A report on the fragility index study was finalized and being prepared as Economics and Research Department's working paper series. A short brochure has been published.
A conflict-sensitive analysis was conducted in the transport sector and published as knowledge product (brochure) to inform future ADB operations in Afghanistan.
A knowledge product of the fragility assessments done jointly with International Alert has been prepared for publication. Fragility assessments were conducted on three projects being implemented in Nepal: (i) Secondary Town Urban Integrated Environment Improvement Project, (ii) High Mountain Agriculture and Livelihood Project, and (iii) Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project.
The peacebuilding tool has been applied in several ADB projects in Nepal. It has also been translated into Nepali by government staff. The translated version was tested during training for government officials at the Nepal Administrative Staff College.
Fragility assessment of transport and energy sectors in Papua New Guinea was conducted to inform PNG Country Partnership Strategy 2016-2020. Findings of the study were presented during the PNG CPS country team retreat in April 2014. A short policy brief has been published with no-objection from the PNG government. A full-blown report has been finalized for internal use. Based on this study, a practical guide to fragility assessment has also been published.
A political economy study was conducted to inform ADB's next country operations business plan for Vanuatu. Study findings and recommendations were presented in Vanuatu to separate groups of donors, NGOs, and the government as well as to the public. Presentations have been given to ADB in Sydney on 5 September and in Manila on 12 November.
Forum held on 6-7 June 2013, with more than 60 participants, including high-ranking government officials and senior representatives from development partners.
Publication of proceedings highlighting the presentations and discussions in the forum.
Publication of a brochure Building Resilient Societies: Evolving Solutions that summarizes the issues and recommendations that emerged from the forum, the recent literature, and the latest international discussions.
The Nepal Administrative Staff College (NASC) continues to provide training to government staff on peace-sensitive approach to development. The training curriculum and the peacebuilding tool manual are being finalized. A knowledge document on local capacity building on peace-sensitive development approach is being prepared for publication.
Project preparation and appraisal guidelines have been prepared to provide institutional support to implementation of Solomon Islands' National Development Strategy. Capacity building was conducted for the Ministry of Development Planning.
Since the endorsement of the operational plan, about 156 ADB staff have been familiarized on FCAS through (i) introductory session incorporated in the project design and management program regularly conducted by the Budget, Personnel and Management Systems Department; (ii) Pacific Talk organized by ADB's Pacific Department; and (iii) seminars conducted for Afghanistan Resident Mission. The FCAS Support Team also participated in the World Bank's online course on Violence, Conflict and Fragility.
A customized risk management framework has been developed to guide ADB staff in managing risks in FCAS. A brochure has been published. The framework will be piloted in selected FCAS countries under the technical assistance on mapping resilience to fragility.
A broad framework for long-term institution building suited to FCAS DMCs has been developed. A brochure has been published. The framework will be piloted in selected FCAS countries under the technical assistance on mapping resilience to fragility.