Regional: Mainstreaming Environment for Poverty Reduction

Sovereign Project | 41062-012

Summary

Mainstreaming Environment for Poverty Reduction (MEPR) is a RETA financed by the Poverty and Environment Fund (PEF), a multi-donor trust fund administered by ADB. MEPR expands on the progress made under the Poverty and Environment Program, the first RETA funded under PEF, in promoting accelerated learning and innovative approaches on poverty-environment linkages. It is also opening up new opportunities for mainstreaming environmental considerations into ADB operations and business processes. Its grants program supports both pilot interventions and targeted analytical studies. The focal areas are: protection, conservation, and sustainable use of natural resources and ecosystem services; reduction of air and water pollution; and disaster prevention and reduction of vulnerability to natural hazards.

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Project Name Mainstreaming Environment for Poverty Reduction
Project Number 41062-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6422-REG: Mainstreaming Environment for Poverty Reduction
Poverty and Environment Fund US$ 2.85 million
TA 6422-REG: Mainstreaming Environment for Poverty Reduction (Supplementary)
Poverty and Environment Fund US$ 2.60 million
TA 6422-REG: Mainstreaming Environment for Poverty Reduction
Poverty and Environment Fund US$ 74,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Land-based natural resources management - Water-based natural resources management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description Mainstreaming Environment for Poverty Reduction (MEPR) is a RETA financed by the Poverty and Environment Fund (PEF), a multi-donor trust fund administered by ADB. MEPR expands on the progress made under the Poverty and Environment Program, the first RETA funded under PEF, in promoting accelerated learning and innovative approaches on poverty-environment linkages. It is also opening up new opportunities for mainstreaming environmental considerations into ADB operations and business processes. Its grants program supports both pilot interventions and targeted analytical studies. The focal areas are: protection, conservation, and sustainable use of natural resources and ecosystem services; reduction of air and water pollution; and disaster prevention and reduction of vulnerability to natural hazards.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Strategy 2020 identified environmentally sustainable growth as one of the main complementary development agendas of ADB and established the environment as one of the key operational areas. MEPR has helped advance ADB's environment agenda and has demonstrated key linkages between environmental sustainability and poverty reduction.
Impact Increased implementation of sound environmental management practices by developing member countries (DMCs).
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Integration of environment objectives in ADB operations and business processes is enhanced.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Subproject interventions supporting poverty reduction and improvement in living conditions are successfully implemented.

2. Increased environment capacity in resident missions and in environment agencies in DMCs.

3. Knowledge on povertyenvironment linkages captured and disseminated.

4. Adequate management and administration of the TA is in place.

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 1. Poverty Environment Specialist (36 person months International) 2. TA Administration Specialist (36 person months National) 3. Environment Specialists (180 person months National) 4. Website Administrator (24 person months National) 5. Website Design Specialist (6 person months National)
Responsible ADB Officer Mark Kunzer
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 14 Mar 2007
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2007 to 25 Mar 2007
MRM -
Approval 29 Nov 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 18 Oct 2007
Last PDS Update 19 Nov 2012

TA 6422-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Nov 2007 - 29 Nov 2007 31 Dec 2011 31 Mar 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 5,524,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,524,000.00 29 Nov 2007 4,661,535.58
Title Document Type Document Date
Mainstreaming Environment for Poverty Reduction: Technical Assistance Completion Report TA Completion Reports Sep 2014
Mainstreaming Environment for Poverty Reduction Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Mar 2010
Mainstreaming Environment for Poverty Reduction TA Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements Jul 2008
Mainstreaming Environment for Poverty Reduction (Financed by the Poverty and Environment Fund) Technical Assistance Reports Oct 2007

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