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Myanmar: Resilient Communities Development Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51242-001 Status: Active

The ensuing project, Resilient Community Development Project (RCDP) will strengthen community resilience and reduce the food insecurity and poverty of rural people living in vulnerable areas, by building their capacity and providing resources to invest sustainably in climate- and disaster-resilient and market-oriented infrastructure and livelihoods. It will target areas that are vulnerable to climate and disaster risk (CDR) and will follow a phased, cluster approach, grouping vulnerable townships in the same area. The project has identified clusters of poor townships in regions exposed to CDR using climate projections and 2014 census data. It will benefit about 1.8 million people in 17 townships in Ayeyarwady, Chin, Sagaing, and Tanintharyi.

Project Details

Project Officer
Dina, Stefania Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Myanmar
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Resilient Communities Development Project
Project Number 51242-001
Country Myanmar
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9413-MYA: Resilient Communities Development Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Climate Change Fund US$ 200,000.00
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 / Irrigation - Rural flood protection - Rural market infrastructure - Rural water supply services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The ensuing project, Resilient Community Development Project (RCDP) will strengthen community resilience and reduce the food insecurity and poverty of rural people living in vulnerable areas, by building their capacity and providing resources to invest sustainably in climate- and disaster-resilient and market-oriented infrastructure and livelihoods. It will target areas that are vulnerable to climate and disaster risk (CDR) and will follow a phased, cluster approach, grouping vulnerable townships in the same area. The project has identified clusters of poor townships in regions exposed to CDR using climate projections and 2014 census data. It will benefit about 1.8 million people in 17 townships in Ayeyarwady, Chin, Sagaing, and Tanintharyi.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Myanmar is one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia. Almost the entire country is prone to a range of natural hazards. The poor have low levels of human capital and tend to be highly exposed to various climate change and disaster risk related shocks and stresses. The rural poor rely on agriculture and causal labor for their livelihood. Myanmar's rural areas are underdeveloped: (i) only 16% of rural people have access to electricity through the public grid; (ii) nearly three out of ten lack access to year-round improved drinking water; (iii) one out of four lacks access to improved sanitation; and (iv) many rural areas also lack access to roads for connectivity. CBD approaches are an effective tool for bringing communities to the forefront of poverty reduction and development, allowing them to design and implement solutions that address their needs. CBD effectively provides community-built infrastructure, livelihood support, job opportunities and rural employment and skills development. Evidence indicates improvement in incomes and well-being including increases in per capita consumption, greater use of basic services and higher school participation.

RCDP supports the Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan (2018-2030) and will contribute to poverty reduction and inclusive growth of initially 17 townships in Ayeyarwaddy, Chin, Sagaing, and Thanintharyi which are highly vulnerable to climate change and disaster risks. Project interventions are also aligned with the Agriculture Development Strategy and Investment Plan (ADS 2018-2023), the National Framework for Community Disaster Resilience and Asian Development Banks (ADB) country partnership strategy for Myanmar (2017-2021), which identifies rural development as a strategic pillar.

Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples A
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations have been conducted with potential beneficiary groups, government, development partners, civil society and other stakeholders.
During Project Implementation Consultations will continue to be conducted with stakeholders during the course of implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB recruited a consulting firm and individual consultants in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and associated Project Administration Instructions. The consulting firm was engaged using quality- and cost-based selection method at a ratio of 90:10 based on a full technical proposal. International experts, including a community development specialist and community livelihood specialist, were engaged as individual consultants to ensure startup support for both the TA and the ensuing project.
Responsible ADB Officer Dina, Stefania
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of Rural Development
Office No. 14 Na Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation
Office Bldg No. 15, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 26 Oct 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Sep 2019

TA 9413-MYA

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Oct 2017 10 Jan 2018 10 Jan 2018 30 Jun 2019 31 Dec 2020 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,200,000.00 26 Oct 2017 887,098.87

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Project Implementation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 24 May 2018 30 May 2018
Financial Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Apr 2018 30 Apr 2018
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Dec 2017 27 Dec 2017
Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Dec 2017 27 Dec 2017
Community Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Dec 2017 21 Dec 2017
Community Livelihood Specialist / Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Dec 2017 17 Dec 2017
TRTA Consultants Firm - Consulting Closed 11 Dec 2017 09 Jan 2018

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 9413 02 Apr 2018 Agriconsulting Europe SAtd(BELGIUM) in association with MYANMAR INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANTS CO. LTD. (MMIC)(MYANMAR) Avenue de Tervuren 36 Brussels, Brusxelles-Capitale 1040 Belgium *** No Executing Agency for this TA *** Consulting Services 564,185.00

Procurement Plan

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