India : Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction (Cluster TA)

Sovereign Project | 43166-012

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Iyengar, Kavita Srinivas
    South Asia Department
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  • Country/Economy
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Energy

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Project Name Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction (Cluster TA)
Project Number 43166-012
Country / Economy India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 0003-IND: Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction (Cluster TA)
Technical Assistance Grant Fund (UKG) US$ 14.00 million
TA 0003-IND: Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction (Cluster TA)
Technical Assistance Grant Fund (UKG) US$ 8.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Rural water supply services

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution - Energy efficiency and conservation

Public sector management / Public expenditure and fiscal management

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban water supply

Description tbd
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Increased poverty reduction in low income states in India. ADB programs are more effective in helping low income states in India to achieve inclusive growth and poverty reduction.

- Proportion of new ADB loans in low income states increases over 2008 levels by at least 5%.

- Poverty headcount in the identified low income states reduces.

- Enhanced capacity of government and other executing agencies to successfully implement projects (number of EA staff trained).

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

- Achievement of comprehensive project preparedness in the poorer states in the ADB India Program (including Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Orissa, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Assam) and in the pro-poor sectors.

- Enhanced capacity of the Government and other executing agencies to successfully implement projects

Progress Toward Outcome The component TA projects support ADB's India program especially in lagging states and pro-poor sectors. The cluster TA comprises component TA projects in states including Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, and Uttarakhand. Focus areas, in line with GOI and DFID priorities, such as water resources management, less-developed regions, urban poverty, and gender issues, are covered through the component TA projects. The 31 approved component TAs have the following sectoral allocation: 9 transport, 8 energy, 6 urban development, 4 agriculture and natural resources, 2 finance, 1 human development, and 1 multisector (gender). 76% of the cluster TA allocation is targeted towards poor and weak-capacity states and 71% of the cluster TA allocation has been towards pro-poor sectors.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

The TAC would support feasibility studies, detailed project reports, bidding documents, social and environmental assessments as required and capacity development in respect of the component TAs identified under the TAC

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The DFID Trust Fund financed components of the 31 TA sub-projects were completed and financially closed.
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Several knowledge products, consultation seminars, website building etc have been undertaken for the individual component TA projects for stakeholder dissemination the component TA project areas.
During Project Implementation

Individual component TA projects undertake detailed consultations. Additionally, one project is chosen for the DFID Annual Review.

Annual Review 2011, Chattisgarh Irrigation Project, Raipour and adjoining areas

Annual Review 2012, Jharkhand Roads Project, Ranchi

Annnul Review 2013, Madhya Pradesh Energy Efficiency Project, Bhopal and Indore and adjoining areas

Annual Review 2014, Enhancing Capacities of Executing and Implementing Agencies to Achieve gender Equality

Annual Review 2015, Support for Uttarakhand Emergency Project

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consultants will be engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Responsible ADB Officer Iyengar, Kavita Srinivas
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission (INRM)
Executing Agencies
Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance
Concept Clearance 11 May 2009
Fact Finding 14 May 2009 to 15 May 2009
Approval 31 Aug 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 06 Jul 2010
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2018

TA 0003-IND

Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 22,000,000.00 3,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,500,000.00 - 0.00

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