Regional: Empowering the Poor through Increasing Access to Energy

Sovereign Project | 43385-022

Summary

The regional project preparatory technical assistance builds on work under ADB's Energy for All Initiative, which was launched in 2008 and has developed new approaches and methodologies for expanding access to energy for the poor. The TA will promote strategic approaches and partnerships to develop and implement larger projects and programs than ADB has supported in the past to make clean energy more available using modern efficient technologies. These undertakings will be oriented toward the poor.

The TA will increase the number of projects that deliver access to energy to the poor and raise ADB's overall investment in access to energy through a combination of support to ADB's operations departments, capacity building among DMC governments and other key stakeholders, and support for the Energy for All Partnership.

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Project Name Empowering the Poor through Increasing Access to Energy
Project Number 43385-022
Country Regional
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7512-REG: Empowering the Poor through Increasing Access to Energy (2nd Supplementary)
Clean Energy Facility - Asian Clean Energy Fund US$ 2.00 million
ATF - Government of Swiss Confederation US$ 133,000.00
Government of Austria US$ 2.75 million
ATF - Norway TA Grant US$ 3.98 million
Clean Energy Fund - Multi-Donor US$ 1.00 million
TA: Empowering the Poor through Increasing Access to Energy (2nd Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
TA 7512-REG: Empowering the Poor through Increasing Access to Energy (Supplementary)
ATF Denmark Renewable Energy US$ 150,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Land-based natural resources management
Energy - Renewable energy generation - small hydro - Renewable energy generation - solar - Renewable energy generation - wind
Finance - Inclusive finance
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The regional project preparatory technical assistance builds on work under ADB's Energy for All Initiative, which was launched in 2008 and has developed new approaches and methodologies for expanding access to energy for the poor. The TA will promote strategic approaches and partnerships to develop and implement larger projects and programs than ADB has supported in the past to make clean energy more available using modern efficient technologies. These undertakings will be oriented toward the poor.

The TA will increase the number of projects that deliver access to energy to the poor and raise ADB's overall investment in access to energy through a combination of support to ADB's operations departments, capacity building among DMC governments and other key stakeholders, and support for the Energy for All Partnership.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy More than 800 million of the region's people still have no access to basic electricity services. Nearly 1.8 billion people still cook and heat by burning wood, charcoal, dung, and other forms of biomass. Women and children, and especially girls, work countless hours to collect these traditional energy fuels and suffer disproportionately from the pollution damage indoor cooking fires inflict on the health of millions. This widespread energy poverty is hindering progress toward sustainable, inclusive growth.
Impact The project will improve economic, environmental, gender and health conditions among the poor in participating DMCs who have no access to modern forms of energy. Impact will be measured through the increase among people in the project areas and improvement in meeting the MDGs.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The project outcome will be increased access to modern, reliable, and clean energy services among the region's poor.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs 1. ADB investment in access to energy expanded 2. Selected DMCs assisted to analyze options for providing universal access to electricity and a pipeline of projects generated 3. Capacity of participating host country governments, private sectors, financial institutions, and civil society to design, implement, and monitor energy access projects in increased. 4. Regional partnership for scaling up access to energy incubated and established as an independent entity.
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 Individual International Consultants 1. Access to Energy Project Coordinator (24 person months) 2. Access to Energy Technology Specialists (12 person months) 3. Access to Energy Financing Specialists (12 person months) Individual National consultant (30 person months) 1. Communications and Project Administration Assistant International Consulting Firm 1. Team Leader (10 person months) 2. Partnership Advisor (3 person months) 3. M&E Specialist (4 person months) 4. Access to Energy Experts (24 person months) 5. Communications Expert (12 person months)
Responsible ADB Officer Jiwan S. Acharya
Responsible ADB Department SDCC
Responsible ADB Division SDAS
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 14 Oct 2009
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2009 to 25 Mar 2009
MRM -
Approval 09 Apr 2010
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 19 Nov 2009

TA

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 - 0.00

TA 7512-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Apr 2010 - 09 Apr 2010 30 Apr 2013 31 Dec 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 10,013,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,013,000.00 09 Apr 2010 5,320,302.55
Title Document Type Document Date
Empowering the Poor through Increasing Access to Energy TA Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements Mar 2013
Empowering the Poor through Increasing Access to Energy: Major Change in Technical Assistance TA Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements May 2012
Empowering the Poor through Increasing Access to Energy Technical Assistance Reports Mar 2010

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