fbpx 48317-002: Promoting Urban Climate Change Resilience in Selected Asian Cities - Developing Integrated Urban Development Plans in Selected DMC Cities Incorporating Urban Climate Change Resilience Principles (Subproject 1) | Asian Development Bank

Regional: Promoting Urban Climate Change Resilience in Selected Asian Cities - Developing Integrated Urban Development Plans in Selected DMC Cities Incorporating Urban Climate Change Resilience Principles (Subproject 1)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 48317-002 Status: Active

More than 60% of the projected increase in urban population from 2010 to 2050 will take place in Asia, and half of that growth will occur in medium-sized and secondary cities. These cities will make significant decisions on planning, land use, and major investment projects in the coming decades to support economic growth and to generate livelihoods for growing population. In order for participating governments and cities to respond to these challenges, they will need better: qualitative and quantitative data; understanding of coping mechanisms; reliable prediction systems; and operation and maintenance practices of infrastructure and services. Together, these improvements will enable participating governments and cities to identify Urban Climate Change Resilience (UCCR) strategies, build related institutional capacity, and leverage multi-stakeholder engagement in order to enhance the resilience of cities, and to minimize the local impacts of climate change.

 
Project Name Promoting Urban Climate Change Resilience in Selected Asian Cities - Developing Integrated Urban Development Plans in Selected DMC Cities Incorporating Urban Climate Change Resilience Principles (Subproject 1)
Project Number 48317-002
Country Regional
Bangladesh
India
Indonesia
Myanmar
Pakistan
Philippines
Viet Nam
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8913-REG: Promoting Urban Climate Change Resilience in Selected Asian Cities - Developing Integrated Urban Development Plans in Selected DMC Cities Incorporating Urban Climate Change Resilience Principles (Subproject 1)
Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility US$ 3.95 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Water and other urban infrastructure and services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

More than 60% of the projected increase in urban population from 2010 to 2050 will take place in Asia, and half of that growth will occur in medium-sized and secondary cities. These cities will make significant decisions on planning, land use, and major investment projects in the coming decades to support economic growth and to generate livelihoods for growing population. In order for participating governments and cities to respond to these challenges, they will need better: qualitative and quantitative data; understanding of coping mechanisms; reliable prediction systems; and operation and maintenance practices of infrastructure and services. Together, these improvements will enable participating governments and cities to identify Urban Climate Change Resilience (UCCR) strategies, build related institutional capacity, and leverage multi-stakeholder engagement in order to enhance the resilience of cities, and to minimize the local impacts of climate change.

Physical and spatial challenges, important policy and institutional challenges are presented by agencies working across sectors, administrative boundaries, and multisector decision making. These challenges are more daunting because of weaknesses in government (national, provincial and local), lack of institutional space required for integrated decision making, environmental degradation, service utilities' understanding and awareness of climate-induced impacts, and interface with urban environment planning. Improving governance and institutional capability are therefore critical to addressing these challenges.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Subproject 1 (SP1) will support a range of activities to help lay the groundwork for UCCR planning processes, and build capacity in preparing and responding to climate change-induced shocks and stresses in medium-sized and secondary cities. It will support the preparation of climate risk, vulnerability and urban system assessments that can inform the development of regional and urban master plans, city development strategies and action plans, infrastructure plans and identify opportunities to strengthen the performance of infrastructure investments.

SP1 will make resources available to ADB's Operational Departments (ODs) to provide planning, implementation, policy and advisory, and capacity-building support. This support will be provided (i) either before or during project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA), (ii) at the initial stage of project implementation, at the time of advance actions prior to loan and/or grant effectiveness or post effectiveness, (iii) other relevant stages of the project cycle where the objectives of SP1 can be achieved.

SP1 will cover countries identified under the Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund (UCCRTF), and as amended periodically. The Urban Sector Group (SG) will identify cities in the target DMCs that meet the following criteria for support: (i) vulnerability of urban poor and urban systems (ensuring that different sectors are covered, including water, sanitation, drainage, transport, health, energy and education), (ii) government buy in, (iii) local capacity and ownership, and (iv) synergies through partnerships. SP1 aims to work in at least 10 cities and will prioritize and compliment activities on climate change and urban resilience in cities with ongoing projects and ADB engagement.

During project preparation, any opportunities for pilot projects, or feasibility studies that emerge from UCCR planning activities will be considered for further support under the UCCRTF.

Impact Urban populations, especially the urban poor in selected DMC cities, are less vulnerable to direct and indirect impacts of climate change
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased application of UCCR principles in selected DMC cities
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

UCCR principles applied during project design and implementation

UCCR guideline for certain urban subsectors developed

Institutional and stakeholder capacity in applying UCCR principles strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The Spatial Data Analysis Explorer (SPADE) platform now has Climate information, socio-economic, GIS and spatial data for 20 cities in Bangladesh, Viet Nam, Pakistan and the Philippines.

The 6 cities in Pakistan include Sahiwal, Sialkot, Abbotabad, Mardan, Peshawar, Gohat. Three cities from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (Abbottabad, Mardan and Peshawar) were also supported through this TA in the preparation of urban resilience assessments (URA) and planning processes involving local stakeholders. The data generated through the URA are the same data made available through SPADE. Additional cities in the Philippines include La Trinidad, Janiuay, Malay, and Del carmen. Data for these were derived from secondary sources from national government agencies and government projects.

In 2018, UCCRTF was asked to support a

reconnaissance mission to four provinces in

Viet Nam. SPADE was used to determine the scope of

a proposed loan project due for approval in 2020.

Geographical Location Bangladesh - Nation-wide; India - Nation-wide; Indonesia - Nation-wide; Myanmar - Nation-wide; Pakistan - Nation-wide; Philippines - Nation-wide; Viet Nam - Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation Stakeholder consultations in the form of workshops, meetings and focus group discussions were conducted in each of the cities where planning activities were carried out. These included representatives from the Ward and Town Level Coordination Committee, city government, and representatives from the local private sector.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

All consultants under SP1 will be engaged by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). SP1 will require the services of (i) an international and a national consultant for leading, coordinating and communicating the SP1 activities, and (ii) firms and/or individuals for specific activities under SP1. Overall, the input of 140 person-months of international consultants and 128 person-months of national consultants will be required.

Different methods of consultant selection will apply, depending on the size and nature of the contracts. The consultants will be engaged using procurement modalities as quality- and -cost-based selection with a technical financial ratio of 90:10, quality-based selection, consultant qualification selection, fixed budget selection, or single-source selection as appropriate. Supplementary Appendix C contains the outline terms of reference for consultants to be engaged under SP1.

Responsible ADB Officer Virinder Sharma
Responsible ADB Department SDSC
Responsible ADB Division SDSC-URB
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 09 Jul 2015 to 22 Jul 2015
MRM -
Approval 26 Jun 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Mar 2019

TA 8913-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Jun 2015 - 26 Jun 2015 31 Dec 2021 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 3,950,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,950,000.00 26 Jun 2015 3,526,025.86

Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program. Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.

The Access to Information Policy (AIP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.

The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.

In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.

None currently available.

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

None currently available.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

None currently available.


The Access to Information Policy (AIP) establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced in its operations to facilitate stakeholder participation in ADB's decision-making. For more information, refer to the Safeguard Policy Statement, Operations Manual F1, and Operations Manual L3.

Requests for information may also be directed to the InfoUnit.

Tenders

No tenders for this project were found.

Contracts Awarded

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 8913 18 Dec 2015 ICF Consulting Services Limited (United Kingdom) in association with Associates For Development Services Limited (Bangladesh) 6F Watling House, 33 Cannon Street, London Asian Development Bank 952,471.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.