48317-003: Promoting Urban Climate Change Resilience in Selected Asian Cities - Knowledge Managment and Resilience Measurement for Urban Climate Change Resilience (Subproject 2) | Asian Development Bank

Regional: Promoting Urban Climate Change Resilience in Selected Asian Cities - Knowledge Managment and Resilience Measurement for Urban Climate Change Resilience (Subproject 2)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 48317-003 Status: Active

Subproject 2 (SP2) will support a range of activities that generate and disseminate evidence and experience-based knowledge related to UCCR based primarily on UCCRTF supported interventions. SP2 will support knowledge inputs to enhance the quality of existing and proposed UCCRTF interventions, but will also use a learning-based approach to monitoring & evaluation (M&E) that will enable supported projects to become generators of knowledge in the new and emerging field of urban resilience.

 
Project Name Promoting Urban Climate Change Resilience in Selected Asian Cities - Knowledge Managment and Resilience Measurement for Urban Climate Change Resilience (Subproject 2)
Project Number 48317-003
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9217-REG: Subproject 2: Knowledge Managment and Resilience Measurement for Urban Climate Change Resilience
Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility US$ 4.99 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

Subproject 2 (SP2) will support a range of activities that generate and disseminate evidence and experience-based knowledge related to UCCR based primarily on UCCRTF supported interventions. SP2 will support knowledge inputs to enhance the quality of existing and proposed UCCRTF interventions, but will also use a learning-based approach to monitoring & evaluation (M&E) that will enable supported projects to become generators of knowledge in the new and emerging field of urban resilience.

SP2 will primarily cover the countries that are eligible for UCCRTF support and will focus activities related to knowledge capture and resilience measurement in the cities where UCCRTF is also supporting urban planning processes or investment grants. The knowledge that emerges from ongoing work in UCCRTF supported countries and cities will be shared internally within ADB and externally beyond UCCRTF supported cities with targeted audiences in order to scale up best practices for building urban resilience.

SP2 will support innovative approaches and pilot activities related to knowledge capture and dissemination including, but not limited to: podcasts; explainer videos; shared-learning dialogues; local and national urban resilience communities of practice; as well as other regional, national and global events.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund (UCCRTF) aims to scale up urban climate change resilience (UCCR) especially for the urban poor across 25 secondary cities in Asia, prioritizing seven of ADB's developing member countries (DMCs), namely Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines and Viet Nam. The UCCRTF takes an urban systems-centered approach that supports climate change integration into city planning, project development and implementation, and knowledge sharing and capacity building, to reduce the risks of increasing urbanization and climate change on urban populations, particularly the poor.

UCCRTF was designed to have three complementary areas of support, with different funding allocations, offered to cities in DMCs through ADB Operational Departments and SDCC. The three areas are (i) investments (70% of UCCRTF funds); (ii) urban resilience planning (20%); and, (iii) knowledge management (KM) and resilience measurement (10%). To support these three areas, the C-R-CDTA Promoting Urban Climate Change Resilience in Selected Asian Cities was approved on 8 April 2015 and the first Subproject for urban resilience planning was approved on 22 June 2015.

To date, subproject 1 has supported the preparation of climate resilient integrated urban plans and project preparation in 7 towns in Bangladesh. Two knowledge products documenting the approach is currently under preparation. A proposal to support a similar activity for 3 towns in Pakistan was also just approved. As opposed to the conventional approach of identifying infrastructure investments on the basis of growth center development, the Urban Climate Change Resilience (UCCR) approach involves the (i) preparation of climate risks and vulnerabilities assessment (CRVA) at regional and city level; (ii) identification of vulnerable areas and communities; and (iii) climate screening of infrastructure towards the investment in climate resilient infrastructure. It enables municipalities to develop a phased infrastructure investment process that takes into consideration climate resilience vis a vis urban development. The CDTA has resulted in integrated urban plans that mainstream climate change mitigation and adaptation, which support the identification and preparation of subprojects integrating UCCR principles.

In order to scale up the UCCR approach, there is a need to capture the experiences emerging from this and other UCCRTF activities, develop the methodology, and establish the business case for investing in resiliency which includes measuring enhanced resiliency of communities as well as reduced losses. Hence the proposal for subproject 2 focusing on knowledge and monitoring and evaluation.

To help define the scope of the Subproject 2 on knowledge and resilience measurement, a Regional Knowledge Landscape Analysis and Research Paper on Measuring Urban Climate Change Resilience were completed in October 2015. The preparatory work concluded that capacity development at the city level for urban resilience planning, knowledge management that captures new and emerging lessons as they emerge from the field, peer to peer learning to facilitate horizontal learning and disseminate resilience approaches, and resilience measurement are inherently interrelated.

Impact Cities in selected DMCs, specially the poor and vulnerable residents, are more resilient to the direct and indirect impacts of climate change
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome UCCR Knowledge is created, assessed and utilized
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

System for monitoring and reporting on UCCRTF activities developed and operationalized

Technical backstopping, Capacity development, and knowledge sharing activities for targeted cities, communities and individuals on UCCR completed

Knowledge products on experiences emerging from UCCRTF supported projects captured, synthesized and shared

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

Output 1 (M&E): Baselining has been completed in 15 cities in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Philippines and Viet Nam.

Output 2 (Capacity Development): Capacity development was incorporated in the conduct of the baselining activities held in the four countries. These were carried out through training and focus group discussions and key informant interviews.

Output 3 (knowledge management): 3 new knowledge products have been produced. The first newsletter, with video and blog was launched in September

Geographical Location Regional
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

During Project Implementation

Stakeholder consultations involving local residents and the local government were carried out in the towns of Bagerhat and Patuakhali as part of the conduct of the baselining activities. Household surveys and key information interviews are part of the M&E methodology. Consultations with selected ADB POs were also conducted in the preparation of the TNA

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

All consultants under SP2 will be engaged by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). SP2 will require the services of individual consultants and an international firm. Overall, the input of 109 person-months of international consultants and 347 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. Output based (lump sum) contracts will be considered for consulting services. Appendix 4 contains the outline terms of reference for consultants to be engaged under SP2

Responsible ADB Officer Sharma, Virinder
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 02 Nov 2016 to 02 Nov 2016
MRM -
Approval 02 Nov 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Sep 2018

TA 9217-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Nov 2016 - 02 Nov 2016 31 Dec 2021 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 4,985,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,985,000.00 02 Nov 2016 2,622,786.79

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
UCCRTF MID-TERM EVALUATION (Urban Climate Change Resilience Expert) Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Jul 2018 13 Jul 2018
UCCRTF MID-TERM EVALUATION Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Jun 2018 25 Jun 2018
Knowledge Management and M&E Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Jun 2018 13 Jun 2018

Contracts Awarded

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