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Regional: Pacific Urban Development Investment Planning and Capacity Development Facility

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51175-001 Status: Active

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support Pacific island countries to objectively analyze the costs and benefits of available urban investment options, to plan, design and prioritize investments, assess technical suitability, economic, financial and social viability, capacity and institutional issues, address environmental and social safeguards and, identify measures to strengthen project implementation capacity of urban investment projects. At the same time, the countries need to develop institutional, policy and human resource capacity to effectively plan and manage urban investments, so that social and economic benefits are maximized. ADB continues to receive requests from Pacific DMCs to assist in addressing challenges they face.

Project Details

Project Officer
Maria Vicedo Ferrer Pacific Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Pacific Urban Development Investment Planning and Capacity Development Facility
Project Number 51175-001
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9347-REG: Pacific Urban Development Investment Planning and Capacity Development Facility
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.80 million
TA 9347-REG: Pacific Urban Development Investment Planning and Capacity Development Facility (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
TA 9347-REG: Pacific Urban Development Investment Planning and Capacity Development Facility (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.60 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban flood protection - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban sewerage - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support Pacific island countries to objectively analyze the costs and benefits of available urban investment options, to plan, design and prioritize investments, assess technical suitability, economic, financial and social viability, capacity and institutional issues, address environmental and social safeguards and, identify measures to strengthen project implementation capacity of urban investment projects. At the same time, the countries need to develop institutional, policy and human resource capacity to effectively plan and manage urban investments, so that social and economic benefits are maximized. ADB continues to receive requests from Pacific DMCs to assist in addressing challenges they face. The proposed knowledge and support TA will serve as a facility to support Pacific DMCs in making informed and strategic decisions on urban investments by supporting necessary activities such as capacity development, training, knowledge sharing and dissemination, technical advice, peer reviews etc.

The proposed TA will support the Pacific Approach 2016-2020 strategic priority of enabling value creation by promoting livable and economically vibrant urban areas , supporting projects that will help governments with long-term urban planning to ensure that services can be sustained, and encourage private sector and civil society organization (CSO) involvement in the provision of urban infrastructure and services. The proposed TA will also support the Pacific Approach to provide (i) stronger, better, faster project delivery through expanded use of regional approaches and faster delivery mechanisms, and (ii) improved generation and sharing of knowledge.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Pacific region is rapidly urbanizing as a result of internal migration and natural population increase, with 44% of the Pacific's population, excluding Papua New Guinea, now living in urban areas. In the region's smallest countries, such as the Cook Islands, at least three out of every four residents are already urban dwellers. And larger Pacific developing member countries (DMCs) that are still predominantly rural, such as Solomon Islands, have the highest urbanization rates, recognizing the growing interest to invest in urban infrastructure.

Urban growth in Pacific DMCs has been largely unplanned, resulting in inadequate basic urban infrastructure services such as water supply, sanitation, flood control, and urban transport; a shortage of affordable serviced land and housing. Squatter settlements are proliferating, natural resources are becoming overexploited, and increasing numbers of citizens are vulnerable to flooding and natural disasters. Reversing the deterioration in living conditions in the Pacific region's growing towns and cities is essential if they are to become livable and economically vibrant environments.

In the most rapidly urbanizing Pacific DMCs, the bulk of urban growth is taking place in unserviced informal settlements, particularly in peri-urban areas, often located on customary land, outside of town boundaries. In tourism-dependent economies such as Palau, the lack of adequate urban environmental infrastructure to manage growing volumes of solid and liquid wastes is contributing to the degradation of the surrounding natural environment, which has the potential to undermine tourism growth. In small, low-lying atoll countries such as the Marshall Islands, urbanization is increasing the exposure of people and critical urban assets to climate change risks.

The limited capacity to plan, prepare, manage, and coordinate urban investments; inadequate revenue streams to finance and maintain such investments; and poor accountability for the quality of urban service delivery all contribute to the challenge of promoting more sustainable urban development in Pacific DMCs. Many Pacific DMCs lack the strategies needed to sustainably plan and manage urban development in their cities and towns. Where strategies and plans for the urban sector do exist, preparation and implementation is often constrained by the lack of capacity and resources to undertake thorough investment preparatory work.

Recent ADB urban-related investments and TAs in the Pacific helped prepare sector analysis, reviewed urban policy and conducted project preparatory related assessments. The demand-driven approach and close consultations with host governments led to successful delivery of these outputs. ADB continues to receive requests from Pacific DMCs to assist in in project preparatory work and addressing urban challenges, providing implementation support, technical advice, capacity development and assisting in knowledge production.

Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Regional
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Firms and individual consultants recruited to prepare projects engage with a range of stakeholders, including government agencies, SOEs, civil society organizations and communities.
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA facility is financing international and national consulting services on an output basis. The consultants will deliver project feasibility and preparation assistance (output 1) and individual consultants to deliver demand-driven technical advice and capacity developments (outputs 2 and 3). The TA facility will be implemented over 60 months, which started in August 2017.
Procurement na
Responsible ADB Officer Maria Vicedo Ferrer
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PAUW
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 27 Jul 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Sep 2019

TA 9347-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Jul 2017 - 27 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2022 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
4,900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,900,000.00 27 Jul 2017 2,550,496.07

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Gender and Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Sep 2019 20 Sep 2019
Delay Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Sep 2018 29 Sep 2018
Public Financial Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Jun 2018 20 Jun 2018
Delay Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 09 May 2018 15 May 2018
Project Preparation Assistance (PPA) Consultants Firm - Consulting Closed 21 Apr 2018 05 May 2018
Communications Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Mar 2018 07 Mar 2018
Claims Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Feb 2018 05 Mar 2018
Peri-urban water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) advisor Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Feb 2018 08 Feb 2018
Solomon Water- Strategic Projects Management Advisor Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Dec 2017 08 Jan 2018
Project Preparation Assistance (PPA) Consultants Firm - Consulting Closed 09 Sep 2017 08 Oct 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 9347 31 Jan 2018 EGIS EAU (FRANCE) 78 ALLEE JOHN NAPIER, MONTPELLIER 34965, CEDEX 2 FRANCE [email protected] *** No Executing Agency for this TA *** Consulting Services 799,880.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.