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
Country / Economy
  • India
Project Status
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 0003-IND: Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction (Cluster TA)
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Grant Fund (UKG) US$ 14.00 million
TA 0003-IND: Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction (Cluster TA)
Source Amount
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

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
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
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
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
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
- 0.00

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