Project Data Sheet

Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program: Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.

PDS Creation Date 18 Oct 2007
PDS Updated as of 05 Apr 2014

Project Name Mainstreaming Environment for Poverty Reduction
Country Regional
Project/Program Number 41062-012
Status Closed
Geographical Location
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Sector Multisector
Subsector Multisector
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories

Financing

Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance6422Poverty and Environment Fund74
Technical Assistance6422Poverty and Environment Fund2,850
Technical Assistance6422Poverty and Environment Fund2,600
TOTAL US$ 5,524

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Description

Mainstreaming Environment for Poverty Reduction (MEPR) is a RETA financed by the Poverty and Environment Fund (PEF), a multi-donor trust fund administered by ADB. MEPR expands on the progress made under the Poverty and Environment Program, the first RETA funded under PEF, in promoting accelerated learning and innovative approaches on poverty-environment linkages. It is also opening up new opportunities for mainstreaming environmental considerations into ADB operations and business processes. Its grants program supports both pilot interventions and targeted analytical studies. The focal areas are: protection, conservation, and sustainable use of natural resources and ecosystem services; reduction of air and water pollution; and disaster prevention and reduction of vulnerability to natural hazards.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Strategy 2020 identified environmentally sustainable growth as one of the main complementary development agendas of ADB and established the environment as one of the key operational areas. MEPR has helped advance ADB s environment agenda and has demonstrated key linkages between environmental sustainability and poverty reduction.

Development Impact

Increased implementation of sound environmental management practices by developing member countries (DMCs).

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Integration of environment objectives in ADB operations and business processes is enhanced.
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
1. Subproject interventions supporting poverty reduction and improvement in living conditions are successfully implemented. 2. Increased environment capacity in resident missions and in environment agencies in DMCs. 3. Knowledge on povertyenvironment linkages captured and disseminated. 4. Adequate management and administration of the TA is in place.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2007 Oct 22
Consulting Services
1. Poverty Environment Specialist (36 person months International) 2. TA Administration Specialist (36 person months National) 3. Environment Specialists (180 person months National) 4. Website Administrator (24 person months National) 5. Website Design Specialist (6 person months National)
Procurement
Procurement and Consulting Notices
http://www.adb.org/projects/41062-012/business-opportunities

Timetable

Concept Clearance 14 Mar 2007
Fact-finding 11 Mar 2007 to 25 Mar 2007
Management Review Meeting
Approval 29 Nov 2007
Last Review Mission

Milestones

Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 6422 29 Nov 2007 29 Nov 2007 31 Dec 2011 31 Mar 2014

Utilization

Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
Cumulative Disbursements

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
Technical Assistance 6422 5,524 5,524 4,662 862 4,662 862

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Mark Kunzer (mkunzer@adb.org)
Responsible ADB Department Regional and Sustainable Development Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Environment and Safeguards Division, RSDD
Executing Agencies Asian Development Bank

Links

Project Website http://www.adb.org/projects/41062-012/main
List of Project Documents http://www.adb.org/projects/41062-012/documents