The goal of the technical assistance (TA) is to promote sustainable and equitable development in the GMS region. The purpose is to enhance the development potential, performance and impact of the GMS Economic Cooperation Program.
|Project Name||Core Environment Program and Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Initiative in the Greater Mekong Subregion|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Land-based natural resources management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The goal of the technical assistance (TA) is to promote sustainable and equitable development in the GMS region. The purpose is to enhance the development potential, performance and impact of the GMS Economic Cooperation Program.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The RETA supports the long-term strategy towards regional cooperation and integration by strengthening sustainable management of natural resources in the GMS as a means to achieving greater economic growth.|
|Impact||Prosperity in the Greater Mekong Subregion, based on equity and sustainable development|
|Description of Outcome||
Sound environmental management systems and operation capacity for enhancing the development potential, performance, and impact of the GMS Economic Cooperation Program
Phase I (2006-2008) Updated and upgraded GMS hydropower, roads, and tourism strategies that are environmentally sound and economically efficient, and effective implementation of sustainable management plans for five biodiversity conservation corridors
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Economic corridors and sector environmental assessments
Environmental performance assessments (EPAs) institutionalized and integrated, and sustainable development planning initiated
Regional environmental management capacity development and institutionalization
Program development, delivery, and sustainable financing
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The Project will require 256 person-months (pm) of international consultants, 144 pm of national consultants, and 180 pm of GMS country specialists seconded to the Environment Operations Center. The international consultants will be engaged individually by ADB in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for the Use of Consultants and Its Borrowers, and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB. The services of the following consultants will be required (i) Chief of Operations who will be responsible for overall implementation of the Project; (ii) Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Initiative unit leader; and (iii) environmental performance assessment unit leader; (iv) Program Development and Management Specialist; (v) Biodiversity Corridors Specialist; (vi) Program and Portfolio Specialist; (vii) Outreach Specialist; (viii) Financial Accounting and Management Specialist; (ix) Information and Knowledge Management Specialist; (x) GIS Specialist; and (xi) Project Implementation Analyst.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Ranawana, Sanath|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD|
Asian Development Bank
Javed Hussain Mir
|Concept Clearance||15 Dec 2015|
|Fact Finding||06 Sep 2005 to 07 Sep 2005|
|Approval||16 Dec 2005|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||13 Mar 2008|
|Last PDS Update||15 Sep 2010|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|16 Dec 2005||-||16 Dec 2005||31 Dec 2008||31 Jan 2016||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|2,680,000.00||31,036,080.00||600,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||34,316,080.00||16 Dec 2005||28,694,680.79|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Core Environment Program and Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Initiative in the Greater Mekong Subregion: Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Jun 2016|
|Valuation of Some Environmental Costs within the GMS Energy Strategy||Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA||May 2008|
|Core Environment Program and Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Initiative in the Greater Mekong Subregion (Supplementary)||TA Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements||Dec 2007|
|Core Environment Program and Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Initiative in the Greater Mekong Subregion||Technical Assistance Reports||Nov 2005|
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