Regional: Enhancing Readiness of ADB Developing Member Countries for Scaled Up Climate Finance

Sovereign Project | 47286-001

Summary

The TA will help 2-3 ADB DMCs to develop the capacity to identify priority investment projects which mitigate climate change and/or support adaptation to climate change, while creating sustainable development co-benefits, which may qualify for support through international climate finance mechanisms as Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions, Global Environment Facility, the Green Climate Fund, and other evolving mechanisms, MDB financing, and private sector finance. It will help DMCs to conceptualize appropriate financing strategies for these investments, and identify capacity gaps and barriers which impede the flow of climate finance.

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Project Name Enhancing Readiness of ADB Developing Member Countries for Scaled Up Climate Finance
Project Number 47286-001
Country Regional
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8606-REG: Enhancing Readiness of ADB Developing Member Countries for Scaled Up Climate Finance
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
TA: Enhancing Readiness of ADB Developing Member Countries for Scaled Up Climate Finance
Climate Change Fund US$ 250,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Public sector management - Economic affairs management - Public expenditure and fiscal management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description

The TA will help 2-3 ADB DMCs to develop the capacity to identify priority investment projects which mitigate climate change and/or support adaptation to climate change, while creating sustainable development co-benefits, which may qualify for support through international climate finance mechanisms as Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions, Global Environment Facility, the Green Climate Fund, and other evolving mechanisms, MDB financing, and private sector finance. It will help DMCs to conceptualize appropriate financing strategies for these investments, and identify capacity gaps and barriers which impede the flow of climate finance.

The TA is designed to complement similar ADB initiatives implemented in recent years, or which are currently under implementation. This includes the Climate Action South Asia TA that aims to improve South Asian DMC planning capacity to manage climate change, which the present TA could complement by working closely in delivering the common outputs such as resulting investment projects and knowledge products. This includes in particular the aspects related to international climate finance and mobilization of private sector investment.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed activities under the TA will help build the necessary capacity of DMCs to access financing which is critical for scaling up climate change actions on the ground.
Impact Greater flow of international climate finance to selected DMCs
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased awareness and enhanced capacity of selected DMCs in accessing international climate finance for low-carbon, climate resilient infrastructure projects, including through ADB
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Assessment of opportunities for new and scaled-up ADB climate finance operations

2. Country report for every DMC targeted in the TA (3-4) with the following key contents:

-A portfolio of 2-3 priority low-carbon, climate resilient infrastructure investment projects with the potential to access international climate finance and MDB financing, with private sector participation

-strategies and recommendations to (i) enhance participation in climate finance mechanisms; (ii) improve climate finance delivery systems and scale up private sector investments;(iii) address gaps in institutional or technical capacity

3. Organization of workshops to disseminate key findings of country studies

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The proposed TA design has been discussed informally with a range of DMC representatives bilaterally as well as at various regional and international forums. The TA concept has also been discussed informally in the context of ADB involvement with the Green Climate Fund, during which a number of DMCs have expressed interest in ADB assistance for identifying projects that could conceivably access the Green Climate Fund and in enhancing DMC readiness for up-scaled climate finance. ADB support to enhance DMC readiness has also been highlighted in conversations with possible donor countries, including the Republic of Korea.
During Project Implementation TA activities will be implemented in 3-4 DMCs.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

International consulting inputs- 20 person-months

1. Senior climate change specialist and team leader (13 person-months). The

consultant will have at least a master's degree in economics, environmental science, or a

related discipline, and 15 years of experience related to environment and climate change.

Knowledge of ADB and experience in Asia and the Pacific are highly desirable.

2. Senior finance specialist (2 person-months, intermittent). The consultant will have at

least a master's degree in finance, economics, business administration, or a related discipline,

and 15 years of experience related to private sector infrastructure investment in developing

countries. Knowledge of ADB private sector operations and experience in Asia and the Pacific

are highly desirable.

3. Climate change adaptation finance specialist (2 person-months, intermittent). The

consultant will have at least a master's degree in economics, environmental science, or a

related discipline, and 10 years of experience with climate adaptation issues in developing

countries. Knowledge of ADB operations and experience in Asia and the Pacific are highly

desirable.

4. Public policy and finance management specialist (3 person-months, intermittent).

The consultant will have at least a master's degree in economics, public finance management,

public policy, or a related discipline, and 10 years of experience with public finance

management issues in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific. Specific knowledge and

work experience in one or more of the targeted DMCs is highly desirable, as is knowledge of

climate finance. Knowledge of ADB operations is desirable.

National consulting inputs-40 person-months

1. Project coordinator (12 person-months, intermittent). The consultant will have at least

10 years of experience in project administration and at least a bachelor's degree in a related

discipline. Experience with ADB is highly desirable.

2. Climate policy and finance specialists (28 person-months, intermittent). National

consultants will be hired on a flexible basis through independent recruitment to support the team

leader in the implementation of activities in selected DMCs under outputs 2 and 3. National

consultants will be hired in each selected DMC. The consultants will have at least 10 years'

experience in climate policy and finance, working experience in the selected DMCs, relevant

sector expertise, including in sectors such as energy, transport, urban development, agriculture,

and water and sanitation, and a master's degree in a related discipline. Experience with ADB is

highly desirable.

Procurement

The TA will finance consulting services, workshops, and report preparation. Consulting

services totaling 60 person-months (20 international and 40 national) will be required. The TA

will initially engage five consultants: (i) senior climate change specialist and team leader (13

person-months, international); (ii) senior finance specialist (2 person-months, international); (iii)

climate change adaptation finance specialist (2 person-months, international); (iv) public policy

and finance management specialist (3 person-months, international); and (v) regional project

coordinator (12 person-months, national). Additionally, the costs for services of climate policy

and finance consultants (28 person-months, national) are also budgeted. The positions will be

recruited on a demand basis to respond flexibly to the outcome of discussions within ADB and

with DMCs and other stakeholders.

Consultants will be engaged on an individual basis following ADB's Guidelines on the

Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). Individual consultant selection is

proposed as the project is designed to respond to specific requests from regional departments

for advisory services and studies, which will be identified based on project selection criteria

during project implementation.

Responsible ADB Officer Michael Rattinger
Responsible ADB Department SDCC
Responsible ADB Division SDCD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 04 Dec 2013
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 20 Dec 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 09 Dec 2013

TA

Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 - 0.00

TA 8606-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Dec 2013 - 20 Dec 2013 31 Jan 2016 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 20 Dec 2013 153,212.72

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