Bangladesh: Sustainable Management of Community Development for Chittagong Hill Tracts

Sovereign Project | 42248-023

The transaction technical assistance (TRTA) will address challenges in the operation and maintenance (O&M) of community infrastructure and public assets built through two ADB assisted projects in CHT (CHTRDP -I, and CHTRDP-II), and increase the capacity of village level institutes, headed by IPs of CHT, in planning for local development and service delivery.

The TRTA will (i) enhance capacity of 300 Parha Development Committees (PDCs) on managing and sustaining community assets/infrastructure; (ii) train 900 PDC leaders on leadership, organizational and financial management, and 500 PDC members on participatory planning, and monitoring towards strengthened governance and rural development; (iii) create a pool of skilled technicians from the unemployed youths to do the repair and maintenance of irrigation equipment and tube-wells; and (iv) strengthen linkages of PDCs with Union Parishads.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Haque, Mohammed Sayeedul
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Bangladesh
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Sustainable Management of Community Development for Chittagong Hill Tracts
Project Number 42248-023
Country / Economy Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9472-BAN: Sustainable Management of Community Development for Chittagong Hill Tracts
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural production - Irrigation - Land-based natural resources management - Rural water supply services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description

The transaction technical assistance (TRTA) will address challenges in the operation and maintenance (O&M) of community infrastructure and public assets built through two ADB assisted projects in CHT (CHTRDP -I, and CHTRDP-II), and increase the capacity of village level institutes, headed by IPs of CHT, in planning for local development and service delivery.

The TRTA will (i) enhance capacity of 300 Parha Development Committees (PDCs) on managing and sustaining community assets/infrastructure; (ii) train 900 PDC leaders on leadership, organizational and financial management, and 500 PDC members on participatory planning, and monitoring towards strengthened governance and rural development; (iii) create a pool of skilled technicians from the unemployed youths to do the repair and maintenance of irrigation equipment and tube-wells; and (iv) strengthen linkages of PDCs with Union Parishads.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The ongoing loan, L2763 BAN (SF): Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project (CHTRDP II) supports strengthening of rural infrastructure and water resources management in 600 villages, known as Para, in the Indigenous Peoples areas of Chittagong Hill Tracts. The previous project completed in 2010 (L1771 BAN SF: CHRTDP-I) also implemented 2,040 small-scale infrastructure sub-projects comprising water supply, irrigation equipment, village-roads, etc. in 111 unions of CHT. The projects' interventions are susceptible to less efficiency and further deterioration due to lack of O&M capacity of the local bodies, known as Parha Development Committee (PDC), lack of technicians at village level, inadequate maintenance fund, and weak access to the local government institutes (Union Parishads). This transaction TA will address the sustainability related challenges of the rural infrastructure and equipment, and help to develop and enhance the O&M capacity and awareness on planning of local development and service delivery of PDCs, especially those benefitted by CHTRDP- I and CHTRDP-II. The TA will be delivered through UNDP, who has strong network in CHT at the para level and had been playing leading role for development assistance in the CHT since 2003.
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 Parbattya Chattagram District
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Several layers of consultation done with UNDP, PMO, Social Mobilization NGOs under 2nd Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project (CHTRDP II), and several IP village leaders in all three hill districts throughout the years 2017 and 2018, and also during loan review mission of CHTRDP II in September 2017
During Project Implementation A contract between ADB and UNDP was signed on 23 October 2018 for implementing the TA 9472. The original completion date was 30 June 2019. Based on the request of UNDP dated 25 June 2019, ADB agreed to extend the completion period up to 30 June 2020. Further, on request of UNDP dated 30 April 2020, ADB agreed to extend the completion period up to 31 December 2020 due to the present pandemic situation. The contracts between 3 Capacity Development NGOs (1 NGO for each Hilly district) have been extended up to 30 November 2020. " Selection of 300 PDCs under CHTRDP I & II have been completed. " Formation/ reformation of 300 O&M groups with 50% female participation (UNDP contracted with NGOs for formation of 126 O&M Groups, 300 O&M groups list will be available by Sep 2020) 55% completed. " Development of at least 12 nos. R&M manuals by the capacity development NGO has been completed. " Training on leadership, organizational and financial management of 900 leaders have been completed " Selection of 125 unemployed youths of the locality for training on R&M of community assets and Training on R&M of community assets of the selected unemployed youths of the locality have been completed. Procuring the toolboxes to the unemployed youths of the locality also completed. " Creation of asset user fund in 300 targeted communities are under progress. " Training for 600 PDC leaders on negotiation skills to mobilize resources and services from local government (union and upazila) on progress. Develop and implementation of 300 joint-plans for operation and maintenance of public infrastructures on progress. Overall Physical Progress is 73%, and Financial Progress is 55% as of August 2020.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will engage: (i) 3 NGOs for 3 hill districts for capacity building of PDCs and linking them with local government departments; (ii) one NGO for creating youth employment and developing entrepreneurs to repair community assets; and (iii) one monitoring and supervision consultant (national, 3 person-months). The key staff under the NGO services will be: project coordinator (national, 48 person-months), community mobiliser (national, 36 person-months), community infrastructure repairing engineer (national, 36 person-months), monitoring officer (national, 36 person-months), and training coordinator/engineer (national, 12 person-months).
Responsible ADB Officer Haque, Mohammed Sayeedul
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Banglad
Building No. 4 (6th floor)
Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 15 Dec 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Sep 2020

TA 9472-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Dec 2017 22 Apr 2018 22 Apr 2018 30 Jun 2019 31 Dec 2020 10 Feb 2021
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 17 Jun 2022 482,525.88

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Sustainable Management of Community Development for Chittagong Hill Tracts Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Mar 2019 01 Apr 2019

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