Regional: Strengthening and Use of Country Safeguard Systems

Sovereign Project | 44140-012

Summary

The Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) was approved by the Board of Directors in July 2009 and became effective in January 2010. As a key policy feature, the SPS places major emphasis on the need to assist DMCs to strengthen their own safeguard systems and enhance their implementation capacity in addressing environmental and social risks associated with development projects. The SPS comes at a critical time when ADB is scaling up its assistance to DMCs in promoting environmentally sustainable and inclusive economic growth. This proposed technical assistance (TA) is designed to implement the SPS requirements for the strengthening and effective implementation of country safeguard systems (CSS).

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Project Name Strengthening and Use of Country Safeguard Systems
Project Number 44140-012
Country Regional
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7566-REG: Strengthening and Use of Country Safeguard Systems
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 5.00 million
TA 7566-REG: Strengthening and Use of Country Safeguard Systems (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 3.00 million
TA 7566-REG: Strengthening and Use of Country Safeguard Systems (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
TA 7566-REG: Strengthening and Use of Country Safeguard Systems (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) was approved by the Board of Directors in July 2009 and became effective in January 2010. As a key policy feature, the SPS places major emphasis on the need to assist DMCs to strengthen their own safeguard systems and enhance their implementation capacity in addressing environmental and social risks associated with development projects. The SPS comes at a critical time when ADB is scaling up its assistance to DMCs in promoting environmentally sustainable and inclusive economic growth. This proposed technical assistance (TA) is designed to implement the SPS requirements for the strengthening and effective implementation of country safeguard systems (CSS).
Impact Enhanced environmental and social sustainability of development projects in participating DMCs, regardless of source of funding
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Strengthened CSS in one or more of the following areas in each participating DMC:

Improved country legal and regulatory frameworks for environmental assessment and management, involuntary resettlement and/or Indigenous Peoples

Strengthened institutions and capacity of relevant government agencies, CSOs, and/or other stakeholder groups for effective implementation of laws and regulations

Enhanced state-owned or private sector companies' environmental and social management systems

Enhanced programs for public awareness and involvement in environmental and social assessment, planning, and implementation process

Improved mechanisms for information sharing and knowledge management and dissemination

Action plans developed and adopted for implementation by governments or private sector companies

Enhanced partnerships among development partners for long-term programs with funding sources available for CSS strengthening and effective implementation

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Implement a series of country-and/or subregional-level subprojects

2. Knowledge management and dissemination

3. Cooperation among development agencies

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location The proposed TA is open to all DMCs.
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 1. TA Advisers (36 person months, international) 2. Country Safeguard Specialists in environment, involuntary resettlement, and indigenous peoples. (30 person months, national) 3. TA Administration Coordinators (42 person months, national) 4. International and national consultants for carrying out country subregional level subprojects and corresponding person months will be determined by ADB departments during TA implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Indira J. Simbolon
Responsible ADB Department SDCC
Responsible ADB Division SDES
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 26 Jul 2010
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 26 Jul 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 20 May 2010
Last PDS Update 02 Jun 2010

TA 7566-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Jul 2010 - 26 Jul 2010 31 Dec 2013 31 Dec 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
10,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,000,000.00 26 Jul 2010 6,919,487.34
Title Document Type Document Date
Training and Knowledge Sharing for Country Safeguard Systems (CSS) Strengthening in the Pacific: Subproject Proposal TA Subproject Proposal Mar 2015
Sharing Good Practice and Lessons Learned on Income Restoration Programs for Expressway Projects in Viet Nam: Subproject Proposal TA Subproject Proposal Dec 2014
Strengthening and Use of Country Safeguard Systems: Joint Community of Practitioners Meeting on Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Infrastructure (Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 10-14 June 2013) Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Dec 2014
Subproject Proposal - Viet Nam: Mainstreaming Biodiversity Considerations into Country Environmental Safeguard System TA Subproject Proposal Apr 2014
Subproject Proposal - Vanuatu: Strengthening Implementation Capacity for EIA in Vanuatu TA Subproject Proposal Mar 2014
Subproject Proposal - Myanmar: Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Development for the Ministry of Construction on Environment and Social Safeguards TA Subproject Proposal Mar 2014
Subproject Proposal - Kazakhstan: Strengthening Community Consultation and GRM in the Committee on Roads TA Subproject Proposal May 2013
Subproject Proposal - Kyrgyz Republic: Strengthening Capacity for Strategic Environmental Assessment in the Kyrgyz Republic TA Subproject Proposal May 2013
Subproject Proposal - Timor-Leste: Strengthening the Regulatory Framework for EIA in Timor-Leste TA Subproject Proposal Dec 2012
Subproject Proposal - Nepal: Strengthening Involuntary Resettlement Safeguard Systems in Nepal TA Subproject Proposal Jul 2012
Subproject Proposal - Myanmar: Capacity Building for Implementing Environment and Social Safeguards in Myanmar TA Subproject Proposal Jul 2012
Subproject Proposal - Bangladesh: Strengthening Environmental Impact Assessment System and Its Implementation Practices TA Subproject Proposal Jun 2012
Subproject Proposal - Indonesia: Strengthening Capacity of Indonesia's Environment Impact Assessment (AMDAL) System TA Subproject Proposal Jun 2012
Joint Community of Practitioners Meeting on Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Infrastructure (May 23-25, 2012) Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA May 2012
Subproject Proposal - Pakistan: Environmental Training for Civil Servants in Pakistan TA Subproject Proposal Apr 2012
Subproject Proposal - Timor-Leste: Developing Resettlement Safeguards Capacity in the Transport Sector in Timor-Leste TA Subproject Proposal Mar 2012
Subproject Proposal - Indonesia: Capacity Development for Social Safeguard Preparation and Implementation in Water Resource Management and Energy in Indonesia TA Subproject Proposal Feb 2012
Strengthening and Use of Country Safeguard Systems: Major Change in Scope and Increase in TA Amount TA Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements Sep 2011
Subproject Proposal - Mongolia: Reform of Legal and Regulatory Framework for Involuntary Resettlement (Phase II) TA Subproject Proposal Aug 2011
Subproject Proposal - Cambodia: Preparation of Draft Sub Decree on Informal Settlers TA Subproject Proposal Aug 2011
Subproject Proposal - Mongolia: Improving Legal and Regulatory Framework for Environmental Impact Assessment TA Subproject Proposal Jul 2011
Subproject Proposal - Regional: EIA Clearinghouse and Capacity Strengthening through Twinning TA Subproject Proposal May 2011
Subproject Proposal - Viet Nam: Capacity Development for the Implementation of the New Environment Decree TA Subproject Proposal May 2011
Subproject Proposal - Philippines: Enhancing the Philippine Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) System Improvement Initiatives TA Subproject Proposal Apr 2011
Guidelines for Subproject Preparation, Selection and Implementation Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Mar 2011
Subproject Proposal - Papua New Guinea: Country Safeguard Review TA Subproject Proposal Mar 2011
Subproject Proposal - Lao PDR: Strengthening WREA Capacity to Implement Lao Resettlement Policies TA Subproject Proposal Nov 2010
Subproject Proposal - Mongolia: Reform of Legal and Regulatory Framework for Involuntary Resettlement (Phase I) TA Subproject Proposal Nov 2010
Subproject Proposal - Regional: ESMS Capacity-Building for Private Sector Financial Intermediaries TA Subproject Proposal Nov 2010
Subproject Proposal - Sri Lanka: Supporting and Strengthening National-Level Capacity for a Country Involuntary Resettlement Safeguard System TA Subproject Proposal Nov 2010
Subproject Proposal - Amending Viet Nam's 2003 Land Law and Its Implementing Decrees TA Subproject Proposal Nov 2010
Strengthening and Use of Country Safeguard Systems Technical Assistance Reports Jun 2010

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