To address Asian urban infrastructure development and financing needs, better systems of inter-governmental fiscal relations are needed together with improved instruments for local governments access to capital markets, as appropriate to the level of development of the capital market and the macro-economic context, and through better systems of mobilizing long term financing for infrastructure. This is a key theme of the Urban Operational Plan. The proposed TA will directly address this issue by developing assessment techniques to define what is appropriate at national and city levels and bring practitioners and innovators of infrastructure finance together with ADB's clients to discuss practical ways to bridge the infrastructure financing gap.
|Project Name||Implementing the Urban Operational Plan: Financing Investments in Environmental Infrastructure|
China, People's Republic of
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity 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||Some gender elements|
|Description||To address Asian urban infrastructure development and financing needs, better systems of inter-governmental fiscal relations are needed together with improved instruments for local governments access to capital markets, as appropriate to the level of development of the capital market and the macro-economic context, and through better systems of mobilizing long term financing for infrastructure. This is a key theme of the Urban Operational Plan. The proposed TA will directly address this issue by developing assessment techniques to define what is appropriate at national and city levels and bring practitioners and innovators of infrastructure finance together with ADB's clients to discuss practical ways to bridge the infrastructure financing gap.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The TA will support Operations Departments in developing appropriate financing solutions for urban infrastructure leading to improved quality of life in cities in ADB's developing member countries (DMCs). The outcome of the TA will be to improve the management of infrastructure investment in cities in ADB's DMCs through strengthened diagnostic capacity and urban knowledge base in both ADB and DMCs, expansion of networking activities of the CoP for knowledge development and dissemination and improved ADB performance. The TA will also improve ADB's partnership with related experts and institutions in the region, demonstrate ADB's character as a regional knowledge organization, and improve its capacity to effectively respond to DMC needs. The outputs of the analytical work under the TA will be disseminated at an international conference and compiled as a knowledge product of high operational utility and widely disseminated for use by the DMCs.|
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|Consulting Services||ADB will be the executing agency for the TA, with the Regional and Sustainable Development Department (RSDD) as the focal department for its implementation. RSDD will undertake the TA activities in collaboration with other relevant departments. Operations Departments will primarily supervise implementation of the bulk of the TA to ensure departmental relevance, contracting studies, and selecting participants in the conference. Implementing the TA will require about 27 person-months of international individual consultants, including urban and infrastructure experts and economists/ financial analysits. Two of those person-months will be for a subject expert editor. Implementation will also require about 36 person-months of individual domestic consultants to provide quality support to conference organization, and for research and data analysis. Additional experts, preferably from the region, will be engaged as resource persons on short-term assignments as needed. Consultants will be engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Huang, Jingmin|
|Responsible ADB Department||Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||GAFSP|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||23 Apr 2011|
|Fact Finding||24 Apr 2011 to 08 May 2011|
|Approval||19 Apr 2011|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||28 Mar 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|19 Apr 2011||-||19 Apr 2011||28 Feb 2012||18 Jan 2013||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|605,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||605,000.00||19 Apr 2011||536,696.60|
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|Implementing the Urban Operational Plan - Financing Investments in Environmental Infrastructure: Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Mar 2015|
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