China, People's Republic of: Establishing a Regional Knowledge Hub on Green Growth and Eco-Compensation

Sovereign Project | 47074-001 Status: Closed


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Project Name Establishing a Regional Knowledge Hub on Green Growth and Eco-Compensation
Project Number 47074-001
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8554-PRC: Establishing a Regional Knowledge Hub on Green Growth and Eco-Compensation
Multi-Donor Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility US$ 300,000.00
TA 8554-PRC: Establishing a Regional Knowledge Hub on Green Growth and Eco-Compensation (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 140,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Fishery - Forestry - Land-based natural resources management - Water-based natural resources management

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome TA implementation was completed on 31 December 2015. ADB, CAU, and NDRC agreed that many lessons were learned from TA implementation and the presentations and discussions during the international eco-compensation conference that contributed to improving the outcome of the TA. NDRC and CAU did not encounter any major challenges during TA implementation.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

All TA outputs were produced.

For Output 1: (i) The draft charter has been adopted by the TA steering committee after detailed review and feedback.

For Output 2: (i) The bilingual website on green growth and eco-compensation has been established and was launched during the opening session of the international eco-compensation conference.

For Output 3: A database on eco-compensation case studies has been compiled and is accessible on the knowledge hub website and integrated with mapping and searchable features.

For Output 4: The annual progress report on eco-compensation will be published electronically and made available on the knowledge hub website.

For Output 5: The international eco-compensation conference was held on 29-30 October 2015. Nearly 100 participants were present at the event. The conference was entitled, "Innovations in Eco-compensation beyond Public Financing". Resource persons were from ADB, PRC government, universities, private institutions, and other organizations.

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

The China Agricultural University (CAU) will be hired on a single source selection basis in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). CAU is the top natural resources management school in the PRC and is the best qualified to lead and implement an eco-compensation knowledge research and sharing in collaboration with NDRC. CAU is selected to host this knowledge hub for its (i) vision and leadership in green growth, particularly for resource efficiency and eco-compensation; (ii) focus on supporting social development and inclusive growth; (iii) experienced international and national specialists; (iii) experience on disseminating state-of-the-art eco-compensation knowledge; and (v) adequate human and financial resources. CAU also provides post-graduate (Master's and Ph.D.) program on eco-compensation for international students from Southeast Asia and Africa.

Single source selection method is chosen in consultation with ADB's Operations Services and Financial Management Department because CAU has exceptional qualifications and experience for the assignment, as it is the leading institution in the area of eco-compensation in the PRC and has the best experts to conduct and coordinate research on eco-compensation.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Alvin Lopez
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines


Concept Clearance 22 May 2013
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

TA 8554-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Dec 2013 08 Jan 2014 08 Jan 2014 30 Jun 2015 31 Dec 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
140,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 440,000.00 12 Dec 2013 378,326.43

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