This capacity development technical assistance (TA) will support the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) broader objective of sustainable poverty reduction in Cambodia's country partnership strategy (CPS) by promoting its strategic objectives of (i) inclusive economic growth, through investments in physical infrastructure and (ii) social development and equity, through basic education, water supply, and sanitation services. Establishing urban rural links is recognized in the CPS as an increasingly important challenge to address as part of Cambodia's development process. Urban development, through better urban management, will mutually reinforce other community-based development initiatives in the Tonle Sap provinces. As such, this TA was prepared to supplement two urban projects: Cambodia: GMS Corridor Towns Development Project and the Cambodia: Integrated Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin.
|Project Name||Capacity Development for Urban Management|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Other urban services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||This capacity development technical assistance (TA) will support the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) broader objective of sustainable poverty reduction in Cambodia's country partnership strategy (CPS) by promoting its strategic objectives of (i) inclusive economic growth, through investments in physical infrastructure and (ii) social development and equity, through basic education, water supply, and sanitation services. Establishing urban rural links is recognized in the CPS as an increasingly important challenge to address as part of Cambodia's development process. Urban development, through better urban management, will mutually reinforce other community-based development initiatives in the Tonle Sap provinces. As such, this TA was prepared to supplement two urban projects: Cambodia: GMS Corridor Towns Development Project and the Cambodia: Integrated Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||While efforts are being made at the national level, the institutional framework and capacity for urban management remain very limited, especially at the provincial and local levels, where the newly established municipalities are now beginning to play an increasingly important role. Given the limited experience of municipalities and their severely limited staffing, it will require years of support and technical assistance by national agencies, down to the level of the province. Capacity development will be integrated into ADB-supported investment initiatives and will attempt to ensure not only smooth project implementation but also the development of sustainable institutional capacities.|
|Impact||Improved urban infrastructure services for growth and poverty reduction|
|Description of Outcome||Improved urban management capacity of the national, provincial, and municipal governments|
|Progress Toward Outcome||The full-scale training program has completed. 189 officials (92% male and 8% female) from the nine provincial municipalities were selected for the training. 15 trainers of trainees were selected and trained at the Cambodia-Korea Cooperation Center. The national urban development strategy framework (NUDS-F) was revised on 31 January 2015 based on the feedbacks and comments made during the public consultation on 17 December 2014 in Sihanoukvile.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Implementation of a pilot urban management capacity development program
2. Scaling-up of the urban management capacity development program
3. Finalization of the urban development strategy document
4. Institutionalization of the urban management capacity development program
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
- Training Needs Assessment was conducted in Jul-Aug 2013.
- Pilot training was conducted in Kampong Speu Province.
- Women participation in the program is still limited.
- Stakeholders involved are MLMUPC, ADB, Embassy of Japan, National and Subnational governments.
- Officials from the nine provincial municipalities were selected for the training program.
- Based on the lessons learned and feedbacks from the pilot training, 21 trainging modules were finalized and endorsed by the National Committee of Land Management and Urban Planning on 5 February 2014.
- 189 officials were trained.
- Based on earlier discussions between ADB and MLMUPC, the full-blown naitonal urban development strategy (NUDS) will not be possible due to the constraints of time and funds. However, it was agreed that the TA will be able to produce the NUDS framework which will outline the NUDS and provide a substantive basis for further completion.
- The public consultation of the first draft of NUDS framework was held on 17 December 2014. Based on the comments made, the current draft was produced on 31 January 2015.
- 15 trainers of trainees were selected and tranied at the Cambodia-Korea Cooperation Center.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation||
Draft strategy document reviewed and discussed by government stakeholders.
Discussions will be through meetings and workshops.
|Consulting Services||The TA will finance an estimated 7 person-months for an international consultant and 106 person-months for national consultants. The team of consultants will operate under the guidance of a team leader, assisted by the international advisor (urban development and management expert). The core team will comprise a civil engineer, procurement specialist, social safeguards specialist, environment specialist, and urban planner. The urban planner will be the deputy team leader.|
|Procurement||The international and national consultants will be engaged through firm(s), according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). The quality- and cost-based selection method, using the quality-cost ratio of 80:20 and full technical procedures will be followed. Disbursements under the TA will be made in accordance with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Hakim, Januar|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Cambodia Resident Mission|
Min. of Land Mgt., Urban Planning & Construction
No. 771-773, M.V. Preah Monivong
Sangkat Boeng Trabek, Khan Chamkarmon
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
|Concept Clearance||12 Oct 2011|
|Approval||18 Jul 2012|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||27 Mar 2015|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|18 Jul 2012||06 Sep 2012||06 Sep 2012||31 Mar 2014||31 Dec 2015||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||700,000.00||200,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||900,000.00||18 Jul 2012||672,537.86|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Capacity Development for Urban Management: Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Jun 2016|
|Capacity Development for Urban Management||Technical Assistance Reports||Jul 2012|
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