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Project appraisal support and capacity building for final beneficiaries for the Post-Earthquake Reconstruction Framework Loan

Project details
Donor organisation: 
Associated enterprises: 
Architecture & Urban Development
Project volume: 
2,509,370 €
Value of services: 
1,380,154 €
Start of project: 
February, 2020
End of project: 
February, 2023
Project description: 

The project is a multi-sector framework loan intended to finance the reconstruction of small scale damaged infrastructure to cope with the consequences of the earthquake of 16 April 2016 that ravaged large areas of western Ecuador. The loan will focus on the province of Manabi, particularly on the sub-region of Portoviejo, which is one of the most affected. The reconstruction will follow an integrated territorial approach aiming at restoring, and where possible improving, the population’s living conditions through the identification and appraisal of sub-projects to be financed through the loan agreement. It will comply with anti-seismic and geotechnical measures in accordance with Ecuadorian building standards.

Service description: 

The consultancy service includes tasks such as:

  • Provide administrative, technical and financial project management and staff management as well as to ensure implementation procedures following national priorities and EIB’s framework loan guidelines and standards;
  • Ensure that the PER Framework Loan is being used in accordance with the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA), post disaster investment strategy and the EIB loan agreement.
  • Ensure that the identification and preparation of recovery projects follows the Banks compliance rules.
  • Ensure stakeholder participation and attendance of timely, effective and efficient response to the needs of the beneficiaries.
  • Ensure that environmental and social management plans are developed for the sub-projects;
  • Ensure that seismic resilience and geotechnical issues are included in the  project design;
  • Develop and execute a capacity building program;
  • Support PIU (STR) and local government beneficiaries and civil society in the preparation and implementation of individual recovery projects, within the scope of the program;
  • Engagement of the promoter and final beneficiaries to support an efficient recovery project implementation, as well as a rational, sustainable and transparent use of PER loan fund;
  • Ensure quality project implementation and delivery of benefits to the direct victims of the earthquake in a transparent, sustainable and inclusive manner.

The project will focus mainly on infrastructure recovery or upgrading, and will mainly incorporate investment schemes in the following areas:

  1. rehabilitation and/or reconstruction of public regional and municipal buildings; under proper anti-seismic and energy efficiency standards;
  2. rehabilitation and/or reconstruction of social infrastructure (schools, health centres, hospitals, social centers, etc., including refurbishment), under proper anti-seismic and energy efficiency standards;
  3. recovery and reestablishment of water supply and sanitation, including network repairs, water capitation, pumping stations, treatment plants;
  4. recovery and reestablishment of energy supply, including grid repairs and substations;
  5. recovery and reestablishment of public telecommunication networks;
  6. recovery of local and regional roads and other transport infrastructure damaged by the earthquake;
  7. repair and refurbishment of other public infrastructure directly contributing to the reestablishment of livelihoods or community cohesion, such as markets, small fishing ports, postal offices and community buildings;
  8. other relevant actions directly related to recovery and risk prevention
  9. Housing for affected people.


Installing a strong governance and participatory approach (citizens and civil society organizations) is among the key features of the project. A more participatory process will help to better identify needs, promote an inclusive and transparent approach to sub- project selection that builds ownership in support of the project. Improvement of project design including seismic resilience concepts and geotechnical components to strengthen the municipal construction code.