China, People's Republic of: Leveraging Greater Mekong Subregion Cooperation Mechanisms for the County-Level Sustainable Urbanization—Cases of Guangxi and Yunnan

Sovereign Project | 55028-001

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will assist the People's Republic of China (PRC) to respond to the urgent need to improve the quality of urbanization in counties and county-level cities to be sustainable and inclusive by leveraging urban development cooperation mechanisms of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) program. The TA will build capacity and strengthen institutions of urban and related sectors at national and local levels.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Maruyama, Hinako
    East Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    China, People's Republic of
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Leveraging Greater Mekong Subregion Cooperation Mechanisms for the County-Level Sustainable Urbanization—Cases of Guangxi and Yunnan
Project Number 55028-001
Country / Economy China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6870-PRC: Leveraging Greater Mekong Subregion Cooperation Mechanisms for the County-Level Sustainable Urbanization Cases of Guangxi and Yunnan
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 300,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Public administration

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will assist the People's Republic of China (PRC) to respond to the urgent need to improve the quality of urbanization in counties and county-level cities to be sustainable and inclusive by leveraging urban development cooperation mechanisms of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) program. The TA will build capacity and strengthen institutions of urban and related sectors at national and local levels.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Urbanization in the Peoples Republic of China. The PRC has experienced rapid urbanization since 1978 when reform began to be implemented and opening-up started. The urbanization rate of 17.9% in 1978 reached 60.6% in 2019, and the PRC''s Fourteenth Five-Year Plan targets to achieve 65.0% by 2025. Urbanization was the critical driver of economic growth, and it brought remarkable prosperity to the country. However, the rapid, land-based, and supply-driven urbanization compromised the quality of peoples life and development, which caused social inequality and environmental degradation. The PRC launched an urbanization plan in 2014 with a new people-centered urbanization model. It aimed to optimize the patterns of urbanization, enhance the sustainability of cities, and promote urban-rural integration, especially the orderly integration of rural migrants into urban residents. Despite the urbanization achievements and shifted focus to people-centered urbanization, challenges remain. Many rural dwellers migrated and became urban residents, but essential urban services and infrastructure to accommodate them, especially social security, are still inadequate. Industries from the PRCs developed east coast area have shifted to some inland cities, but the peoples skills development in the inland cities are not necessarily matched with the needs of the relocated industries. Local governments rely on land-based development revenue, which results in an unsustainable rise in government debts and urban expansions. Climate risks and environmental degradation require a further shift from traditional linear and resource-intensive urbanization.
Impact

People-centered urbanization at counties and county-level cities promoted

The holistic approach to develop livable cities supported

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Policies and project designs on county-level sustainable urbanization leveraging GMS cooperation improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Practical policy recommendations to implement county-level urbanization coordinated with GMS initiatives developed

Policy makers' capacity on county-level urbanization and GMS cooperation strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide, Yunnan
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Maruyama, Hinako
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
National Development and Reform Commission
No. 38 South Yuetan St.
Beijing 100824
China
Timetable
Concept Clearance 25 Oct 2021
Fact Finding 26 Nov 2021 to 26 Nov 2021
MRM -
Approval 10 Dec 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 10 Dec 2021

TA 6870-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2021 13 Dec 2021 13 Dec 2021 30 Jun 2023 31 Dec 2023 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 08 Aug 2022 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
CS-01: National county development and urbanization specialist and team leader Individual - Consulting Closed 21 May 2022 31 May 2022
CS-03: National TA coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 21 May 2022 31 May 2022
CS-02a: National urbanization and Greater Mekong Subregion development and cooperation specialist (Yunnan) Individual - Consulting Closed 21 May 2022 31 May 2022
CS-02b: National Urbanization and Greater Mekong Subregion Development and Cooperation Specialist (Guangxi) Individual - Consulting Closed 21 May 2022 31 May 2022
CS-04: International GMS and border area development specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 21 May 2022 31 May 2022
National Greater Mekong Subregion development and cooperation specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Feb 2022 14 Mar 2022

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