|Project Name||Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction (Cluster TA)|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|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
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|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).
|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.|
|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)||
Continuous interactions with GoI and DFID are held and quaterly reports are prepared in addition to the detailed Annual Review for DFID. The status of the 31 component TAs is as follows:
- All 31 component TA projects totaling $22.64 million have been approved.
- 23 component TA projects have been closed.
- $18.348 million has been contracted and $17.183 million has been disbursed.
- The completed/on-going component TAs have directly contributed to detailed project preparedness and capacity building for 20 loans amounting to $5,018 million.
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|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
|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|
Department of Economic Affairs
Ministry of Finance
Room No. 40-B North Block
New Delhi-110001, India
|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||13 Sep 2016|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program. Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.
The Public Communications Policy (PCP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.
The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction: Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Sep 2016|
|Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction (Financed by the Government of the United Kingdom)||Technical Assistance Reports||Aug 2009|
Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
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