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China
India
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
Pakistan
Sri Lanka

 

Regional: South-East Asia
2005, on behalf of the Austrian Development Agency
SUM Consult conducted an interim assessment of the Austrian post-tsunami reconstruction efforts in South-East Asia. This involved an analysis of nine months of Austrian and international reconstruction activities in the coastal areas destroyed by the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, India and Maldives. Our experts also identified further reconstruction needs in Austrian focus areas and determined quality criteria for future funding.  

 

China
2009–2013, on behalf of KfW
Following the Pre-Investigation Study of the Gansu Earthquake Recovery Programme, including a review of preliminary designs and a detailed assessment of energy efficiency measures, SUM Consult provided intermittent support to implementation. The consulting services comprised a review of the structural design, assistance during tender process and take-over of works, knowledge transfer and assessment of energy consumption, as well as regular monitoring and supervision. 

 

New primary school in Tianshui, China

 

India
2002–2004, on behalf of HUDCO (Housing and Urban Development Corporation) and KfW
HUDCO’s Building Centre Support Programme provides business planning support and training for selected building centres and apex bodies. In India approx. 600 building centres promote cost-effective housing technologies, train construction workers and produce building materials. SUM Consult's tasks included an updated demand analysis, workshops and on-the-job training, the introduction of business plans as management instruments and the implementation of a monitoring and evaluation system to improve the cost efficiency and sustainability of the building centres. 

 
India
1998–2000, on behalf of the Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) and KfW
After a review of the monitoring and reporting system of the Building Centre Programme of HUDCO, SUM Consult, together with local consultants, conducted a survey in 88 building centres in 16 states in India, half of which received German financial support for capital investments. SUM Consult designed a support programme to help HUDCO introduce improvements and increase the share of building centres with sustainable operations. 

 

India
2001, on behalf of the Housing and Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) and KfW
Project: “Assistance to selected areas affected by the earthquake in Gujarat”
SUM Consult coordinated the project formulation which comprised a rapid assessment of the existing situation in a sample of nine representative villages; an overview of the socio-economic and cultural background; and housing, social infrastructure, agricultural, and other livelihood support measures. 

 

Family affected by the earthquake in Gujarat

India
1997, on behalf of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC), GTZ and the Institute of Housing and Development Studies (IHS)
Technical cooperation programme in slum and infrastructure upgrading with the NMC. SUM Consult led the team of a study on living conditions and development options of slum dwellers in Nagpur in order to identify selection criteria for beneficiaries and project areas. 

 

 

Mongolia
2008–2009, on behalf of ADB
CDIA Pre-Feasibility Study "Thermo-Technical Rehabilitation of Precast Panel Buildings in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia". The study developed a concept for a city-wide programme to rehabilitate 40,000 apartments over a period of 15 years, with a reduction of CO2 emissions by approx. 660,000 tonnes per year, and proposed to test feasibility by rehabilitating up to 1,000 apartments in a first investment phase. 

 

Precast Panel Buildings in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

 

Mongolia
2007, on behalf of GTZ
Presentation of international housing finance trends and project experiences for the &ldquoIntegrated Urban Development Programme&rdquo in Ulaanbaatar. 

 

Myanmar
1991, on behalf of UNCHS (Habitat)
Urban Development and Housing Programme.
Implementation and monitoring of the national housing strategy. 

 

Nepal
2016, on behalf of MISEREOR
Process and impact evaluation of the “Socio-economic Transformation for Secured Housing through Community led Processes”, a Programme for Improvement of Housing and Living Conditions of the Poor, carried out by the NGO LUMANTI, financed by MISEREOR. SUM Consult evaluated the activities that took place in the period from 2005 to 2016 in Dharan, Birgunj and Kalaiya. The evaluation comprised an assessment of the projects’ methods, results and impacts regarding the DAC Criteria and presented recommendations on adjustments of the projects. 

 

Nepal
1989, on behalf of GTZ
Urban Development through Local Efforts with the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
SUM Consult provided the following advisory services: analysis of potential demand for urbanised land in Greater Kathmandu; project implementation appraisal for the “Gongabu Land Pooling Scheme”; a proposal for a pilot project “Birgunj Land Development and Management”. 

 

Pakistan
2006, on behalf of GTZ
SUM Consult conducted a review of the GTZ-supported Rural Housing Reconstruction Capacity Building Programme. Our experts advised on the conceptual reorientation towards local government support in disaster prevention and management. 

 

Sri Lanka
2005, on behalf of GTZ
Capacity building project to support the National Housing Development Authority, Urban Development Authority and Tsunami Housing Reconstruction Unit, which are the main government institutions involved in post-tsunami housing reconstruction. SUM Consult prepared the project concept and first steps towards operationalisation. 

 

Football at the beach, Sri Lanka

 
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