China, People's Republic of: Promoting A More Inclusive and Effective Disaster Risk Management System

Sovereign Project | 42357-012

Summary

The proposed TA is expected to lead to a more responsive, efficient, and effective disaster risk management system in the PRC. Its outcome will be a strategy for disaster risk

management that is more inclusive and participatory and can be adopted by the Government.

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Project Name Promoting A More Inclusive and Effective Disaster Risk Management System
Project Number 42357-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7203-PRC: Promoting A More Inclusive and Effective Disaster Risk Management System
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 650,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Public sector management - Social protection initiatives
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The proposed TA is expected to lead to a more responsive, efficient, and effective disaster risk management system in the PRC. Its outcome will be a strategy for disaster risk

management that is more inclusive and participatory and can be adopted by the Government.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The TA will support (i) a review of the current disaster risk management system in the PRC;3 (ii) research on and review of best international practices and experiences in disaster risk management in selected developed countries with similar disaster-relevant issues; (iii) the preparation of a strategy and the recommendation of actions for a more inclusive and effective disaster risk management system, which the Government can implement; (iv) a capacity development program to build knowledge and capacity for disaster risk management; and (v) pilot-testing of a few demonstration projects that can be replicated. The study will make use of experience in disaster risk management in other relevant countries, and involve the active participation of stakeholders in the PRC. The key findings and recommendations of the final report will be contained in a policy note to be submitted to the State Council and senior officials of the PRC Government for implementation. Close collaboration and sharing of study outputs

and lessons with other domestic and international partners will be maintained.

Impact The proposed TA is expected to lead to a more responsive, efficient, and effective disaster risk management system in the PRC.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The outcome of the TA will be a strategy for disaster risk management that is more inclusive and participatory and can be adopted by the Government.
Progress Toward Outcome TA Completion Date extended to 31 August 2011.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs The TA will support (i) a review of the current disaster risk management system in the PRC; (ii) research on and review of best international practices and experiences in disaster risk management in selected developed countries with similar disaster relevant issues; (iii) the preparation of a strategy and the recommendation of actions for a more inclusive and effective disaster risk management system, which the Government can implement; (iv) a capacity development program to build knowledge and capacity for disaster risk management; and (v) pilot testing of a few demonstration projects that can be replicated.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

(i) Request for Proposals have been issued to shortlisted firms. Deadline for submission of proposals was on 10 August 2010. However, no proposals were received on the deadline date for submission of proposals. In view of the limited progress on this TA, it has been recommended that the TA be closed. Awaiting EA's/MOF's advice on next action.

(ii)-(v) not yet started.

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 A team of international consultants in association with national consultants will be hired by ADB through quality and cost-based selection (in a ratio of 80:20) using simplified technical proposal procedures according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time). The TA will require about 12 person-months of international and about 15 person-months of national consulting services. The international and national consultants will have expertise in the following fields of disaster risk management: (i) concept, organization and institutional arrangements, design, and implementation; (ii) logistics, management information and communication systems, and technical issues; (iii) legal and legislative aspect; (iv) capacity building; and (v) implementation of pilot projects in disaster risk management.
Responsible ADB Officer Sharad Saxena
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Promotion Center for Emergency Assistance Mr. Ning JianbiaoPromotion Center for Emergency Assistance, Ministry of Civil Affairs
Timetable
Concept Clearance 11 Nov 2008
Fact Finding 07 Nov 2008 to 10 Nov 2008
MRM -
Approval 12 Dec 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 02 Apr 2009
Last PDS Update 16 Dec 2011

TA 7203-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Dec 2008 26 Jan 2009 26 Jan 2009 31 Dec 2009 31 Mar 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
650,000.00 0.00 190,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 840,000.00 12 Dec 2008 0.00

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