Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 28 Mar 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 and/or Subsector Classification Multisector
/ Multisector
Thematic Classification Capacity development
Environmental sustainability
Social development
Climate change
Gender Mainstreaming Categories No gender elements

Financing

Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance7984Strategic Climate Fund - PPCR7,163
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.

Description

Nepal has recently completed or has ongoing activities in: (i) sensitization and building awareness of climate change impacts and risks at national and local levels and within vulnerable sectors and population groups; (ii) building climate monitoring and analytical capacity, including climate modeling and climate data/records; (iii) building adaptation planning capacity at national and local levels and within vulnerable sectors and vulnerable population groups; (iv) developing vulnerability and adaptation assessment and planning tools; and (v) preparing and implementing a Climate Change Policy (2011) and National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA, 2010). As part of the Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) planning and preparation process, an assessment of the capacity of stakeholders in Nepal to adapt to climate change was undertaken, and the TA will address the following issues identified: (i) climate change risk management is not institutionalized in government, academia, civil society or in vulnerable sectors, municipalities, districts or communities; (ii) no training, database, information or guidance exists on planning or constructing climate resilient development; and (iii) development planning in key sectors (especially water and physical planning) does not consider risks associated with climate change and there are no modalities to facilitate such transformational change in development planning. The TA will also provide support to the Government in managing the Nepal's SPCR for results. The three TA outputs will cover (i) integration of climate change risks into planning of infrastructure development projects, (ii) developing and applying knowledge management tools, and (iii) managing the SPCR and Nepal's climate change adaptation program for results.

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
Consultants mobilized in June 2012. Work under all outputs are progressing well (see below).

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)
Under Output 1, sector specific knowledge and analysis is underway in 8 case study districts. For Output 2, district training and documentation of indigenous/traditional adaptation practices, updating of education curriculum, establishing KMIS are progressing well. A research grant service provider has also started and a grant manual is now being finalized. Under Output 3, a draft results management framework is being designed to monitor progress of the 5 PPCR components and three other adaptation projects managed under the MOSTE. Currently infrastructure agencies are finalizing the baseline indicators. Engagement of consultants for Output 4 is being completed, and the selected firms are expected to mobilze in April 2014.
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2012 Jun 04
Consulting Services
A firm (or consortium of firms) specializing in climate risk management will provide the main consulting services (85 person-months of international and 252 person-months of national consultants over 5 years). ADB will engage the main consultants using the quality- and cost-based selection method (with 80:20 quality-cost weighting). Various service providers will be needed to help MOE manage such activities as the district training program, research, curriculum development, and web portal management. ADB will engage all consultants and service providers in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Procurement
ADB will finance 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) will procure the equipment. ADB will recruit (under the main consulting firm package) a national procurement specialist to assist MOE in selecting and contracting service providers, and procuring goods.
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 06 Sep 2013
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 5,530 2,233 1,209 6,554

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Vidhisha Samarasekara (vsamarasekara@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 Environment, Science and Technology

Links

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