Regional: Strengthening Disaster and Climate Risk Resilience in Urban Development in the Pacific

Sovereign Project | 46162-001 Status: Closed


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Project Name Strengthening Disaster and Climate Risk Resilience in Urban Development in the Pacific
Project Number 46162-001
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8238-REG: Strengthening Disaster and Climate Risk Resilience in Urban Development in the Pacific
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 650,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome In progress. Case studies for selected Pacific DMCs have been prepared to demonstrate how risk considerations can be assessed, and integrated into urban planning and management strategies. Development of training modules is underway.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Completed. Climate risk screening tools have been developed.

Completed. Participation in targeted regional meetings and conferences to share TA outputs.

Completed. During training sessions, Pacific DMC stakeholders applied tools to assess natural hazard risks in their respective countries.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A number of stakeholders provided input to inform TA design, these included: (i) regional organizations, (ii) national government agencies, and (iii) local government agencies.
During Project Implementation A wide range of urban sector stakeholders have been involved in TA implementation activities. These include: (i) national government agencies, (ii) local government agencies, i.e. city councils, (iii) development partners, (iv) NGOs, and (v) the private sector. All of these stakeholders have been involved in the development of case studies to demonstrate the application of risk tools to promote more resilience urban development. The same stakeholders will also be targeted for training and awareness-raising activities during the next phase of TA implementation.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

The TA will finance 30.5 person-months of international and national consulting services including: (i) team leader/risk specialist (international, 8 person-months, intermittent), (ii) urban planner (international, 3 person-months, intermittent), (iii) civil engineer (international, 1.5 person-months, intermittent), (iv) economist (international, 2 person-months, intermittent), (v) expert peer reviewer (international 2 person-months, intermittent), (vi) disaster risk management training specialist (international, 2 person-months, intermittent), and (vii) risk mapping specialist (international, 4 person-months, intermittent), and (viii) national coordinators (national, 2 x 3 person-months, intermittent).

The team leader/risk specialist, urban planner, civil engineer, and economist will be recruited through a firm using the quality- and cost-based selection method using a 90% technical: 10% financial ratio. SPC/SOPAC will be contracted as a consulting firm on the basis of single-source selection in order to recruit the international disaster risk management training specialist and risk mapping specialist, and national coordinators in case study countries. SPC/SOPAC has the regional mandate for the provision of technical support to Pacific DMCs for disaster risk reduction and disaster management. SPC/SOPAC is also the regional custodian of the PacRIS database. The expert peer reviewer will be selected using individual consultant recruitment.

All consultant recruitment will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). Disbursements under the TA will be done in accordance with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Allison Woodruff
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban, Social Development & Public Management Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines


Concept Clearance 30 May 2012
Fact Finding 08 Jun 2012 to 13 Jun 2012
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

TA 8238-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Dec 2012 - 05 Dec 2012 02 Jan 2015 31 Mar 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 650,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 650,000.00 05 Dec 2012 613,052.97

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