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Regional: Strengthening Disaster Resilience in Selected Urban Areas of Southeast Asia

Sovereign (Public) Project | 48426-001 Status: Closed

The proposed regional small-scale research and development technical assistance (RS-RDTA) will develop a scoping paper identifying regional and national actions for enhancing the enabling environment for strengthening disaster resilience in urban areas of selected Southeast Asia developing member countries (DMCs) - Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, the Philippines, of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Project Details

Project Officer
Sinha Roy, Arghya Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Multisector
 
Project Name Strengthening Disaster Resilience in Selected Urban Areas of Southeast Asia
Project Number 48426-001
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8868-REG: Strengthening Disaster Resilience in Selected Urban Areas of Southeast Asia
Integrated Disaster Risk Management Fund US$ 25,000.00
Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbei US$ 200,000.00
Integrated Disaster Risk Management Fund US$ 25,000.00
Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbei US$ 200,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The proposed regional small-scale research and development technical assistance (RS-RDTA) will develop a scoping paper identifying regional and national actions for enhancing the enabling environment for strengthening disaster resilience in urban areas of selected Southeast Asia developing member countries (DMCs) - Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, the Philippines, of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

In April 2014, ADB approved an Operational Plan (Operational Plan) for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRM), 2014-2020, which is based on a vision of disaster resilience, and highlights three key requirements to achieve this vision: (i) the integration of disaster risk reduction into development; (ii) actions to address the intersection between disaster risk management (DRM) and climate change adaptation (CCA); and (iii) initiatives to ensure that there are adequate financing arrangements in place to reduce risk and to manage and transfer residual risk. The Operational Plan lays out a series of common, cross-cutting actions to address these requirements, focusing on the institutionalization of IDRM, strengthening capacity and knowledge, investments in disaster resilience, and stakeholder engagement.

The Operational Plan identifies the crossover of DRM with other development challenges, such as unplanned urbanization, and states that _ADB will continue to support actions to strengthen disaster risk as part of its wider efforts to strengthen urban resilience, in keeping with the Urban Operational Plan 2012-2020 and in recognition of the fact that a considerable share of urban expansion is occurring in hazard-prone areas._

In 2013, ADB established the Integrated Disaster Risk Management Fund (Fund) with funding support from the Government of Canada. The Fund is intended as a resource to assist the development of innovative regional solutions for DRM in Southeast Asian DMCs. The priorities of the Fund include, among others, supporting: (i) regional approaches that would encourage increased investments for reducing urban disaster risk, and (ii) interventions that link to ongoing regional initiatives on DRM.

In order to ensure coherence and maximize synergies between interventions supported by the Fund and other similar interventions being implemented in the region, ADB has been undertaking dialogues with other development partners supporting urban DRM-related interventions in Southeast Asia. For example, ADB has had discussions with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat on exploring synergies between urban resilience related priorities of the Work Programme of the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) (see footnote 5) and urban resilience projects that could be funded through the Fund.

The proposed RS-RDTA, to be co-financed by the Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through the Deutsche Gesellschaft f r Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the IDRM Fund will support the development of the above mentioned scoping paper. The scoping paper will be developed in consultation with participating Southeast Asian DMCs, regional and development partners involved in urban disaster resilience related projects. The recommendations of the scoping paper will (i) guide ADB in developing a follow-up regional TA on urban resilience to be funded by the Fund; (ii) support the ASEAN Secretariat in detailing specific aspects of its urban resilience related priority; and (iii) provide inputs to future urban DRM-related interventions within the Global Initiative on Disaster Risk Management (GIDRM) of the German Government coordinated by GIZ. The design and monitoring framework is presented in Appendix 1.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Strengthened urban resilience in selected Southeast Asia developing member countries (DMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Regional and national actions identified to enhance the enabling environment for strengthening urban resilience in selected Southeast Asian DMCs.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Scoping Paper identifying regional and national actions for enhancing the enabling environment needed in urban areas to strengthen disaster resilience.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
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
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The R-S-RDTA will be implemented by the Climate Change Coordination and Disaster Risk Management Unit (RSDD-CD) of the Regional and Sustainable Development Department (RSDD), working in close coordination with the Southeast Asia Department (SERD). The R-S-RDTA will utilize 18 person-months of consultant inputs to be provided by 4 international consultants and 5 national consultants. The consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). All consulting services under the R-S-RDTA will be engaged on output-based (lump sum) contracts to reduce administrative burden and improve economy, efficiency and value for money aspect under the R-S-RDTA. The TA is expected to be implemented from November 2014 to October 2015.
Responsible ADB Officer Sinha Roy, Arghya
Responsible ADB Department Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Responsible ADB Division SDCD*
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 24 Dec 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 24 Dec 2014

TA 8868-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Dec 2014 - 24 Dec 2014 31 Oct 2015 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 450,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 450,000.00 24 Dec 2014 195,985.22

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