|Project Name||Management and Policy Support to Combat Land Degradation|
|Country||China, People's Republic of
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Land-based natural resources management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Impact||Reduced land degradation in dryland ecosystems in the western region of the PRC.|
|Description of Outcome||Strengthened capacity of the PRC-GEF Partnership to address and manage technical, policy, legal, and institutional barriers in combating LD of the drylands of the PRC western region.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Strengthened management and implementation of IEM strategies and approaches
2. Policy support for innovative sustainable land management practices
3. Comprehensive land degradation monitoring and assessment
4. Institutional strengthening at the regional and provincial levels
5. Project management
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
1) IEM objectives, actions and projects proposed by the strategies and action plans were integrated into the provincial Five-Year Plans and departmental development plans. Further work is however needed to summarize the final priority actions and projects, as well as assessment of budget requirements.
The SFA has allocated 600,000 yuan from counterpart funds to support further activities at the pilot sites.
2) A total of 18 new sustainabile land management (SLM) Best Practices, in Chinese), were collected from 6 provinces and autonomous regions and were compiled, reviewed, and edited.
3) Land degradation (LD) monitoring and evlauation indicator systems have been summarized and reviewed. Demonstrations of LD monitoring and assessments have been conducted at selected pilot sites.
4) Actvities to promote international cooperation and communication with Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and African countries were done. TA achievements were also disseminated through brochures, posters and other materials like partnership newsletters.
The evaluation will focus on indicators useful to demonstrate the added value of program approach in attaining GEF objectives and indicators.
5) Activites on track.
|Geographical Location||PRC: Gansu Province, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Qinghai Province, Shaanxi Province, and Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||There has been a close cooperation with all key government agencies during the TA preparation through the coordination mechanisms established for the SC and CPCO. Various formal consultation meetings were conducted in 2008 with national and provincial government agencies, and other stakeholders including detailed discussions during an international conference on LD in Beijing (5-6 November 2008), which was also attended by representatives from GEF and the World Bank, and various national and international experts. General support for the proposed TA was expressed and recommendations have been integrated into the scope of the proposed TA.|
|During Project Implementation||There is a need for SFA and CPMO to significantly enhance their overall strategic support and institutional capacity to achieve the objectives of the project, which are to (i) improve inter-sectoral coordination, and (ii) achieve an upscaling of the sustainable land management approach and activities as envisaged for the PRC-GEF Partnership.|
|Consulting Services||International and national consultants have been engaged.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Radstake, Frank|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD|
State Forestry Administration
Mme. Hu Zhangcu, Proj Dir/DDG, Sci. & Tech Dept.
18 Hepingli East Street Dongcheng District, Beijing 100013 People's Rep of China
|Concept Clearance||30 Mar 2009|
|Fact Finding||13 May 2009 to 22 May 2009|
|Approval||08 Dec 2009|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||18 May 2009|
|Last PDS Update||24 Sep 2013|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|08 Dec 2009||26 Jan 2010||26 Jan 2010||31 Dec 2012||31 Oct 2013||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|200,000.00||2,727,455.00||6,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||8,927,455.00||08 Dec 2009||2,887,821.03|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Management and Policy Support to Combat Land Degradation||TA Completion Reports||May 2014|
|Management and Policy Support to Combat Land Degradation||Technical Assistance Reports||Nov 2009|
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