The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance will support the Human Settlements Development Program of the Government of Mongolia to define strategic directions for inclusive, green, competitive, and sustainable urban development through the formulation of provincial socioeconomic and spatial development plans, as well as prioritized legislative, technological and institutional strengthening support.
|Project Name||Human Settlements Development Program|
|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
|Sector / Subsector||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance will support the Human Settlements Development Program of the Government of Mongolia to define strategic directions for inclusive, green, competitive, and sustainable urban development through the formulation of provincial socioeconomic and spatial development plans, as well as prioritized legislative, technological and institutional strengthening support.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Impact||Policy environment for urban and land development improved (Objective 5, Article 2.1.5, Mongolia Sustainable Development Vision 2030) in support of economic diversification and social stability (country partnership strategy for Mongolia, 2017 2020)|
|Description of Outcome||Inclusive and comprehensive strategic directions for sustainable human spatial distribution in Mongolia developed|
|Progress Toward Outcome||The consulting firm was mobilized in Jun 2019. TA activities are ongoing and progressing satisfactorily to achieve the TA outcome.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Provincial development plans formulated
Integrated national strategy and policies for human settlement and territorial development co-developed
Relevant national laws and regulations developed
Web-based mapping platform and provincial e-atlases completed
Program coordination capacity on urban planning and urban development strengthened
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
(1) Development Oriented Aimag Plans: (a) consultations and site visits already completed for 12 aimags out of 21; (b) draft report with analysis and orientations already completed for 7 aimags out of 21. Proposed orientations are under discussion with MCUD. Review of the national orientations proposed by JICA for the Human Settlement Plan is ongoing, as well as the preparation of a regional development framework that will set the main directions for the development of the aimags at the regional level.
(2) Web-based mapping platform: definition of the requested features for the web-based mapping platform based on interviews with future users, analysis of three possible solutions (from scratch, ArcGiS and Wexity) to develop the web-based mapping platform with the requested features, including cost analysis, completion of the requested features, ownership and future development, maintenance; and discussion with MCUD for selection of the solution is completed. From Scratch solution is chosen, and the IT development team is under recruitment.
(3) The urban law has been drafted following a lengthy and intensive process of consultations and working sessions between the consultant team, the MCUD and experts from other ministries; several workshops and forum have been held to present the draft urban law to the public and other ministries; the draft urban law was approved by Cabinet and submitted to Parliament. On 28 August 2020, Parliament approved the resolution of the list of the issues which will be discussed in the Autumn session 2020 through the Parliament. The draft urban law is placed in the 38th of this list. So the draft law will be discussed during the autumn session of the parliament.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||During project design, the TA team held close consultation with the client Ministry of Construction and Urban Development (MCUD), partner JICA, as well as other experts in the field through a roundtable discussion organized by MCUD.|
|During Project Implementation||The TA team plan to maintain close coordination with relevant stakeholders to ensure quality inputs to the final deliverables. Specifically, consultation workshops will be held throughout TA implementation to solicit comments and feedback on outputs.|
|Consulting Services||The TA will require 182 person-months of consulting inputs from 10 international experts (41 person-months) and 16 national experts (141 person-months). ADB will select and engage a consulting firm using quality- and cost-based selection method, with 90:10 quality cost ratio and full technical proposal procedure. Contingencies may be allocated to recruit additional experts based on needs that will emerge during TA implementation.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Heckmann, Arnaud|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD|
Ministry of Construction and Urban Development
Barilgachdyn Talbai 3 Mongolia
|Concept Clearance||20 Aug 2018|
|Fact Finding||28 Aug 2017 to 01 Sep 2017|
|Approval||06 Dec 2018|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||30 Sep 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|06 Dec 2018||10 Jan 2019||10 Jan 2019||31 Dec 2020||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||2,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2,000,000.00||06 Dec 2018||618,957.97|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Human Settlements Development Program: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2018|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Human Settlements Development Program||Firm - Consulting||Closed||20 Dec 2018||28 Jan 2019|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Policy and Advisory||Technical Assistance 9666||06 Jun 2019||Groupe Huit S.A.S. FRANCE (FRANCE) in association with M.A.D. Investment Solutions (MONGOLIA)||5 RUE MAZARINE 75006; 62 bis Avenue Henr Montrouge 92120 France www.groupehuit.com||Ministry of Construction and Urban Development||Consulting Services||1,841,000.00||—|
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