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Regional: Protecting and Investing in Natural Capital in Asia and the Pacific

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50159-001 Status: Active

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will build the business case and capacity of ADB developing member countries (DMCs) to invest in natural capital. The TA will support (i) analytical studies, including biophysical and economic assessments to identify and justify natural capital investments; (ii) preparation of investment components of projects; (iii) strengthening of legal frameworks and enforcement mechanism for natural capital, including measures to address the illegal wildlife trade (IWT); and (iv) strengthening of knowledge and capacity for natural capital investments.

Project Details

Project Officer
Endo, Isao Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Protecting and Investing in Natural Capital in Asia and the Pacific
Project Number 50159-001
Country Regional
Bhutan
Cambodia
Indonesia
Nepal
Pakistan
Philippines
China, People's Republic of
Viet Nam
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9461-REG: Protecting and Investing in Natural Capital in Asia and the Pacific
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 900,000.00
Climate Change Fund US$ 955,000.00
Global Environment Facility US$ 1.83 million
TA 9461-REG: Protecting and Investing in Natural Capital in Asia and the Pacific
Climate Change Fund US$ 800,000.00
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 500,000.00
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

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Forestry - Land-based natural resources management

Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will build the business case and capacity of ADB developing member countries (DMCs) to invest in natural capital. The TA will support (i) analytical studies, including biophysical and economic assessments to identify and justify natural capital investments; (ii) preparation of investment components of projects; (iii) strengthening of legal frameworks and enforcement mechanism for natural capital, including measures to address the illegal wildlife trade (IWT); and (iv) strengthening of knowledge and capacity for natural capital investments.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Natural capital assets of DMCs improved.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Commitment of DMCs to invest in natural capital increased.
Progress Toward Outcome The TA is currently confirming identified focal countries, sectors, and projects for assessment by Q3 2019.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Business-case for natural capital investments established

Investments in natural capital prepared

Capacity to address illegal wildlife crime enhanced

Knowledge and capacity for natural capital investment strengthened.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) 1. Nature-based solutions for flood-risk management in Indonesia and the Philippines - The TA project is currently supporting the integrated water resource management (IWRM) approach as part of NBS for flood-risk management planning and engineering guidelines for the Ministry of Public Works and Housing (MPWH) of Indonesia, while NBS options are included to complement hard engineering solutions in the flood management master plans for six river basins prepared by Department of Public Works and Highways of the Philippines. Knowledge product on NBS-IWRM is being prepared to summarize and disseminate the findings and lessons learned from the support.2. Introducing eco-sensitive design for smart green road transportation in Nepal and Bhutan - The TA project is supporting eco-sensitive road design in Nepal including capacity development on sustainable eco-sensitive infrastructure planning and design to protect natural habitats and biodiversity. In Bhutan, we have completed the monitoring and evaluation of wildlife collision prevention structures in Bhutan.3. Support to New Clark City Resilience Interventions (Philippines)- The TA project completed the ecosystem service study covering biodiversity assessment using GIS/remote sensing technologies. Currently, we are integrating nature based solutions into urban design standard guidelines.4. Assessing basin-scale ecosystem conditions and water quality in Ravi River in Pakistan using remote sensing techniques- The collection and analysis of data and information to develop land-use map for water quality assessment is completed. The TA project is currently supporting the refinement of scenarios to analyze possible future states of concerned ecosystems (e.g., water, habitat) based on the change in land-use, climate, and/or any other related variables. We are also providing advisory service to prepare possible NBS options to inform the prefeasibility studies for pilot sites.5. Addressing illegal wildlife trading in the Philippines- A Project Management Unit has been established to implement the project. Technical evaluation is being undertaken to assess the ECITES integration with the Philippine single window system in terms of ease of doing business alongside transparency and good governance metrics. The project is also consolidating the outputs of three public regional consultations which will be considered in drafting a second version of a House Bill to amend RA 9147 (Wildlife Act of the Philippines).6. Knowledge and capacity for natural capital investment strengthened.(i) Greening the Transport Sector through Smart Plans and Eco-Friendly Designs Workshop - 18 May 2018 in Durban, South Africa(ii) ADB-WWF event on _Sustainable Infrastructure Building a global movement and innovations to avoiding deforestation and biodiversity loss from infrastructure investments_ - 24 June 2018 Da Nang, Viet Nam.(iii) Nature Based Approaches to Designing Transport Infrastructure - 14 September 2018 as part of the ADB Transport Forum 2018.(iv) 2nd Wildlife Enforcement Summit - 20-23 November 2018, Hotel Stotsenberg, Clark, Pampanga, Philippines(v) Illegal Wildlife Trade National Inception and Planning Workshop & 1st PSC Organizational Meeting - 21-22 February 2019, Mercure Hotel Ortigas, Philippines(vi) Wildlife Law Enforcement Plan (WildLEAP) 2018-2028 Activity Costing Writeshop - 6-7 May 2019, B Hotel, Quezon City, Philippines(vii) IWT Regional Planning/Validation Workshop and Mindanao-wide Reviewof the Proposed Revisions to the Wildlife Act - 30-31 May 2019, Almont Hotel, Butuan City, Philippines(viii) IWT Regional Planning/Validation Workshop and Visayas-wide Review of the Proposed Revisions to the Wildlife Act - 13-14 June 2019, Bai Hotel, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines(ix) Natural Capital Knowledge Series on ADB's Development Asia platform under preparation for launch in September 2018." - Addressing the Illegal Wildlife Trade in the Philippines - Brochure - The war against wildlife is a war against ourselves - Blog - Country Profile Philippines (Global Wildlife Program) - Country Webpage
Geographical Location Bhutan - Nation-wide; Cambodia - Nation-wide; China - Nation-wide; Indonesia - Nation-wide; Nepal - Nation-wide; Pakistan - Nation-wide; Philippines - Nation-wide; Viet Nam - Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A national and regional workshop with partner countries is programmed in Q4 2019.
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Endo, Isao
Responsible ADB Department Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Responsible ADB Division SDSS
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 20 Sep 2017
Fact Finding 04 Dec 2018 to 04 Dec 2018
MRM -
Approval 13 Dec 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Jul 2019

TA 9461-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2017 - 13 Dec 2017 31 Dec 2020 31 Dec 2021 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,655,000.00 2,334,862.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,989,862.00 13 Dec 2017 1,585,338.07

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Sustainable Livelihood Specialist Individual - Consulting Active 21 May 2020 03 Jun 2020
Protecting and Investing in Natural Capital in Asia and the Pacific - Communications Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Apr 2020 23 Apr 2020
Wildlife Veterinarian/Animal Care Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Nov 2019 05 Dec 2019
Wildlife Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Nov 2019 28 Nov 2019
ADB IWT Coordinator – Illegal Wildlife Trade Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Nov 2019 08 Nov 2019
TA Administrative Assistant Individual - Consulting Closed 31 Aug 2019 06 Sep 2019
Technical Expert (Natural Capital) Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Aug 2019 04 Oct 2019
Biodiversity Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 31 Jul 2019 06 Aug 2019
Senior Technical Expert (Natural Capital) Individual - Consulting Closed 23 May 2019 29 May 2019
Practitioner’s Guide to Nature-based Solutions - Nature-Based Solutions Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Apr 2019 10 May 2019
Capacity Development to Address Illegal Wildlife Trade Firm - Consulting Closed 05 Apr 2019 19 Apr 2019
TA Operations and Events Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Apr 2019 10 Apr 2019
Project Assistant Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Mar 2019 04 Apr 2019
Wildlife Trafficking Research Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Mar 2019 21 Mar 2019
Computer Programmer Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Mar 2019 21 Mar 2019
Public Awareness and Demand Reduction Firm - Consulting Closed 06 Mar 2019 11 Apr 2019
Nature-based approaches for climate change and disaster-risk management Firm - Consulting Closed 16 Jan 2019 08 Feb 2019
Smart Infrastructure Planning and Design (Nepal) Firm - Consulting Closed 10 Jan 2019 15 Feb 2019
Policy Specialist (Wildlife Law Enforcement) Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Dec 2018 10 Jan 2019
TA Administrative Assistant Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Oct 2018 05 Nov 2018
TA Administrative Assistant Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Aug 2018 23 Aug 2018
Graphics Designer Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Aug 2018 21 Aug 2018
Policy, Law and Capacity Development to Address Illegal Wildlife Trade Firm - Consulting Closed 20 Jun 2018 13 Jul 2018
Support introduction of natural based solutions for flood risks management in Indonesia and the Philippines Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Apr 2018 02 May 2018
TA Administrative Assistant Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Apr 2018 26 Apr 2018
Knowledge and Communications Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Jan 2018 09 Jan 2018
Project Coordination Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Jan 2018 09 Jan 2018
Project Management Officer - Illegal Wildlife Trade Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Jan 2018 16 Jan 2018

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 9461 22 Oct 2019 ESSA TECHNOLOGIES LTD.(CANADA) in association with Jade Consult P. Ltd(NEPAL) 600 - 2695 Granville Street, Vancouver, Columbia V6H 3H4 CANADA Asian Development Bank Consulting Services 419,259.00
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 9461 01 Aug 2019 Tanggol Kalikasan, Inc. (PHILIPPINES) Unit 1213, Corporate 145, Mother Ignacia Quezon City, Phils. Asian Development Bank Consulting Services 258,051.00
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 9461 26 Jul 2019 NIRAS Asia Manila Inc. (PHILIPPINES) in association with PATH FOUNDATION PHILIPPINES, INC (PHILIPPINES) 20th Floor, Wynsum Corporate Plaza, Emer Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Phils. Asian Development Bank Consulting Services 427,553.00
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 9461 20 May 2019 DELTARES, NET (NETHERLANDS) in association with Resources Environment & Economics Center for Studi (PHILIPPINES) ROTTERDAMSEWEG 185 2629 HD DELFT/Boussin DELFT 2629 HV NETHERLANDS [email protected] Asian Development Bank Consulting Services 259,823.00

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