Project Name Integrated Framework for Cost-Effective Disaster Risk Management
Project Number 54447-001
Country / Economy China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6748-PRC: Integrated Framework for Cost-Effective Disaster Risk Management
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.04 million
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 320,000.00
TA 6748-PRC: Integrated Framework for Cost-Effective Disaster Risk Management (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 200,000.00
Operational Priorities OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP4: Making cities more livable
OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Rural flood protection

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

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will provide policy recommendations and technical guidance for disaster risk management (DRM) based on natural hazard characteristics, exposure, and physical and socioeconomic vulnerabilities. Specifically, the TA will develop frameworks, build capacity, provide technical guidance, and define cost-effective options for DRM in the People's Republic of China (PRC). The TA will foster regional partnerships among the PRC and neighboring countries on improving disaster preparedness and resilience.

The TA is included in the indicative country operations business plan for the PRC, 2021-2023. The TA is aligned with the country partnership strategy for the PRC, 2021-2025 (strategic priority 2) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and supports all seven operational priorities of ADB's Strategy 2030.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA will build on the government's efforts and partner with four executing agencies. The TA will (i) improve the understanding of disaster risk in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (GZAR); (ii) develop solutions for disaster resilience strengthening, including (a) recommendations and measures to reduce disaster risk in GZAR; (b) an flood storage and detention area model customized to local socioeconomic development and climate change; and (c) resilient city development, including urban planning, construction, and management, with a focus on smart technologies, operation, and financing; (iii) conduct research on rapid action teams for flood and typhoon response in Fujian Province; and (iv) foster regional collaboration on investment in resilience. The TA will cover a wide geographic area encompassing provinces and cities at various levels of economic development, which provide a basis to assess the cost-effectiveness of various options for investment in resilience. The TA will foster institutional coordination among the four implementing agencies, strengthening institutional cooperation and disaster risk governance. The TA will generate regional public goods by promoting knowledge and experience sharing among the PRC and selected disaster-prone countries, and by establishing bilateral and multilateral frameworks to promote investment in resilience, supported by the Greater Mekong Subregion Urban Development Strategic Framework, 2015-2022 and the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation 2030 Strategic Framework.

Disaster risk prevention and mitigation improved

International cooperation and global partnership for disaster risk reduction strengthened

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Readiness to invest in disaster risk reduction improved

Progress Toward Outcome TA implementation activities are ongoing and on track. Seven missions were fielded: inception mission (Sep 2021), consultation missions (Sep 2021, May 2022), midterm review (Aug 2022), review missions (Feb 2022, Jun 2022, Feb/Mar 2023). The final TA workshop is being organized and will take place in Guangxi, Nanning on 3-8 Dec 2023.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Disaster risk identification and assessment improved

Solutions to strengthen disaster resilience proposed

Research on rapid action teams for flood and typhoon response produced

Regional collaboration on investing in disaster resilience promoted

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) A consulting firm and an individual consultant were engaged to carry out TA implementation. A high-level inception workshop was held on 16 Sep 2021. The consulting firm has submitted an inception report and an FSDA model report for output 2b, both of which were accepted by ADB. On 25 July 2022, ADB approved a $200,000 increase in TA amount, minor change in implementation arrangements, and extension of completion date up to 30 June 2024. The fund increase will be used to finance the inclusion of the "Study on Countermeasures for Flood Control in Disaster Reduction Comprehensive Management of Small Watershed in the Karst Areas in Southern PRC."
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During project design, the TA team held close consultation with the executing agencies and signed MOU on the draft TA report.
During Project Implementation During project implementation, the TA team will maintain close consultation with the executing agencies and ensure cross-agency coordination.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated procurement staff instructions
Responsible ADB Officer Chen, Jinqiang
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Water and Urban Development Sector Office (SG-WUD)
Executing Agencies
Guangxi Development and Reform Commission
Guangxi Finance Department
Ministry of Emergency Management
Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development
Ministry of Water Resources
Concept Clearance 12 May 2021
Fact Finding 06 Apr 2021 to 16 Apr 2021
Approval 15 Jul 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 18 Sep 2023

TA 6748-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Jul 2021 06 Aug 2021 06 Aug 2021 30 Jun 2023 30 Jun 2024 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,560,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,560,000.00 16 Sep 2023 702,106.52
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