Mongolia: Capacity Building for Sustainable Livelihood Support in Ger Areas

Sovereign Project | 45007-011

The proposed TRTA will provide capacity development support to the Municipality of Ulaanbaatar (MUB) to institutionalize an approach to plan, design, and implement livelihood support programs that target affected households whose livelihoods were adversely affected by involuntary resettlement. It is expected to (i) strengthen project implementation procedures and approaches in managing involuntary resettlement and livelihood impacts of development interventions in ger areas, and (ii) build the capacity of MUB in the management of involuntary resettlement and livelihood restoration programs. It will also scale-up the pilot activities conducted under the SSTA by including affected households whose livelihoods are impacted under the MFF program and will build on experiences and lessons from the implementation of the SSTA and the involuntary resettlement process under Tranche 1, including recent resettlement activities of other donors and organizations.

Project Name Capacity Building for Sustainable Livelihood Support in Ger Areas
Project Number 45007-011
Country Mongolia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9749-MON: Capacity Building for Sustainable Livelihood Support in Ger Areas
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 660,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Information and communication technology / ICT strategy and policy, and capacity development

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The proposed TRTA will provide capacity development support to the Municipality of Ulaanbaatar (MUB) to institutionalize an approach to plan, design, and implement livelihood support programs that target affected households whose livelihoods were adversely affected by involuntary resettlement. It is expected to (i) strengthen project implementation procedures and approaches in managing involuntary resettlement and livelihood impacts of development interventions in ger areas, and (ii) build the capacity of MUB in the management of involuntary resettlement and livelihood restoration programs. It will also scale-up the pilot activities conducted under the SSTA by including affected households whose livelihoods are impacted under the MFF program and will build on experiences and lessons from the implementation of the SSTA and the involuntary resettlement process under Tranche 1, including recent resettlement activities of other donors and organizations.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

On December 2013, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a multitranche financing facility (MFF) for the Ulaanbaatar Urban Services and Ger Areas Development Investment Program, comprising three tranches and with implementation period of 9 years, from December 2013 to December 2022. The MFF program's impact is improved living conditions in Ulaanbaatar; and its intended outcome is a network of livable, competitive, and inclusive subcenters in Ulaanbaatar's ger areas, which is being achieved through four outputs: (i) roads and urban services are expanded within priority subcenters and connectivity between them is improved; (ii) economic and public services in targeted areas are improved; (iii) service providers become more efficient; and (iv) institutions and capacity for urban development, program management, and service delivery are strengthened. The program's framework financing agreement was signed on 9 December 2013 and ratified by the Mongolian Parliament on 23 May 2014.

The TRTA will support MUB to (i) institutionalize livelihood restoration programs in redevelopment of ger areas (a key issue raised by civil society organizations [CSOs] and affected persons in their complaint to ADB's Office of the Special Project Facilitator); and (ii) implement livelihood support and compensation measures as agreed in the July 2018 Memorandum of Understanding among ADB project team, MUB and PMO, complainants, and nongovernment organizations (NGOs) to address the key issues from the complainants.

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 Ulan Bator
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Extensive consultations were held with potential livelihood beneficiaries, government, NGOs, and private organizations during the detailed needs assessment
During Project Implementation Consultations will continue with various stakeholders during implementation of the livelihood restoration and support programs.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services One international and four national experts were engaged using individual consultants selection method, for a total of 32 person-months inputs, to support TRTA implementation activities. One more international consultant is being planned to be engaged. Engagement of consultants and procurement of goods will be in accordance with the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.
Procurement The consultants will procure goods (on behalf of ADB) required for the provision of livelihood support to affected households following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.
Responsible ADB Officer Ramasubramanian, Viswanathan
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Ulaanbaatar Municipal Government
Sukhbaatar Square-11
Ulaanbaatar-46, Mongolia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 28 Jun 2019
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 20 Jun 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Sep 2021

TA 9749-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Jun 2019 20 Jul 2019 20 Jul 2019 31 May 2021 31 May 2022 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
660,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 660,000.00 18 Oct 2021 89,468.54

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Capacity Building for Sustainable Livelihood Support in Ger Areas Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Sep 2021 13 Sep 2021
Capacity Building for Sustainable Livelihood Support in Ger Areas Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Sep 2021 12 Sep 2021
TRTA Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Aug 2020 18 Aug 2020
National Information Technology Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Dec 2019 11 Dec 2019
National Community Development Specialist (2 positions) Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Nov 2019 04 Dec 2019
National Social Development Specialist and Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Nov 2019 22 Nov 2019

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