Baluchistan Small Scale Irrigation Project
- The objective is to support efforts by the Province to improve the management of scarce water resources in the Pishin Lora Basin through rehabilitation of a key reservoir (the Bund Khushdil Khan) and its command area and the development of 24 small scale projects improving water use over 5000 ha. This development objective is linked to the broader goals of rural development and poverty reduction and will be achieved through
- Restoring and increasing water storage
- Increasing water productivity through a combination of engineering, management, and agricultural measures, and
Building the local capacity in implementing such schemes and in formulating a plan for sustainable water resources development and watershed management.
FATA Rural Development Project, Asian Development Bank
FATA Rural Development is a technical assistance provided by Asian Development Bank, under which a design was to be prepared for a project to support the Government’s efforts to (i) reduce the incidence of poverty in FATA through sustainable and appropriate development activities; (ii) improve livelihoods among the rural population by increasing incomes and employment opportunities through a mix of economic and social interventions; (iii) arrest resource and environmental degradation; and (iv) facilitate the mainstreaming of FATA into the country’s economic and political system. The TA has four design aims: (i) provide communication and productive infrastructure (drinking water, irrigation, link roads.); (ii) increase incremental household incomes through improved agriculture and natural resource-based productivity; (iii) enhance non-farm employment opportunities through effective delivery of financial services and training for technical skills development; and (iv) institutional strengthening for community organizations and service delivery agencies.
Sindh Devolved Social Services Development Program
ADB’s overarching goal for all its interventions is poverty alleviation. Government of Sindh is committed to poverty reduction and is in the process of formulating its S-PRSP. ADB is considering to provide a loan of US$150 million to the GoS so that it can make a concerted effort to attack poverty and to achieve the goals in the S-PRSP. The Devolved Social Services Program (DSSP) will help bridge the gap and help increase the social sector spending in Sindh.
The objective of the TA is “to improve and secure long term sound, technically and financially sustainable, cost effective provision of services, to satisfy the need of the common citizen” and “to improve health, education and living conditions of the population by involving them in the decision-making process” and “to strengthen the economic development potential and financial base of the local government institutions”.
Skills Development and Capacity Building of District Governments Officials in Planning and Budget Making – Decentralization Support Program (DSP)
The Decentralization Support Program is an initiative of the Government of Pakistan, being implemented with the partial funding support of Asian Development Bank, to carry forward reforms in the areas of decentralization, fiscal restructuring and local governance. It is an innovative, demand-driven and output-oriented program, serving a range of clients at all levels of government. DSP’s objective is improved local government representation; accountability and efficiency, resulting in improved service delivery.
Under the Local Government Ordinance 2001, local governments are required to prepare and develop their own budgets. However, District Government officers lack expertise in budget preparation and formulation. The new Budget Code is expected to bring a major change in the budget-making process of local governments, aggravating the problem. The main purpose of this project is to build skills and capacity of District Officers in Planning and formulation of Budgets, leading to improved Local Government performance.
Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project, Rawalpindi
UWSSP has been initiated to address the water supply and sanitation problems of Rawalpindi City. Water and Sanitation Authority (WASA) was created under the RDA to manage the water supply and sanitation system with a staff base of 900 employees. An organization in its nascent phase, WASA has to address the needs of water users spread across 109,000 domestic and commercial units of Rawalpindi. WASA also has to evolve into a new and progressive organization by a revamping old and inefficient system it inherited from Municipal Corporation. It also has to be self sufficient and viable to cover its financial obligations. An MIS has to be developed to address the needs of an effective service delivery organization including its billing, accounting, inventory, payroll, assets management, and decision support system.
Quetta Water Supply and Environmental Improvement Project.
Water scarcity is an ongoing problem in Quetta with steadily increasing population and water demands. The 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 provided TA to BWASA for 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 systems, 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.
Pakistan Urban Sector Strategy Study
Development of a comprehensive strategy for ADB & GoP to identify the priority areas for banks financing in urban areas. The TA included the review of the entire urban governance system, institutional review, organization staffing review, finances, training needs, management system, legal framework and infrastructure needs assessment. The consultants reviewed the existing situation, analysed the opportunities and constraints and made broader recommendations for the improvements of the entire Urban Governance and infrastructure for better service delivery.
Department for International Development (DFID) Project on Primary Education
- Project objective was increase in the literacy rate.
- Another objective was Improvement in quality of education.
- To support efforts by NGOs and communities for the promotion of female education in the province.
- Carry out a re-evaluation of its entire mandate and evolve a framework for the organization
Evaluation of the Training and Employment of Rural Women Savings and Credit Scheme.
Evaluation and assessment of the progress of implementation and effectiveness of the TERW savings and credit scheme after 18 months of operation.