Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 25 Jun 2014

Project Name Strengthening the Capacity of Pacific Developing Member Countries to Respond to Climate Change (Phase 1)
Country Regional
Project/Program Number 43071-012
Status Closed
Geographical Location Cook Islands, Fiji Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Multisector
Subsector Multisector
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance7394Technical Assistance Special Fund1,775
Technical Assistance7394Climate Change Fund1,365
Technical Assistance7394Canada (CIDA)325
Technical Assistance7394Clean Energy Facility - Asian Clean Energy Fund1,500
Counterpart 350
TOTAL US$ 5,315

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation
The TA regularly communicated with partner/counterpart government agencies, local stakeholders including communities, non-government organizations (NGOs), and/or other development partners during project implementation.


Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

ADB s Pacific developing member countries (DMCs) are among the countries most vulnerable to climate change, which can compromise their prosperity, stability, and security. They have begun to mainstream climate change considerations into their national policies and planning processes, and have requested technical and financial assistance from ADB. ADB responded positively with a commitment to assist in implementing national plans for climate change adaptation and mitigation and to work with other international and intergovernmental development partners helping the countries tackle climate change impacts and access finance for their climate change action plans. The TA is in line with the Pacific Regional Cooperation Strategy. Improved climate proofing of infrastructure has been identified as a key result area under the Revised Pacific Strategy (2005-2009), which is supportive of the physical, economic, and social infrastructure development of the countries in the region. Climate change is also a core priority area identified in ADB s Strategy 2020. The TA also supports the achievement of a number of objectives of the ADB Country Partnership Strategy (CPSs) and Country Operations Business Plans (COBPs) in the Pacific Region. For instance, the objectives in Palau s CPS, 2009-2013 include (i) facilitation of private sector development, (ii) delivery of safe water and sanitation services to Palauans, and (iii) managing the threat of climate change. CPS investments in water supply and sanitation, as well as support to the enabling environment for private sector development, require an integrated approach to environmental management and climate change adaptation. Likewise, the Marshall Islands COBP, 2009-2011 prioritizes technical assistance and policy advice for adaptation to global climate change. The TA builds upon a previous assistance to selected Pacific DMCs, which focused on mainstreaming climate change risk management into country strategies and programs.

Development Impact

Improved abilities of participating Pacific DMCs to prepare for, and respond to, climate change.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Climate risk management, adaptation practices, and greenhouse gas mitigation measures incorporated into infrastructure and key sector investment plans and project designs
Progress Towards Outcome
Most of TA implementation activities have been completed, with final reports and knowledge products currently being processed for publication.

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Development of a PCCP Adaptation preparation in selected Pacific DMCs 2.1 Strengthening institutional capacity to prepare and assess climate-oriented environmental assessments (EIAs and IEEs) 2.2 Information system for multisectoral climate change V&A assessment 2.3 Mainstreaming of climate risk management and adaptation policies and measures to support a sustainable and resilient economy 2.4 Design of pilot adaptation projects Mitigation projects in selected Pacific DMCs 3.1 Promotion of renewable energy in the Pacific 3.2 Promotion of carbon trading through Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2010 Sep 27
Consulting Services
Consulting Services yet to be determined.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 26 Jun 2009
Fact-finding 24 Aug 2009 to 28 Aug 2009
Management Review Meeting
Approval 30 Aug 2010
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 7394 23 Nov 2009 23 Nov 2009 30 Sep 2011 05 Dec 2013


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 7394 4,965 4,965 4,507 458 4,507 458

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Maria Lourdes Drilon (
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD
Executing Agencies Asian Development Bank


Project Website
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