Nepal: Agriculture Sector Development Program
The TA will prepare the design and monitoring framework, economic and financial analysis, program framework and policy matrix, financial management assessment, cost estimates and financing plan, procurement plan, terms of reference for consulting services, plan for improving economic opportunities for women and disadvantaged groups, social and environmental safeguards, a capacity-building plan for local government institutions and various ministries, implementation arrangements, and implementation schedule. The outcome of the TA will be a project design and feasibility study that the government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will have agreed upon. The TA will (i) assess the economic viability of ASDP; (ii) explore options for private sector involvement in delivering key outputs including agribusiness development; (iii) conduct sector and policy analysis; (iv) prepare the program framework of ASDP; (v) review and update safeguard measures; and (vi) prepare the envisaged project interventions.
Tai, Lee Ming
South Asia Department
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- Technical Assistance
- Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
|Project Name||Agriculture Sector Development Program|
|Country / Economy||Nepal
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Rural market infrastructure
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The TA will prepare the design and monitoring framework, economic and financial analysis, program framework and policy matrix, financial management assessment, cost estimates and financing plan, procurement plan, terms of reference for consulting services, plan for improving economic opportunities for women and disadvantaged groups, social and environmental safeguards, a capacity-building plan for local government institutions and various ministries, implementation arrangements, and implementation schedule. The outcome of the TA will be a project design and feasibility study that the government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will have agreed upon. The TA will (i) assess the economic viability of ASDP; (ii) explore options for private sector involvement in delivering key outputs including agribusiness development; (iii) conduct sector and policy analysis; (iv) prepare the program framework of ASDP; (v) review and update safeguard measures; and (vi) prepare the envisaged project interventions.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The project preparatory technical assistance (TA) is needed for conducting technical, economic, financial, environmental, and social due diligence for the Agriculture Sector Development Program (ASDP).|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||The stakeholders include (i) Ministry of Finance, (ii) Ministry of Agricultural Development, (iii) Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, (iv) Department of Local Infrastructure and Agricultural Roads (DOLIDAR), (v) Department of Agriculture, and (vi) National Agriculture Research System. At the district level, District Agriculture Development Offices and District Development Committees are other stakeholders of the project. Beneficiaries include farmers including women, poor and disadvantaged farmers, rural communities, entrepreneurs, extension workers and field personnel, and staff of executing agencies and implementing agencies. The project will not have any negative effect on the people. The beneficiaries will participate in consultation session during the design of the activities under investment component.|
|During Project Implementation||The primary stakeholders such as the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Agricultural Development and Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development and their Departments such as Department of Agriculture, and DOLIDAR are already involved in the design of the program and due attention is being paid to inclusiveness of poor, vulnerable and excluded groups. The poor and excluded will be involved in the agriculture related activities under the investment component such as in the agriculture infrastructure improvement, rural connectivity, integration in value chain, employment during road upgrading, information dissemination and outreach on the agriculture extension services at the district and community levels and on nutrition and pilot crop insurance program to cover poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged farmers.|
|Consulting Services||ADB will recruit a team of consultants through a firm for a period of 5 months using quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) method with 90:10 quality-cost ratio and simplified technical proposals. Consultants will provide 18 international and 38 national person-months of inputs and will be engaged by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).|
|Procurement||Equipment will be procured under the consulting services|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Tai, Lee Ming|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD|
Ministry of Finance
The Government of Nepal
|Approval||24 Jul 2014|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||15 Aug 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|24 Jul 2014||31 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||31 Oct 2015||31 Oct 2017||09 Feb 2018|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|900,000.00||0.00||50,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||950,000.00||17 Jun 2022||874,924.43|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Agriculture Sector Development Program : Project Data Sheet (Nepali Translation)||Translated PDS||Mar 2015|
|Agriculture Sector Development Program||Technical Assistance Reports||Jul 2014|
Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|48218-NEP: Rural Connectivity Improvement Project – Additional Financing||Advance Notice||Active||22 Sep 2022|
|Land Acquisition and Resettlement Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||29 Jul 2017||04 Aug 2017|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Project Preparatory||Technical Assistance 8690||28 Sep 2015||FCG Anzdec Limited (New Zealand) in association with Consolidated Management Services, Nepal Pvt. Ltd. (Nepal) | Suite 1, Level 1, 123 Broadway, P. O. Box 99 Rket, Auckland, New Zealand; CMS#000272, 9 Road, Freemans Bay, Auckland, 1011, New Zealand||Ministry of Finance||669,775.00||—|
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