The Resilient Community Development Project (RCDP) 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. The project will support the Government of Myanmar in strengthening its community-based development (CBD) policies and procedures. It 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.
|Project Name||Resilient Community Development Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Grant
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Agricultural production - Livestock - Rural market infrastructure
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The Resilient Community Development Project (RCDP) 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. The project will support the Government of Myanmar in strengthening its community-based development (CBD) policies and procedures. It 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.|
|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||Incomes of rural households improved and resilience of communities to climate and disaster risks strengthened.|
|Description of Outcome||Standard of living and resilience of targeted communities improved.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Climate and disaster resilient community infrastructure developed.
Resilient livelihood activities for poor men and women developed
Institutional and organizational capacity of communities and local governments strengthened
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Ayeyarwady Region, Chin State, Sagaing Region, Tanintharyi Region|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The project is expected to achieve significant socioeconomic benefits through the provision of climate-resilient basic infrastructure and livelihood improvements. The small-scale community infrastructure subprojects are anticipated to have minimal or minor adverse environmental impacts. These impacts will be limited to the construction period, will be localized and reversible, and can be mitigated through good construction practices and standard mitigation measures. An environmental assessment and review framework (EARF) prepared for the project identifies subproject eligibility criteria; defines procedures and responsibilities for environmental screening and assessment of subprojects, grievance redress, and meaningful public consultation; and specifies the supervision, monitoring, and reporting requirements. The EARF also includes Environmental Codes of Practice and a generic environmental management plan to mitigate the anticipated environmental impacts. The Department of Rural Development (DRD) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation will have the main responsibility for EARF implementation and will assign qualified staff in the Project Management Unit, which will be supported by international and national environmental safeguard consultants. The DRD will submit semiannual environmental safeguard reports to ADB for disclosure.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||A community participation framework (CPF) has been developed. Subproject screening and selection criteria will identify and reject any subproject requiring involuntary resettlement and compulsory acquisition. Investments in village roads and water supply schemes may require minor land use reallocation. In these cases, the project will pursue voluntary donation. The CPF includes a due diligence procedure to verify voluntary donation bona fides through a third party, and this will be used to screen and select subprojects during implementation. The CPF will be used to conduct social safeguards assessments of all subprojects.|
|Indigenous Peoples||Ethnic groups live in most project townships. In some areas, ethnic groups reside within or outside ancestral domains. The project is assessed category B and an ethnic group development framework has been prepared to guide the screening of each subproject for possible ethnic group impacts and to ensure inclusiveness, consultation, and participation as needed. Subprojects with negative impacts on ethnic groups will not be funded.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Consultations with stakeholders were conducted especially during selection of community infrastructure and livelihood subprojects.|
|During Project Implementation||Continuous consultation with stakeholders will be conducted during project implementation.|
|Consulting Services||The main implementation consultant (MIC) and five township cluster service support providers (SSPs) will be recruited using the quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) method with a quality-cost ratio of 90:10. The MIC will provide 1,231 person-months of consulting inputs (233 person-months international, 998 person-months national) over a period of 72 months. The amount of inputs per SSP contract depends on the population of the townships and consideration of travel time, on average inputs per contract will be about 10,324 person-months.|
|Procurement||All procurement will be undertaken in accordance with ADBs Procurement Policy, Goods, Works, Nonconsulting and Consulting Services (2017 as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers, Goods, Works, Nonconsulting and Consulting Services (2017, as amended from time). Procurement planning has been guided by ADBs Strategic Procurement Planning, Guidance Note on Procurement (June 2018). The procurement of goods, works and nonconsulting services will use open competitive bidding with national advertising, request for quotation, and direct contracting. Open competitive bidding with international advertising is not envisaged under the 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
|Concept Clearance||30 Oct 2017|
|Fact Finding||10 Dec 2018 to 14 Dec 2018|
|MRM||21 Mar 2019|
|Approval||26 Nov 2019|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||26 Nov 2019|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Resilient Communities Development Project: Draft Environmental Assessment and Review Framework||Environmental Assessment and Review Framework||Jan 2019|
|Resilient Communities Development Project: Community Participation Framework||Resettlement Frameworks||Jan 2019|
|Resilient Communities Development Project: Draft Ethnic Groups Development Planning Framework||Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks||Nov 2018|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Support Service Provider (NCS2) for Hakha Township, Chin State||Firm - Consulting||Closed||05 Oct 2020||03 Nov 2020|
|Support Service Provider 2 (SSP-2) for Townships Cluster of Chin State||Firm - Consulting||Closed||05 Oct 2020||03 Nov 2020|
|Support Service Provider 1 (SSP-1) for Townships Cluster of Ayeyarwady Region||Firm - Consulting||Closed||05 Oct 2020||03 Nov 2020|
|Support Service Provider 4 (SSP-4) for Townships Cluster of Sagaing Region (South)||Firm - Consulting||Closed||05 Oct 2020||03 Nov 2020|
|Main Implementation Consultants (MIC)||Firm - Consulting||Closed||05 Oct 2020||03 Nov 2020|
|Support Service Provider 3 (SSP-3) for NSAZ Townships Cluster of Sagaing Region (North)||Firm - Consulting||Closed||05 Oct 2020||03 Nov 2020|
|Support Service Provider 5 (SSP-5) for Townships Cluster of Thanintharyi Region||Firm - Consulting||Closed||05 Oct 2020||03 Nov 2020|
|51242-MYA: Resilient Community Development Project||Advance Notice||Active||13 Sep 2019|
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