The TA is helping accelerate progress in achieving the Water Financing Program targeted outcomes by enabling DMCs to prioritize water in their development agenda and induce higher water investments, undertake urgent capacity development interventions and implement necessary reform measures.
|Project Name||Knowledge and Innovation Support for ADB's Water Financing Program|
|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 / Water-based natural resources management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The TA is helping accelerate progress in achieving the Water Financing Program targeted outcomes by enabling DMCs to prioritize water in their development agenda and induce higher water investments, undertake urgent capacity development interventions and implement necessary reform measures.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The TA serves as a fund channeling mechanism for the implementation of the Water Financing Program in various ADB DMCs through (i) direct project support during preparation and implementation, including support to pilot and demonstration activities (PDAs), (ii) increased water knowledge base, and (iii) sustained knowledge partnerships and regional cooperation.|
|Impact||Developing member countries (DMCs) implement water policy reform, increase capacity development, and invest more in water.|
|Description of Outcome||Increased demand for ADB investment products and services|
|Progress Toward Outcome||-|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Pilot and Demonstration Activities (PDAs)
Knowledge Products and Services
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
61 PDAs financed to date of which 32 (52%) have provided direct project support including replication and scaling up.
Close to 50 project development support has been provided through expanded access to experts for improved design and implementation of projects, including support to policy and investment dialogues, and support in developing communication plans for enhanced stakeholder engagement
Supported the establishment of high level Water Advisory Group composed of eminent experts and practitioners to provide expert strategic advice on ADB's water agenda
Major research and analytical work:
- Asian Water Development Outlook 2013 and 2016 (the 2020 edition is now under preparation) - Asia Water Futures and Solutions Study - Country Water Assessments - Water Accounting and Productivity - Guidance Notes for ADB Staff - Various KPs on priority issues and topics, i.e. water-food-energy nexus, flood management, etc.
The RETA has also supported RDs in producing more than 30 knowledge products.
Internal knowledge sharing sessions and blue bag seminars (for external partners) conducted monthly, distinguished water leaders sessions sustained
16 in-country dialogues conducted to date covering policy, sector assessment, and pipeline development
Has maintained active involvement in Stockholm World Water Week (annually), World Water Forum (every three years), Singapore International Water Week (every two years), World Water Congress/World Development Congress (annually), World Irrigation Forum (every three years), International River Symposium (annually), Asia-Pacific Water Summit (every three years), Fecal Sludge Management Conference (every two years)
Has convened Asia Water Week (now Asia Water Forum), Asian Irrigation Forum and Asia Sanitation Dialogue alternately every 3 years since 2009 as ADB's flagship water events
Has supported 32 twinning partnerships to date of which 20 have been completed, 5 are on-going and 7 are about to commence.
Has forged cooperation with knowledge partners and centers of excellence such as IHE Delft, International Water Management Institute, International WaterCentre, Food and Agriculture Organization, Asian Institute of Technology, International Food Policy Research Institute, among others and has actively supported the Asia-Pacific Water Forum and its related initiatives.
Based on the new guidelines on knowledge partnership, affiliation and cooperation arrangement, the following have been approved to date: (i) cooperation arrangements with Australia Water Partnership and Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-water), and (ii) knowledge partnership and affiliation with Toilet Board Coalition.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The RETA requires international and national experts (both individual and consulting firms) for a wide range of areas such as water supply delivery, sanitation and wastewater management, irrigation productivity and drainage services, water resources management, integrated urban and rural flood management, climate change, and disaster risk management, knowledge management|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Panella, Thomas|
|Responsible ADB Department||Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||SDSC-WAT|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||16 Sep 2008|
|Fact Finding||10 Mar 2008 to 24 Mar 2008|
|Approval||03 Nov 2008|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||18 Sep 2008|
|Last PDS Update||29 Mar 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|03 Nov 2008||-||03 Nov 2008||30 Nov 2010||31 Dec 2020||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|200,000.00||27,989,882.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||27,689,882.00||03 Nov 2008||24,254,274.46|
Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program. Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.
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The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Knowledge and Innovation Support for ADB's Water Financing Program||TA Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements||Oct 2011|
|Knowledge and Innovation Support for ADB's Water Financing Program||Technical Assistance Reports||Nov 2008|
Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.
None currently available.
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
None currently available.
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Optimization of Canal Management Based on Irrigation Performance Analysis Using Satellite Measurements||Papers and Briefs||Jan 2021|
|Making Urban Sanitation More Inclusive in Papua New Guinea||Brochures and Flyers||Dec 2020|
|Asian Water Development Outlook 2020: Advancing Water Security across Asia and the Pacific||Reports||Dec 2020|
|From Toilets to Rivers: Experiences, New Opportunities, and Innovative Solutions||Reports||Mar 2014|
|Thinking about Water Differently: Managing the Water-Food-Energy Nexus||Reports||Sep 2013|
The Access to Information Policy (AIP) establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced in its operations to facilitate stakeholder participation in ADB's decision-making. For more information, refer to the Safeguard Policy Statement, Operations Manual F1, and Operations Manual L3.
Requests for information may also be directed to the InfoUnit.
Partnership Program Enhances Capacity of Mongolia's Water UtilitiesBy pairing Mongolia's water utilities with their counterparts in the US, an ADB-led program strengthened technical capacity of local operators and raised community engagement.
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Regional TA||Technical Assistance 6498||22 Jan 2019||Stichting IHE Delft (NETHERLANDS) in association with INTERNATIONAL WATER MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE ()||Westvest 7 Delft 2601 DA Netherlands||Asian Development Bank||Consulting Services||949,849.00||—|
|Regional TA||Technical Assistance 6498||06 Jan 2016||Haskoningdhv Nederland BV (Netherlands) in Association with Deltares (Netherlands)||Laan 1914, No.35 3818 EX 3800 BC Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands||Asian Development Bank||291,804.00||—|
|Regional TA||Technical Assistance 6498||30 Jun 2015||Deltares (Netherlands) in association with RMSI Private Limited (India)||Rotterdamseweg 185 2629 HD, Delft, Netherlands||Asian Development Bank||188,798.00||—|
|Regional TA||Technical Assistance 6498||11 Feb 2015||International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Austria)||Schlossplatz 1 2361, Laxenburg, Austria||Asian Development Bank||347,575.00||—|
|Regional TA||Technical Assistance 6498||20 Jan 2015||International Water Management Institute (Sri Lanka)||127 Sunil Mawatha Pelawatte Battaramulla, Sri Lanka||Asian Development Bank||100,000.00||—|
None currently available.