In response to the serious effects of Typhoon Yolanda in the Visayas Region, the Government of Philippines (the Government) is providing immediate humanitarian and early recovery support to areas affected by the typhoon and organizing the early stages of post disaster needs assessment (PDNA) as the basis for recovery and reconstruction. ADB has established the Typhoon Yolanda Response Team to coordinate and cooperate with the Government and development partners for speedy response to Typhoon Yolanda. Immediate tasks of the Response Team are to (i) coordinate and carry out the PDNA together with the Government and other partners, (ii) explore all available options for rapid ADB response including through Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund, and (iii) mobilize ADB assistance for rehabilitation and reconstruction. The Response Team will also submit daily briefings to ADB Management.
|Project Name||Support for Post Typhoon Yolanda Disaster Needs Assessment and Response|
|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 / Irrigation
Energy / Energy utility services
Public sector management / Economic affairs management
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||In response to the serious effects of Typhoon Yolanda in the Visayas Region, the Government of Philippines (the Government) is providing immediate humanitarian and early recovery support to areas affected by the typhoon and organizing the early stages of post disaster needs assessment (PDNA) as the basis for recovery and reconstruction. ADB has established the Typhoon Yolanda Response Team to coordinate and cooperate with the Government and development partners for speedy response to Typhoon Yolanda. Immediate tasks of the Response Team are to (i) coordinate and carry out the PDNA together with the Government and other partners, (ii) explore all available options for rapid ADB response including through Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund, and (iii) mobilize ADB assistance for rehabilitation and reconstruction. The Response Team will also submit daily briefings to ADB Management. Consistent with these efforts, a small-scale policy and advisory technical assistance (the TA) is proposed to (a) provide assistance to supplement the Government and development partner efforts to undertake the PDNA (i.e. to assess damages and losses, assess the economic, personal/household and poverty impacts of the disaster); and (b) support the Government and ADB to estimate recovery, reconstruction and future risk management needs, including investments and capacity development at the local government level, and (c) share knowledge on recovery and building back better.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The expected impact of the TA is strengthened recovery and reconstruction of areas impacted by Typhoon Yolanda. The outcome will be the PDNA to be informed by analysis and incorporated into Government recovery and reconstruction plans. The outputs will be: (i) DALA in selected sectors; (ii) economic, household/personal and poverty impact assessments; (iii) estimates prepared of needs for recovery, reconstruction and future risk management for consideration in existing and new projects, including a project to be proposed for funding by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction; (iv) knowledge and experience on post disaster recovery shared with Philippines recovery and reconstruction managers and experts, including practice and options identified for use in the Philippines context.|
|Impact||Systematic recovery support and reconstruction of areas impacted by Typhoon Yolanda|
|Description of Outcome||Post disaster needs assessments (PDNAs) are informed by expert analysis and incorporated into Government recovery and reconstruction plans|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Damage and loss assessments (DALAs) in selected sectors completed
Economic, household/personal and poverty impact assessments
Estimates for needs for recovery, reconstruction and future risk management for consideration in existing and new projects
Knowledge and experience on post disaster recovery shared with Philippines recovery and reconstruction managers and experts, including practice and options identified for use in the Philippines context
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||The TA has supported: (i) the preparation of the government's rapid damage, loss and needs assessment RAY; (ii) the supplementary work on policy aspects of the RAY and the establishment of a national results and monitoring and evaluation framework; and (iii) the establishment and operations of the Typhoon Yolanda Multi-Donor Trust Fund. Through the TA, a regional forum on post-disaster recovery was organised on 20-21 October 2015. The objective of the forum was for several Southeast Asian countries to share their best practices and lessons on the recovery following large disasters. The concept of the forum was prompted by the best practices lessons emerging out of the Typhoon Yolanda recovery including our work with NEDA on the RAY and RAY2. While we want to have the opportunity to reflect on the Yolanda experience, there is also benefit in sharing regional experiences (for example, Aceh-Nias and Thailand) and also non regional experiences (eg Katrina recovery ten years on).|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
International expertise is required (5 person months total input) for post disaster needs assessment and reconstruction planning, as well as knowledge sharing on disaster recovery, risk management and mitigation.
National expertise is required (10 person months total input), complement and support the work of the ADB team and international specialists assigned to specific sectors, who are tasked to assist the Government in post disaster needs assessment, reconstruction planning, and knowledge sharing on disaster recovery, risk management and mitigation.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Teoh, Su Chin|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Philippines Country Office|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Approval||20 Nov 2013|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||30 Sep 2016|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|20 Nov 2013||-||20 Nov 2013||31 May 2014||31 Dec 2016||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|725,000.00||160,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||885,000.00||20 Nov 2013||740,572.12|
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