Regional: Strengthening Country Safeguard Systems

Sovereign Project | 39186-012

Summary

The main outputs include: (i) clear assessment of the readiness (gaps and opportunities) for the use of country safeguard systems in ADB operations in specific DMCs (ii) agreed medium term programs that can be updated based on countries' needs in selected DMCs to strengthen country safeguard systems (e.g., TAs concepts supporting efforts to policy and legislation improvement and capacity building, and development of methodology for ADB DMCs mutual efforts in establishing a mutual accountability system in which the real impacts of country safeguard systems on ADB financed projects can be measured) and (iii) harmonized approaches among ADB, WB and other IFIs, for the further use of country safeguard systems in the DMCs. The TA will improve the implementation of environment and social safeguards through strengthened country safeguard systems in DMCs.

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Project Name Strengthening Country Safeguard Systems
Project Number 39186-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6285-REG: Strengthening Country Safeguard Systems
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
TA 6285-REG: Strengthening Country Safeguard Systems (Supplementary)
Cooperation Fund for the Water Sector US$ 100,000.00
TA 6285-REG: Strengthening Country Safeguard Systems (2nd Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 70,000.00
TA 6285-REG: Strengthening Country Safeguard Systems (3rd Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 340,500.00
TA 6285-REG: Strengthening Country Safeguard Systems (4th supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 257,468.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Public sector management - Economic affairs management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The main outputs include: (i) clear assessment of the readiness (gaps and opportunities) for the use of country safeguard systems in ADB operations in specific DMCs (ii) agreed medium term programs that can be updated based on countries' needs in selected DMCs to strengthen country safeguard systems (e.g., TAs concepts supporting efforts to policy and legislation improvement and capacity building, and development of methodology for ADB DMCs mutual efforts in establishing a mutual accountability system in which the real impacts of country safeguard systems on ADB financed projects can be measured) and (iii) harmonized approaches among ADB, WB and other IFIs, for the further use of country safeguard systems in the DMCs. The TA will improve the implementation of environment and social safeguards through strengthened country safeguard systems in DMCs. The TA s primary purpose is to set out the approach and methodology for assessing the potential application of country safeguard systems through detailed assessments of safeguard systems in DMCs to identify areas of commonality and gaps that will require capacity building, policy adaptation, and improved procedural clarity. The TA will cover three components: (i) methodology for assessing DMC safeguard systems and equivalence between these systems and ADB safeguard policies (ii) pilot application of the methodology in selected DMCs to assess equivalence, identify gaps if any, and determine suitability of specific country systems for use in ADB operations and (iii) identification of targeted capacity building programs with selected DMCs to fill identified gaps and strengthen country safeguard systems.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Strengthening country safeguard systems and building DMCs institutional capacity in the application of environmental, involuntary resettlement and indigenous peoples are at the core of many country and regional strategies.
Impact Improved ability to develop, implement, and enforce social and environmental safeguards in ADB DMCs through strengthened country safeguard systems
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome A structured approach to assessing country safeguard systems in selected DMCs developed; and commonalities and gaps that will require policy adaptation, improved procedures, and capacity building are identified
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

An understanding of policy, legislative and institutional gaps, and opportunities in DMCs for improving country safeguard systems.

Identification of medium-term programs to strengthen country safeguard systems and capacities

Harmonized approaches between ADB and development partners on the use of country systems in selected DMCs

Clear and consistent operational directions on safeguards that will guide the development and implementation of ADB projects

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Environment Specialist 2.5pm Involuntary Resettlement Specialist 2.5 pm Indigenous Peoples Specialist 2.5pm to commence in October 2005 and completed by April 2006. Consultative Process Facilitator 5pm intermittently over 8 mos.commencing 15 Jan 2006. Communication Specialist 6pm commencing 15 Jan 2006.
Responsible ADB Officer Helen B. Cruda
Responsible ADB Department SDCC
Responsible ADB Division SDES
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 26 Aug 2005
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2005 to 25 Mar 2005
MRM -
Approval 12 Dec 2005
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 23 Feb 2006
Last PDS Update 21 Jul 2008

TA 6285-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Dec 2005 - 12 Dec 2005 31 Mar 2007 31 Dec 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,467,968.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,567,968.00 12 Dec 2005 1,329,826.64

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