Regional: Supporting ADB's Engagement in Fragile Situations

Sovereign Project | 42539-012

Summary

Implementation of the RETA will accord with ADB s Approach to Engaging with Weakly Performing Countries (now called Fragile Situations). Currently, most fragile situations in the Asia Pacific region are small Pacific island states, thus, RETA activities in the Pacific are aligned with ADB s Pacific Approach.

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Project Name Supporting ADB's Engagement in Fragile Situations
Project Number 42539-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7269-REG: Supporting ADB's Engagement in Fragile Situations
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Public sector management - Economic affairs management - Public administration
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Implementation of the RETA will accord with ADB s Approach to Engaging with Weakly Performing Countries (now called Fragile Situations). Currently, most fragile situations in the Asia Pacific region are small Pacific island states, thus, RETA activities in the Pacific are aligned with ADB s Pacific Approach.
Impact Differentiated operational approaches to situations of fragility or post-conflict integrated into the ADB mainstream
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Strengthened in-house capacity to apply elements of ADB's approach to engaging with countries in fragile situations
Progress Toward Outcome Implementation of TA activities are completed.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Elements of ADB's approach piloted in operations (through country initiatives)

ADB's field presence augmented in selected small, fragile, and conflict-affected countries (through country initiatives)

In-house network and resource center established

Final publication with ADB's engagement experiences delivered

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Outputs 1. Six country initiatives were implemented: (i) conflict-sensitive analysis in Nepal, (ii) establishment of development coordination office in Vanuatu,

(iii) political economy analysis in Papua New Guinea, (iv) fragility assessment in the Republic of Fiji, (v) fragility assessment in Kiribati, and (vi) fragility assessment in Papua New Guinea.

Output 2. Eighteen projects were analyzed, five projects updated, and two projects monitored in Nepal using the peacebuilding tool. The presence of a development coordination office in Vanuatu fostered a shared understanding with the government on development issues, facilitated ADB's technical assistance projects in the country (including support to executing and implementing agencies), and increased ADB's harmonization with other development partners.

Output 3. Based on google analytics, a total of 333 persons visited the FCAS resource center within the last 3 years (2010-2012). After the revamp and redesigning of the FCAS sites in July 2012, more than 100 ADB knowledge documents on FCAS were uploaded in the FCAS Resource Center and more than 400 external knowledge documents on FCAS were uploaded in the FCAS network (at time of reporting). The FCAS network has 286 members (at time of reporting).

Output 4. Eleven knowledge products were published under the RETA:

Three knowledge products were already published: (i) A Peacebuilding Tool for a Conflict-Sensitive Approach to Development: A pilot initiative in Nepal, (ii) Handle with Care: Impact Stories from Fragile Situations, (iii) In Focus: Fragile Situations

Five knowledge products are published: (i) Working Differently in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations: The ADB Experience, (ii) Pilot Fragility Assessment of Informal Urban Settlement in Kiribati, (iii) Pilot Fragility Assessment of Informal Urban Settlement in the Republic of Fiji, (iv) Pilot Fragility Assessment of Informal Urban Settlement in Papua New Guinea, and (v) The Role of Women in Nepal's Peace Process

Three progress reports on ADB's engagement in FCAS were produced for the ADF donors: (i) for the Asian Development Fund X midterm review meeting held in October 2010, (ii) for the Asian Development Fund XI replenishment meeting held in September 2011, and (iii) for the ADB Informal Board Seminar to be held in November 2012.

Four short videos were produced to be incorporated in the FCAS e-learning module. Twenty nine FCAS-related documents and knowledge products have been disseminated to ADB staff and development partners to raise awareness on FCAS issues.

Geographical Location Selected DMCs
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultation started within ADB at the concept preparation stage, involving RDs/RMs and other concerned departments. Further consultations and needs analysis will be conducted during fact-finding through field visits in a sample of resident missions and executing agencies in selected countries.
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A RETA coordinator / fragile states expert will be engaged to assist RDs/RMs develop initiatives and identify needs for services. Local consultants will be engaged to implement country initiatives. Consultant services will be required to launch and maintain resource center and staff network.
Responsible ADB Officer Patrick Safran
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban, Social Development & Public Management Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 17 Nov 2008
Fact Finding 22 Jan 2009 to 29 Jan 2009
MRM -
Approval 14 Apr 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 06 Jan 2009
Last PDS Update 19 Sep 2013

TA 7269-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Apr 2009 - 14 Apr 2009 31 Dec 2011 30 Sep 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 14 Apr 2009 597,059.90
Title Document Type Document Date
Supporting ADB's Engagement in Fragile Situations TA Completion Reports Oct 2013
Supporting ADB's Engagement in Fragile Situations: Project Completion Report Consultants' Reports Oct 2013
Supporting ADB's Engagement in Fragile Situations: Interim Project Completion Report Consultants' Reports Jan 2013
Supporting ADB's Engagement in Fragile Situations: Tenth Quarterly Progress Report (April-June 2012) Consultants' Reports Jul 2012
Supporting ADB's Engagement in Fragile Situations: Ninth Quarterly Progress Report (January-March 2012) Consultants' Reports May 2012
Supporting ADB's Engagement in Fragile Situations: Eighth Quarterly Progress Report (October-December 2011) Consultants' Reports Jan 2012
Supporting ADB’s Engagement in Fragile Situations: Seventh Quarterly Progress Report (July-September 2011) Consultants' Reports Dec 2011
Supporting ADB's Engagement in Fragile Situations: Sixth Quarterly Progress Report (April-June 2011) Consultants' Reports Jul 2011
Supporting ADB’s Engagement in Fragile Situations: Fifth Quarterly Progress Report (October - December 2010) Consultants' Reports Mar 2011
Supporting ADB's Engagement in Fragile Situations: Fourth Quarterly Progress Report (July - September 2010) Consultants' Reports Nov 2010
Supporting ADB's Engagement in Fragile Situations: Third Quarterly Progress Report (April-June 2010) Consultants' Reports Aug 2010
Supporting ADB's Engagement in Fragile Situations: Second Quarter Progress Report (April 2010) Consultants' Reports Apr 2010
Supporting ADB's Engagement in Fragile Situations: First Quarterly Progress Report / Inception Report (September-December 2009) Consultants' Reports Dec 2009
Supporting ADB's Engagement in Fragile Situations Technical Assistance Reports Apr 2009

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