

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

None currently available.


Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Developing South Asian Livable Cities Facility - Project Management Specialist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed
Water Sector Economist Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Developing South Asian Livable Cities Facility Individual - Consulting Closed
Financial Management Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Infrastructure Engineer Cum Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Safeguard Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Environment Specialist (Nepal) Individual - Consulting Closed
Institutional Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Economist Individual - Consulting Closed
Information Technology Based Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Water Sector Institutional Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Safeguard Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Economic and Finance Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Institutional Capacity Development and Project Management (ICDPMPM) Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Climate Change Adaptation Specialist – Urban Development Sector Individual - Consulting Closed
Institutional Capacity Development (ICD) Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Municipal Governance Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Development and Gender Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Water Supply, Drainage, Wastewater, and Solid Waste Management Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
International Climate Change Adaptation Specialist – Urban Development Sector Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Financial Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Financial Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Result Based Lending Program Design Specialist/Team Leader (International) Individual - Consulting Closed
Green Buildings Expert (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Coordinator 2 Individual - Consulting Closed
Project and TA Administration Support Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
International Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Municipal Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed
International Cost and Fiduciary Assessment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Environment Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
International Writer/Editor Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Development and Gender Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
National Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Climate Change Specialist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed
International Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Environmental Safeguards Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Solid Waste Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Water Supply Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Environmental Safeguard Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Safeguard Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
SOLID WASTE AND SANITATION EXPERT Individual - Consulting Closed
Environmental Safeguards Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Architect Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Safeguards Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Environmental Safeguards Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Safeguards Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Environment Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Aged Care Service Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Early Childhood Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Urban Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Climate Change Specialist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed
Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Data Specialist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed
Gender Specialist/Team leader (International) Individual - Consulting Closed
Social protection and care services specialist (for elderly and children) (International) Individual - Consulting Closed
Economic and Finance Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
International Writer/Editor Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Safeguards Specialist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed
Irrigation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Sanitation Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement Specialist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed
Water Supply Expert (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Project/TA Implementation Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Safeguards Assistant/Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Architect/Urban Planner (International) Individual - Consulting Closed
Climate Change Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Environmental Safeguards Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Safeguards Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Private Sector Participation (Affordable Housing) Specialist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed
Architect/Urban Planner (International) Individual - Consulting Closed
Deputy Team Leader / Project Advisor (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Structural Engineer (International) Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Development and Gender Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Financial Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Senior Environment Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed
Sewage Treatment Plant Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
River Hydrologist Individual - Consulting Closed
Gender Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Knowledge Project Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Biodiversity Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Water Supply Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Team Leader cum Tunnel Expert (Structural Engineer) Individual - Consulting Closed
Hydraulic Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed
Senior Geotechnical Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Environment Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Housing Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Developing South Asian Livable Cities Facility (Framework Agreement) Firm - Consulting Closed
Strategic Communication Analyst (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Safeguards Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Gender Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Climate Change Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Economic and Finance Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Finance Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Environment Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement Specialist/Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed
Environment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Water Supply Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement Admnistration Support-II (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement Admnistration Support (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Solid Waste Management Expert (International) Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.