Regional: Support to Urban Infrastructure Development and Financing

Sovereign Project | 45102-001

Summary

The aim of the UFPF is to raise and utilize development partner funds for investment co-financing in urban environmental infrastructure projects and support a wide range of technical assistance to help lay the groundwork for such projects. Operationalizing the UFPF will provide additional financial and technical/knowlecge resources for the developmetn and implementation of urban infrastructure projects that form part of the sustainable development agenda of developing member countries. The TA is consistent with ADB's long-term strategic framework 2008-2020 (Strategy 2020) which focuses ADB operations in three areas: inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainalbe growth and regional integration. The TA will help to better respond both to the operational needs of ADB and the development demands of DMCs' urban regions by providing grant investment co-financing and techncial assistance for Strategy 2020 priorities.

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Project Name Support to Urban Infrastructure Development and Financing
Project Number 45102-001
Country Regional
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7918-REG: Support to Urban Infrastructure Development and Financing
Urban Environmental Infrastructure Fund-UFPF Multi US$ 1.70 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Finance - Infrastructure finance and investment funds
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The aim of the UFPF is to raise and utilize development partner funds for investment co-financing in urban environmental infrastructure projects and support a wide range of technical assistance to help lay the groundwork for such projects. Operationalizing the UFPF will provide additional financial and technical/knowlecge resources for the developmetn and implementation of urban infrastructure projects that form part of the sustainable development agenda of developing member countries. The TA is consistent with ADB's long-term strategic framework 2008-2020 (Strategy 2020) which focuses ADB operations in three areas: inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainalbe growth and regional integration. The TA will help to better respond both to the operational needs of ADB and the development demands of DMCs' urban regions by providing grant investment co-financing and techncial assistance for Strategy 2020 priorities.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The UFPF will serve as a platform for addressing the critical issues to developing and financing urban environmental infrastruture through ADB operations departments (ODs) by coordinating key existing and new resources/initiatives for urban environmental infrastructure development and finance. Specifically, the UFPF will (i) help integrate the work of the ODs with the Urban Operations Plan (UOP), Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA), the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Advisory Team (Private Sector Operations Department), Carbon Fund, and other infrastructure-related initiatives; and by doing so, (ii) link project activities from pre-feasibility, project development and structuring to financial close and implementation to form a seamless (hence, time and cost effective) project support instrument. Addressing the issues highlighted above in this manner is also essential given that each initiative is not exclusive/an end in itself, but rather a sequential link in developing sustainable infrastructure (projects).
Impact Improved economic productivity, environmental sustainability and livability of DMC cities.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved access, coverage, quality and sustainability of infrastructure and services.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Component 1: Technical Assistance for Project Development

(i) Improved pipeline of quality projects (economically justifiable and environmentally sustainable) suitable for funding.

(ii) Non-lending assistance to address relevant: policy, legislation, regulation, institutional arrangements

Component 2: Grant Investment (Project Implementation)

Increase in investment support for fundable investment projects that are economically justifiable and environmentally sustainable.

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 The proposed TA will be executed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The Regional and Sustainable Infrastructure Division (RSID) will implement the TA in close coordination with ODs responsible for urban infrastructure projects. Details on project proposal submission, and review procedures, will be developed in consultation with ODs. The proposed TA will require 40 person months of international specialist inputs in the area of infrastructure project development and management, finance, project economics, and public private partnerships; 48 person months of national specialist inputs with expertise similar to that of the international experts and 24 person months of individual national consultant inputs for fund coordination. The terms of reference for consultants are in appendix 3. In general, individual consultants will be engaged. However, consulting firms will be hired in limited cases, depending on the requirements of the project. No team leader has, therefore, been nominated. The number of experts and their titles will also vary as per particular project requirements and have, therefore, not been specified. Similarly, outputs and titles of each individual consultant cannot be specifically defined as they will depend on the particulars of the assignment/project. Consultants will be hired and managed by the ODs and will report to them. ODs will provide a short brief on the results of the project to RSID, for results monitoring. All consultants will be engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). In addition to activities under components A, B and C, funds can be used to procure goods and equipment. Procurement will follow ADB's procurement guidelines (2010 amended from time to time), and its turnover and disposal arrangements upon completion of the TA, as amended from time to time. The TA will be disbursed in accordance with ADB's TA Disbursement Handbook (May 2010, amended from time to time). The start and completion time frame of the TA is November 2011 to November 2013. ODs will make a footnote reference in their project documentation to the upstream/supplementary activities of their project that will be implemented under this RETA. The expected outputs and outcome evaluation will be disseminated through workshops and through feedback into prospective projects in the pipeline.
Procurement TBD
Responsible ADB Officer Alexandra Vogl
Responsible ADB Department SDCC
Responsible ADB Division SDAS
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 24 Mar 2011
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 16 Nov 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 12 Oct 2011

TA 7918-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Nov 2011 - 16 Nov 2011 30 Nov 2013 30 Dec 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,700,000.00 16 Nov 2011 1,375,321.23
Title Document Type Document Date
Support to Urban Infrastructure Development and Financing Technical Assistance Reports Oct 2011

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