Pakistan: Preparing Climate-Resilient Agriculture and Natural Resources Development Projects

Sovereign Project | 55225-001

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 Details

  • Project Officer
    Rive, Nathan A.
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Pakistan
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Preparing Climate-Resilient Agriculture and Natural Resources Development Projects
Project Number 55225-001
Country / Economy Pakistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6852-PAK: Preparing Climate-Resilient Agriculture and Natural Resources Development Projects
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.25 million
Climate Change Fund US$ 750,000.00
TA: Preparing Climate-Resilient Agriculture and Natural Resources Development Projects
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 630,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
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.
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 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab
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 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
Executing Agencies
Planning & Dev. Dept., Govt. of the Punjab
CIVIL SECRETARIAT,
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
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 07 Dec 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 07 Dec 2021

TA 6852-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Dec 2021 31 Dec 2021 31 Dec 2021 31 Dec 2024 - -
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 17 Jun 2022 1,866.00

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Tenders

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

Contracts Awarded

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

Procurement Plan

None currently available.