Devolution Support Programme (DSP), Sindh

  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) designed the Devolution Support Programme (DSP) in response to the Devolution of Power Plan (2000) of the Government of Pakistan. ADB started the programme in 2001 and extended it to 2009. The major feature of this ADB Technical Assistance is to develop the capacity of local government administrative units in Pakistan
  • The capacity building initiatives of ADB for this project target (i) financial, accounting & auditing systems developments & improvements, (ii) Annual & Strategic Planning & Budget Making (iii) skills development of the District government officials & staff (iv) development of information & communication systems through computerization for enhanced decision making process (v) development of consumer databases through consumer surveys in water, sewerage & sanitation & other municipal services, as well as, development of tariff structures for the municipal services.

The outcomes anticipated for DSP are of course the overall goals of decentralization itself: improved service delivery, greater accountability and better representation, more community participation in decision-making and empowerment of women.


TA-Implementation Readiness of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa- -Southern Area Development Project (KP-SADP)

The development objective of KP-Southern Area Development Project (SADP) is to reach the un-served and underserved low-income communities in the southern districts (Dera Ismail Khan, Tank & Lakki Marwat) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The intended TA will enable the Project Management Unit (PMU) and District Implementation Units (DIUs) of KP-SADP to operationalise the project and assist the PMU in prioritizing and preparing the social and human capital required for project implementation. In particular, the TS will assist the PMY to prepare all necessary requirements for the delivery of Component A- Social Development Support. The TA will also assist the PMU in identifying and hiring the project staff (both PMU and DIUs staff, but mainly the facilitators responsible for social mobilization of the local communities/ EIGs) and will orient, train, and equip them (the newly recruited staff) necessary skills required for the project implementation


Strengthening of the PE&D Department

To assess the training needs of the Planning Environment and Development Department (PE&DD) and to prepare a consolidated training program and training manuals.


Quetta Water Supply and Environmental Improvement Project


Water scarcity is an ongoing problem in Quetta with its steadily increasing population and water demands.  Ground water levels have dropped tremendously. Quetta requires intervention to improve its water supply situation. Quetta also lacks a proper waste and sanitation system; the current practice of discharging untreated domestic and industrial sewage needs to be stopped by providing sewage treatment facilities.  ADB has provided technical assistance to BWASA to develop a project, covering full, economic and efficient utilization of ground water. The problem of sewage and drainage should be handled by developing proper sanitation and drainage system, including sewage treatment plants and sewage conveying system. This project will be consumer friendly, considering their needs and complaints and providing timely services and advice.  The problem of sewage and drainage was highlighted by developing proper sanitation and drainage systems, including sewage treatment plants and sewage conveying system.