This S-CDTA is intended to scope and form the basis for improvement in environmental and social safeguards implementation work in SARD Developing Member Countries (DMCs), initially, India, Bangladesh and Nepal. Initial scoping will guide subsequent planning and targeting areas of concerns in implementing ADB funded projects from a safeguard perspective. Such an initiative also emanated from government feedback and review missions indicating the need for additional assistance to streamline safeguard considerations in project implementation.
|Project Name||Improving the Implementation of Safeguard Policy Applications in selected South Asia Developing Member Countries|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform
Transport - Transport policies and institutional development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||This S-CDTA is intended to scope and form the basis for improvement in environmental and social safeguards implementation work in SARD Developing Member Countries (DMCs), initially, India, Bangladesh and Nepal. Initial scoping will guide subsequent planning and targeting areas of concerns in implementing ADB funded projects from a safeguard perspective. Such an initiative also emanated from government feedback and review missions indicating the need for additional assistance to streamline safeguard considerations in project implementation.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The S-CDTA will assist in enhancing the effectiveness of mitigation measures pertaining to environmental and social safeguard policy applications within development interventions of ADB which in turn will also be reflected in projects funded both by domestic and other multi and bilateral sources. SARD DMCs will benefit from identification of any barriers including legislative/policy as well as resource and capacity constraints, all of which plays a critical role in the implementation of safeguard requirements.|
|Impact||Effective management of safeguard implementation issues|
|Description of Outcome||Enhanced awareness on safeguard implementation issues|
|Progress Toward Outcome||
Study report entitled: "Safeguard Implementation: How can we make it more meaningful?" (Assessment of the South Asia Experience) has been completed and will be used for trainings.
SARD tracking system currently hosted through a cloud server to enhance monitoring of safeguards activities from project processing to completion.
|Description of Project Outputs||
Country-specific assessments and safeguard capacity development action plans
Plan for automated safeguard performance tracking system
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||SARD tracking system prototype has been setup through a cloud server. Currently undergoing revisions and modifications based on comments and suggestions by Safeguards Specialist hired under the RETA.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||The S-CDTA was reviewed by various departments.|
|During Project Implementation||ADB will be the executing agency, and SAOD-PR will be the implementation unit for the execution of this TA. The TA activities will be implemented in consultation with the concerned resident missions (RMs), and the relevant government ministries of India, Bangladesh and Nepal. ADB will engage 3 international consultants and 3 national consultants on an individual basis in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by ADB and its Borrowers (2010, as amended from time to time).|
|Consulting Services||ADB will engage 3 international consultants and 3 national consultants on an individual basis in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by ADB and its Borrowers (2010, as amended from time to time).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Barba, Ricardo Carlos|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Office of the Director General, SARD|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Approval||14 Dec 2012|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||15 Mar 2016|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|14 Dec 2012||-||14 Dec 2012||31 Dec 2013||28 Feb 2016||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|225,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||225,000.00||14 Dec 2012||209,242.78|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Improving the Implementation of Safeguard Policy Applications in selected South Asia Developing Member Countries: Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Jul 2017|
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.
None currently available.
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