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Regional: Improving Safeguard Implementation in South Asia

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53136-001 Status: Active

The transaction technical assistance facility (TRTA facility) will provide environment and social risk management, capacity building, and support to future and ongoing projects within the South Asia region. The TRTA facility will strengthen the capacity of key government units, civil society, academe, consultants, and contractors to design, implement, and monitor robust measures that address project risks to people and the environment. It will support environment and social safeguards due diligence, consultation, supervision, monitoring, and grievance redress in ADB-funded projects in all the South Asian countries and sectors within these countries.

Project Details

Project Officer
Ricardo Carlos V. Barba SAOD Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Improving Safeguard Implementation in South Asia
Project Number 53136-001
Country Regional
Bangladesh
Bhutan
India
Maldives
Nepal
Sri Lanka
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9852-REG: Improving Safeguard Implementation in South Asia
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 3.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Water-based natural resources management

Education / Education sector development

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution

Finance / Finance sector development

Health / Health sector development and reform

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Other urban services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The transaction technical assistance facility (TRTA facility) will provide environment and social risk management, capacity building, and support to future and ongoing projects within the South Asia region. The TRTA facility will strengthen the capacity of key government units, civil society, academe, consultants, and contractors to design, implement, and monitor robust measures that address project risks to people and the environment. It will support environment and social safeguards due diligence, consultation, supervision, monitoring, and grievance redress in ADB-funded projects in all the South Asian countries and sectors within these countries.

The key activities of the TRTA facility include (i) demand-driven assistance on project processing and implementation; (ii) conduct of workshops and related training programs on environment and social safeguards; (iii) use of advanced technology to improve efficiency in data collection during project processing and implementation; and (iv) development of knowledge products on safeguard implementation best practices.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy To operationalize the priority of Strategy 2030 on strengthening governance and institutional capacity, the TRTA facility will uphold environment and social standards through more effective safeguards implementation and management. ADB Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS) seeks to avoid, minimize, or mitigate adverse environment and social impacts of investment projects, while safeguard policies of DMCs promote the mitigation of vulnerability and protect the rights of persons likely to be affected by the projects. Implementation of safeguard measures has thus necessarily become embedded in the process of project preparation and implementation as it enhances project sustainability. The TRTA facility seeks to maintain ADB's role as a trusted development partner, delivering quality operations while adding practical value to projects that fit local conditions, identifying lessons learned, and replicating good practices in environment and social risk management.
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; India - Nation-wide; Maldives - Nation-wide; Nepal - Nation-wide; Sri Lanka - Nation-wide
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 ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.
Procurement Any procurement will be carried out in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.
Responsible ADB Officer Ricardo Carlos V. Barba
Responsible ADB Department SAOD
Responsible ADB Division SAOD-PR
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 06 Nov 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 11 Nov 2019

TA 9852-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Nov 2019 - 06 Nov 2019 30 Nov 2022 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 06 Nov 2019 0.00

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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.

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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