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Regional: Knowledge and Innovation Support for ADB's Water Financing Program

Sovereign (Public) Project | 42384-012 Status: Active

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 Details

Project Officer
Thomas Robert Panella SDSC Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Knowledge and Innovation Support for ADB's Water Financing Program
Project Number 42384-012
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6498-REG: Knowledge and Innovation Support for ADB's Water Financing Program
Multi-Donor Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.20 million
ATF - Netherlands TA Grant US$ 800,000.00
TA 6498-REG: Knowledge and Innovation Support for ADB's Water Financing Program (Supplementary)
Multi-Donor Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.20 million
ATF - Netherlands TA Grant US$ 300,000.00
TA 6498-REG: Knowledge and Innovation Support for ADB's Water Financing Program (Supplementary)
Multi-Donor Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.50 million
TA 6498-REG: Knowledge and Innovation Support for ADB's Water Financing Program (Supplementary)
Multi-Donor Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.50 million
ATF - Netherlands TA Grant US$ 5.00 million
TA 6498-REG: Knowledge and Innovation Support for ADB's Water Financing Program (Supplementary)
Government of Australia US$ 444,882.00
TA 6498-REG: Knowledge and Innovation Support for ADB's Water Financing Program (Supplementary)
Multi-Donor Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.00 million
TA 6498-REG: Knowledge and Innovation Support for ADB's Water Financing Program (2nd Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 100,000.00
TA 6498-REG: Knowledge and Innovation Support for ADB's Water Financing Program (Supplementary)
Multi-Donor Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.50 million
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation US$ 2.00 million
ATF - Netherlands TA Grant US$ 10.00 million
TA 6498-REG: Knowledge and Innovation Support for ADB's Water Financing Program (2nd Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 100,000.00
TA 6498-REG: Knowledge and Innovation Support for ADB's Water Financing Program (Supplementary)
ATF - Netherlands TA Grant US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
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.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased demand for ADB investment products and services
Progress Toward Outcome -
Implementation Progress
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.

Geographical Location Regional
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 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 Thomas Robert Panella
Responsible ADB Department SDSC
Responsible ADB Division SDSC-WAT
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 16 Sep 2008
Fact Finding 10 Mar 2008 to 24 Mar 2008
MRM -
Approval 03 Nov 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 18 Sep 2008
Last PDS Update 29 Mar 2019

TA 6498-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Nov 2008 - 03 Nov 2008 30 Nov 2010 31 Dec 2020 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
200,000.00 27,444,882.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 27,644,882.00 03 Nov 2008 22,218,687.31

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.

The Access to Information Policy (AIP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.

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.


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.

Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Knowledge and Innovation Support for ADB's Water Financing Program - Water Stewardship Program Individual - Consulting Closed 30 May 2019 12 Jun 2019
International Water Utility Operations Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Mar 2019 26 Mar 2019
Knowledge and Innovation Support for ADB's Water Financing Program - Water Sector Group Events Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Mar 2019 28 Mar 2019
AWDO 2020 - Development of Key Dimension 1 (KD1) Rural Household Water Security Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Mar 2019 21 Mar 2019
River Basin Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Mar 2019 18 Mar 2019
Irrigation Modernization Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Mar 2019 18 Mar 2019
AWDO 2020 - Development of Key Dimension 1 (KD1) Rural Household Water Security Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Feb 2019 20 Mar 2019
AWDO 2020 - Development of Key Dimension (KD2) Economic Water Security Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Feb 2019 10 Feb 2019
AWDO 2020 - Development of Key Dimension (KD2) Economic Water Security Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Feb 2019 15 Feb 2019
Knowledge and Innovation Support for ADB's Water Financing Program - Water Utility Organizational Development Specialist (Fiji, Georgia, Nepal, the Philippines and PRC) Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Feb 2019 07 Feb 2019
Knowledge and Innovation Support for ADB's Water Financing Program - Nonrevenue Water Management Specialist (Fiji, Georgia, Nepal, the Philippines and PRC) Individual - Consulting Closed 31 Jan 2019 06 Feb 2019
National Water Expert—Drone Technologies Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Jan 2019 29 Jan 2019
Knowledge and Innovation Support for ADB's Water Financing Program - Strategic Knowledge Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Jan 2019 28 Jan 2019
International Water Expert—Drone Technologies Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Jan 2019 21 Jan 2019
Irrigation/Water Resources Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Nov 2018 25 Nov 2018
Knowledge and Innovation Support for ADB's Water Financing Program - Water Security Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Nov 2018 18 Nov 2018
Knowledge and Innovation Support for ADB's Water Financing Program - Water Strategy and Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Aug 2018 27 Aug 2018
Developing Investment Pipeline for Irrigated Agriculture in Sindh Pakistan Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Aug 2018 10 Aug 2018
Knowledge and Innovation Support for ADB's Water Financing Program - Sanitation Governance Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Jun 2018 27 Jun 2018
Knowledge and Innovation Support for ADB's Water Financing Program - GIS Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Apr 2018 06 May 2018
Knowledge and Innovation Support for ADB's Water Financing Program - Capacity Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Feb 2018 06 Mar 2018
Knowledge and Innovation Support for ADB's Water Financing Program - Asia Water Forum 2018 Lead Events Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Feb 2018 25 Feb 2018
Knowledge and Innovation Support for ADB's Water Financing Program - Water Stewardship Program Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Feb 2018 09 Feb 2018
Knowledge and Innovation Support for ADB's Water Financing Program - Project Coordinator for WOPs Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Sep 2017 10 Oct 2017
National Water Resources Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Aug 2017 16 Aug 2017
Water Resources Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Aug 2017 16 Aug 2017
Knowledge and Innovation Support for ADB's Water Financing Program - Water Utility Energy Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Aug 2017 16 Aug 2017
Knowledge and Innovation Support for ADB's Water Financing Program - Water Resource Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Jul 2017 20 Jul 2017
Pilot and Demonstration Activity - Gender Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Jul 2017 14 Jul 2017
Water Productivity Study Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Jun 2017 05 Jul 2017

Contracts Awarded

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 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

Procurement Plan

None currently available.