Project Data Sheet

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Project Name Support to Combat Transnational Organized Environmental Crime and Promote Environmental Law Reform and Enforcement
Country Regional
Project/Program Number 47289-001
Status Approved
Geographical Location
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 Public sector management
Subsector Public sector management
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth (ESG)
Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Regional integration (RCI)
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development (GCD)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance-Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund500
Technical Assistance8497Technical Assistance Special Fund1,000
TOTAL US$ 1,500

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Combating illegal wildlife trade involves the full range of interdisciplinary law enforcement or the "enforcement chain". It requires no less than coordination between many ministries, including the judiciary, prosecutors, economists, law-makers, lawyers, police, trade and customs officials, as well as environmental, wildlife, and marine agencies to uphold the rule of law. Anti-corruption and integrity through this full enforcement chaim is key. In doing so, the enforcement process needs to be transparent, and capacity amongst ministries and agencies needs to be built both individually, and in terms of their ability to work together. ADB's Long-Terms Strategic Framework 2008-2020 (Strategy 2020) calls for ADB to strengthen environmental regulatory frameworks and enforcement capacities of public institutions, recognizing good governance and capacity development as drivers of change to improve regional public goods such as environmental quality, and promote regional cooperation. ADB's environment Operational Directions (2013-2020) further defines ADB's strategic priorities for the environment, by setting out ADB's strategy for operational work on the environment until 2020. It has identified each of (i) environmental governance, and (ii) "natural capital" as two of ADB's four mutually supportive operational directions needed to promote the transition to green growth. ADB's response to its strategic priorities and the increasing needs to address environmental challenges vary from support in the establishment of new laws, training members of the legal profession, support public participation in environmental governance, partnering with various regional and international organizations, and networking with partners and civil society.

Development Impact

Better protection of wildlife in Asia and the Pacific through reduction in wildlife crime.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Improvement in the legal frameworks implementation and enforcement of CITES provisions and national laws concerning legal and illegal international wildlife trade in DMCs.
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
(i) National policy and/or laws and/or regulations. (ii) Analytical tools, research awareness and enforcement materials. (iii) Regional and national workshop proceedings. (iv) Expanded networl of ADB with related experts and institutions on environmental laws, particularly in the region.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2013 Nov 01
Consulting Services
International Consultants: - 12 person-months (Team Leader/Project Manager) - 6 person-months (Component A) - 4 person-months (Other works under Components B & C) National Consultants: - 15 person-months (Component A) - 6 person-months (Other works under Components B & C) Single Source Selection Method: - FREELAND Foundation
Not applicable.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 25 Jul 2013
Management Review Meeting
Approval 25 Oct 2013
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual


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

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Kala Mulqueeny (
Responsible ADB Department Office of the General Counsel
Responsible ADB Divisions Office of the General Counsel
Executing Agencies


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