Regional: Implementation of the Strategic Program for Climate Resilience: Pacific Region

Sovereign Project | 46449-001 Status: Active


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Project Name Implementation of the Strategic Program for Climate Resilience: Pacific Region
Project Number 46449-001
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8360-REG: Implementation of the Strategic Program for Climate Resilience: Pacific Region
Strategic Climate Fund US$ 3.69 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development

Finance - Infrastructure finance and investment funds

Transport - Transport policies and institutional development

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

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Output 1: Mainstreaming climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) into national policies and plans. Three mainstreaming tools have been developed and tailored for FSM and Tuvalu, the two Pacific DMCs that have been selected as pilot countries for Output 1: (i) cost-benefit analysis (CBA); (ii) monitoring and evaluation (M&E); and (iii) central agency appraisal checklist (CAAC). Training and capacity building workshops have been conducted for both pilot countries on the use and application of the tools, with a particular focus on CCA and DRR.

Output 2: Building and supporting the DMC's capacity to respond to climate change risks. The Regional Technical Support Mechanism (RTSM), aimed to help DMCs better respond to climate change impacts, was established in July 2014. The RTSM operating manual was approved in March 2015. In December 2015, three TA requests had been approved and implemented, one for FSM and two for Tonga. Seven more requests for RTSM assistance are in the 2016 pipeline. The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP), engaged by ADB to manage the TA, has continuously been promoting the RTSM to generate technical assistance requests from the Pacific DMCs. An invitation to register as a RTSM expert was posted in the SPREP website in August 2015.

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Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The Pacific Regional SPCR proposal was jointly prepared by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the CROP agencies through a broad-based consultative process, including meetings with PPCR pilot countries in the Pacific region and other Pacific developing member countries (DMCs) and various studies under PPCR Phase 1 with technical support from the ADB.
During Project Implementation The two pilot countries for mainstreaming activities were selected based on criteria jointly agreed by the CROP agencies and the participating MDBs. A participatory review of existing subnational planning processes, policies, and legislation, involving key stakeholders from government, relevant nongovernment organizations (NGOs), priority sectors, and local communities including women and youth, will identify best practices on CCA/DRR mainstreaming. A participatory assessment of key CCA/DRR issues and challenges will also be conducted. Capacity building on CCA/DRR mainstreaming will be conducted for community leaders in the public and private sectors. In collaboration with the Pacific Gender Climate Coalition, CCA/DRR policies and plans will be analyzed and, if necessary, revised to become more gender sensitive.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Hanna Uusimaa
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines


Concept Clearance 21 Dec 2012
Fact Finding 12 Nov 2012 to 16 Nov 2012
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

TA 8360-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Apr 2013 - 25 Apr 2013 31 May 2016 01 Sep 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 3,691,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,691,000.00 25 Apr 2013 1,866,085.35

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