Nepal: Support for Government Planning in Climate Resilience

Sovereign Project | 44117-012

Summary

The Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) is included in Nepal's 2010-2012 Country Partnership Strategy. The S-PATA assists the Government of Nepal in preparing its national development plans and programs in building climate resilience, as a step toward preparing the SPCR.

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Project Name Support for Government Planning in Climate Resilience
Project Number 44117-012
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7524-NEP: Support for Government Planning in Climate Resilience
Strategic Climate Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agriculture research and application
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) is included in Nepal's 2010-2012 Country Partnership Strategy. The S-PATA assists the Government of Nepal in preparing its national development plans and programs in building climate resilience, as a step toward preparing the SPCR.

The Government of Nepal was nominated to participate in the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) and accepted the offer on 13 May 2009. The PPCR, approved by the World Bank's Board of Directors in November 2008, is a targeted program of the Strategic Climate Fund, which is one of two funds within the design of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF). The PPCR aims to pilot and demonstrate ways in which climate risk and resilience may be integrated into core development planning and implementation. Through the PPCR, Nepal will receive assistance to design and implement the SPCR. The SPCR will be implemented in two phases: (i) technical assistance (TA) to design the SPCR, conduct studies and policy analysis, and build in-country capacity to implement the SPCR (up to $1.5 million in grant financing); and (ii) implementation of the program (up to $60 million, half grant and half loan). PPCR country programs are expected to be implemented through the multi-lateral development banks (MDBs) alongside their lending and technical assistance portfolio.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

ADB and the World Bank met with key Government officials and the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) thematic working group focal persons between 23-26 November 2009 to follow up on the September joint programming mission. The Government asked the World Bank and ADB for assistance to facilitate agreement among stakeholders on the plans and priorities for SPCR TA and investment, and requested ADB to engage a team of consultants to help it identify its national program and priorities for building climate resilience, suitable for financing by CIF through PPCR.

The Government of Nepal received approval from the PPCR Sub-Committee on 16 March 2010 to access the SPCR TA funds in two tranches. A first tranche of US$ 225,000 has been approved to immediately support Government analysis and consultation regarding its options, plans, and priorities for building climate resilience. The second tranche release will be requested from the PPCR Sub-Committee after a detailed proposal has been prepared for the SPCR TA (up to US$ 1.275 million additional). MOE will use this initial tranche of SPCR TA funds for consulting assistance to help them prepare SPCR documents and proposals for CIF in a format suitable for MDB approval and implementation. This will enable efficient follow-up to the results of the joint missions while ensuring continued Government leadership and ownership for the SPCR.

Impact The expected impact of the S-PATA is enhanced resilience to climate change risks through integration of climate risk and resilience into development policies and planning.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The expected outcome is agreement by the Government, PPCR Sub-committee, and the MDBs on the SPCR for Nepal.
Progress Toward Outcome Completed. Nepal's Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) was endorsed by the PPCR Sub-Committee on 28 June 2011.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs The expected output is the documentation of a national program and priorities for enhancing climate resilience, building on the work done on the NAPA and during previous SPCR-related missions.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Completed during the February 2011 Joint PPCR Programming Mission.
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 Consulting services are estimated to total 23 person-months, with up to 5 person-months for international consultants and up to 18 person-months for national consultants. The expertise required from international consultants includes a team leader and climate change adaptation specialist (up to 4 person-months) and institutional specialist (1 person-month). The expertise required from national consultants (each for up to 6 person-months) includes: project design facilitator and deputy team leader; natural resources management specialist; and infrastructure, water, and energy specialist. Consultants contracts will be based on deliverables/outputs and consultants may be contracted for shorter periods than allocated.
Responsible ADB Officer Cynthia (Cindy) Malvicini
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Science, Technology and EnvironmentSingha Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2010
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2010 to 25 Mar 2010
MRM -
Approval 24 Mar 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 08 Jun 2010
Last PDS Update 14 Oct 2011

TA 7524-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Mar 2010 - 24 Mar 2010 30 Nov 2010 30 Nov 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 450,000.00 24 Mar 2010 210,027.23

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