Category Archives: Assignments

Regional Development Plans

ADB is supporting the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in developing the Regional Development Plans (RDPs) for Peshawar, Abbottabad and Swat regions through engaging international and national experts. The RDPs aim to provide a strategic multi-sectoral plan that identifies the comparative advantages of these regions and a 25 year investment plan for the component cities, i.e., Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Abbottabad and Mingora. The RDPs will prioritise key sub-sectors, including water supply, environmental sanitation, solid waste management, tourism, cultural heritage, smart city, urban green spaces and amenities, other municipal services, and urban mobility and regional connectivity. Particular emphasis shall be given to key drivers that promote sustainable urban and economic development.

Due to COVID-19, the pace of work on RDPs slowed down. However, the team has developed preliminary drafts of RDPs using secondary data and sources. This is a work in progress that will evolve and become more refined in light of the outcome of stakeholder consultations and the field visits.

Click here to access the preliminary drafts of RDPs.

Social Safeguards Monitoring

The Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment Programme (PICIIP) has awarded a 2-year contract to the dev~consult for external monitoring of the social safeguards compliance as prescribed by ADB’s Safeguards Policy Statement. In its first phase, the PICIIP is being implemented in Sahiwal and Sialkot to transform these into liveable cities by providing essential urban services and facilities. The assignment would entail periodic visits, and monitoring and progress reports.

Empowerment of Women with Disabilities Project Evaluation

The UN Women Pakistan has assigned the dev~consult to undertake end-project evaluation and develop a case study on the Moving from Charity Model to Rights-based Work – Delivering as ONE for Empowerment of Women with Disabilities. Financed through UN’s core funds, the project was implemented from 2018 to 2020 in Karachi and Peshawar districts by Handicap International and the relevant government departments and agencies.