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 Name||Resilient Communities Development Project|
|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 / 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.
|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||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.|
|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|
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
|Approval||26 Oct 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||27 Sep 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|26 Oct 2017||10 Jan 2018||10 Jan 2018||30 Jun 2019||31 Dec 2020||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|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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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Resilient Communities Development Project: Project Data Sheet (Myanmar language translation)||Translated PDS||Mar 2018|
|Preparing the Resilient Communities Development Project: Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Report||Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Reports||Oct 2017|
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|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|
|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||—|
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