Regional: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program

Sovereign Project | 50028-001

The program will improve the resilience of the participating countries to disasters triggered by natural hazards. It will support policy actions in disaster risk management (DRM), and provide participating Asian Development Bank (ADB) Pacific developing member countries (DMCs) with a source of contingent financing for timely disaster response, early recovery, and reconstruction activities. The attached TA will support DRM in participating DMCs, and assess the options for, and potential costs and benefits from, a collaborative multi-country mechanism to provide contingent financing in the event of disasters triggered by natural hazards.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Galperin, Alexandra Sybille
    Pacific Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Pacific Disaster Resilience Program
Project Number 50028-001
Country / Economy Regional
Cook Islands
Micronesia, Federated States of
Kiribati
Palau
Marshall Islands
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0557-REG: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program
Asian Development Fund US$ 2.90 million
Grant 0558-REG: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program
Asian Development Fund US$ 2.90 million
Grant 0559-REG: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program
Asian Development Fund US$ 3.00 million
Loan 3627-REG: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 3.10 million
Loan 3628-REG: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 3.10 million
TA 9464-REG: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.00 million
TA 9464-REG: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program
Ireland Trust Fund for Building Climate Change and Disaster Resilience in Small Island Developing States US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Public expenditure and fiscal management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The program will improve the resilience of the participating countries to disasters triggered by natural hazards. It will support policy actions in disaster risk management (DRM), and provide participating Asian Development Bank (ADB) Pacific developing member countries (DMCs) with a source of contingent financing for timely disaster response, early recovery, and reconstruction activities. The attached TA will support DRM in participating DMCs, and assess the options for, and potential costs and benefits from, a collaborative multi-country mechanism to provide contingent financing in the event of disasters triggered by natural hazards.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The program provides Pacific DMCs with a source of financing for response, early recovery, and reconstruction activities for disaster events caused by all types of natural hazards. To support the development of effective and comprehensive DRM strategies and programs at the country level, the policy-based loan and policy-based grant modality will be used to agree on disaster resilience-related policy actions for each participating DMC. These policy actions will strengthen the resilience of institutions and communities in the participating DMCs. The proposed provision of financing contingent on a disaster is similar to the contingent credit facility provided to the Cook Islands in 2016. The attached TA will support and monitor progress toward achieving the governments' long-term DRM goals included in a program monitoring framework, and explore options for regional collaboration around contingent financing and a potential permanent regional contingent savings mechanism.

The participating DMCs--Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu--face similar DRM challenges, and will benefit greatly from a regional approach under which good practices are shared. The program will support coordination and cooperation both between Pacific DMCs and with development partners on financing arrangements, policy reform discussions, and regional TA programs. The TA activities will include regional sharing of experiences and lessons on DRM, particularly on post-disaster financial management.

The program will complement existing disaster risk financing instruments available to Pacific DMCs, including annual contingency budgets, national disaster funds, parametric disaster insurance, and traditional indemnity insurance. Its unique features are as follows: (i) it can make a payment quickly and use the funds flexibly with no additional requirements, beyond national public financial management requirements, to track and report on expenditures; (ii) the amount that can be released is significant in terms of immediate response needs; (iii) the amount is not dependent on any assessment of loss or measure of the intensity of the natural hazard; and (iv) funds are available for disaster events triggered by any type of natural hazard. The program is aligned with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and the Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific.

Impact

Resilience to climate change and disasters, and disaster preparedness, response and recovery strengthened

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Strengthened disaster risk management in participating countries.

Progress Toward Outcome Outcome indicators will be measured upon program completion.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Strengthened regional collaboration on disaster risk financing.

Strengthened enabling framework for disaster risk financing.

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

The loan and grant agreements with the Government of Samoa were approved on 18 December 2017. Both the loan and the grant projects became effective on 27 December 2017.

The loan and grant agreements with the Government of Tonga were approved on 15 December 2017. Both the loan and grant projects became effective on 25 December 2017. Cyclone Gita hit Tonga on 12 February 2018, causing widespread destruction on the main island of Tongatapu, and the neighboring island of 'Eua, and the government declared a state of emergency for the whole of Tonga. ADB released to the Government of Tonga the amount of $6 million for cyclone recovery.

The grant agreement with the Government of Tuvalu was approved on 15 December 2017 and the grant became effective on 1 March 2018.

The disaster risk management specialist and team leader, and the disaster risk financing expert for the attached TA have been mobilized.

Geographical Location Samoa - Nation-wide; Tonga - Nation-wide; Tuvalu - Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Program activities will be confined to policy and institutional reforms and TA, and none of the activities will result in or lead to any physical works that could create environmental or social impacts, physical or economic displacement, or involuntary resettlement.
Involuntary Resettlement Program activities will be confined to policy and institutional reforms and TA, and none of the activities will result in or lead to any physical works that could create environmental or social impacts, physical or economic displacement, or involuntary resettlement.
Indigenous Peoples The activities of the program will not negatively affect indigenous peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholder dialogue was carried out during the program design and will continue during program implementation.
During Project Implementation Stakeholder dialogue was carried out during the program design and will continue during program implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services TBD
Procurement TBD
Responsible ADB Officer Galperin, Alexandra Sybille
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PASP
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Timetable
Concept Clearance 18 Jul 2017
Fact Finding 26 Jun 2017 to 22 Sep 2017
MRM 27 Oct 2017
Approval 14 Dec 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 03 Oct 2022

Grant 0557-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2017 18 Dec 2017 27 Dec 2017 31 Dec 2022 - 18 May 2020
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.90 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 2.90 25 Oct 2022 2.90 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 25 Oct 2022 2.90 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory - Partly satisfactory - Unsatisfactory

Grant 0558-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2017 15 Dec 2017 25 Dec 2017 31 Dec 2022 - 03 Aug 2018
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.90 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 2.90 25 Oct 2022 2.90 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 25 Oct 2022 2.90 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory - Partly satisfactory - Unsatisfactory

Grant 0559-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2017 15 Dec 2017 01 Mar 2018 31 Dec 2022 - 05 Mar 2020
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 3.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 3.00 25 Oct 2022 3.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 25 Oct 2022 3.00 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory - Partly satisfactory - Unsatisfactory

Loan 3627-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2017 18 Dec 2017 27 Dec 2017 31 Dec 2022 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 3.10 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 3.10 25 Oct 2022 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 25 Oct 2022 0.00 0.00 0%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory - Partly satisfactory - Unsatisfactory

Loan 3628-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2017 15 Dec 2017 25 Dec 2017 31 Dec 2022 - 03 Aug 2018
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 3.10 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 3.10 25 Oct 2022 3.10 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 25 Oct 2022 3.10 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory - Partly satisfactory - Unsatisfactory

TA 9464-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2017 - 14 Dec 2017 31 Dec 2022 31 Dec 2023 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 25 Oct 2022 1,011,360.64
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory - Unsatisfactory - Unsatisfactory

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Title Document Type Document Date
Pacific Disaster Resilience Program: Case Study Assessment of RMI’s Anticipatory Action Potential with a Focus on the WASH Sector (Marshall Islands) Consultant’s Report Consultants' Reports Nov 2021
Pacific Disaster Resilience Program: Anticipatory Action for Infrastructure Sectors in the Pacific Islands Synthesis Report Consultants' Reports Nov 2021
Pacific Disaster Resilience Program: Case Study Assessment of Vanuatu’s Anticipatory Action Potential with a Focus on the Ports Sector (Vanuatu) Consultant’s Report Consultants' Reports Nov 2021
Pacific Disaster Resilience Program: Case Study Assessment of Tonga’s Anticipatory Action Potential with a Focus on the Energy Sector (Tonga) Consultant’s Report Consultants' Reports Nov 2021
Pacific Disaster Resilience Program: Multi Hazard Disaster Risk Assessment, Tongatapu Interim Hazard Assessment Report Consultants' Reports May 2021
Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations [Concessional]) for Loan 3627-SAM: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Dec 2017
Grant Agreement (Special Operations) for Grant 0557-SAM: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program Agreements Dec 2017
Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations [Concessional]) for Loan 3628-TON: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Dec 2017
Grant Agreement (Special Operations) for Grant 0558-TON: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program Grant Agreement Dec 2017
Grant Agreement (Special Operations) for Grant 0559-TUV: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program Agreements Dec 2017
Pacific Disaster Resilience Program: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2017
Pacific Disaster Resilience Program: Concept Paper Concept Papers Jul 2017

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Impact of High Frequency Pluvial Flood Hazard and Replacement Cost of Low-Quality Buildings on Risk in Tongatapu Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Mar 2022 22 Mar 2022
Project Evaluation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Feb 2022 04 Mar 2022
National Coordinator - Enhance Resilience of Key Public Assets in Avarua, Cook Islands Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Jan 2022 25 Jan 2022
Technical Assistance to Enhance Resilience of Key Public Assets in Avarua, Cook Islands Firm - Consulting Closed 17 Dec 2021 04 Feb 2022
Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Aug 2021 02 Sep 2021
Public Financial Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 25 May 2021 31 May 2021
Senior Disaster Risk Assessment Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 22 May 2021 28 May 2021
Scoping Study on Supporting Preparedness and Anticipatory Action to Mitigate the Impact from Extreme Weather Events in the Pacific Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Feb 2021 03 Mar 2021
Public Financial Management Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Jul 2020 21 Jul 2020
Multi-Hazard Disaster Risk Assessment Tongatapu, Tonga Firm - Consulting Closed 04 Jan 2020 21 Jan 2020
Hazard Modeling Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Jun 2019 03 Jul 2019
International Disaster Risk Management Specialist and Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed 29 May 2018 12 Jun 2018
International Disaster Risk Financing Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Mar 2018 19 Mar 2018

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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