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Regional: Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51322-001 Status: Active

The proposed transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will provide project preparation support and capacity building, strengthen due diligence, and increase project readiness to a series of ensuing projects identified in the country operations business plans, 2018 -2020 for Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Initially, the TA will support (i) BAN: Ganges Kobadak Irrigation Modernization Project; (ii) BAN: Rural Infrastructure Maintenance Program; (iii) BAN: Market and Value Chain Infrastructure Development Project; (iv) BHU - Bhutan Integrated Irrigated Agriculture Development Project; (v) NEP: Mechanized Irrigation Innovation Project; (vi) NEP: Preparation of Priority River Basins Flood Risk Management Project; (vii) NEP: Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project Additional Financing; (viii) NEP: Nepal Rural Connectivity Improvement Project; and (ix) SRI: Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program. These projects are all in the rural sector and require similar due diligences.

Project Details

Project Officer
Gore, Lance W. South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility
Project Number 51322-001
Country Regional
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Nepal
Sri Lanka
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9443-REG: Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
TA 9443-REG: Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
TA 9443-REG: Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility
Water Financing Partnership Facility-NET TF US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural production - Irrigation - Rural flood protection - Rural market infrastructure - Water-based natural resources management

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban sanitation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

The proposed transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will provide project preparation support and capacity building, strengthen due diligence, and increase project readiness to a series of ensuing projects identified in the country operations business plans, 2018 -2020 for Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Initially, the TA will support (i) BAN: Ganges Kobadak Irrigation Modernization Project; (ii) BAN: Rural Infrastructure Maintenance Program; (iii) BAN: Market and Value Chain Infrastructure Development Project; (iv) BHU - Bhutan Integrated Irrigated Agriculture Development Project; (v) NEP: Mechanized Irrigation Innovation Project; (vi) NEP: Preparation of Priority River Basins Flood Risk Management Project; (vii) NEP: Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project Additional Financing; (viii) NEP: Nepal Rural Connectivity Improvement Project; and (ix) SRI: Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program. These projects are all in the rural sector and require similar due diligences. The TA facility approach is suitable as it will (i) enhance project preparation efficiency and improve readiness for projects that have limited processing resources; (ii) reap important synergies from working with the same team of consultants, including reducing lengthy tendering processes and improving knowledge transference; and (iii) strengthen coordination. Overall, this TA will reduce transaction costs through minimizing the need for stand-alone transaction TAs.

The TA will also provide capacity building support to ongoing projects, initially supporting the Irrigation Management Improvement Project. The ongoing projects are suffering from weak project implementation capacity and require similar technical specialist support to ensure project sustainability. The TA will only support projects that are listed in the country operations business plans.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy South Asia''s rural agriculture and natural resources portfolio performance needs to be improved, with challenges throughout the project cycle leading to underperforming projects. Lack of project readiness to meet ADB requirements governing procurement, selection of consultants, safeguards including resettlement and land acquisition, and other thematic areas (governance and gender) has led to significant implementation delays. Furthermore, weak project implementation and management capacity of executing and implementing agencies has been a continuous challenge for improved portfolio performance. The TA is in-line with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) midterm review (MTR) of Strategy 2020 which emphasizes the need for strengthening the capacity of executing and implementing agencies for effective project implementation to achieve inclusive and sustainable development as well as ensuring ADB delivers value for money. The TA will bridge capability gaps and enable the application of best practices to ADB-funded projects.
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 Bangladesh - Nation-wide; Bhutan - Nation-wide; Nepal - Nation-wide; Sri Lanka - Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA facility will provide 24.5 person months of consulting services (13.5 international and 9.0 national) in the field of rural infrastructure (water resources and irrigation), procurement, economics, financial management, environment, safeguards, social development and project coordination. The consultants will be recruited using individual consultant selection method based on the requirements of each project and deployed based on each project's needs.
Procurement Not applicable.
Responsible ADB Officer Gore, Lance W.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 01 Dec 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Aug 2019

TA 9443-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Dec 2017 - 01 Dec 2017 30 Jun 2020 30 Jun 2022 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 07 Sep 2021 765,072.39

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Climate Change Policy and Institutional Specialist (national) Individual - Consulting Active 11 Sep 2021 17 Sep 2021
Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Project Development Specialist (international) Individual - Consulting Active 11 Sep 2021 17 Sep 2021
NEP RCIP - Environment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Sep 2021 10 Sep 2021
NEP RCIP - Project Readiness Support Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Sep 2021 10 Sep 2021
NAFHA - Horticulture Project Readiness Support Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Aug 2021 20 Aug 2021
NEP MIIP - Environment Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Jul 2021 15 Jul 2021
Mechanized Irrigation Innovation Project - Electrical Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Jun 2021 01 Jul 2021
IMIP-AF Independent Panel of Experts - Irrigation Construction Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Jun 2021 28 Jun 2021
IMIP-AF Independent Panel of Experts - Team Leader/Irrigation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Jun 2021 28 Jun 2021
IMIP-AF Independent Panel of Experts - PPP/Institutional Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Jun 2021 28 Jun 2021
IMIP-AF Independent Panel of Experts - Irrigation/Institutional Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Jun 2021 03 Jul 2021
NAFHA - GESI and Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Jun 2021 22 Jun 2021
NAFHA - Environment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 25 May 2021 31 May 2021
NAFHA - International Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 24 May 2021 30 May 2021
NAFHA - GIS and Remote Sensing Specialist 03 Individual - Consulting Closed 21 May 2021 27 May 2021
NAFHA - Agricultural/Horticultural Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed 08 May 2021 17 May 2021
NAFHA - Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 07 May 2021 13 May 2021
NAFHA - Financial Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Apr 2021 05 May 2021
NAFHA - Horticulture and Nursery Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Apr 2021 05 May 2021
NAFHA - GIS and Remote Sensing Specialist 01 Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Apr 2021 05 May 2021
NAFHA - GIS and Remote Sensing Specialist 02 Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Apr 2021 05 May 2021
Procurement Specialist - NEP RCIP-AF Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Apr 2021 15 Apr 2021
Road Safety Specialist- NEP RCIP-AF Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Apr 2021 11 Apr 2021
Social Development Specialist- NEP RCIP-AF Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Mar 2021 05 Apr 2021
Nepal Mechanized Irrigation Innovation Project - Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Feb 2021 23 Feb 2021
MIIP - International Procurement/DBO Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Feb 2021 22 Feb 2021
NEP: Mechanized Irrigation Innovation Project (MIIP)-Project Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Feb 2021 17 Feb 2021
Institutional Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Feb 2021 19 Feb 2021
Irrigation and Water Resource Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Feb 2021 19 Feb 2021
Agriculture Logistics and Cold Chain Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Feb 2021 22 Feb 2021
Rural Financing Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Feb 2021 22 Feb 2021
Team Leader – Agriculture/Horticulture Value Chain Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Feb 2021 19 Feb 2021
Institutional Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Jan 2021 11 Jan 2021
Mechanized Irrigation Innovation Project (MIIP)- Team Leader/Irrigation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Nov 2020 12 Nov 2020
Water Resources Specialist / Deputy Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Oct 2020 25 Oct 2020
Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Mar 2020 11 Mar 2020
Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Feb 2020 24 Feb 2020
Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Feb 2020 07 Feb 2020
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility- Environment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Jan 2020 30 Jan 2020
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019
External Social Safeguards Monitoring Expert - Resettlement (SRI) Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Oct 2019 11 Nov 2019
Project Management Specialist - National (NEP RCIP) Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Sep 2019 04 Oct 2019
Institutional specialist for NEP: Mechanized Irrigation Improvement Project Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Apr 2019 10 Apr 2019
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility (River Basin Planning Specialist - International) Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Feb 2019 06 Mar 2019
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility (Project Management Specialist - International) Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Feb 2019 01 Mar 2019
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility (Resettlement Specialist - International) Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Oct 2018 02 Nov 2018
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility (External Social Safeguards Monitoring Expert - Resettlement, National) Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Oct 2018 13 Nov 2018
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility (International - River Basin Planning Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Oct 2018 29 Oct 2018
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility (CRVA Specialist-International) Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Sep 2018 07 Oct 2018
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility (Water Resources Specialist - International) Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Sep 2018 07 Oct 2018
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility (PPP-DBO - International) Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Feb 2018 24 Feb 2018
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility - Financial Management Specialist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Feb 2018 09 Feb 2018
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility - Procurement Specialist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Feb 2018 09 Feb 2018
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility - Economist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Feb 2018 09 Feb 2018
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility - Procurement Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Feb 2018 09 Feb 2018

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