Project Name Mainstreaming Climate Change Risk Management in Development
Project Number 44168-012
Country Nepal
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7984-NEP: Mainstreaming Climate Change Risk Management in Development
Strategic Climate Fund US$ 7.16 million
TA 7984-NEP: Mainstreaming Climate Change Risk Management in Development (Supplementary)
Nordic Development Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Rural flood protection

Public sector management - Decentralization

Transport - Transport policies and institutional development

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description Nepal has recently completed or has ongoing activities in: (i) sensitization and building awareness of climate change impacts and risks at national and local levels and within vulnerable sectors and population groups; (ii) building climate monitoring and analytical capacity, including climate modeling and climate data/records; (iii) building adaptation planning capacity at national and local levels and within vulnerable sectors and vulnerable population groups; (iv) developing vulnerability and adaptation assessment and planning tools; and (v) preparing and implementing a Climate Change Policy (2011) and National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA, 2010). As part of the Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) planning and preparation process, an assessment of the capacity of stakeholders in Nepal to adapt to climate change was undertaken, and the TA will address the following issues identified: (i) climate change risk management is not institutionalized in government, academia, civil society or in vulnerable sectors, municipalities, districts or communities; (ii) no training, database, information or guidance exists on planning or constructing climate resilient development; and (iii) development planning in key sectors (especially water and physical planning) does not consider risks associated with climate change and there are no modalities to facilitate such transformational change in development planning. The TA will also provide support to the Government in managing the Nepal's SPCR for results. The three TA outputs will cover (i) integration of climate change risks into planning of infrastructure development projects, (ii) developing and applying knowledge management tools, and (iii) managing the SPCR and Nepal's climate change adaptation program for results.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA is needed so that (i) risk screening tools and methods are applied for projects in irrigation, flood protection, roads, water supply and sanitation, and urban development; (ii) 50% of approved projects are assessed for climate change risk; and (iii) a trained focal point is in charge of climate change risk management in government infrastructure agencies.
Impact Nepal has increased resilience to climate variability and climate change

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome The government''s infrastructure development programs and policies incorporate safeguards to address the effects of climate change
Progress Toward Outcome Significant progress has been achieved in meeting the outcomes
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Climate change risks are integrated into Nepal's development planning and implementation of development projects.

2. Knowledge management tools for climate change are developed and applied.

3. Outputs and lessons from the SPCR and other adaptation programs are managed for results and incorporated into Nepal's climate change programming.

4. Climate change responsive methodology for green growth developed (SREGG component)

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The TA, in close consultation with sector agencies has developed recomendations for policy and regulatory, insitutional, technical, and capacity building climate change reforms for six sectors (strategic road netwroks, local and rural roads, irrigation, urban planning, water induced disaster prevention, and water supply and sanitation)

Various communications and knowledge management activities have been implemented including (a) district training on climate change and community-based adaptation completed in over 60 districts; (b) integration of climate change into national curriculum for grades nin and ten and for six tertiary academic programs at three university; and (c) 36 climate change related research grants for Nepali researchers funded and close to completion. The TA has implemented a number of activities to disseminate information and share knowledge about the PPCR - a web site, bi monthly English and Nepali newsletters, a radio program, three TV episodes and contributions to ADB and CIF web sites and publications

The TA has established the foundations of a system to effectively coordinate the monitoring and evaluation efforts of the various climate change projects under MOPE's responsibility.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The scope of this technical assistance (TA) was developed through a series of discussions with the Ministry of Population and Environment (MOE), other Government agencies, and other stakeholders during preparation of Nepal's Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) in 2009 and 2010. The initial concept paper was prepared during the 2nd joint mission in November 2010. During the February 2011 joint mission, a 2-day workshop was held to identify the specific TA activities. The participants comprised representatives of various ministries, key departments, NGOs, academic institutes and Development Partners. The consultation process for the TA was led by MOPE. Achievements, gaps and upcoming activities on the National Adaptation Programme of Action NAPA, ADB's TA 7173: Strengthening Capacity for the Support to the National Planning Commission in Preparing a Climate Resilient Three Year Periodic Plan and the findings of SPCR assessment were presented to the participants. The participants then worked as groups to propose indicators, activities and human/financial resources required for the proposed TA. One-to-one consultations with key infrastructure departments were also held.
During Project Implementation TA activities will require intensive coordination among several Government ministries and line agencies. Appropriate mechanisms for inter-agency collaboration have been developed. As part of the PPCR process/reporting to CIF and specifically under output 3 of this TA, stakeholder consultations are conducted periodically.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services A firm specializing in climate risk management is providing the main consulting services. Various service providers are also engaged and supporting MOE manage the district training program, research, curriculum development, and web portal management. ADB engages all consultants and service providers in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Procurement ADB finances equipment for the TA activities in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. The equipment will become property of the government upon TA completion. The Ministry of Environment (MOE) procures the equipment.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Samarasekara, Vidhisha
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agricultural Development
Singha Durbar,
Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment
Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal


Concept Clearance 08 Aug 2011
Fact Finding 18 Aug 2011 to 25 Aug 2011
Approval 14 Dec 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 12 Aug 2016

TA 7984-NEP

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2011 01 Mar 2012 01 Mar 2012 31 Jan 2017 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 7,763,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 7,763,000.00 14 Dec 2011 5,024,517.73

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