Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 15 Aug 2014

Project Name Mainstreaming Climate Change Risk Management in Development
Country Nepal
Project/Program Number 44168-012
Status Approved
Geographical Location
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Sector Multisector
Subsector Multisector
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth (ESG)
Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Drivers of Change Gender equity and mainstreaming (GEM)
Governance and capacity development (GCD)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Category 4: No gender elements (NGE)

Financing

Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance7984Strategic Climate Fund7,163
Technical Assistance7984Nordic Development Fund600
TOTAL US$ 7,763

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
The scope of this technical assistance (TA) was developed through a series of discussions with the Ministry of Environment (MOE), other Government agencies, and other stakeholders during preparation of Nepal's Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) in 2009 and 2010. The initial concept paper was prepared during the 2nd joint mission in November 2010. During the February 2011 joint mission, a 2-day workshop was held to identify the specific TA activities. The participants comprised representatives of various ministries, key departments, NGOs, academic institutes and Development Partners. The consultation process for the TA was led by MOE. Achievements, gaps and upcoming activities on the National Adaptation Programme of Action NAPA, ADB's TA 7173: Strengthening Capacity for the Support to the National Planning Commission in Preparing a Climate Resilient Three Year Periodic Plan and the findings of SPCR assessment were presented to the participants. The participants then worked as groups to propose indicators, activities and human/financial resources required for the proposed TA. One-to-one consultations with key infrastructure departments were also held.
During Project Implementation
TA activities will require intensive coordination among several Government ministries and line agencies. The Government has had limited success in motivating officials to work across agencies. Appropriate mechanisms for inter-agency collaboration will need to be developed. As part of the PPCR process/reporting to CIF and specifically under output 3 of this TA, stakeholder consultations are conducted periodically.

Description

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The TA is needed so that (i) risk screening tools and methods are applied for projects in irrigation, flood protection, roads, water supply and sanitation, and urban development; (ii) 50% of approved projects are assessed for climate change risk; and (iii) a trained focal point is in charge of climate change risk management in government infrastructure agencies.

Development Impact

Nepal has increased resilience to climate variability and climate change

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
The government 's infrastructure development programs and policies incorporate safeguards to address the effects of climate change
Progress Towards Outcome
Not yet due

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
1. Climate change risks are integrated into Nepal's development planning and implementation of development projects. 2. Knowledge management tools for climate change are developed and applied. 3. Outputs and lessons from the SPCR and other adaptation programs are managed for results and incorporated into Nepal's climate change programming. 4. Climate change responsive methodology for green growth developed (SREGG component)
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Activities under each output are being carried out as planned. Main consultants have completed field visits for sector baseline studies, prepared sector district baseline study reports including vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning reports. District training on climate change and commnunity based adaptation planning and the study on indigenous practices for climate change adaptation are in the process of completion.
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2011 Aug 09
Consulting Services
A firm specializing in climate risk management is providing the main consulting services. Various service providers are also engaged and supporting MOE manage the district training program, research, curriculum development, and web portal management. ADB engages all consultants and service providers in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Procurement
ADB finances equipment for the TA activities in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. The equipment will become property of the government upon TA completion. The Ministry of Environment (MOE) procures the equipment.
Procurement and Consulting Notices
http://www.adb.org/projects/44168-012/business-opportunities

Timetable

Concept Clearance 08 Aug 2011
Fact-finding 18 Aug 2011 to 25 Aug 2011
Management Review Meeting
Approval 14 Dec 2011
Last Review Mission

Milestones

Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 7984 14 Dec 2011 01 Mar 2012 01 Mar 2012 31 Jan 2017

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 7984 7,763 7,763 5,978 1,785 1,931 5,832

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Cynthia (Cindy) Malvicini (cmalvicini@adb.org)
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Agricultural Development

Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment

Links

Project Website http://www.adb.org/projects/44168-012/main
List of Project Documents http://www.adb.org/projects/44168-012/documents