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 Name||Protecting and Investing in Natural Capital in Asia and the Pacific|
China, People's Republic of
|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
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.|
|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.|
|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|
|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|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||20 Sep 2017|
|Fact Finding||04 Dec 2018 to 04 Dec 2018|
|Approval||13 Dec 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||22 Jul 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|13 Dec 2017||-||13 Dec 2017||31 Dec 2020||31 Dec 2021||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|10,034,724.00||2,334,862.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||12,369,586.00||13 Dec 2017||2,018,347.11|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Addressing the Illegal Wildlife Trade in the Philippines||Brochures and Flyers||Mar 2019|
|Paglaban sa Ilegal na Pangalalakal ng Hayop at Halaman sa Pilipinas||Brochures and Flyers||Mar 2019|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Watershed Management Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||28 Jul 2020||03 Aug 2020|
|GIS and Remote Sensing Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||28 Jul 2020||03 Aug 2020|
|Technical Expert (Natural Capital)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||08 Jul 2020||14 Jul 2020|
|Green Urban Design and Planning for New Clark City||Firm - Consulting||Closed||31 May 2020||14 Jun 2020|
|Sustainable Livelihood Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||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|
|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|
|Knowledge and Communications Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||03 Jan 2018||09 Jan 2018|
|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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