Pakistan: Third Party Monitoring for Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project

Sovereign Project | 49064-001

The proposed TA will provide resources for ADB administered third party monitoring to independently validate as well as complement Fata Water Resources Development Project ongoing support under loan financing. The TA is aligned with ADB's Country Partnership Strategy 2015-2019 for Pakistan, included in the ADB's Country Operations Business Plan 2017-2019 and discussed with the EA.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Zafar, Asad A.
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Pakistan
  • Modality
    • Technical Assistance
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Third Party Monitoring for Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project
Project Number 49064-001
Country / Economy Pakistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9343-PAK: Third Party Monitoring for Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Water-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The proposed TA will provide resources for ADB administered third party monitoring to independently validate as well as complement Fata Water Resources Development Project ongoing support under loan financing. The TA is aligned with ADB's Country Partnership Strategy 2015-2019 for Pakistan, included in the ADB's Country Operations Business Plan 2017-2019 and discussed with the EA.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy FATA has low development capacity environment, difficult access, challenging security context, difficult topography, disperse and remote areas. Security situation is one of the major challenges and unpredictable and could disrupt project activities. The United Nations Department of Safety and Security rates travel modalities in three agencies as _very high_. Mobility constraints and capacity issues impedes development. The EA is providing security to project personnel and contractors as one of the project risk mitigation measures. It is not conducive for ADB's staff to visit project areas. For better monitoring and proxy for project review missions accessibility to sites, many development partners have engaged third party monitoring. Natural resources in FATA are shared by both ownership and utilization based on the blood-line, clan, lineage and family. Water rights in the project area follow customary practices. A criterion for financing of subprojects is that the communities agree to voluntarily provide land for both constructions as their contribution to the project, willing to take ownership for operation and maintenance of facilities from their own resources, and sites are free of conflict with regard to land and water rights. Ensuring this will be a challenge. Key lessons learnt in ADB's previous project in FATA were consistent monitoring and supervision by borrower and executing agency with ADB's active participation, flexibility in addressing actual conditions in the project area and providing essential support to the EA in a timely manner. The EA appreciated this approach and requested ADB to use the proposed TA resources for project external monitoring as well as implementation.
Impact ADB strategy for increasing farm incomes in the project areas (Bajaur, Khyber, and Mohmand agencies)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome FWRDP outputs given in the DMF achieved, monitored and validated
Progress Toward Outcome All 5 TA consultants are recruited and mobilized.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

FWRDP environmental and social safeguards compliance improved and externally validated

FWRDP construction cost, time and quality control improved and externally validated

FWRDP technical and economic viability, and sustainability improved and externally validated

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

On going

On going

Geographical Location FATA
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design On going
During Project Implementation On going
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Zafar, Asad A.
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Pakistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
FATA Secretariat
Warsak Road
Peshawar, Pakistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 11 Jul 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Sep 2018

TA 9343-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Jul 2017 - 11 Jul 2017 30 Sep 2020 30 Jun 2022 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 17 Jun 2022 204,132.95

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Monitoring Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Nov 2018 16 Nov 2018
Monitoring Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Aug 2017 19 Aug 2017
Water Resources Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Aug 2017 19 Aug 2017
Environment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Aug 2017 19 Aug 2017
Procurement and Contract Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Aug 2017 19 Aug 2017
Community and Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Aug 2017 19 Aug 2017

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