Philippines: Emergency Assistance and Early Recovery for Poor Municipalities Affected by Typhoon Yolanda

Sovereign Project | 47338-001 Status: Active


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Project Name Emergency Assistance and Early Recovery for Poor Municipalities Affected by Typhoon Yolanda
Project Number 47338-001
Country Philippines
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9175-PHI: Emergency Assistance and Early Recovery for Poor Municipalities Affected by Typhoon Yolanda
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 20.00 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
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Plan International contracted for the construction of classrooms, livelihood initiatives and DRR capacity building. Delivery of expected outputs ongoing.

100 of the 113 subprojects under the JFPR Kalahi Cidss have funds downloaded.

Contract with IFRC ongoing and Phase 1 on the assessment has been completed. Procurement ongoing for the medical equipment.

Contract negotiations with Land Equity Inc. failed. Revising selection method from SSS to QCBS.

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects

The project interventions are rehabilitation of existing small scale irrigation canals, rural roads, school buildings, footbridges etc., so it is expected these considerations were already taken into account during prior construction as per national regulations. However, any implications on site selection will be reviewed and addressed so as not to impact any environmentally sensitive areas.

Due to small scale nature of rehabilitation activities , minimal impacts are expected on a site specific basis which can be easily mitigated with proper housekeeping.

These are small scale community-based operations, no heavy equipment or machineries are expected to be involved.

The project implementing agencies will review the aspects on risks and vulnerabilities related to occupational health and safety due to physical, chemical, biological, and radiological hazards during project construction and operation based on broader recovery efforts and provide safety precautions and equipment wherever and whenever a risk is found as part of broader recovery efforts.

The project will use non-toxic and non-hazardous materials and any disposal of toxic materials present in the sites will be disposed by project implementing agencies, and national and local government agencies as per existing regulations and as part of the broader recovery effort.

No explosive or toxic materials will be used; or if fuel etc. are used, that may be of such small quantities that will not cause any accident or potential explosion.

Solid waste or harzard wastes are not expected to be generated other than site specific debris which will be disposed as per the broader recovery effort.

The project activities is not expected to generate wastewater during construction or operation; but on the other hand, sanitation systems constructed are expected to mitigate these impacts during operation.

Involuntary Resettlement Not applicable.
Indigenous Peoples Not applicable.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The Project was discussed with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Embassy of Japan to inform them about it, ensure coordination, and discuss its suitability for JFPR funding. It received the full support of JICA and the Japanese Embassy in Manila. During project preparation, contacts were established (on a noncommittal basis) with various national NGOs and INGOs, private sector organizations, and other development partners. The Project was well received by all stakeholders consulted, and the support of the Government of Japan was seen as timely and appropriately designed. Several stakeholders specifically highlighted the opportunity to learn from the experience with tsunami recovery in Japan following the disaster in 2011.
During Project Implementation Component A1 follows the DSWD Kalahi CIDSS community driven development procedures

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

Given the need to mobilize consultants immediately, two international nongovernment organizations and one consultant firm will be recruited as implementing partners:

(i) Plan International for subcomponents 2 and 3 of component A;

(ii) the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) for component B; and

(iii) Land Equity International for subcomponent 1 of component C.

NEDA Regional Office 8 will also recruit a firm to conduct the third-party monitoring, and four individual consultants to work in the project monitoring unit. ADB will recruit four staff to work in the grant supervising unit.

Procurement All procurement and recruitment activities under the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) grant will be conducted in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time) and Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). Because of the emergency nature of the grant, and the need for immediate mobilization of consultants, NEDA is requesting ADB to select the consultants. For components A and C, the implementing agencies will negotiate and sign the contract. For component B, the government requested ADB, on an exceptional basis, to select, negotiate and sign a contract, and recruit an international nongovernment organization (i.e., sign the contract); the disbursement for component B will generally be done in accordance with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time). The consultants are expected to procure the necessary equipment in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. For the emergency operation, retroactive financing up to 30% is permitted. This may be needed for all outputs. Eligible expenses must have been incurred and paid for after 10 November 2013. The government has requested advance contracting for all components. The DSWD will implement subcomponent A.1 and will provide counterpart staff and related costs.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Su Chin Teoh
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Philippines Country Office
Executing Agencies
Department of Finance
DOF Building
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex
Roxas Blvd., Manila, Philippines


Concept Clearance 05 Dec 2013
Fact Finding 13 Nov 2013 to 15 Nov 2013
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Grant 9175-PHI

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2013 12 Mar 2014 12 Mar 2014 30 Jun 2016 30 Jun 2017 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 20.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 13 Dec 2013 0.00 17.87 89%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 20.00 13 Dec 2013 0.00 10.45 52%

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