Tonga: Climate Resilience Sector Project

Sovereign Project | 46351-002 Status: Active


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Procurement Documents

Title Date
Climate Resilience Sector Project Oct 2013

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Project Name Climate Resilience Sector Project
Project Number 46351-002
Country Tonga
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0378-TON: Climate Resilience Sector Project
Strategic Climate Fund US$ 19.25 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Multisector - Multisector

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Progress has been slow due to procurement of consultancy services; however significant progress has been made during Q1 2016 in securing the critical packages.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The EA recruited 3 individual PMU consultants in October 2014 and as since recruited a consultancy firm in February 2016 to provide greater support for project implementation for the Project Management Unit within the IA's climate change and environment division. A second consulting package for civil work design and supervision for the PIU Civil engineering division is expected to be awarded in April 2016.

The draft Operation Manual for the Climate Change Trust Fund has undergone further review by the EA. ADB is expecting a revised draft by Q2 2016. The 4 individual consultant packages for Ministry of Fisheries have been finalized and one other pending.

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The Project has three ~main components; (i) capacity building; (ii) climate change financing; and (iii) climate proofing of infrastructure and ecosystem resilience. Component 3 is the most environmentally sensitive and includes as one activity the construction of rock walls and the planting of mangroves to reduce the impacts of sea level rise, storm surge and storm events on local communities and linear infrastructure.
Involuntary Resettlement The Project has three main components; (i) capacity building; (ii) climate change financing; and (iii) climate proofing infrastructure and ecosystem resilience. Core sub-projects identified under component 3 do not require Involuntary Resettlement (IR). A Land Acquisition Resettlement Framework however will still be done for any unanticipated IR issues if they should arise in implementation with potential candidate subprojects
Indigenous Peoples The project is not expected to impact any distinct and vulnerable group of indigenous peoples as defined under ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement. The beneficiaries in the project sites are part of mainstream Polynesian society and are not discriminated upon due to their language, skin color, or traditional practices. All project outputs will be delivered in a culturally appropriate and participatory manner
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Under the previous CDTA (RETA 7827) resulting in Tonga's SPCR, several methods were used to consult with stakeholders in Tonga: meetings and workshops, semi-structured interviews with industry representatives (private sector, environment and other non-government organizations (NGOs), media, insurance, Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC) staff), focus groups in Vava'u, and a household survey of vulnerable communities in Vava'u and Tongatapu. Further engagement with the above stakeholders in the project is envisaged through additional workshops during project implementation.
During Project Implementation

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Jude Kohlhase
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Subregional Office in Suva, Fiji
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and National Planning
Vuna Road
Kingdom of Tonga


Concept Clearance 19 Dec 2012
Fact Finding 08 Jul 2013 to 19 Jul 2013
MRM 06 Sep 2013
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

Grant 0378-TON

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Dec 2013 25 Feb 2014 12 Mar 2014 30 Jun 2019 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 23.13 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 09 Dec 2013 0.00 4.74 25%
Counterpart 3.88 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 19.25 09 Dec 2013 0.00 0.93 5%
Title Document Type Document Date
Climate Resilience Sector Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (12 March 2014 - 30 June 2015) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2015
Grant Agreement for Climate Resilience Sector Project Grant Agreement Feb 2014
Climate Resilience Sector Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2013
Climate Resilience Sector Project Gender Action Plans Nov 2013
Climate Resilience Sector Project Project/Program Administration Manual Nov 2013
Climate Resilience Sector Project Procurement Plans Oct 2013

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Climate Resilience Sector Project Resettlement Frameworks Sep 2013
Climate Resilience Sector Project Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Sep 2013

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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