Project Name Mainstreaming Climate Change Risk Management in Development
Project Number 44168-012
Country Nepal
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7984-NEP: Mainstreaming Climate Change Risk Management in Development
Strategic Climate Fund US$ 7.16 million
TA 7984-NEP: Mainstreaming Climate Change Risk Management in Development (Supplementary)
Nordic Development Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Rural flood protection

Public sector management - Decentralization

Transport - Transport policies and institutional development

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Significant progress has been achieved in meeting the outcomes
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The project completed institutional and baseline assessments that provide a comprehensive knowledge base on climate resilient infrastructure planning for key sectors (irrigation, water supply and sanitation, flood protection, urban development, and roads strategic road network and local/rural roads), and across the diverse geographic and climatic regions of Nepal. 6 Sector synthesis reports have been drafted and awaiting Project Steering Committee endorsement.

Under knowledge management completed activities include: District Training on Climate Change and Community-based Adaptation completed in 31 districts with a total of 791 local planners (30% women; 70% men) trained; Phase II launched in additional 30 districts with 11 districts completed to date. Throughout this process, MCCRMD has held 13 national-level workshops, 42 training events and 36 knowledge exchanges on climate resilience at department level. Updated information about climate change has been integrated into Secondary Curriculum (Grade 9 & 10 Science) as well as the curriculum of six university programs in three institutions.

A total of 36 projects to undertake research on climate change covering six thematic areas have been provided a grant and are under implementation. A study on indigenous knowledge and practices that can be applied to enhance climate change adaptation was produced.

Under results a coordination mechanism and a results monitoring system to support the government to better manage across climate change programs have been put in place.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

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.

Business Opportunities

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.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Vidhisha Samarasekara
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment
Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Ministry of Agricultural Development
Singha Durbar,


Concept Clearance 08 Aug 2011
Fact Finding 18 Aug 2011 to 25 Aug 2011
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 03 Feb 2016

TA 7984-NEP

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2011 01 Mar 2012 01 Mar 2012 31 Jan 2017 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 7,763,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 7,763,000.00 14 Dec 2011 4,060,932.52

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