Regional: Supporting Adaptation Decision Making for Climate Resilient Investments
The TA aims to improve the understanding by DMCs on how to make effective use of climate information and services to facilitate planning and decision-making under climate uncertainty. Through this TA, the DMCs will have enhanced technical capacity to generate, interpret and apply climate information in decision-making in sectors including agriculture, water and energy. It will also incorporate disaster risk management and reduction as a key component of building overall resilience of our DMCs.
Sinha Roy, Arghya
Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
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|Project Name||Supporting Adaptation Decision Making for Climate Resilient Investments|
|Country / Economy||Regional
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Irrigation - Rural flood protection
Education / Education sector development - Secondary - Technical and vocational education and training
Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution - Large hydropower generation
Health / Health sector development and reform - Health system development
Transport / Road transport (non-urban) - Urban public transport
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban flood protection - Urban water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The TA aims to improve the understanding by DMCs on how to make effective use of climate information and services to facilitate planning and decision-making under climate uncertainty. Through this TA, the DMCs will have enhanced technical capacity to generate, interpret and apply climate information in decision-making in sectors including agriculture, water and energy. It will also incorporate disaster risk management and reduction as a key component of building overall resilience of our DMCs.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Climate change remains a serious threat to development and poverty reduction efforts as reflected in most country planning documents and country partnership strategies (CPS). DMCs emphasized the need for stronger integration of climate change risk management into the development process and in implementation of programs, projects and technical assistance. The TA seeks to enhance climate resilience in the region by improving DMCs' capacity to address climate change issues confronting development objectives. This will be achieved by equipping DMCs to make better and more effective use of climate information and services to inform country programming, sector planning process, and project development.|
Adaptation and climate resilience in development planning, as well as in project design and implementation mainstreamed
Regional public goods, including effective regional responses to climate change supported
|Description of Outcome||Decision making for climate resilient investments in selected Developing Member Countries (DMC) enhanced|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Country Climate Risk Profiles for Afghanistan, Viet Nam and Sri Lanka have been published which can be a reference for decision making on climate resilient investments. DMC officials in SERD and PARD DMCs have also been included in the CRM training where the adaptation guidance on the energy sector was featured.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Country-specific climate projections to support planning developed
Technical support for ADB operations to integrate climate resilience features provided
Good practice guidance on climate resilient infrastructure design and associated training modules developed and delivered
Capacity for using climate and disaster risk information in selected DMCs enhanced
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Output 1: Country-specific climate projections to support planning developed. These country profiles are being produced in collaboration with the World Bank Group's International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Profiles for 40 DMCs and a regional summary for the Pacific have been drafted. The profiles for Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Viet Nam have been published. The technical note describing data sources, analytical methodology, potential uses, and caveats associated with the climate projections is to be drafted.
Output 2: Technical support for Asian Development Bank operations to integrate climate resilience features provided. A panel of 10 climate change adaptation was recruited through a framework agreement contracting approach to, upon request, provide support to operations team CRA assessments. The experts have now provided support to six projects from the East Asia Department, one project from the Pacific Department, two projects from the South Asia Department and one project from Southeast Asia Department (SERD). Support is ongoing for seven projects across three regional departments.
Output 3: Good practice guidance on climate-resilient infrastructure design and associated training modules developed and delivered. Drafts of the good practice guidance documents for the ANR, Energy, Transport, Urban and Water sectors have been prepared. These documents and the information they contain are being integrated into an Excel-based Adaptation Good Practice Guidance Tool that can be accessed easily by project staff and DMC counterparts. The development of the tool is based also on feedback from ADB staff and DMCs gathered during two consultation meetings held on 8-10 May 2019 and on 1-2 October 2019 focusing on how the sector-specific guidance documents can be of best use to all parties. Various knowledge products to supplement the guidance tool have being developed, two of which have been completed: (i) Climate Change Adjustments for Detailed Engineering Design of Roads: Experience from Viet Nam, and (ii) Manual on Climate Change Adjustments for Detailed Engineering.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Relevant Operational Departments of ADB, including Sector and Thematic Groups were consulted during processing.|
|During Project Implementation||During Project implementation, relevant governments will be consulted in the gathering of data and information. Relevant governments will also be requested for the best nominees to attend the planned training/workshops.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Sinha Roy, Arghya|
|Responsible ADB Department||Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||SDCD|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||18 Sep 2017|
|Approval||02 Nov 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||18 Dec 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|02 Nov 2017||-||02 Nov 2017||31 Dec 2019||31 Aug 2024||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|2,450,000.00||750,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||3,200,000.00||17 Jun 2022||1,773,425.87|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Supporting Adaptation Decision Making for Climate Resilient Investments: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Nov 2017|
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