Philippines : Integrated Flood Resilience and Adaptation Project - Phase 1

Sovereign Project | 51294-001

The Integrated Flood Resilience and Adaptation Project - Phase 1 (the project) will reduce climate risks and enable climate adaptation in three major river basins (the Abra River basin in Luzon, and the Ranao [Agus] and Tagum-Libuganon river basins in Mindanao), with a focus on addressing flood risk. The project will enhance flood and climate change resilience by (i) improving strategic flood risk management planning, (ii) constructing flood protection infrastructure, and (iii) strengthening community-based flood risk management.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Sagara, Junko
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Philippines
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Integrated Flood Resilience and Adaptation Project - Phase 1
Project Number 51294-001
Country / Economy Philippines
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0905-PHI: Integrated Flood Resilience and Adaptation Project I
High Level Technology Fund US$ 680,000.00
Loan 4345-PHI: Integrated Flood Resilience and Adaptation Project I
Ordinary capital resources US$ 303.24 million
Operational Priorities OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Rural flood protection

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The Integrated Flood Resilience and Adaptation Project - Phase 1 (the project) will reduce climate risks and enable climate adaptation in three major river basins (the Abra River basin in Luzon, and the Ranao [Agus] and Tagum-Libuganon river basins in Mindanao), with a focus on addressing flood risk. The project will enhance flood and climate change resilience by (i) improving strategic flood risk management planning, (ii) constructing flood protection infrastructure, and (iii) strengthening community-based flood risk management.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Philippines is among the countries most vulnerable to the impacts of disasters and climate change. From 1995 to 2015, the country endured 2,745 calamities triggered by natural hazards, although not all of these events were considered catastrophic. About 56% of damage to properties were due to typhoons and storms, 29% were due to floods, and 6% were due to landslides. During 2010-2019, damages incurred by disasters induced by natural hazards totaled Php463 billion; agriculture accounted for 62.6% of the damages, followed by infrastructure at 23.0%, and private and communications at 14.0%. The average annual losses from typhoons are estimated to reach 1.2% of gross domestic product. Projections by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change indicate that, although average annual precipitation amount in the Philippines may remain relatively unchanged, variability and intensity of rainfall are likely to increase, with weather-related hazards becoming stronger and more frequent. Climate change is expected to increase damages and losses resulting from extreme events, which could reach 7.6% of gross domestic product by 2030 and 13% by 2040. A large share of these expected damages and losses are on agricultural land, threatening crops and putting flood-vulnerable communities at higher risk of food insecurity and, with it, the associated problems of child malnutrition, stunting, and domestic violence.

The project river basins are subject to high climate hazards with rising sea-levels, increasing precipitation intensity, and severer onshore storms, which combined will further increase flood risks. The project areas are predominantly rural with limited public infrastructure such as flood control structures, roads and bridges, which makes the river basin communities highly vulnerable to climate-related hazards, particularly floods.

Reducing the vulnerability of women and men to climate change and disasters is one of the priorities of the National Climate Change Action Plan, 2011-2028. The Philippine Development Plan, 2023-2028 calls for (i) upgrading and expanding flood control infrastructure combined with nature-based solutions; (ii) enhancing institutional capacities and decision support systems; (iii) fully implementing asset management; and (iv) prioritizing support to highly vulnerable LGUs for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, including flood control. The government has operationalized these priorities through policy reforms stipulated under the Climate Change Action Program, the first-ever climate action policy-based loan of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Additionally, the government, through the DPWH, has endorsed flood risk management master plans for 25 river basins since 2017 and is preparing plans for an additional 21 river basins. Flood risk management investments for many river basins are included in the government's public investment plan.

Impact

Flood and climate change resilience enhanced

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Flood risk in three river basins reduced

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Strategic flood risk management planning improved

Flood protection infrastructure constructed

Community-based flood risk management strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Abra River, Agus River, Tagum River
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples B
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 Sagara, Junko
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Agriculture, Food, Nature, and Rural Development Sector Office (SG-AFNR)
Executing Agencies
Dept. of Public Works & Highways
Timetable
Concept Clearance 21 Jun 2018
Fact Finding 09 Sep 2021 to 01 Oct 2021
MRM 23 May 2023
Approval 13 Sep 2023
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 13 Sep 2023

Grant 0905-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Sep 2023 21 Sep 2023 14 Nov 2023 30 Jun 2029 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.68 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 22 Apr 2024 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.68 22 Apr 2024 0.00 0.00 0%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory - - Unsatisfactory

Loan 4345-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Sep 2023 21 Sep 2023 14 Nov 2023 30 Jun 2029 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 408.08 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 303.24 22 Apr 2024 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 104.84 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 22 Apr 2024 0.00 0.00 0%

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Project Implementation Consultant Firm - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

Title Document Type Document Date
Integrated Flood Resilience and Adaptation Project - Phase 1: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Aug 2023