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Regional: Promoting Smart Systems in ADB's Future Cities Program

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49049-001 Status: Active

The proposed regional research and development technical assistance (TA) will contribute to promoting smart infrastructure and systems in selected cities under the Future Cities Program (FCP) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), with particular emphasis on pro-poor support, facilitating positive steps toward sustainable and livable cities, and knowledge solutions consistent with ADB's Urban Operational Plan, 2012 2020. The TA is aligned with Strategy 2020, which promotes environmentally sustainable development (particularly livable cities), and with ADB's Midterm Review of Strategy 2020, which emphasizes ADB's actions and need to be innovative, inclusive, integrated, and operationally relevant. The TA will identify smart solutions to improve the living standards of city residents, focusing on the urban poor and women, and could lead to the preparation of relevant investment projects where ADB could provide further financing assistance.

Project Details

Project Officer
Moon, Sunghoon Kris SDSC Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Multisector
 
Project Name Promoting Smart Systems in ADB's Future Cities Program
Project Number 49049-001
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9170-REG: Promoting Smart Systems in ADB's Future Cities Program
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Multisector / Multisector

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The proposed regional research and development technical assistance (TA) will contribute to promoting smart infrastructure and systems in selected cities under the Future Cities Program (FCP) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), with particular emphasis on pro-poor support, facilitating positive steps toward sustainable and livable cities, and knowledge solutions consistent with ADB's Urban Operational Plan, 2012 2020. The TA is aligned with Strategy 2020, which promotes environmentally sustainable development (particularly livable cities), and with ADB's Midterm Review of Strategy 2020, which emphasizes ADB's actions and need to be innovative, inclusive, integrated, and operationally relevant. The TA will identify smart solutions to improve the living standards of city residents, focusing on the urban poor and women, and could lead to the preparation of relevant investment projects where ADB could provide further financing assistance.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA aims to enhance ADB's operational knowledge of promoting pro-poor smart solutions to the development of cities by developing knowledge and learning products; facilitating partnerships between cities; and conducting pre-feasibility studies on smart solutions, with an emphasis on poverty reduction and inclusiveness, to enhance and leverage city and business investments, and citizens' potential. The TA will be applied in cities participating in the FCP, using the city relationships already created to enhance existing projects. It will also provide a One ADB approach toward leveraging additional integrated urban investments, facilitating alternative financing modalities such as public private partnerships, and promoting cooperative research thereby applying _Finance ++_ principles.
Impact Sustainable and inclusive investments in smart city development projects in Asia and the Pacific are enhanced
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Smart city knowledge and good practices targeting pro-poor initiatives enhance ADB's FCP projects
Progress Toward Outcome

Linkages with other SDCC TAs established, specifically Future Cities, Future Women Initiative (Gender TG), Localizing SDGs (Governance TG) and Unlocking Innovations for Development (Finance SG) for joint work in Mandalay, Suva, Tbilisi and Ulaanbaatar.

Solid proof-of-concept towards smart, digital-based solutions delivered in pilot cities: blockchain-based platform for land leasing in Suva and spatial-based decision support data systems for Bandung.

Technical support towards establishing intelligent transport systems/bus route network in Tbilisi taken forward by city government for implementation.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Cities are engaged in understanding, identifying, and sharing best practice pathways toward smart infrastructure for future livable cities, with an emphasis on pro-poor initiatives

Integrated smart infrastructure projects, emphasizing pro-poor initiatives, conceptualized with concrete funding modalities

Relevant smart city knowledge products and smart city networks developed

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

- Smart city diagnostics undertaken in 5 cities - Bandung, Mandalay, Suva, Tbilisi and Ulaanbaatar

- City stakeholders actively engaged in the ongoing development of smart city management improvement plans

- Smart city group (comprising government, business and NGO representatives) initiated in at least 3 cities

- Created a platform for collaborative problem-solving using digital technology via a multi-stakeholder hackathon event Smart City Challenge' organized in cooperation with the Fijian Government's Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism. Winning team received entry into Fiji's Young Entrepreneurship Scheme (YES) Program which awards mentorship and grant funding of up to US$15,000.

- Custom-tailored smart solutions in various stages of adoption and implementation: a) Bandung City - centralized data platform for better urban planning; b) Greater Suva Area - digital land registry with a functional blockchain technology application; and c) Tbilisi integration of intelligent transport systems in the city transport strategy.

- Enhanced knowledge of DMC officials on smart city development through meetings, conferences, workshops including, but not limited to: Asian Smart Cities Conference (Yokohama), 9th World Urban Forum (Kuala Lumpur), World Cities Summit (Singapore).

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
Responsible ADB Officer Moon, Sunghoon Kris
Responsible ADB Department SDSC
Responsible ADB Division SDSC-URB
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 14 Sep 2015
Fact Finding 15 Sep 2015 to 02 Oct 2015
MRM -
Approval 05 Sep 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Mar 2019

TA 9170-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Sep 2016 - 05 Sep 2016 31 Dec 2018 31 Dec 2019 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 05 Sep 2016 1,196,235.94

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
FIJ: National Urban Planner Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Apr 2018 24 Apr 2018
GEO: National Urban Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Mar 2018 28 Mar 2018
GEO: Tbilisi City Hall Traffic Signals, Junctions and LINSIG Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Mar 2018 23 Mar 2018
GEO: Tbilisi City Hall Bus Priority, Parking and Cycling Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Mar 2018 23 Mar 2018
GEO: Tbilisi Urban Transport Advisor Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Oct 2017 09 Oct 2017
Knowledge Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Jul 2017 12 Jul 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Research and Developme Technical Assistance 9170 02 Mar 2017 KPMG Services Pte. Ltd. (Singapore) 16 Raffles Quay_#22-00 Hong Leong Buildi Singapore 048581, Singapore Asian Development Bank 270,000.00
Research and Developme Technical Assistance 9170 26 Jan 2017 Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center (Japan) Np-Onarimon 3Rd Floor 3-25-33, Nishi Shi Minato-Ku, Tokyo 105-0003 Japan Asian Development Bank 370,090.00

Procurement Plan

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