Implementation of the RETA will accord with ADB_s Approach to Engaging with Weakly Performing Countries (now called Fragile Situations). Currently, most fragile situations in the Asia Pacific region are small Pacific island states, thus, RETA activities in the Pacific are aligned with ADB_s Pacific Approach.
|Project Name||Supporting ADB's Engagement in Fragile Situations|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Public sector management / Economic affairs management - Public administration
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Implementation of the RETA will accord with ADB_s Approach to Engaging with Weakly Performing Countries (now called Fragile Situations). Currently, most fragile situations in the Asia Pacific region are small Pacific island states, thus, RETA activities in the Pacific are aligned with ADB_s Pacific Approach.|
|Impact||Differentiated operational approaches to situations of fragility or post-conflict integrated into the ADB mainstream|
|Description of Outcome||Strengthened in-house capacity to apply elements of ADB's approach to engaging with countries in fragile situations|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Implementation of TA activities are completed.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Elements of ADB's approach piloted in operations (through country initiatives)
ADB's field presence augmented in selected small, fragile, and conflict-affected countries (through country initiatives)
In-house network and resource center established
Final publication with ADB's engagement experiences delivered
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Outputs 1. Six country initiatives were implemented: (i) conflict-sensitive analysis in Nepal, (ii) establishment of development coordination office in Vanuatu,
(iii) political economy analysis in Papua New Guinea, (iv) fragility assessment in the Republic of Fiji, (v) fragility assessment in Kiribati, and (vi) fragility assessment in Papua New Guinea.
Output 2. Eighteen projects were analyzed, five projects updated, and two projects monitored in Nepal using the peacebuilding tool. The presence of a development coordination office in Vanuatu fostered a shared understanding with the government on development issues, facilitated ADB's technical assistance projects in the country (including support to executing and implementing agencies), and increased ADB's harmonization with other development partners.
Output 3. Based on google analytics, a total of 333 persons visited the FCAS resource center within the last 3 years (2010-2012). After the revamp and redesigning of the FCAS sites in July 2012, more than 100 ADB knowledge documents on FCAS were uploaded in the FCAS Resource Center and more than 400 external knowledge documents on FCAS were uploaded in the FCAS network (at time of reporting). The FCAS network has 286 members (at time of reporting).
Output 4. Eleven knowledge products were published under the RETA:
Three knowledge products were already published: (i) A Peacebuilding Tool for a Conflict-Sensitive Approach to Development: A pilot initiative in Nepal, (ii) Handle with Care: Impact Stories from Fragile Situations, (iii) In Focus: Fragile Situations
Five knowledge products are published: (i) Working Differently in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations: The ADB Experience, (ii) Pilot Fragility Assessment of Informal Urban Settlement in Kiribati, (iii) Pilot Fragility Assessment of Informal Urban Settlement in the Republic of Fiji, (iv) Pilot Fragility Assessment of Informal Urban Settlement in Papua New Guinea, and (v) The Role of Women in Nepal's Peace Process
Three progress reports on ADB's engagement in FCAS were produced for the ADF donors: (i) for the Asian Development Fund X midterm review meeting held in October 2010, (ii) for the Asian Development Fund XI replenishment meeting held in September 2011, and (iii) for the ADB Informal Board Seminar to be held in November 2012.
Four short videos were produced to be incorporated in the FCAS e-learning module. Twenty nine FCAS-related documents and knowledge products have been disseminated to ADB staff and development partners to raise awareness on FCAS issues.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Consultation started within ADB at the concept preparation stage, involving RDs/RMs and other concerned departments. Further consultations and needs analysis will be conducted during fact-finding through field visits in a sample of resident missions and executing agencies in selected countries.|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||A RETA coordinator / fragile states expert will be engaged to assist RDs/RMs develop initiatives and identify needs for services. Local consultants will be engaged to implement country initiatives. Consultant services will be required to launch and maintain resource center and staff network.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Safran, Patrick|
|Responsible ADB Department||Pacific Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban, Social Development & Public Management Division, PARD|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||17 Nov 2008|
|Fact Finding||22 Jan 2009 to 29 Jan 2009|
|Approval||14 Apr 2009|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||06 Jan 2009|
|Last PDS Update||19 Sep 2013|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|14 Apr 2009||-||14 Apr 2009||31 Dec 2011||30 Sep 2013||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|750,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||750,000.00||14 Apr 2009||597,059.90|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Fragility Assessment of an Informal Urban Settlement in Papua New Guinea||Papers and Briefs||Aug 2013|
|The Role of Women in Peacebuilding in Nepal||Papers and Briefs||May 2013|
|Pilot Fragility Assessment of an Informal Urban Settlement in Fiji||Papers and Briefs||Mar 2013|
|Engagement in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations: Pilot Fragility Assessment of an Informal Urban Settlement in Kiribati||Papers and Briefs||Jan 2013|
|A Peacebuilding Tool for a Conflict-Sensitive Approach to Development: A Pilot Initiative in Nepal||Reports||Mar 2012|
|Handle with Care: Impact Stories from Fragile Situations||Brochures and Flyers||Nov 2010|
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