Regional: Developing Sustainable Alternative Livelihoods in Coastal Fishing Communities in the Coral Triangle: Indonesia and Philippines

Sovereign Project | 44129-012 Status: Active


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Project Name Developing Sustainable Alternative Livelihoods in Coastal Fishing Communities in the Coral Triangle: Indonesia and Philippines
Project Number 44129-012
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9160-REG: Developing Sustainable Alternative Livelihoods in Coastal Fishing Communities in the Coral Triangle: Indonesia and Philippines
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture and Natural Resources - Fishery

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

Recruitment for the INO consulting firm is ongoing. Submission 4 has been commented by ADB, and is being revised by the executing agency.

The PHI consulting firm has started its work in March 2015 and has accomplished the following as of 4th quarter 2015:

Component A: Meetings with prospective project partners and household surveys were done.

Component B: A list of land-based and sea-based livelihoods were developed based on the set criteria; modules for sustainable land-based livelihoods were designed; negotiations with interested partners were conducted for the development of a customized integrated indigenous learning and livelihood system.

Component C: Project updates were presented to the municipal government of Balabac, Palawan. A project monitoring visit was done to get the local government unit's general perspective.

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

To be assessed later.

To be assessed later.

The consulting firm for the PHI has been recruited in March 2015. For the INO consulting firm, recruitment is ongoing. Work programs for both INO and PHI components have been approved by ADB.

Geographical Location East Kalimantan, Indonesia and Balabac Islands, Palawan, Philippines

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

Discussions at the national level were conducted with the representatives of relevant units in MMAF in Indonesia (i.e. Planning Bureau, External Cooperation, Directorate of Community Empowerment and Directorate of National Marine Parks) and the different sections of District Marine Affairs and Fisheries Office in Barau at the local level (including Coasts and Small Islands, Law Enforcement, Aquaculture and Post-Harvest). Representatives from the Directorates of Community Empowerment and the National Marine Parks joined the field trips during project preparation, together with the of head of the Fishers Forum of Berau and the head of Law Enforcement unit of the District Marine Affairs and Fisheries Office. Meetings were also conducted with the joint program of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

In Balabac Philippines, consultations were conducted with the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS), the head of the Center for Strategic Policy and Governance of Palawan State University, the mayor of Balabac and his municipal development officer, municipal agricultural officer, and municipal social works and development officer (MSWDO). Female government officials, both at the national and local levels, who are involved in the empowerment of women joined the field trips, such as the representative of the Directorate of Community Empowerment of the Directorate General of Marine, Coasts, and Small Islands (DGMCSI) in Indonesia and the MSWDO of Balabac. Consultations were also made with local fishers, traders, village officials, and Molbog leaders from several target communities, wherein several village women, mostly engaged in processing, were also involved in the discussions.

During Project Implementation

For the PHI component, the consulting firm has started its services in March 2015. Meetings with possible project partners were done (pearl hatchery, etc). There were also interactions with target barangays, government agencies in the field, and people's organizations.

For the INO component, the executing agency has conducted focus group discussions in the project areas and conceptualized the project details based on current circumstances. Recruitment of the consulting firm is in process.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services tbd
Procurement tbd

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Marzia Mongiorgi-Lorenzo
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Marine Affairs & Fisheries
Palawan Council For Sustainable Development Staff
3rd Floor, Victoria I Bldg.
1670 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
Metro Manila, Philippines


Concept Clearance 30 Aug 2011
Fact Finding 16 May 2010 to 28 May 2010
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 28 Jun 2010
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

Grant 9160-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Nov 2011 15 May 2012 15 May 2012 15 Nov 2015 15 Nov 2016 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 02 Nov 2011 0.00 0.40 20%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 2.00 02 Nov 2011 0.00 0.44 22%

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