Regional: Developing a Disaster Risk Financing Capability

Sovereign Project | 43553-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Developing a Disaster Risk Financing Capability
Project Number 43553-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7812-REG: Developing a Disaster Risk Finance Capability
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Finance - Finance sector development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The project activities will be organized around four outputs to achieve the outcome outlined above: (i) risk profiling and risk modeling, (ii) product design and implementation of DRF projects, (iii) awareness raising through consultation, training, and dissemination and (iv) establishment of a project management unit to implement the TA.

Status of Operation/Construction or Implementation Progress:

The project is being implemented in three phases: Phase 1: development of disaster risk profiles for selected medium-sized urban areas in Indonesia and the Philippines, culminating in the selection of two project cities in each country; Phase 2: development of in-depth hazard and loss models for each city, leading to the identification and development of DRF options tailored to the disaster risk circumstance, capabilities and interests of each one; Phase 3: selection of one DRF mechanism, following an independent review of all Phase 2 options.

Consultative Groups:

In the Philippines a Project Consultative Group was formed in 2013 to oversee the design and implementation of TA activities, and comprised of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), Department of Finance (DOF), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), and the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA). In Indonesia a Consultative Steering Committee was formed in 2012, comprised of the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB), Ministry of Finance (MOF), National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS), and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA).

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

The project will require 8 international consultants for a total of 48 person-months on an intermittent basis.

(i) Lead Consultant and Project Coordinator (24 person-months) will take overall responsibility for coordinating and managing other consultants' work and their participation in executing the ADB entry strategy, including close coordination with ADB climate change adaptation specialist.

(ii) 3 technical consultants (4 person-months each) will be responsible for disaster risk assessment, disaster risk financing feasibility and disaster risk financing solution design, and will have specialist knowledge in disaster risk financing and disaster risk management within the Asia-Pacific region

(iii) 3 technical consultants (3 person-months each) will be responsible for production of necessary hazard assessment, mapping and loss modeling that will be required to design DRF solutions

(iv) 1 technical consultant (3 person-months) will be responsible for developing a public private partnership (PPP) strategy for disaster risk financing-climate change adaptation going forward.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Charlotte Maynard
Responsible ADB Department Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Responsible ADB Division SDCD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines


Concept Clearance 20 May 2010
Fact Finding 30 Sep 2010 to 06 Jan 2011
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 25 May 2010
Last PDS Update 20 May 2014

TA 7812-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 May 2011 - 23 May 2011 31 May 2014 31 May 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 23 May 2011 1,701,446.48

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Phase 1 Activities

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August 2013 Padang briefing

As part of Phase 1, initial risk profiling and city selection were completed in Indonesia and the Philippines, the two project countries. A preliminary risk assessment was completed in December 2012, yielding a list of eleven candidate cities for the Philippines and twelve for Indonesia. More in-depth risk profiling was undertaken by January 2013, yielding a short list of five cities for each country. In February 2013, the Government of Indonesia selected Manado and Padang as pilot cities and the Government of the Philippines selected Davao City and Marikina.

Phase 1 wrap-up workshops were held in Manila and Jakarta in February 2013, involving focal point representatives from each city, together with the implementing agency and other government agencies. The Phase 1 Final Report was issued in April 2013. Project briefings for national and city focal point officials and other interested city departments were held in the pilot cities in August 2013.

Phase 2 Activities

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Participants in the April 2014 Manado training workshop

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Participants in the April 2014 Davao training workshop

In February 2014, project team members refined and agreed on the Phase 2 work-plan during the inception meeting at ADB headquarters in Manila. Work commenced immediately to organize the first of three training workshops in the pilot cities. The purpose of the workshops was to introduce fundamental risk modeling and disaster-risk financing (DRF) concepts to key city officials responsible for disaster risk management (DRM), budget and fiscal affairs, and city administration. Workshops were held in Marikina and Davao on 8 and 10 April 2014, respectively, and in Padang and Manado on 21 and 24 April 2014. Key national government officials, including representatives from the implementing agencies, attended the workshops. The training sessions helped identify each city's DRM priorities, such as what key hazards and classes of exposure initial DRF efforts should focus on. Data requirements necessary for the risk modeling work were also explained.