Regional: Implementing the Urban Operational Plan: Financing Investments in Environmental Infrastructure

Sovereign Project | 45053-001

Summary

To address Asian urban infrastructure development and financing needs, better systems of inter-governmental fiscal relations are needed together with improved instruments for local governments access to capital markets, as appropriate to the level of development of the capital market and the macro-economic context, and through better systems of mobilizing long term financing for infrastructure. This is a key theme of the Urban Operational Plan. The proposed TA will directly address this issue by developing assessment techniques to define what is appropriate at national and city levels and bring practitioners and innovators of infrastructure finance together with ADB's clients to discuss practical ways to bridge the infrastructure financing gap.

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Project Name Implementing the Urban Operational Plan: Financing Investments in Environmental Infrastructure
Project Number 45053-001
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7804-REG: Implementing the Urban Operational Plan: Financing Investments in Environmental Infrastructure
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 605,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform

Transport - Transport policies and institutional development

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description To address Asian urban infrastructure development and financing needs, better systems of inter-governmental fiscal relations are needed together with improved instruments for local governments access to capital markets, as appropriate to the level of development of the capital market and the macro-economic context, and through better systems of mobilizing long term financing for infrastructure. This is a key theme of the Urban Operational Plan. The proposed TA will directly address this issue by developing assessment techniques to define what is appropriate at national and city levels and bring practitioners and innovators of infrastructure finance together with ADB's clients to discuss practical ways to bridge the infrastructure financing gap.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA will support Operations Departments in developing appropriate financing solutions for urban infrastructure leading to improved quality of life in cities in ADB's developing member countries (DMCs). The outcome of the TA will be to improve the management of infrastructure investment in cities in ADB's DMCs through strengthened diagnostic capacity and urban knowledge base in both ADB and DMCs, expansion of networking activities of the CoP for knowledge development and dissemination and improved ADB performance. The TA will also improve ADB's partnership with related experts and institutions in the region, demonstrate ADB's character as a regional knowledge organization, and improve its capacity to effectively respond to DMC needs. The outputs of the analytical work under the TA will be disseminated at an international conference and compiled as a knowledge product of high operational utility and widely disseminated for use by the DMCs.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
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 ADB will be the executing agency for the TA, with the Regional and Sustainable Development Department (RSDD) as the focal department for its implementation. RSDD will undertake the TA activities in collaboration with other relevant departments. Operations Departments will primarily supervise implementation of the bulk of the TA to ensure departmental relevance, contracting studies, and selecting participants in the conference. Implementing the TA will require about 27 person-months of international individual consultants, including urban and infrastructure experts and economists/ financial analysits. Two of those person-months will be for a subject expert editor. Implementation will also require about 36 person-months of individual domestic consultants to provide quality support to conference organization, and for research and data analysis. Additional experts, preferably from the region, will be engaged as resource persons on short-term assignments as needed. Consultants will be engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Huang Jingmin
Responsible ADB Department SDCC
Responsible ADB Division Sustainable Infrastructure Division, RSDD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 23 Apr 2011
Fact Finding 24 Apr 2011 to 08 May 2011
MRM -
Approval 19 Apr 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Mar 2011

TA 7804-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Apr 2011 - 19 Apr 2011 28 Feb 2012 18 Jan 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
605,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 605,000.00 19 Apr 2011 536,696.60

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