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

Sovereign Project | 51322-001

The transaction technical assistance (TA) facility provides project preparation support and capacity building, strengthens due diligence, and increases project readiness to a series of ensuing projects identified in the country operations business plans for Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Lopez, Dennis A.
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    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 / Economy 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
TA 9443-REG: Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
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 Some gender elements
Description The transaction technical assistance (TA) facility provides project preparation support and capacity building, strengthens due diligence, and increases project readiness to a series of ensuing projects identified in the country operations business plans for Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The TA supports (i) BAN: Climate and Disaster Resilient Small-Scale Water Resources Management Project; (ii) BAN: Climate Resilient Livelihood Improvement and Watershed Management in Chattogram Hill Tracts Sector Project; (iii) BAN: Crop Commercialization and Productivity Improvement Project (CCPIP); (iv) BAN: Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program Tranche 2; (v) BAN: Irrigation Management Improvement Project Additional Financing; (vi) BAN: Rural Connectivity Improvement Project Second Additional Financing; (vii) BAN: Rural Connectivity Improvement Project and Additional Financing; (viii) BAN: Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management Project Additional Financing; (ix) BHU: Bhutan Integrated Irrigated Agriculture Development Project; (x) BHU: Phuentsholing Township Development Project Additional Financing; (xi) NEP: Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project Additional Financing; (xii) NEP: Climate Resilient Community-Managed Irrigation Project; (xiii) NEP: Climate Resilient Landscapes and Livelihoods; (xiv) NEP: Food Safety and Agriculture Commercialization Program; (xv) NEP: Mechanized Irrigation Innovation Project; (xvi) NEP: Nagmati Dam Development Project; (xvii) NEP: Nuts and Fruits in Hilly Areas Project; (xviii) NEP: Priority River Basins Flood Risk Management Project; (xix) NEP: Rural Connectivity Improvement Project; (xx) NEP: Rural Connectivity Improvement Project Additional Financing Program Tranche 3; (xxi) SRI: Integrated Water Productivity Improvement Project; (xxii) SRI: Mahaweli Water Security Investment; (xxiii) SRI: Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program Tranche 2. These projects are all in the rural sector and require similar due diligences. The TA reduces transaction costs through minimizing the need for stand-alone transaction TAs. The TA also provides capacity building support to ongoing projects. On 20 October 2022, ADB approved a minor change in the scope of the TA facility to include knowledge and support activities for up to 30% of the TA facility amount. This allows mobilization of consultants to support with research, policy advice, knowledge sharing, pipeline development, and inputs to project concept preparation.
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 Consultants are recruited using individual consultant selection method based on the requirements of each project and deployed based on each projects needs. The TA mainly requires expertise in agriculture, agribusiness, climate change, economics, environment, financial management, gender, irrigation and water resources, procurement, rural infrastructure, safeguards, social development.
Responsible ADB Officer Lopez, Dennis A.
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Agriculture, Food, Nature, and Rural Development Sector Office (SG-AFNR)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 01 Dec 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 06 Dec 2022

TA 9443-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Dec 2017 - 01 Dec 2017 30 Jun 2020 30 Nov 2024 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,500,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 14 Feb 2024 2,676,007.26

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility - Deputy Team Leader / Irrigation Design Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed
Senior Dam Specialist and Hydrologist Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Financial Management Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Water Resources Specialist / Deputy Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility - Team Leader / Infrastructure Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility - Social Development and Gender Expert (national) for BAN: RCIP-AF2 Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement Specialist for BAN RCIP-AF2 Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility - Social Safeguards Specialist for NEP: RCIP-AF Individual - Consulting Closed
Senior Hydraulic Structure Design Engineer / Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed
Junior Irrigation Engineer / Hydraulic Design and Water Resources for SRI IWPIP Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility - Environmental Specialist for BAN: RCIP AF2 Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility - Project Development Specialist for BAN: RCIP-AF2 Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Economist Individual - Consulting Closed
MIIP - Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Irrigation Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed
Climate Change Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Nagmati Dam Project - Social Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Nagmati Dam Project - Environment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
GIS and Remote Sensing Specialist 01 Individual - Consulting Closed
Team Leader and Agri-logistics Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
GIS and Remote Sensing Specialist 02 Individual - Consulting Closed
National Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) and Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Economist Individual - Consulting Closed
Horticulturist Individual - Consulting Closed
Climate Change and Agri Value Chain Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Agribusiness and Marketing Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Rural Financing Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
PRBFRMP - Environment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Project Development Specialist (international) Individual - Consulting Closed
Climate Change Policy and Institutional Specialist (national) Individual - Consulting Closed
NEP RCIP - Project Readiness Support Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed
NEP RCIP - Environment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
NAFHA - Horticulture Project Readiness Support Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed
NEP MIIP - Environment Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Mechanized Irrigation Innovation Project - Electrical Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed
IMIP-AF Independent Panel of Experts - Irrigation Construction Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
IMIP-AF Independent Panel of Experts - Irrigation/Institutional Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
IMIP-AF Independent Panel of Experts - Team Leader/Irrigation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
IMIP-AF Independent Panel of Experts - PPP/Institutional Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
NAFHA - GESI and Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
NAFHA - Environment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
NAFHA - International Economist Individual - Consulting Closed
NAFHA - GIS and Remote Sensing Specialist 03 Individual - Consulting Closed
NAFHA - Agricultural/Horticultural Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed
NAFHA - Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
NAFHA - Financial Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
NAFHA - GIS and Remote Sensing Specialist 01 Individual - Consulting Closed
NAFHA - GIS and Remote Sensing Specialist 02 Individual - Consulting Closed
NAFHA - Horticulture and Nursery Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement Specialist - NEP RCIP-AF Individual - Consulting Closed
Road Safety Specialist- NEP RCIP-AF Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Development Specialist- NEP RCIP-AF Individual - Consulting Closed
Nepal Mechanized Irrigation Innovation Project - Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
MIIP - International Procurement/DBO Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
NEP: Mechanized Irrigation Innovation Project (MIIP)-Project Economist Individual - Consulting Closed
Team Leader – Agriculture/Horticulture Value Chain Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Agriculture Logistics and Cold Chain Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Institutional Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Rural Financing Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Irrigation and Water Resource Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Institutional Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Mechanized Irrigation Innovation Project (MIIP)- Team Leader/Irrigation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Water Resources Specialist / Deputy Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed
Economist Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility- Environment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
External Social Safeguards Monitoring Expert - Resettlement (SRI) Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Management Specialist - National (NEP RCIP) Individual - Consulting Closed
Institutional specialist for NEP: Mechanized Irrigation Improvement Project Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility (River Basin Planning Specialist - International) Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility (Project Management Specialist - International) Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility (Resettlement Specialist - International) Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility (External Social Safeguards Monitoring Expert - Resettlement, National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility (International - River Basin Planning Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility (CRVA Specialist-International) Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility (Water Resources Specialist - International) Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility (PPP-DBO - International) Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility - Procurement Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility - Economist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility - Financial Management Specialist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility - Procurement Specialist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed

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