The TA will strengthen the capacity of selected Southeast Asian developing member countries (DMCs)-Cambodia, the Lao PDR, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Thailand in using disaster risk information for decision making through (i) strengthened systems for collection and analysis of historical disaster data (ii) improved understanding, communication, and awareness of disaster risk among sector and planning ministries; and (iii) improved understanding of tracking disaster risk management (DRM)-related investments. The expanded scope of the TA will enable increased capacity building and knowledge sharing in Myanmar and the Philippines on disaster risk-informed decision making and disaster risk financing, and support to the ASEAN Secretariat in the implementation of the AADMER Work Programme on Priority Programme 2: Build Safely.
|Project Name||Enhanced Use of Disaster Risk Information for Decision Making in Southeast Asia|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Public sector management / Public expenditure and fiscal management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The TA will strengthen the capacity of selected Southeast Asian developing member countries (DMCs)-Cambodia, the Lao PDR, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Thailand in using disaster risk information for decision making through (i) strengthened systems for collection and analysis of historical disaster data (ii) improved understanding, communication, and awareness of disaster risk among sector and planning ministries; and (iii) improved understanding of tracking disaster risk management (DRM)-related investments. The expanded scope of the TA will enable increased capacity building and knowledge sharing in Myanmar and the Philippines on disaster risk-informed decision making and disaster risk financing, and support to the ASEAN Secretariat in the implementation of the AADMER Work Programme on Priority Programme 2: Build Safely.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The outputs of the TA will
(i) contribute to the recommendations of the Mid-Term Review of Strategy 2020 on strategic priority for Environment and Climate Change: Strengthen integrated DRM to reduce vulnerability to natural and environmental hazards;
(ii) support the implementation of ADB's Operational Plan for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRM) 2014-2020 which prioritizes strengthening the capacity of DMCs to mainstream DRM into development;
(iii) inform the development and implementation of projects utilizing Asian Development Fund 12 disaster risk reduction funding;
(iv) support the priorities of the IDRM Fund including strengthening the capacity of Southeast Asian DMCs in identifying and analyzing disaster risk, and undertaking policy analysis to strengthen fiscal support for DRM as well as supporting the implementation of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response Work Program; and
(v) respond to the call of the Sixth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction for improved public investments in DRM by strengthening the capacity of institutions to develop, analyze, and use risk information in development planning and implementation.
|Impact||Improved risk-sensitive decision making for public investments in selected Southeast Asian DMCs|
|Description of Outcome||Improved capacity in selected Southeast Asian DMCs to integrate DRM in the development processes|
|Progress Toward Outcome||to be determined|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Disaster dataset for selected line agency or city entered in the national disaster loss database of Cambodia, the Lao PDR, and Myanmar
2. Integration of disaster risk information in public investment planning process in selected Southeast Asian DMCs
3. Review and dialogue on potential reform to strengthen the institutional arrangements for managing DRM-related public expenditures for the Lao PDR and Thailand
4. Regional knowledge sharing on enhanced use of disaster risk information for decision making in Southeast Asia
5. City disaster insurance pool developed
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Output 1: Disaster dataset for selected line agency or city entered in the national disaster loss database of Cambodia, the Lao PDR, and Myanmar
Implementation of the output was completed in March 2018.
(i) National consultations have been conducted in Cambodia, the Lao PDR, and Myanmar in improving coordination for disaster data collection and strengthening linkages with wider data management system of relevant line agencies;
(ii) Road sector-related disaster data have been entered in the Cambodia Disaster Damage and Loss Information System (CAMDi) (http://camdi.ncdm.gov.kh), Myanmar Disaster Loss and Damage Database (MDLD) (http://www.mdld-rrd.gov.mm/DesInventar/main.jsp?countrycode=mmr) and Lao Disaster Information (LaoDi). LaoDi is expected to be made available online at http://laodi.monre.gov.la by Q4 2017;
(iii) Trainings have been conducted in Cambodia and Myanmar in collecting and analyzing data on CAMDi and MDLD. The training in the Lao PDR is planned for Q1 2018.
Output 2: Integration of disaster risk information in public investment planning process in selected Southeast Asian DMCs
Sub-output 2.1: Risk-informed public investment planning
National consultations have been undertaken with relevant government agencies to review public investment planning processes, and stocktake existing climate and disaster risk information in Cambodia, the Lao PDR, and Myanmar. Country reports have been drafted, and validation of the findings has been carried out with government agencies and other stakeholders. The country reports have been completed. A regional workshop was held in February 2018.
Sub-output 2.2: Development of flood risk maps and training modules on the use of flood risk information for urban development processes in Myanmar.
The flood risk maps for Mawlamyine have been completed. A national training workshop was held in April 2018.
Sub-output 2.3: Integrating social dimensions of flood risk management in the DPWH human resources development program in the Philippines. Implementation is in progress.
Sub-output 2.4: Support to the ASEAN Secretariat on the development and delivery of training modules on urban disaster resilience and the formation of a pool of urban planners.
National consultations on urban disaster and climate-risk management (DCRM) have been conducted in Yangon, Naypyitaw (Myanmar), Bangkok (Thailand), and Manila (Philippines) for ground-truthing and identification of scope for integrating urban DCRM into development processes. The development of an ASEAN regional training module on risk-sensitive urban planning is underway. A regional consultation workshop to develop the training course was conducted in January 2018. The delivery of the training was held in May 2018.
Output 3: Strengthening the institutional arrangements for managing DRM-related public expenditures for the Lao PDR and Thailand.
The reports on DRM-related public expenditure and institutional reviews for the Lao PDR and Thailand and an overview report have been completed and are being prepared for publication.
Output 4: Regional knowledge sharing and development of DRM briefs, knowledge notes and case studies on enhanced use of disaster risk information for decision making in Southeast Asia.
DRM briefs have been drafted for Myanmar and the Lao PDR which provide a broad analysis of the DMCs disaster risk landscape, including natural hazard profile, and institutional and policy context as well as ADB and development partners support on DRM. The DRM brief for Cambodia is under progress. A regional conference on risk-informed development was held on 27-29 August 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Output 5: Development of a city disaster insurance pool in the Philippines.
Consultants have been recruited, and project activities have commenced. Ten cities have been identified as the focal cities for the pool design based on a preliminary analysis of disaster risk and other relevant criteria and have agreed to participate in the project. Exposure mapping work is underway in the cities, together with capacity building. A national workshop was conducted in January 2018. Another workshop was held on 27 August 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand with representatives of finance ministries in selected DMCs.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
The TA will be implemented from January 2014 to September 2018. ADB will be the executing agency of the TA. The Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Division (SDCD) of the Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department (SDCC) will be responsible for coordinating TA activities in collaboration with the Southeast Asia Department (SERD).
The project will require approximately 23 person-months of international and 79.5 person-months of national consulting services. The change in TA scope will require an additional 83.5 person-months of international and 50.5 person-months of national consulting services. Individual consultants will be engaged in accordance with ADBs Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (March 2013, as amended from time to time).
|Responsible ADB Officer||Sinha Roy, Arghya|
|Responsible ADB Department||Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||SDCD|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||15 Aug 2014|
|Fact Finding||16 Aug 2014 to 20 Aug 2014|
|Approval||11 Dec 2014|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||27 Sep 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|11 Dec 2014||-||11 Dec 2014||31 Dec 2016||30 Sep 2018||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||3,075,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||3,075,000.00||11 Dec 2014||2,726,098.79|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Enhanced Use of Disaster Risk Information for Decision Making in Southeast Asia: Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Mar 2019|
|Risk Informed Development Using Disaster Risk Information for Resilience: Conference Report, 27-29 August 2018||Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA||Aug 2018|
|Enhanced Use of Disaster Risk Information for Decision Making in Southeast Asia: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2014|
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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Philippine City Disaster Insurance Pool: Rationale and Design||Reports||Dec 2018|
|Scaling Up Resilience-Building Measures through Community-Driven Development Projects: Guidance Note||Reports||Sep 2018|
|Understanding Disaster Risk for Advancing Resilient Development: Knowledge Note||Papers and Briefs||Sep 2018|
|Strengthening Resilience through Social Protection Programs: Guidance Note||Guides||Mar 2018|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Events Management Assistant||Individual - Consulting||Closed||25 May 2018||31 May 2018|
|DRM Knowledge Management Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||28 Apr 2018||04 May 2018|
|Enhanced Use of Disaster Risk Information for Decision Making in Southeast Asia - Disaster Risk Management Specialist (Infrastructure and Urban Resilience)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||12 Jan 2018||18 Jan 2018|
|Enhanced Use of Disaster Risk Information for Decision Making in Southeast Asia (Technical and Content Editor)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||10 Nov 2017||16 Nov 2017|
|DC-51225-001: Housing Market Study in Yangon Region||Individual - Consulting||Closed||31 Oct 2017||08 Nov 2017|
|Project Coordinator (Output 5: DRF)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||12 Sep 2017||18 Sep 2017|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Capacity Development||Technical Assistance 8812||11 Sep 2017||Risk Management Solutions(UNITED STATES) in association with EARTHQUAKES & MEGACITIES INITIATIVE, INC.(PHILIPPINES)||7575 Gateway Blvd Newark, California CA United States||Asian Development Bank||Consulting Services||965,430.00||—|
|Capacity Development||Technical Assistance 8812||06 Jun 2017||Icem Asia Limited (Hong Kong, China)||Suite 2006, 20Th Floor, 340 Queen'S Road Central Hong Kong Hong Kong, China||Asian Development Bank||121,176.00||—|
None currently available.