Regional: Enabling Climate Change Responses in Asia and the Pacific - Disaster Risk Financing for Total Climate Risk (Subproject 6)

Sovereign Project | 44158-032 Status: Closed


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Project Name Enabling Climate Change Responses in Asia and the Pacific - Disaster Risk Financing for Total Climate Risk (Subproject 6)
Project Number 44158-032
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8012-REG: Enabling Climate Change Responses in Asia and the Pacific - Disaster Risk Financing for Total Climate Risk (Subproject 6)
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change 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 is being implemented in three phases: Phase 1: development of disaster risk profiles for selected medium-sized urban areas in Viet Nam, culminating in the selection of two project cities; Phase 2: development of in-depth hazard and loss models for each of these two cities, 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

A Project Working Group was formed in 2013 comprised of the Ministry of Construction, Ministry of Finance (MoF), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) and the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI). The working group convened in March 2013 and June 2013 to consider city selection criteria and to evaluate recommendations made by the project consultants on final pilot city selections.

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 Throughout the inception and implementation of the subproject, planning workshops and training courses will be held to engage a wide range of stakeholders from national and local government agencies, civil society organizations, academic institutions, and the private sector. The results of the subproject will be disseminated widely to stakeholders in Viet Nam as well as elsewhere in Asia and the Pacific through ADB reports, regional conferences, and other fora to keep the public informed and to mobilize support for improved financial management of disasters.

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 27 May 2010
Fact Finding 30 Nov 2010 to 03 Dec 2010
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 19 May 2014

TA 8012-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Dec 2011 - 09 Dec 2011 30 Nov 2014 30 Nov 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 09 Dec 2011 853,437.93

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Phase 1 Activities

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August 2013 Ha Noi workshop in session

As part of Phase 1, initial risk profiling and city selection were conducted and preliminary risk assessment completed in September 2012, yielding a list of ten candidate cities. More in-depth risk profiling was completed by February 2013, yielding a short list of five cities. Analysis of additional criteria, including disaster risk financing (DRF) capacity, was undertaken thereafter and the Government of Viet Nam decided on 30 June 2013 to select the cities of Can Tho and Hue as pilot cities. Project briefings were held in Can Tho and Hue in July 2013 where interested city agencies participated, together with the Ministry of Construction. A combined workshop and training session was held in Ha Noi in August 2013 involving focal point representatives from each city, the implementing agency, and other government agency members of the Project Working Group.

Phase 2 Activities

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Participants in the April 2014 workshop

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April 2014 workshop in session

In February 2014 an inception meeting was held at ADB where the Phase 2 workplan was refined and agreed upon by all the project team members. Work commenced immediately to organize the first of three workshop training events in Can Tho and Hue. The purpose of the training sessions was to introduce fundamental risk modeling and DRF concepts to key city officials responsible for disaster risk management (DRM), budget and fiscal affairs, and city administration. A joint workshop for both cities was held in Can Tho on 15-16 April. Key national government officials from the implementing agency - the Ministry of Construction/Urban Development Agency - attended the 2-day event. The workshops helped identify each of the city’s particular DRM priorities, including the key hazard and classes of exposure that the initial DRF pilot effort should focus on. Data requirements necessary for the risk modeling work were also explained.