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India: Capacity Building for Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation

Sovereign (Public) Project | 43459-013 Status: Active

The transaction technical assistance facility (TRTA) will support Capacity Development Resource Center (CDRC) at India Resident Mission (INRM) for conducting demand driven capacity development programs in ADB procedures, project implementation and thematic topics, conduct Tripartite Portfolio Review Meetings (TPRMs) to improve portfolio performance. The TA has been included in INRM's Country Operations Business Plan 2018-20 (document number IN.399-17).

Project Details

Project Officer
Annamraju, Vikram Harsha South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • India
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Capacity Building for Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
Project Number 43459-013
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9635-IND: Capacity Building for Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development

Education / Education sector development

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution

Finance / Finance sector development

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The transaction technical assistance facility (TRTA) will support Capacity Development Resource Center (CDRC) at India Resident Mission (INRM) for conducting demand driven capacity development programs in ADB procedures, project implementation and thematic topics, conduct Tripartite Portfolio Review Meetings (TPRMs) to improve portfolio performance. The TA has been included in INRM's Country Operations Business Plan 2018-20 (document number IN.399-17).
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy India's Country Partnership Strategy (CPS2018-22) aspires to increase ADB's lending from 2.6 billion to $3-4 billion in the future. The CPS also envisages increased lending in new areas like Economic Corridors and to low income states. New executing agencies (EAs) with little prior experience of implementing large projects would be joining the India portfolio in the next 3 years. To achieve high project readiness at entry in a qualitative manner it is very important to upfront build capacities of the new EAs for designing and implementing new projects. In addition, weak capacities of EAs of ongoing projects in the areas of procurement, consultant recruitment, financial management, project management, contract management, construction management, safeguards, monitoring and evaluation, frequent transfers of Project Directors and other project staff, poor participation of contractors and consultants, etc. have been identified as bottlenecks for speedy project implementation at various tripartite portfolio review meetings (TPRM). It has been observed that most projects experience start up and implementation delays due to inadequate awareness of various aspects of project preparation and implementation. These shortcomings have a bearing on project quality and finally on the project outcomes. Another reason for implementation difficulties is attributed to the absence of integrated and efficient approach in tracking and monitoring project implementation. Some of these issues were addressed through Capacity Development Resource Center (CDRC) created under TA 7593-IND: Capacity Development for Project Implementation which is due to close on 31 December 2018. CDRC activities for capacity development of executing agencies has been acknowledged as ADB's finance plus contribution by Department of Economic Affairs, EAs and ADB Management. Country Assistance Program Evaluation (CAPE 2007-15) appreciated CDRC activities as a unique example of a stand-alone and institutionalized platform for capacity development in a client country setting and appreciated CDRC efforts to institutionalize the training programs in an anchor institution like Administrative Staff College of India. CAPE also observed that while immediate objective of training staff is being achieved, translating this in to introducing cutting edge innovation, and improved operational effectiveness and portfolio performance remains difficult. The proposed CDTA aspires to overcome portfolio management bottlenecks by building the capacities of EA staff for project design and implementation through regular, demand driven and structured capacity development programs and instituting information and communications technology (ICT) based project monitoring mechanisms to improve portfolio performance. In addition, it would also address issues like introducing cutting edge innovation and improved portfolio performance noted by CAPE.
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 Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Recruitment of individual consultants (national and international) will be conducted through Consultant Management System (CMS).
Procurement ADB will procure national training institutes, event management providers and engage individual consultants in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the TA staff instructions.
Responsible ADB Officer Annamraju, Vikram Harsha
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Department of Economic Affairs
Ministry of Finance
Room No. 40-B North Block
New Delhi-110001, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 06 Nov 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 08 Nov 2018

TA 9635-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Nov 2018 30 Nov 2018 30 Nov 2018 30 Nov 2021 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,500,000.00 06 Nov 2018 74,874.26

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Project Analyst for Project Development Facility Individual - Consulting Active 21 May 2019 27 May 2019
Program Manager Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Apr 2019 09 May 2019
Public Infrastructure Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Apr 2019 16 May 2019
Public Health Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Apr 2019 16 May 2019
School Education Specialist Individual - Consulting Active 26 Apr 2019 23 May 2019
Digital Infrastructure Expert Individual - Consulting Active 26 Apr 2019 23 May 2019
Medical Equipment Expert Individual - Consulting Active 26 Apr 2019 23 May 2019
Procurement Administrative Assistant Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Apr 2019 08 Apr 2019
Financial Management and Audit Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Mar 2019 29 Mar 2019
Project Analyst (Urban) Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Mar 2019 15 Mar 2019
Financial Management and Accounting Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Feb 2019 01 Mar 2019
FIDIC Tutor Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Feb 2019 12 Feb 2019
Capacity Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Jan 2019 27 Jan 2019
Project Analyst (Energy) Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Jan 2019 25 Jan 2019
Finance cum Renewable Energy Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Jan 2019 24 Jan 2019
Project Management and Contract Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Jan 2019 24 Jan 2019

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found