Improving Safeguard Implementation in South Asia (ADB-53136-001)

  • South Asia
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • India
  • Maldives
  • Nepal
  • Sri Lanka
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
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
Bank Risk Rating
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Oct 31, 2019
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Law and Government
  • Technical Cooperation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 3.00 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 6, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Nov 11, 2019

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Project Description

According to bank website, "The transaction technical assistance facility (TRTA facility) will provide environment and social risk management, capacity building, and support to future and ongoing projects within the South Asia region. The TRTA facility will strengthen the capacity of key government units, civil society, academe, consultants, and contractors to design, implement, and monitor robust measures that address project risks to people and the environment. It will support environment and social safeguards due diligence, consultation, supervision, monitoring, and grievance redress in ADB-funded projects in all the South Asian countries and sectors within these countries.

The key activities of the TRTA facility include (i) demand-driven assistance on project processing and implementation; (ii) conduct of workshops and related training programs on environment and social safeguards; (iii) use of advanced technology to improve efficiency in data collection during project processing and implementation; and (iv) development of knowledge products on safeguard implementation best practices."

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Responsible ADB Officer Ricardo Carlos V. Barba
Responsible ADB Department SAOD
Responsible ADB Division SAOD-PR
Executing Agencies Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines


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