Enhancing Rural Livelihoods and Incomes (ADB-47311-001)

Countries
  • Myanmar
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Ayeyarwady Delta, Central Dry Zone, Tanintharyi Region and Shan State
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
B
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Voting Date
Dec 11, 2013
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Borrower
Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries, and Rural Development
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Energy
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
Grant
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 12.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Grant Amount (USD)
$ 12.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Mar 27, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Apr 3, 2017


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Project Description

According to ADB website, the project will represent one consolidated investment grant of $12.0 million to target four diverse geographic and agro-ecological regions of the country. This will enable the implementation of different interventions based on topography, agricultural production systems, and natural resource management regimes. The project will focus on two inter-related sets of activities: (i) improvements and upgrades of social and productive infrastructure; and (ii) improvement of capacities of communities, project line agencies at the local and state levels, and to a lesser degree at the central levels. Envisaged interventions include community-prioritized interventions such as development of small-scale infrastructure at VT level, inter alia, community irrigation and drainage systems, rural access roads, bridges and foot-paths, potable water systems at the village level, and provision of social infrastructure such as community health centers, enhancement of existing or provision of new education facilities, and rural electrification needs at the household level. Support will also be extended for traditional cottage/home based small scale industries for which there is an increasing demand such as lacquer work and handicraft production. Training for enhanced livelihood opportunities will include functional English literacy training, skills development for the emerging tourism market, and training for improved crop production, agricultural diversification, and agribusiness, especially in the Delta and the Dry Zone. The primary focus will be on confidence building at local levels by re-invigorating cooperative societies, self-help groups, and traditional rural level leadership as key local level centers for planning and development.

 

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Project Officer: Ramachandran, Pavit
Southeast Asia Department
No contact information provided at the time of disclosure.

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