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|PDS Creation Date||–|
|PDS Updated as of||15 Aug 2014|
|Project Name||Mainstreaming Climate Change Risk Management in Development|
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|Sector||Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
|Subsector||Agriculture, natural resources and rural development|
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth (ESG)
Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development (GCD)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories||Category 4: No gender elements (NGE)|
|Type/Modality of Assistance||Approval Number||Source of Funding||Approved Amount (thousand)|
|Technical Assistance||7984||Strategic Climate Fund||7,163|
|Technical Assistance||7984||Nordic Development Fund||600|
|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.
|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.|
|Nepal has increased resilience to climate variability and climate change|
|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
|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
|Date of First Listing||2012 Jun 04|
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.
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
|Concept Clearance||08 Aug 2011|
|Fact-finding||18 Aug 2011 to 25 Aug 2011|
|Management Review Meeting||–|
|Approval||06 Sep 2013|
|Last Review Mission||–|
|Technical Assistance 7984||14 Dec 2011||01 Mar 2012||01 Mar 2012||31 Jan 2017||–||–|
|Date||Approval Number||ADB (US$ thousand)||Others (US$ thousand)||Net Percentage|
|Cumulative Contract Awards|
|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||1,981||5,782|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Vidhisha Samarasekara (email@example.com)|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD|
Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment
Ministry of Agricultural Development
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/44168-012/documents|