According to ADB website, the grant will be used to purchase and distribute nutritious food to the most vulnerable households. Food will be purchased directly from local shops and from farmers who have not been able to sell their products at the markets because of COVID-19 restrictions. The grant will also cover logistics and monitoring costs related to food purchase and distribution. This grant will contribute to ensuring food and nutrition security for the most vulnerable households, boost their immune systems, and prevent social tensions and the further spread of COVID-19. Recognizing the unpredictable nature of the situation, flexibility is required in the design of any support along with close coordination with various sources and partners providing assistance. The government will contract partners such as UN agencies or nongovernment organizations to implement the grant in accordance with the APDRF guidelines.
Executing Agency: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
Comoro, Dili, Timor-Leste
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB
The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main