Pakistan: Preparing Climate-Resilient Agriculture and Natural Resources Development Projects
The transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will support the development of climate resilient solutions and efficient project implementation in the agriculture, natural resources, and rural development (ANR) sector in Pakistan. The TA facility will help ensure projects are grounded in strategic sector and climate change assessments; have a high level of procurement and safeguards readiness; and provide innovative and integrated solutions. This will be achieved through a combination of upstream analytical work, project processing and readiness support, policy advisory and capacity building, and implementation support. The support will be focused on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces, primary areas of Asian Development Bank (ADB) activities in the sector.
Rive, Nathan A.
Central and West Asia Department
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- Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
|Project Name||Preparing Climate-Resilient Agriculture and Natural Resources Development Projects|
|Country / Economy||Pakistan
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural production - Irrigation - Water-based natural resources management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will support the development of climate resilient solutions and efficient project implementation in the agriculture, natural resources, and rural development (ANR) sector in Pakistan. The TA facility will help ensure projects are grounded in strategic sector and climate change assessments; have a high level of procurement and safeguards readiness; and provide innovative and integrated solutions. This will be achieved through a combination of upstream analytical work, project processing and readiness support, policy advisory and capacity building, and implementation support. The support will be focused on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces, primary areas of Asian Development Bank (ADB) activities in the sector.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The facility will support the national and provincial development priorities for the agriculture and natural resources sector. These include Pakistan Vision 2025, Pakistan's National Water Policy (2018), provincial water policies and acts, and NDC to the Paris Agreement, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Integrated Water Resources Management Strategy, the respective Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab draft climate change policies. The facility will support more strategic programming decisions, integrated project interventions, improved safeguards and procurement readiness, and strengthening of institutions and policymaking. It will ensure project rationale and design is anchored in adequate thematic and climate change analysis. More efficient lending modalities will be explored. Investments will be supported by associated policy advice and capacity building. The facility will provide early-stage stakeholder engagement and project safeguards screening and scoping.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated staff instructions. Consulting firms will be recruited using the quality- and cost-based selection method with a 90:10 ratio of quality to cost, considering the high degree of specialism required in the assignments.|
|Procurement||No procurement involved|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Rive, Nathan A.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD|
Planning & Dev. Dept., Govt. of the Punjab
LAHORE, PAKISTAN Planning & Dev.Dept.,Gov't of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Peshawar, Pakistan Planning and Development Board, Government of the Punjab
New Complex, Government of Punjab
Civil Secretariat, Lahore
|Approval||07 Dec 2021|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||07 Dec 2021|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|07 Dec 2021||31 Dec 2021||31 Dec 2021||31 Dec 2024||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|3,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||3,000,000.00||17 Jun 2022||1,866.00|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Preparing Climate-Resilient Agriculture and Natural Resources Development Projects: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2021|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Water Resources, Irrigation, and Drainage Management Specialist: F-TRTA||Individual - Consulting||Closed||30 Apr 2022||16 May 2022|
|Climate Change Assessment and Adaptation Planning||Firm - Consulting||Closed||14 Apr 2022||13 May 2022|
|Procurement and Contract Administration Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||18 Mar 2022||29 Mar 2022|
|Irrigation and Agriculture (Firm)||Firm - Consulting||Closed||15 Feb 2022||16 Mar 2022|
|Resilience and Nature-Based Solutions Specialist (Ravi River Basin)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||09 Feb 2022||11 Feb 2022|
|Irrigation Agronomist F-TRTA||Individual - Consulting||Closed||04 Feb 2022||10 Feb 2022|
|Institutional Development Specialist F-TRTA||Individual - Consulting||Closed||04 Feb 2022||10 Feb 2022|
|Financial Management Specialist (National) F-TRTA||Individual - Consulting||Closed||21 Jan 2022||27 Jan 2022|
|High Efficiency Irrigation System Specialist F-TRTA||Individual - Consulting||Closed||14 Jan 2022||27 Jan 2022|
|Ground Water Specialist- F-TRTA||Individual - Consulting||Closed||14 Jan 2022||27 Jan 2022|
|Agri-business Farms Value Chain Development Specialist F-TRTA||Individual - Consulting||Closed||14 Jan 2022||27 Jan 2022|
|Coordination and Monitoring Specialist (ANR Projects): F-TRTA||Individual - Consulting||Closed||14 Jan 2022||20 Jan 2022|
|Safeguards and Gender Consulting Firm||Firm - Consulting||Closed||17 Dec 2021||31 Dec 2021|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Project Preparatory Technical Assistance||Technical Assistance 6852||19 Apr 2022||HAGLER BAILLY (PVT) LTD. (PAKISTAN) | 39, STREET 3, E7, ISLAMABAD 44000, PAKISTAN / Block 1, Commercial Area, Street 21, F8/2, Islamabad 44000 Pakistan||Planning and Development Board,Gov't of The Punjab||369,437.00||—|
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