Vanuatu: Institutional Strengthening for Environmental Safeguards in Vanuatu

Sovereign Project | 49445-001 Status: Active

Summary

The TA will be in alignment with the objectives of the Paris Declaration and Accra Agenda for Action principles which are based on strengthening and implementing country systems. The TA is aligned with three development impacts identified in government plans and strategies. Firstly, providing for the conservation, sustainable development and management of the environment of Vanuatu. Secondly, supporting Priority 1 of primary sector development and environment section of Priorities and Action Agenda-implementing the EPCA and the regulation of related activities. Finally, providing further institutional strengthening contributing to the main functions of the DEPC. The expected outcome will be strengthened DEPC capacity, through strengthened legislative tools, to implement environmental safeguards in the infrastructure sector.

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Project Name Institutional Strengthening for Environmental Safeguards in Vanuatu
Project Number 49445-001
Country Vanuatu
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9073-VAN: Institutional Strengthening for Environmental Safeguards in Vanuatu
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA will be in alignment with the objectives of the Paris Declaration and Accra Agenda for Action principles which are based on strengthening and implementing country systems. The TA is aligned with three development impacts identified in government plans and strategies. Firstly, providing for the conservation, sustainable development and management of the environment of Vanuatu. Secondly, supporting Priority 1 of primary sector development and environment section of Priorities and Action Agenda-implementing the EPCA and the regulation of related activities. Finally, providing further institutional strengthening contributing to the main functions of the DEPC. The expected outcome will be strengthened DEPC capacity, through strengthened legislative tools, to implement environmental safeguards in the infrastructure sector.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

There is a need to strengthen implementation of Vanuatu's CSS on environment; particularly in the areas of preparing, reviewing and implementing environment assessment documents, issuance of permits with appropriate conditions and environmental management documents and linking approved documents with the bidding/contract documents, and implementing the environmental management plan (EMP).

The Government of Vanuatu has requested ADB to provide a technical assistance (TA) for strengthening environmental safeguards and the capacity of the Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation (DEPC) and key ministries to apply environmental safeguards in infrastructure projects. The proposed TA impact, outcomes, outputs, and institutional arrangements have been developed in consultation with DEPC, which fully supports the TA.

Impact

Providing for the conservation, sustainable development and management of the environment of Vanuatu.

Supporting Priority 1 of primary sector development and environment section of Priorities and Action Agenda - implementing the Environmental Protection and Conservation Act (EPCA) and the regulation of related activities.

Providing further institutional strengthening contributing to the main functions of the Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation (DEPC).

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Strengthened DEPC capacity, through strengthened legislative tools, to implement environmental safeguards in the infrastructure sector
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Output 1: Strengthened systems and fully operational environmental safeguards framework

Output 2: Established institutional arrangements for environmental protection and management, strengthened procedures, capacity building and outreach

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

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Williams, Jean
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines

Timetable

Concept Clearance 22 Jan 2016
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 22 Jan 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 01 Feb 2016

TA 9073-VAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Jan 2016 - 22 Jan 2016 30 Apr 2017 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 22 Jan 2016 202,170.31

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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.

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