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PROJECT DATA SHEET

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PDS Creation Date

PDS Updated as of

16 Oct 2012

Project Name

Improving Connectivity to Support Livelihoods and Gender Equality (formerly Promoting Gender-Responsive Access to Road Rehabilitation-Related Opportun

Country

Sri Lanka

Project/Program Number

39619-022

Status

Approved

Geographical Location

In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.

Sector and/or Subsector Classification

Multisector / Multisector

Thematic Classification

Gender equity Social development

Gender Mainstreaming Categories

Gender equity as a theme

FINANCING
Type/Modality of Assistance Grant TOTAL Approval Number 9143 Source of Funding Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction Approved Amount (US$ thousand) 3,000 US$ 3,000

SAFEGUARD CATEGORIES
For more information about the safeguard categories, please see http://www.adb.org/site/safeguards/safeguard-categories

Environment

Involuntary Resettlement

Indigenous Peoples

SUMMARY OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL ISSUES


Environmental Aspects No Issue Involuntary Resettlement No Issue Indigenous Peoples No Issue

STAKEHOLDER COMMUNICATION, PARTICIPATION, AND CONSULTATION


During Project Design Consultations were held with ERD (MOF), MOLGPC, Chief Secretaries and CLG of North Central Provincial Council and Eastern Provincial Council, relevant District and Divisional Secretaries, Pradheshiya Sabha Chairpersons and Secretaries and Community members of targeted villages. During Project Implementation Mission met Government Officials in the North Central Province and Eastern Province, selected PS Chairmans and Secretaries, Technical Officers and beneficiaries and implementing partner NGOs.

DESCRIPTION
The project 'Improving Connectivity to Support Livelihoods and Gender Equality" (JFPR 9143) is supported by a grant of $ 3 million from the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction through the ADB. It is linked to the Eastern and North-Central Provincial Road Project financed by the ADB, and will be implemented in the Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Trincomalee and Batticaloa districts in 27 local authorities (Pradeshiya Sabhas) which were selected according to set criteria. The Primary objective of the project is to improve the quality of life for conflict-affected and isolated rural poor communities, especially women, through a community-driven, participatory livelihood development program linked to the rehabilitation and maintenance of rural access roads. The Ministry of Local Government and Provincial Councils is the Executing Agency (EA) and the Commissioner for Local Government will provide co-ordination at the provincial level. Under JFPR 9143, 250 km of existing rural access roads in 26 Pradeshiya Sabhas (local authorities) will be rehabilitated through community participation. Currently, 230 km of roads are being rehabilitated by 2040 members of the target communities.

PROJECT RATIONALE AND LINKAGE TO COUNTRY/REGIONAL STRATEGY

DEVELOPMENT IMPACT
Connectivity and quality of life for conflict-affected and isolated rural poor communities in selected districts of the Eastern and North Central Province improved

PROJECT OUTCOME
Description of Outcome Progress Towards Outcome

Livelihood opportunities for rural poor communities are increased through the rehabilitation and maintenance of

rural access roads

Beneficiaries report using income earned for rural road work for household and family needs, the four already recruited NGOs will carry-out training needs assessment to support starting/strengthening livelyhood activities for beneficiaries.

OUTPUTS AND IMPLEMENTATION PROGRESS


Description of Project Outputs Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. Project Baseline and Performance Monitoring System 2. Rehabilitation of RARs 3. Capacity Development for Maintenance of RARs 4. Skills Development for Rural Communities 5. Developing Rural Transport Services

Baseline handed over to 4 implementing partner NGOs to carry out. 2,304 workers and skilled persons are selected from the very poor and vulnerable strata of target villages. women's participation is around 85%. Over 240km roads being rehabilitated in 27 Divisional Secretariat areas in Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa districts of the NDP and Trincomalee and Batticaloa districts of the EP. Road work completed except for gravelling in some areas. CBOs are being given awareness on regular road maintenance and 27 Pradeshiya Sabhas have been provided with hand tools and small equipment for road maintenance. 27 Pradeshiya Sabhas have been provided with hand tools and small equipment for road maintenance. Four already recuited NGOs will carry out Training Needs assessment and identify training providers and identify persons from beneficiary families for short and long term training. Four already recruited NGOs are requested to carry out rural transport needs assessment and proposals are awaited.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
Date of First Listing 03 Nov 2010

Consulting Services

tbd

Procurement

tbd

Procurement and Consulting Notices

http://www.adb.org/projects/39619-022/business-opportunities

TIMETABLE
Concept Clearance 27 Jul 2009

Fact-finding

29 Jun 2009 to 03 Jul 2009

Management Review Meeting

Approval 14 Dec 2009

Last Review Mission

MILESTONES
Closing Approval No. Grant 9143 Approval 14 Dec 2009 Signing 16 Feb 2010 Effectivity Original 16 Feb 2010 30 Jun 2012 Revised 31 Dec 2012 Actual

STATUS OF COVENANTS
Covenants are categorized under the following categoriesaudited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactoryall covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactorya maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactorythree or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.
Category Approval No. Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safe Project Financial Statements

Grant 9143

CONTACTS AND UPDATE DETAILS


Responsible ADB Officer Nelun C. Gunasekera (ngunasekera@adb.org)

Responsible ADB Department

South Asia Department

Responsible ADB Division

Transport and Communications Division, SARD

Executing Agencies

Ministry of Local Govt & Provincial Council(MLGPC)

LINKS
Project Website http://www.adb.org/projects/39619-022/main

List of Project Documents

http://www.adb.org/projects/39619-022/documents