The Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund has commissioned us revision of its Environmental & Social Management Framework (ESMF) in view of safeguard policies and protocols of IFIs and provincial environmental legislation. It entails review of relevant documents and consultations with the relevant stakeholders. The outcome will be 6th version of ESMF.
Through our partner firm, SaafConsult, BV., we have been assigned to develop a report to ascertain what differentiates the MEDRC model from other Track 1/ Track 1.5 efforts and what conditions could be replicated to be utilised in another conflict environment. The report is the first phase of the wider Stabilisation Mechanism research project. The assignment has been awarded by the Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC).
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.