Project Name
Strengthening Cooperation on Disaster Risk Management within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Project Number
Country / Economy
  • Regional
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
Project Status
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6853-REG: Strengthening Cooperation on Disaster Risk Management within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Source Amount
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 500,000.00
Government of Canada US$ 300,000.00
High Level Technology Fund US$ 500,000.00
TA 6853-REG: Strengthening Cooperation on Disaster Risk Management within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Source Amount
Government of Canada US$ 10,137.93
TA 6853-REG: Strengthening Cooperation on Disaster Risk Management within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Source Amount
Government of Canada US$ 163,844.89
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
  • OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
  • OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector
  • Public sector management / Public administration

Effective gender mainstreaming
The KSTA aims to support the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat and member states implement the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) Work Programme 2021-2025 by supporting increased cooperation and enhancing capacity on disaster risk management (DRM). The TA will contribute by (i) increasing regional cooperation on transboundary risks, (ii) introducing high-level technology for regional cooperation on transboundary risks, and (iii) advancing interregional cooperation through capacity building and knowledge exchange.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Southeast Asia has some of the world's most extensive transboundary disaster risk including droughts and floods in the Mekong Basin, earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions across the Ring of Fire, and tropical cyclones and storms along coastlines and islands. With the increasing levels of disaster risk, in part driven by the concentration of people and assets in hazard-exposed areas, environmental degradation, and climate change, it is critical that the region strengthens its cooperation and capacity to enhance regional public goods and reduce the social and economic impacts from transboundary disasters and emergencies.

Since 2009, ASEAN has led the region's efforts on DRM through AADMER, a legally binding agreement on regional cooperation in the field of disaster management and emergency response. Since coming into force, it has provided a framework for ASEAN to advance efforts to realize its vision to "build a region of disaster-resilient nations, mutually assisting and complementing one another, sharing a common bond in minimizing adverse effects of disasters in pursuit of safer communities and sustainable development." AADMER is operationalized through 5-year work programs, developed by the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM).

The first AADMER work program (2010-2015) put in place regional mechanisms for joint response and disaster risk reduction, including establishing wide-ranging partnerships. The second work program (2016-2020) focused on protecting development gains through eight priority programs covering risk assessment, disaster prevention and mitigation, disaster preparedness and emergency response, disaster recovery, and knowledge and innovation. The third and current work program (2021-2025) seeks to enhance and support ASEAN's disaster risk reduction and disaster management capabilities through five priority programs: (i) risk assessment and monitoring, (ii) prevention and mitigation, (iii) preparedness and response, (iv) resilient recovery, and (v) global leadership. Each priority program of the current work program is overseen under one of three ACDM working groups co-chaired by ASEAN member states.

In recognition of AADMER's increasing maturity over successive work programs, the scope and ambition of the current work program has expanded. It explicitly covers slow-onset hazards, such as drought, and seeks to play a more active role in transboundary issues at both the operational and normative levels. Further, the work program seeks to engage with regional organizations on DRM outside of ASEAN, including with the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), the Pacific Community (SPC), and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) to exchange knowledge and build mutually beneficial working relationships.

Targeted efforts to enhance knowledge on key DRM issues and building capacity of decision-makers, institutions, and systems can complement and inform ADB's operations in DMCs. The sustainability of this TA is premised on supporting agreed approaches within ASEAN by fostering an enabling environment for further investment at the DMC level.


ASEAN Member States' resilience to transboundary risks improved (ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response)

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

ASEAN's transboundary DRM capabilities enhanced

Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

Regional cooperation on understanding transboundary risks increased

High-level technology for regional cooperation on transboundary risks introduced

Interregional cooperation through capacity building and knowledge exchange advanced

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Cambodia - Nation-wide; Indonesia - Nation-wide; Lao People's Democratic Republic - Nation-wide; Malaysia - Nation-wide; Philippines - Nation-wide; Thailand - Nation-wide; Viet Nam - Nation-wide

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
ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. ADB will use quality- and cost-based selection (90:10) to select consulting firms and International Consultant Selection for individual consultants. The consulting firm will procure goods and services on digital technology solutions based on the systems review and requirements of the ASEAN Secretariat and selected DMCs.
Procurement will follow the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).


Responsible ADB Officer
Goldfinch, Steven
Responsible ADB Department
Climate Change and Sustainable Development Department
Responsible ADB Division
Climate Change, Resilience, and Environment Cluster (CCRE)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank


Concept Clearance
12 Aug 2021
Fact Finding
06 Dec 2021
Last Review Mission
Last PDS Update
06 Dec 2021


TA 6853-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Dec 2021 - 06 Dec 2021 30 Nov 2023 30 Nov 2024 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 973,982.82 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,473,982.82
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
27 Nov 2023 1,026,583.00
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