Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 21 Mar 2007
PDS Updated as of

Project Name NWFP Barani Area Development - Phase II
Country Pakistan
Project/Program Number 29586-013
Status Closed
Geographical Location Kohat, Karak, Abbottabad, Haripur, Kohistan, Bannu, Lakki and Orakzai.
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 Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Subsector Agriculture and Natural Resources
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan1787Asian Development Fund52,000
TOTAL US$ 52,000

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The Project objective is to reduce poverty in remote areas of NWFP, particularly among smallholders and landless. In addition, the Project also aims to improve the status of women in these traditionally conservative areas where access and opportunities have been limited. The Project scope includes (i) village-level development, (ii) natural resource management, (iii) rural financial services, (iv) participatory small-scale community infrastructure, and (v) effective project management.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

NWFP is a diverse setting in which there are bast areas containing poor settlements where livelihood is largely dependent on uncertain rainfed agriculture. While conditions are frequently harsh, the area also has resources to work with to improve livelihood. A number of field and horticulture crops are cultivated, many villagers have access to community forests and rangelands, and livestock is important in almost all farming systems, but an effective means to link the rural communities with line agencies, NGOs, and PFIs needs to be developed. In almost all villages surveyed, dependable provision of water was cited as a priority. Villagers also voiced the following needs: access to better agricultural inputs; extension and technology (quality inputs and improved genetic seed/stock); all-weather roads; alternative livelihood opportunities; affordable credit; and basic social services and infrastructure.

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Status of Operation / Construction
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2007 Mar 21
Consulting Services
The Project provides 33.5 person-months of international consultants and 844 person-months of domestic consultants. International expertise will be required, as follows: (i) independent BME specialist; (ii) rural microfinance development specialist; and (iii) management specialist support. Domestic consulting services will be required for the following: (i) independent BME; (ii) social sectors support; (iii) gender mainstreaming; (iv) community forestry programming; (v) for link roads, design, engineering, supervision, and environmental impact assessment; (vi) NGO advisory services and capacity building; and (vii) NGO advisory services. The consultants will be procured from three packages through firms for (i), (ii), and (iii) and the two individual consultants for Project Management Advisor and NGO Advisory Consultant will be recruited individually.

All consultant services will be recruited through the Project Liaison Unit under the Planning, Environment and Development Department of NWFP. Interested consulting firms should contact the Project Liaison Unit.
Procurement under the Project will follow the ADB's Guidelines for Procurement under Asian Development Bank Loans. The civil works to be contracted include the district council roads, and a limited number of small building facilities, and multi-village water supply systems. These works lend themselves to local competitive bidding (LCB) as the contracts will be small (less than $1,000,000), scattered over 10 administrative areas, and phased over the Project implementation period. The local capacity to undertake these contracts is adequate and the civil works will be carried out by prequalified contractors through local competitive bidding in accordance with procedures acceptable to ADB. The civil works for community-managed rural infrastructure including micro-irrigation schemes, feeder roads (jeepable tracks), small drinking water and sanitation schemes, and hydels will be carried out generally by the VOs, which will procure materials directly from local suppliers, following procedures acceptable to ADB.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 15 Apr 2000 to 28 Apr 2000
Management Review Meeting 13 Jun 2000
Approval 28 Nov 2000


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1787 28 Nov 2000 14 Jun 2001 04 Feb 2002 31 Dec 2008 30 Jun 2010


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
25 May 2015 Loan 1787 43,957 0 98.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
25 May 2015 Loan 1787 45,010 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three 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.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 1787

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Ismat Raza (
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions CWAE
Executing Agencies Planning, Environment & Development Dept, NWFP
Mr. Waqar ul Hassan


Project Website
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