|Project Name||Sustainable Provincial Development Strategy for Guangdong Province Focused on Environmental Improvement in Rural Areas and Small Cities|
|Country||China, People's Republic of|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change|
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome||It will be updated as soon as the project is completed.|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
The TA completed its inception workshop on 28-31 May 2012. The consultants submitted the inception report. Based on the findings during field consultations and home studies, the consultants submitted the draft midterm reprots. The government commented on the draft midterm reprots. The consultants are refining the reports. The EA thinks some of the reprots need to be much strengthened and requested ADB to pay the consultants with close consultation with the EA.
The midterm review workshop was held on 24 October 2012 and the midterm report was submitted to the EA and ADB. Workshops and seminars were organized frequently between the consultant team and the EA to discuss project implementation issues and report compiling.
The final review workshop was organized on 15 August 2013, and a cross-agency coordination workshop was undertaken on 15 September 2013 to access the feasibility of the proposed policy recommendations and project profiles.
The remaining work under the TA includes (i) further revising the TA reports according to the comments provided; (ii) organizing a book launch for the TA reports to disseminate the TA outputs; (iii) conducting special presentations targeting senior government officials in Guangdong and MoF; and (iv) refining the English translation of the TA reports.
The TA completion date was extended to 31 December 2013.
The TA was physically completed on 31 December 2013 and the TA account was closed in March 2014.
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||The TA concept was formulated in close consultation with the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and other government agencies concerned and key government think tanks in Guangdong, including Guangdong Provincial Finance Department, the Policy Research Office under the Guangdong Communist Party Commission, Guangdong Provincial Development and Reform Commission, Guangdong Provincial Environment Protection Department, Guangdong Provincial Construction Department, Guangdong Provincial Bureau of Small and Middle Size Enterprises, and local government agencies in Shaoguan City, Guangdong province.|
|During Project Implementation||The TA's incepetion workshop was conducted from 28-31 May 2012. Representives from the provinicial government agencies participated in the workshop, commented on the draft inception report, and updated the consultants with the provincial government's development priorities. Follwoing the inception workshop, the consultants visited several villages and townships in Zhaoqing city, Foshan city, and Shaoguan city. Officials from the government agencies concerned met and discussed with the consultants and shared their thoughts and some documents with the consultants. Except for the group visit, the consultants also mad plans for individual consultantions with local governments.|
|Consulting Services||The TA will require 32.5 person-months of consulting services, including 1.5 person-months for an international consultant and 31 person-months for five national consultants. The international consultant will be a rural environment specialist. The national consultants will comprise (i) a public policy management specialist, (ii) an environment specialist, (iii) an agricultural economist, (iv) a rural development specialist, and (v) an industrial economist. The consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). The EA requests the consultants be hired on individual basis to shorten the time period of recruitment.|
|Procurement||Specific package for equipment procurement is subject to ADB prior approval. Upon completion of the TA project, the equipment will be transferred to the EA. The equipment will be procured using shopping method.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Peng, Long Yun|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||PRC Resident Mission|
Guangdong Finance Bureau (GFB)
Department of Finance of Guangdong Province Floor 11, No. 26 Cangbian Road Guangzhou, PRC 510030
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||25 Mar 2014|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|24 Nov 2011||22 Dec 2011||22 Dec 2011||30 Sep 2013||31 Dec 2013||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|400,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||400,000.00||24 Nov 2011||319,610.27|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Sustainable Provincial Development Strategy for Guangdong Province Focused on Environmental Improvement in Rural Areas and Small Cities||TA Completion Reports||Aug 2014|
|Sustainable Provincial Development Strategy for Guangdong Province Focused on Environmental Improvement in Rural Areas and Small Cities||Consultants' Reports||Dec 2013|
|Technical Assistance Reports||Nov 2011|
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