Pacific Disaster Resilience Program, Phase 3

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50028-003

The proposed contingent disaster financing (CDF) program will improve the resilience of the participating Asian Development Bank (ADB) Pacific developing member countries (DMCs) to disasters triggered by natural hazards and health emergencies. It will support policy actions strengthening resilience to disasters and provide a source of financing for timely emergency response and early recovery. The program is the third phase of the Pacific Disaster Resilience Program; the first phase was approved in December 2017 for Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu, and the second phase in September 2019 for FSM, RMI, Solomon Islands, and Tonga. In addition, ADB set up country-specific CDF programs for Cook Islands and Palau.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Uusimaa, Hanna K.
    Pacific Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Pacific Disaster Resilience Program, Phase 3
Project Number 50028-003
Country 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
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0754-REG: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program, Phase 3
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 5.00 million
Grant 0755-REG: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program, Phase 3
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 10.00 million
Grant 0756-REG: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program, Phase 3
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 6.00 million
Grant 0757-REG: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program, Phase 3
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 5.00 million
Grant 0758-REG: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program, Phase 3
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 8.00 million
Grant 0759-REG: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program, Phase 3
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 10.00 million
Grant 0760-REG: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program, Phase 3
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 4.00 million
Grant 0761-REG: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program, Phase 3
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 6.00 million
Loan 0003-REG: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program, Phase 3
Ordinary capital resources US$ 20.00 million
Loan 4011-REG: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program, Phase 3
Ordinary capital resources US$ 20.00 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
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Public expenditure and fiscal management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed contingent disaster financing (CDF) program will improve the resilience of the participating Asian Development Bank (ADB) Pacific developing member countries (DMCs) to disasters triggered by natural hazards and health emergencies. It will support policy actions strengthening resilience to disasters and provide a source of financing for timely emergency response and early recovery. The program is the third phase of the Pacific Disaster Resilience Program; the first phase was approved in December 2017 for Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu, and the second phase in September 2019 for FSM, RMI, Solomon Islands, and Tonga. In addition, ADB set up country-specific CDF programs for Cook Islands and Palau. Phase 3 will provide (i) another round of financing for (a) countries that drew down their CDF programs for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic (the Cook Islands, FSM, RMI, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga); and (b)Tuvalu, which drew down the funds in February 2020 in response to Cyclone Tino; and (ii) CDF for the first time for Kiribati and Vanuatu.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The program provides Pacific DMCs with a source of financing that can be rapidly disbursed following disaster events. The program will complement risk financing instruments currently in use by the participating governments, including annual contingency budgets, national disaster funds, parametric disaster insurance, and traditional indemnity insurance. Eligibility to withdraw loan and grant proceeds is based on achieving prior resilience-related policy actions, but disbursements will be triggered when a state of disaster or emergency is declared. The DRM policy actions for each participating DMC will reduce the underlying disaster risk and enhance preparedness. Each government has also agreed on an ongoing post-program partnership framework (PPPF) to strengthen DRM performance that is based on a gap and needs analysis in each country. In addition to disasters caused by natural hazards, the scope of phase 3 is expanded to cover health-related emergencies in the policy matrixes. The DMCs face similar challenges and will benefit greatly from a regional approach in which good practices are shared. The program will support coordination and cooperation both between Pacific DMCs and with development partners on risk financing arrangements and policy reform discussions. The first phase of the regional program includes attached TA, and this has been expanded to include the new countries under phase 3. The TA project has started country-level support to strengthen the policy environment and institutional arrangements for DRM by strengthening post-disaster financial management capacity, started work on disaster risk information in some countries, and initiated multi-hazard disaster risk assessments. Gender considerations are mainstreamed in the country-level support under the TA.

12. The program is in line with ADB's Strategy 2030, in particular its operational priority 3 on tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability, which supports strengthening DMCs' financial preparedness for disaster response through policy-based contingent financing. The program aligns with ADB's operational plan for health by strengthening institutions for improved health governance, and enabling health financing to tackle public health threats and pandemic preparedness; and with the Pacific Approach, which serves as ADB's country partnership strategy for the 11 smaller Pacific DMCs, including the 10 countries in this program. The Pacific Approach focuses on managing risks as a key strategic area, and highlights the need to (i) expand work on climate change and DRM; (ii) introduce innovative solutions to strengthen disaster preparedness, address vulnerability, and build resilience; (iii) pursue a more programmatic and regional approach to financing climate change and DRM initiatives; and (iv) improve health outcomes in response to the growing threat of infectious and communicable diseases. The program is also consistent with the Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific 2017 2030 and respective national plans.

Impact

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

Country readiness and response operations for COVID-19 scaled up for containment and mitigation

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Resilience of institutions and communities strengthened
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Policy and institutional arrangements for risk management strengthened

Risk-informed investment planning processes and tools improved

Risk financing expanded

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Cook Islands - Nation-wide; Kiribati - Nation-wide; Marshall Islands - Nation-wide; Micronesia, Federated States of - Nation-wide; Palau - Nation-wide; Samoa - Nation-wide; Solomon Islands - Nation-wide; Tonga - Nation-wide; Tuvalu - Nation-wide; Vanuatu - Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
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 Uusimaa, Hanna K.
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PASP
Executing Agencies
Department of Finance and Administration
PS2, Palikhir
Pohnpei State
Federated States of Micronesia
Ministry of Finance
3rd Floor, Executive Bldg, ROP Capitol
Ngerulmud, Melekeok State,P.O. Box 6011
Koror, PW 96940, Republic of Palau
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Finance
Government of Samoa
Private Bag, Apia, Samoa
Ministry of Finance
P.O. Box D, Majuro
MH 96960
Republic of the Marshall Islands
Ministry of Finance
Vaiaku, Funafuti, Tuvalu
Ministry of Finance
Vuna Road
Nuku'alofa
Kingdom of Tonga
Ministry of Finance & Economic Management
P.M.B. 058
Port Vila
Vanuatu
Ministry of Finance & Economic Management
PO box 120
Cook Islands
Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
P.O. Box 67
Bairiki, Tarawa
Kiribati
Ministry of Finance and Treasury
P.O. Box 26
Honiara, Solomon Islands
Ministry of Finance, Commerce, Trade & Tourism
P.O. Box 381
Constitution Bldg., Kumul Highway
Port Vila, Republic of Vanuatu
Tuvalu
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Timetable
Concept Clearance 24 Aug 2020
Fact Finding 01 Jun 2020 to 15 Sep 2020
MRM 09 Oct 2020
Approval 24 Nov 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Nov 2020

Grant 0754-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Nov 2020 11 Dec 2020 02 Feb 2021 11 Mar 2024 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 5.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 5.00 24 Nov 2020 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 24 Nov 2020 0.00 0.00 0%

Grant 0755-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Nov 2020 14 Dec 2020 21 Dec 2020 14 Mar 2024 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 10.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 10.00 24 Nov 2020 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 24 Nov 2020 0.00 0.00 0%

Grant 0756-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Nov 2020 11 Dec 2020 28 Jan 2021 11 Mar 2024 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 6.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 6.00 24 Nov 2020 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 24 Nov 2020 0.00 0.00 0%

Grant 0757-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Nov 2020 08 Dec 2020 25 Jan 2021 08 Mar 2024 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 5.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 5.00 24 Nov 2020 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 24 Nov 2020 0.00 0.00 0%

Grant 0758-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Nov 2020 16 Dec 2020 17 Feb 2021 16 Mar 2024 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 8.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 8.00 24 Nov 2020 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 24 Nov 2020 0.00 0.00 0%

Grant 0759-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Nov 2020 08 Dec 2020 30 Dec 2020 08 Mar 2024 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 10.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 10.00 24 Nov 2020 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 24 Nov 2020 0.00 0.00 0%

Grant 0760-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Nov 2020 10 Dec 2020 03 Feb 2021 10 Mar 2024 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 4.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 4.00 24 Nov 2020 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 24 Nov 2020 0.00 0.00 0%

Grant 0761-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Nov 2020 11 Dec 2020 26 Jan 2021 11 Mar 2024 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 6.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 6.00 24 Nov 2020 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 24 Nov 2020 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 0003-REG

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 20.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 20.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

Loan 4011-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Nov 2020 15 Dec 2020 - 15 Mar 2024 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 20.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 20.00 24 Nov 2020 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 24 Nov 2020 0.00 0.00 0%

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Title Document Type Document Date
Grant Agreement (Special Operations) for Grant 0758-KIR: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program (Phase 3) Grant Agreement Dec 2020
Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations) for Loan 4011-PAL: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program (Phase 3) Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Dec 2020
Grant Agreement (Special Operations) for Grant 0755-TON: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program (Phase 3) Grant Agreement Dec 2020
Grant Agreement (Special Operations) for Grant 0754-SOL: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program (Phase 3) Grant Agreement Dec 2020
Grant Agreement (Special Operations) for Grant 0761-RMI: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program (Phase 3) Grant Agreement Dec 2020
Facility Agreement (Ordinary Operations) for Facility 0003-COO: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program - Phase 3 Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Dec 2020
Grant Agreement (Special Operations) for Grant 0756-FSM: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program (Phase 3) Grant Agreement Dec 2020
Grant Agreement (Special Operations) for Grant 0760-TUV: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program (Phase 3) Grant Agreement Dec 2020
Grant Agreement (Special Operations) for Grant 0757-VAN: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program (Phase 3) Grant Agreement Dec 2020
Grant Agreement (Special Operations) for Grant 0759-SAM: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program (Phase 3) Grant Agreement Dec 2020
Pacific Disaster Resilience Program (Phase 3): Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2020

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