Project Name Sindh Coastal Resilience Sector Project
Project Number 54097-001
Country / Economy Pakistan
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Sindh Coastal Resilience Sector Project
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 65.00 million
Ordinary capital resources US$ 60.00 million
Operational Priorities OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Water-based natural resources management

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The Sindh Coastal Resilience Sector Project (SCRP) will support the development of a prosperous and resilient coastal region. Enhancing livelihood opportunities in the coastal region requires simultaneous improvement of the physical environment. SCRP will strengthen the building blocks of resilience: the underlying physical and non-physical elements that support the protection, improve health and food security, and enable sustainable development of the communities in the coastal areas.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Sindh province, particularly in the coastal area, faces its own unique pressures and challenges exacerbated by climate change. Conditions in the coastal area districts have seen significantly degraded by a confluence of environmental factors. The negative effects have been driven largely by reduced freshwater availability, water pollution upstream, and poor or uncontrolled development. These are now expected to be exacerbated further by rising temperatures, extreme weather events, and sea level rise under climate change. Reduced discharge below Kotri Barrage in recent decades and poor surface water drainage connectivity have reduced freshwater availability and sediment load on the coast, thereby enhancing natural subsidence and increasing saline intrusion, which in turn has caused a loss of agricultural production, vegetation, and land. Flooding is an acute risk in the region, including riverine floods, flash flooding, waterlogging, urban flooding, and storm surges, which are expected to increase in future under climate change.

Resilience of local communities against the adverse impacts of climate change enhanced.

Impacts of flood events to coastal communities minimized.


Risks of recurring damage to livelihoods, land, and freshwater from natural hazards and climate change in the coastal region reduced


Climate resilient integrated water resources, drainage, and flood risk management solutions developed

Nature-based solutions for coastal protection restored

Institutional and community capacity for strategic action planning strengthened

Geographical Location Sindh
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Rive, Nathan A.
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Agriculture, Food, Nature, and Rural Development Sector Office (SG-AFNR)
Executing Agencies
Planning & Development Department, Sindh
Concept Clearance 23 Oct 2023
Fact Finding 14 Oct 2024 to 25 Oct 2024
MRM 06 Dec 2024
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 23 Oct 2023
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