Viet Nam: Improving Payment for Forest Ecosystem Service Implementation

Sovereign Project | 47180-001 Status: Approved


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Project Name Improving Payment for Forest Ecosystem Service Implementation
Project Number 47180-001
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8592-VIE: Improving Payment for Forest Ecosystem Service Implementation
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Forestry

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Ecosystem service payments improve rural livelihoods and environmental quality in the 3 target provinces by 2020
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Ecosystem service values and payments assessed, collected, and disbursed following a consistent approach in the 3 target provinces by 2016.
Progress Toward Outcome No substantial outcome has appeared in the initial stages of the TA implementation from September to November 2014
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Economic evaluation of environmental services standardized at the provincial level

2. Mechanisms for PFES valuation, management and distribution piloted and institutionalized

3. National and provincial policymakers have the capacity to value ecosystem services and integrate them in economic development planning

4. Best practices and lessons learned captured and shared

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. The existing documentations on the studies and the pilot ativities are being reviewed to design the study for the development of the standardized methodologies of environment service assessment.

2. Issues/problems relating to develop gender sensitive regulatory framework were confirmed. Data/information were collected to develop the guidelines for improved PFES implementation.

3. Training need assessment (TNA) for capacity development of the government staffs is currently prepared. The questionnaires for TNA has been finalized by the experts.

4. Assessment of communication and knowledge management is currently prepared. Documentation of the TA activities using various media was proposed.

Issues/problems to be addressed in the TA were identified through collecting the updated data/information in CPMU and three target provinces. Draft Inception Report was prepared in the mid of November.

Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design In addition to formal reconnaissance and fact-finding mission meetings, the project consulted with both Viet Nam Forest Protection and Development Fund, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Institute of Strategy and Policy for Natural Resources and the Environment and the Biodiversity Conservation Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture (the implementing partners) through frequent face-to-face meetings and email during project design. Coordination with civil society development partner initiatives including but, not limited to: GIZ on PFES for aquaculture; the FORMIS project on forest data management, JAXA and JICA to promote the use of satellite data for forest monitoring; the World Bank's WAVES Program which is developing a road map for natural resource accounting at a national level; Viet Nam informal coordination group on PFES comprising ADB, CIFOR, Forest Trends, GIZ, IUCN, RCFEE, SNV, USAID, Winrock, World Bank and WWF Viet Nam (membership of this group is open to any academic, civil society or development organization with interest in PFES).
During Project Implementation ADB will circulate all milestone reports to the Forest Sector Support Partnership, the international development coordination body for the sector.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

The project consists of four distinct outputs, and supporting activities will be executed by a firm that will be under the quality- and cost-based selection process, with a quality cost ratio of 80:20. It is estimated that 10 person-months of international consultant services and 142 person-months of national consultant services will be required. Consultants will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time), and disbursements under the TA will be done in accordance with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time). The firm to be recruited will also be responsible for delivering training programs and procuring equipment.

The TA requires 10 person-months of international and 142 person-months of national consultant support.

Procurement Equipment such as forest patrol equipment (e.g., helmets, walking sticks, uniforms), monitoring equipment (e.g., binoculars, cameras), Geographic Information System data, software licenses, and office furniture will be procured under the consultants contract in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time). All equipment shall be turned over to Vietnam Forest Protection and Development Fund, Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment and Forest Protection and Development Fund upon TA completion.
Responsible ADB Officer Pham Quang Phuc
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Viet Nam Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Mr. Le Van Minh, Director General, ICD
Room 305 Building A15 10 Nugen Cong Hoan Street Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Concept Clearance 07 Jun 2013
Fact Finding 29 May 2013 to 04 Jun 2013
Approval 16 Dec 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 04 Nov 2015

TA 8592-VIE

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2013 05 Sep 2014 05 Sep 2014 30 Apr 2016 30 Sep 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,500,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,650,000.00 16 Dec 2013 302,354.99
Title Document Type Document Date
Improving Payment for Forest Ecosystem Service Implementation Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2013

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