45295-001: Addressing Disaster Risk through Improved Indicators and Land Use Management | Asian Development Bank

Regional: Addressing Disaster Risk through Improved Indicators and Land Use Management

Nonsovereign (Private) Project | 45295-001 Status: Active

The proposed TA will support an interactive process with a select set of cities to review innovative urban risk reduction practice in those cities and elsewhere and to develop guidance materials for more effectively addressing risk reduction and adaptation in the design, implementation and management of urban development projects. The target audience for these guidance materials will be city planners and manages within DMC cities throughout Asia and the Pacific and sector specialists from ADB and other development partners working on urban development projects. To maximize the range of city experience contributing to the TA, the participating cities will be selected in consultation with Regional Department and Resident Mission staff and development partners using a set of criteria (outlined below in section 12a) to ensure diversity in terms of regional representation, city size and type, risk profile, and level of capacity.

Project Details

Project Officer
Sinha Roy, Arghya Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name Addressing Disaster Risk through Improved Indicators and Land Use Management
Project Number 45295-001
Borrower/Company
Country Regional
Asian Development Bank
Location Regional
Type or Modality of Assistance
UEIF USD 100,000 Proposed
7929 Others USD 329,000 Approved
7929 IV USD 371,000 Approved
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Responsible ADB Department Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Responsible ADB Division SDGG
Responsible ADB Officer Sinha Roy, Arghya
Project Sponsor(s)
Description

The proposed TA will support an interactive process with a select set of cities to review innovative urban risk reduction practice in those cities and elsewhere and to develop guidance materials for more effectively addressing risk reduction and adaptation in the design, implementation and management of urban development projects. The target audience for these guidance materials will be city planners and manages within DMC cities throughout Asia and the Pacific and sector specialists from ADB and other development partners working on urban development projects. To maximize the range of city experience contributing to the TA, the participating cities will be selected in consultation with Regional Department and Resident Mission staff and development partners using a set of criteria (outlined below in section 12a) to ensure diversity in terms of regional representation, city size and type, risk profile, and level of capacity. Five to six cities will be involved in the workshop activities under the TA and three of those cities will be selected for further development of case studies under the TA.

The activities and outputs of the TA will build on existing knowledge materials and practice to structure, format, and disseminate the guidance materials in ways that the city planners and sector specialists typically access information. The TA will develop and test guidance in three areas: risk-sensitive land use planning; incentives for promoting risk reduction investments by national and local governments, the private sector, and civil society; and straight-forward indicators for measuring progress in risk reduction and adaptation. In addition the TA will focus specific attention on addressing three key weaknesses in the application to date of land use planning and development incentives for effective risk reduction: (i) establishment of whole of community approaches to risk reduction and adaptation that include poor communities and informal settlements which have often been excluded from land use planning systems and systematic investments or economic incentives for infrastructure development, (ii) effective enforcement of regulatory controls (e.g., land use designations and building codes), and (iii) integration into comprehensive set of risk reduction and adaptation measures -- under ADB's integrated disaster risk management (IDRM) framework) -- including hazard mapping and risk profiling, vulnerability assessment, awareness raising and capacity development, and performance monitoring.

Specifically, the TA will develop a set of tools for national and local governments in developing member countries (DMCs) and ADB project managers to use in promoting risk-sensitive land use management and incentives for risk reduction in ADB-funded and other sector development projects. These tools will contribute toward the development of a toolkit for local governments to use in planning and implementing comprehensive disaster risk management and adaptation measures.

The TA will have three primary components. The first component will focus on the development of a set of guides on integrating risk-sensitive land use management into sector development projects including urban development, transport, and water to ensure that infrastructure and settlements are sited with appropriate sensitivity to risks from extreme events related to all relevant natural hazards and climate change. The second component will develop an analytic study of incentives for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation and how these have been used to align decision-making among various sets of urban stakeholders, including national and local government, the private sector, and civil society. The third component will develop a set of urban risk indicators to track progress in implementing urban risk reduction measures.

Objectives and Scope
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Safeguard Categories
Environment
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will utilize 18.5 person-months of consultancy inputs to be provided by six international consultants. The consultants will be engaged through a firm, in accordance with ADB's Guidlines on the Use of Consultants. Given the importance, complexity, and impact of the project, the quality-and-cost-based selection method, based on a quality-to-cost ratio of 80:20, and simplified technical proposals will be used.
Procurement Not applicable.
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
Concept Clearance 10 Nov 2011
Credit Committee Meeting -
Approval 28 Dec 2011
Last PDS Update 13 Oct 2011

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