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Regional: Establishment of the Pacific Infrastructure Advisory Center

Sovereign (Public) Project | 42499-012 Status: Closed

ADB has joined a recently-formed partnership with AusAID, NZAID, and the World Bank to create a Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF) for coordination and finance of technical assistance and investments. Two of the three strategic objectives of the Pacific Strategy include key results areas related to infrastructure provision: (i) enhancing the supply of quality basic social services through increased resources and capacity to deliver; and (ii) supporting a conducive environment for the private sector through improved provision, operation, maintenance, and regulation of infrastructure. The third strategic objective of promoting effective development processes specifies enhanced development partner coordination and harmonization as a key result area.

Project Details

Project Officer
Muramoto, Shigehiko Pacific Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Establishment of the Pacific Infrastructure Advisory Center
Project Number 42499-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6522-REG: Establishment of the Pacific Infrastructure Advisory Center
Government of Australia US$ 1.80 million
Government of Australia US$ 1.05 million
TA 6522-REG: Establishment of the Pacific Infrastructure Advisory Center (Supplementary)
Government of Australia US$ 1.18 million
TA 6522-REG: Establishment of the Pacific Infrastructure Advisory Center (supplementary)
Government of Australia US$ 1.50 million
TA 6522-REG: Establishment of the Pacific Infrastructure Advisory Center
Government of Australia US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB has joined a recently-formed partnership with AusAID, NZAID, and the World Bank to create a Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF) for coordination and finance of technical assistance and investments. Two of the three strategic objectives of the Pacific Strategy include key results areas related to infrastructure provision: (i) enhancing the supply of quality basic social services through increased resources and capacity to deliver; and (ii) supporting a conducive environment for the private sector through improved provision, operation, maintenance, and regulation of infrastructure. The third strategic objective of promoting effective development processes specifies enhanced development partner coordination and harmonization as a key result area. Establishment of a Pacific Infrastructure Advisory Center (PIAC) to coordinate technical assistance (TA), provide policy advice, and support capacity development to develop and implement PRIF-funded interventions will address all three strategic objectives.
Impact PICs will plan and implement appropriate and sustainable infrastructure and services that support achievement of national development goals.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome High-quality strategies, policies, regulations, and project designs suitable for future coordinated and harmonized assistance by PRIF partner agencies and other stakeholders for loans, grants, and private sector participation
Progress Toward Outcome

Ongoing.

TA improved sector plans linked to capital and recurrent budgets in Tonga, Samoa, and Nauru and has been developing the plans in Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

TA strengthened regulatory and operational capacity especially in Solomon Islands.

PRIF partner agencies have been holding a number of meetings of Infrastructure Working Group (IWG) and Senior Management Team (SMT) to jointly review progress of activities under the TA.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Establishment of the PIAC

Analytical studies

Policy advice for improvement of infrastructure sector frameworks

Short-term technical advice and support

Preparation of TA and investment proposals

Development of a coordination network and plan between development partners and governments

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

All staff (Manager, Deputy Manager, Operations Officer) have been engaged and mobilized.

Contracts of the consultants for the Pacific Infrastructure Advisory Center (PIAC) have been extended until 30 September 2012 to continue activities under the TA until the management unit is established and ready to take on these tasks.

Geographical Location Regional
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design PRIF partner agencies discussed goal, purpose and objectives, and governance and administration arrangements to develop project design while taking into account Pacific Islands Countries (PICs)' needs.
During Project Implementation

PRIF partner agencies hold periodical IWG and SMT meetings to undertake joint analysis for planning agreed assistance programs.

If there is a request for PRIF assistance from PICs, PIAC consults with governments, coordinates technical assistance, provides policy advice, and supports capacity development to develop and implement PRIF-funded interventions. The implementation of the technical assistance and interventions will be determined by PRIF partner agencies.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

In 2009, ADB recruited a core team of two international consultants (up to 36 person-months) and two national consultants (up to 36 person-months) to support the initial identification, procurement and mobilization of the technical assistance.

ADB will recruit international consultants (up to 187 person-months) and national consultants (up to 202 person-months), including the core PIAC team, by 30 September 2012.

Responsible ADB Officer Muramoto, Shigehiko
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Robert Guild
[email protected]
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Dec 2008
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 08 Jan 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 12 Dec 2008
Last PDS Update 21 Dec 2011

TA 6522-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Jan 2009 - 08 Jan 2009 30 Jun 2010 31 Dec 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 7,028,000.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 7,628,000.00 08 Jan 2009 6,163,914.26

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