Regional: Provision of Environment Technical Services

Sovereign Project | 45384-001

Summary

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States of America (USEPA) signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) on 12 May 2005 which provides a framework for regularly identifying shared areas of interest for cooperation in Asia and monitoring progress. Under the LOI, USEPA and ADB develop specific workplans for cooperation that outline each institution's inputs and expected outcomes. The LOI was renewed on 30 March 2010 and is valid until 20 March 2015.

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Project Name Provision of Environment Technical Services
Project Number 45384-001
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8044-REG: Provision of Environment Technical Services
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 97,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Land-based natural resources management - Water-based natural resources management
Public sector management - Law and judiciary
Transport - Transport policies and institutional development
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States of America (USEPA) signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) on 12 May 2005 which provides a framework for regularly identifying shared areas of interest for cooperation in Asia and monitoring progress. Under the LOI, USEPA and ADB develop specific workplans for cooperation that outline each institution's inputs and expected outcomes. The LOI was renewed on 30 March 2010 and is valid until 20 March 2015.

The collaboration between ADB and USEPA is guided by the following principles: (i) country and regional ownership of sound development policies and programs is necessary to ensure sustainable development; (ii) long-term approaches to sustainable development are needed; (iii) full stakeholder participation should be encouraged, consistent with available resources; and (iv) development policies and programs should be results-oriented and built on transparent relationships between development assistance providers and beneficiary countries.

Under this proposed S-CDTA, ADB and USEPA will cooperate in the specific areas agreed through the workplan where USEPA will make available experts who will provide environmental technical services to ADB-financed projects, programs, and technical assistance. This S-CDTA will enable USEPA to cooperate with ADB in providing assistance to countries in the Asia Pacific region.

USEPA will select experts (whether USEPA staff or USEPA consultants) available for the above activities. USEPA will identify and provide personnel from among USEPA employees or USEPA consultants, suitable to perform the tasks agreed to with ADB and make their qualifications available for review by ADB. USEPA will be responsible for all remuneration costs of the USEPA experts, except the travel costs which will be covered by ADB.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The collaboration between ADB and USEPA is expected to benefit ADB developing member countries (DMCs) through the provision of USEPA's technical expertise that will assist in enhancing environmental capacity in the region that is in line with ADB's agenda for environmentally sustainable growth.
Impact Enhanced DMCs capacity in areas of environment, sustainable development, and natural resources management
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome An operational framework to effectively implement the collaboration between ADB and USEPA in the areas of environment, sustainable development, and natural resources management is established
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. A finalized workplan for cooperation between ADB and USEPA under the LoI

2. Made available experts who provided environmental technical services to ADB-financed projects, programs, and technical assistance

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 No consulting services required.
Responsible ADB Officer Mark Kunzer
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 22 Jan 2012
Fact Finding 23 Jan 2012 to 09 Feb 2012
MRM -
Approval 15 Dec 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 15 Dec 2011

TA 8044-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Dec 2011 - 15 Dec 2011 31 Mar 2015 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
97,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 97,000.00 194,000.00 15 Dec 2011 36,877.01

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