Improved regulation in the urban water supply sector in the Lao PDR
|Project Name||Strengthening Urban Water Supply Regulation|
|Country||Lao People's Democratic Republic|
|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
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||Improved regulation in the urban water supply sector in the Lao PDR|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
Output 1: Sector regulations for improved water operator performance
Output 2: Improved accountability of provincial nam papas
Output 3: Enhanced sector regulations for private sector participation
Output 4: Improved customer complaints procedures and relations.
|Impact||Improved regulation in the urban water supply sector in Lao PDR|
|Description of Outcome||Strengthened institutional capacity of agencies in urban water supply regulation in Lao PDR|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Sector regulations for improved water operator performance
2. Improved accountability of PNPs
3. Enhanced sector regulations for private sector participation
4. Improved customer complaints procedures and relations
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
TA extension and a minor change was approved in September 2012 to shift from individual consultants to firm selection.
CDTA implementation was completed satisfactorily. Consulting team was mobilized in August 2013. TA draft final report submitted in November 2014. Final workshop conducted in March 2015. Performance Audit and Regulatory Impact Assessment Workshop, together with four reports completed in June 2015.
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||The TA design is developed in consultation with government officials from the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT), Ministry of Finance (MOF), Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), Water Supply Regulatory Committee and its office, water utilities, and communities.|
|During Project Implementation||Key implementing partners will include the same category of stakeholders as were consulted with during TA preparation. Draft regulations are being reviewed in consultation with the government, development partners, water utilities and other ADB TA teams working on regulatory impact assessments and public-private partnership initiatives.|
|Consulting Services||ADB will be responsible for the recruitment of consultants, in consultation with MPWT, and for overall TA management. Consulting services is expected to include around 16 person-months of international consultants and 12 person-months of national consultants for TA implementation support. They will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by ADB and its Borrowers (2010, as amended from time to time). The consultants will work directly with WSRC and WaSRO staff.|
|Procurement||The TA consultants will assist MPWT in procuring office equipment in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). All equipment procured will be handed over to the MPWT at the end of the TA. Goods will be procured through shopping, as packages are expected to be less than $100,000 equivalent.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Jain, Anupma|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban Development and Water Division, SERD|
Ministry of Public Works and Transport
Dept of Housing and Urban Planning, Lao
PDR, Lane-Xang Ave., Vientiane Lao PDR
P.O. Box 206
|Concept Clearance||17 Sep 2011|
|Fact Finding||19 Sep 2011 to 21 Sep 2011|
|Approval||16 Nov 2011|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||28 Oct 2015|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|16 Nov 2011||14 Dec 2011||14 Dec 2011||30 Nov 2012||30 Jun 2015||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|500,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||500,000.00||16 Nov 2011||478,087.06|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Strengthening Urban Water Supply Regulation: Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Jun 2016|
|Strengthening Urban Water Supply Regulation||Technical Assistance Reports||Nov 2011|
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