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Myanmar: Resilient Community Development Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51242-002 Status: Approved

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 Details

Project Officer
Dina, Stefania Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Myanmar
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Resilient Community Development Project
Project Number 51242-002
Country Myanmar
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0678-MYA: Resilient Community Development Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 10.00 million
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 10.00 million
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 10.00 million
Grant 0679-MYA: Resilient Community Development Project
Asia Investment Facility US$ 27.58 million
Asia Investment Facility US$ 27.58 million
Asia Investment Facility US$ 27.58 million
Grant 9203-MYA: Resilient Community Development Project
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 3.00 million
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 3.00 million
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 3.00 million
Loan 3864-MYA: Resilient Community Development Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 185.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
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.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Standard of living and resilience of targeted communities improved.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
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
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
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.
Business Opportunities
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
Executing Agencies
Department of Rural Development
[email protected]
Office No. 14 Na Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation
[email protected]
Office Bldg No. 15, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Timetable
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

Grant 0678-MYA

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Nov 2019 06 Dec 2019 - 31 Mar 2027 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 30.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 30.00 26 Nov 2019 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 26 Nov 2019 0.00 0.00 0%

Grant 0679-MYA

Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 82.74 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 82.74 - 0.00 0.00 %

Grant 9203-MYA

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Nov 2019 06 Dec 2019 - 30 Jun 2024 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 9.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 26 Nov 2019 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 9.00 26 Nov 2019 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 3864-MYA

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Nov 2019 06 Dec 2019 - 31 Mar 2027 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 202.42 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 185.00 26 Nov 2019 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 17.42 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 26 Nov 2019 0.00 0.00 0%

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

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

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
51242-MYA: Resilient Community Development Project Advance Notice Active 13 Sep 2019

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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