The TA will support the Government of Solomon Islands to stregnthen the country safeguard system (CSS) framework and implementation capacity in the transport sector.
|Project Name||Strengthening Country Safeguard Systems in the Transport Sector|
|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||
Transport - Transport policies and institutional development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||The TA will support the Government of Solomon Islands to stregnthen the country safeguard system (CSS) framework and implementation capacity in the transport sector.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
ADB's Country Partnership Strategy for Solomon Islands (2012-2016) seeks to promote equitable and sustainable development and prioritizes the transport sector. ADB's Country Operations Business Plan 2012-2014 includes this TA for strengthening CSS to help improve the design and implementation of transport projects.
The TA will support the government to develop its CSS, particularly to strengthen the CSS framework and the capacity of key ministries in the transport sector. This will contribute towards effective management of social and environmental issues in both external and government funded projects. As a result, government agencies, consultants and contractors will be able to implement transport projects smoothly and in line with international best practices on safeguards and safeguards outcomes will be more consistent across projects.
|Impact||Transport projects are implemented in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.|
|Description of Outcome||Improved CSS framework and implementation capacity on environmental and social safeguards in the transport sector.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Achieved.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. CSS Review Conducted
2. Institutional Capacity Assessment Conducted
3. Action Plan for Strengthening CSS Framework and Implementation Capacity is Finalized
4. Training and Capacity Building Initiatives are Delivered
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||All outputs have been completed following discussion with stakeholders and participating agencies and a series of workshops. Revised documents will be uploaded to the ADB website.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||The draft TA proposal was discussed with the government, development partners, and stakeholders during fact-finding for TA in June 2012. The government strongly supports the proposed TA. Development partners and stakeholders also welcome this initiative as the TA will start a national dialogue among all relevant stakeholders on the CSS framework and will benefit all projects regardless of funding sources in the transport sector.|
|During Project Implementation||The TA is continuing consultation and communication during implementation including establishment of a Working Group, identification of focal points in the three participating ministires, and delivering a series of workshops and awarenness raising seminars. On an ongoing basis the TA outputs will be shared and discussed with the stakeholders.|
The TA will require a total of 40 person-months of consulting services. Three international consultants (total of 15 person-months) and two national consultants (total of 25 person-months) will form the TA team. The international consultants will have expertise and lead TA activities in respective areas of safeguards (i.e., environment safeguards, resettlement safeguards, and legal aspect). National consultants will assist in CSS assessment, conduct of case studies in the transport sector, action planning, and overall implementation of the TA.
The consultants will be recruited through a firm and engaged by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time) through quality and cost based selection method.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Williams, Jean|
|Responsible ADB Department||Pacific Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD|
Ministry of Infrastructure Development
PO Box 1213
Honiara, Solomon Islands
|Concept Clearance||08 Nov 2012|
|Fact Finding||11 Jun 2012 to 20 Jun 2012|
|Approval||16 Nov 2012|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||12 Mar 2015|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|16 Nov 2012||20 Dec 2012||20 Dec 2012||30 Sep 2014||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||600,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||600,000.00||16 Nov 2012||539,042.86|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Strengthening Country Safeguard Systems in the Transport Sector: Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Jul 2015|
|Strengthening Country Safeguard Systems in the Transport Sector||Technical Assistance Reports||Nov 2012|
Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.
None currently available.
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
None currently available.
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