Regional: A Development Framework for Sustainable Urban Transport

Sovereign Project | 40292-012

Summary

The objective of the TA is to promote green and pro poor economic development through the establishment of a sustainable transport system that will efficiently move people and goods. Being the second phase of the sustainable transport initiative, the TA will build on the findings of Phase I and produce a development framework for sustainable transport at the regional level. The TA will present (i) a singular vision, cohesive strategy, and clear cut directions for sustainable urban transport and the effective use of land (ii) a strategic development framework (policy, programming, and financing) (iii) a project development manual and (iv) a regional level action plan for clean and efficient energy use in transport.

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Project Name A Development Framework for Sustainable Urban Transport
Project Number 40292-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6416-REG: A Development Framework for Sustainable Urban Transport
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Transport - Urban public transport
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The objective of the TA is to promote green and pro poor economic development through the establishment of a sustainable transport system that will efficiently move people and goods. Being the second phase of the sustainable transport initiative, the TA will build on the findings of Phase I and produce a development framework for sustainable transport at the regional level. The TA will present (i) a singular vision, cohesive strategy, and clear cut directions for sustainable urban transport and the effective use of land (ii) a strategic development framework (policy, programming, and financing) (iii) a project development manual and (iv) a regional level action plan for clean and efficient energy use in transport.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The region is experiencing considerable environmental stress due to demographic pressure and high economic expansion. The repid growth of Asian economies has resulted in equally rapid growth in motorization in many cities, vehicle fleets double every 5 7 years. Poor road safety, worsening congestion, and air pollution not only bring down the quality of life but also carry large economic and social costs. The current patterns of motorized transport also are contributing significantly to the rising levels of greenhouse gas emissions from the region. The ADB Long Term Strategy and Medium Term Strategy II, therefore, emphasize not just growth but environmentally sustainable growth. Without adequate protection, the region's encironment will continue to suffer many forms of degradation, including deteriorating air quality. The growing imbalance between energy demand and supply is threatening the sustainability of Asia's robust growth rate. Thus, a major challenge is to chart a green growth course: securing the benefits of growth specifically, poverty reduction while minimizing its adverse environmental impacts.
Impact The impact of the TA is to promote sustainable development through sustainable urban transport systems in the region.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The outcome of the TA will be to improve the way cities address and provide for the increasing demand for travel, by utilizing long term visions and packaged programs of sustainable transport systems that can move people, goods, and services efficiently.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Strategic solutions

2. Strategic regional level development framework

3. Policy agenda for sustainable growth, inclusive development, and financing structure

4. A regional level action plan for clean and efficient energy use in transport

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Regional
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 The TA will require 12 person months of services from individual international consultants with the following expertise: urban transport policy and planning, urban transport, transport energy efficiency, and urban transport poverty.
Responsible ADB Officer James Leather
Responsible ADB Department SDCC
Responsible ADB Division Sustainable Infrastructure Division, RSDD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development BankJames Leatherjleather@adb.orgEnergy, Transport and Water Division Regional and Sustainable Dev. Department
Timetable
Concept Clearance 27 Jul 2006
Fact Finding 27 Aug 2007 to 30 Aug 2007
MRM -
Approval 06 Nov 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 27 Mar 2007
Last PDS Update 26 Jan 2010

TA 6416-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Nov 2007 - 06 Nov 2007 31 Aug 2008 30 Jun 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 06 Nov 2007 651,090.78
Title Document Type Document Date
A Development Framework for Sustainable Urban Transport TA Completion Reports Feb 2012
A Development Framework for Sustainable Urban Transport TA Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements Aug 2008
A Development Framework for Sustainable Urban Transport TA Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements Jun 2008
A Development Framework for Sustainable Urban Transport Technical Assistance Reports Nov 2007

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