As a major development partner ADB is promoting climate change adaptation and mitigation in South Asia through assistance in capacity building, supporting innovative projects, and knowledge sharing. ADB's support for green growth in South Asia DMCs is needed for further strengthening countries' capacities in mainstreaming climate change in their development plans. The proposed small-scale capacity development technical assistance (SSTA) will strengthen further the integration and mainstreaming of climate change in ADB operations in South Asian DMCs for developing and accelerating investment in green growth, and adaptation and mitigation measures across sectors.
|Project Name||Strengthening South Asian Developing Member Countries' Capacity and Coordination for Mainstreaming Green Growth and Climate Change Resilience|
|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||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Fishery - Land-based natural resources management - Rural flood protection
Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution - Energy efficiency and conservation - Energy sector development and institutional reform - Energy utility services - Large hydropower generation - Renewable energy generation - small hydro
Transport / Road transport (non-urban) - Transport policies and institutional development - Urban public transport
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Other urban services - Urban sewerage - Urban water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||As a major development partner ADB is promoting climate change adaptation and mitigation in South Asia through assistance in capacity building, supporting innovative projects, and knowledge sharing. ADB's support for green growth in South Asia DMCs is needed for further strengthening countries' capacities in mainstreaming climate change in their development plans. The proposed small-scale capacity development technical assistance (SSTA) will strengthen further the integration and mainstreaming of climate change in ADB operations in South Asian DMCs for developing and accelerating investment in green growth, and adaptation and mitigation measures across sectors.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||ADB is supporting climate changes initiatives in the DMCs of South Asia through various efforts such as the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) and Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility. Moreover, a Climate Change Working Group under SARD has led the knowledge sharing and team building efforts for mainstreaming climate change. While these initiatives and efforts have been instrumental in operationalizing the climate change adaptation and mitigation in a number of projects and programs in the South Asian DMCs, there is a need to provide more comprehensive support to the South Asian DMCs in their pursuit to invest in green growth, GHG emissions reduction and climate resilient development. This will require strengthening capacity of South Asia DMCs in mainstreaming green growth and climate change resilience through the provision of (i) support and coordination on sector development plans and programs; (ii) information, and decision support tools and guidelines; and (iii) resource and facility to incorporate adaptation and mitigation measures and green growth into country programs, sector development, projects and results frameworks.|
|Impact||Accelerated investment in climate change adaptation practices and mitigation measures, and green growth in South Asia DMCs.|
|Description of Outcome||Improved capacity of South Asia DMCs to respond to climate change and mainstream green growth|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Climate change information-base, knowledge products, decision support tools and guidelines developed.
Adaptation practices, mitigation measures and green growth integrated in country programs, and sector development plans, projects and results frameworks for South Asia DMCs
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The TA will require services of an international coordination and planning specialist for 12 person-months. The consultant will be selected and engaged on an individual basis in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). The proceeds of the TA will be disbursed in accordance with the ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time).|
|Procurement||No procurement of any goods is envisaged.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Ahmed, AKM Mahfuzuddin|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, SARD|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Approval||23 Dec 2011|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||23 Dec 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|23 Dec 2011||-||23 Dec 2011||31 Jan 2013||15 Dec 2013||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|225,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||225,000.00||23 Dec 2011||181,731.96|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Strengthening South Asian Developing Member Countries' Capacity and Coordination for Mainstreaming Green Growth and Climate Change Resilience||TA Completion Reports||Oct 2013|
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