The Small-Scale Policy and Advisory Technical Assistance will prepare a water sector strategy, including an action plan, in consultation with the Goverment of Pakistan. The strategy will take into account all aspects of water resources and its critical relevance to agriculture, development and disaster prevention.
|Project Name||Water Sector Task Force|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change|
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The Small-Scale Policy and Advisory Technical Assistance will prepare a water sector strategy, including an action plan, in consultation with the Goverment of Pakistan. The strategy will take into account all aspects of water resources and its critical relevance to agriculture, development and disaster prevention.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||At the third ministerial meeting of the Friends of Democratic Pakistan (FODP) in Brussels on 15 October 2010, it was acknowledged that water managemet is an important priority area for Pakistan. (FODP is a group of countries that aims to support the government of Pakistan in its efforts to consolidate democrary in the country and support social and economic development.) It was agreed at the ministerial meeting that an FODP Water Task Force, led by the ADB, would prepare a water sector strategy, including an action plan, in consultation with the Government of Pakistan.|
|Impact||Water security for sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction.|
|Description of Outcome||Mobilization of coordinated and expanded assistance of the international community under the FODP to support investments in the water sector.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||Water sector report, including strategy and action plan, finalized by September 2011.|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||An international Policy/Institutional Advisor (Water Sector) has been hired for 5 person-months on an intermittent basis. The consultant commenced work on 11 March 2011.|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Consultation with the Government of Pakistan|
|During Project Implementation||Continued consultation|
|Consulting Services||5 person months of an international institutional and policy advisor (water) and 22 person months of national consultants in various disciplines.|
|Procurement||No procurement required.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Walton, Donneth A|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Pakistan Resident Mission|
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Islamabad Ministry of Water and Power
Block A Secretariat Bldg.
|Concept Clearance||16 Feb 2011|
|Fact Finding||16 Feb 2011 to 01 Mar 2011|
|Approval||23 Dec 2010|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||08 Apr 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|23 Dec 2010||-||23 Dec 2010||31 Oct 2011||31 Dec 2012||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|225,000.00||0.00||25,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||250,000.00||23 Dec 2010||199,887.80|
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