Regional: Advancing Inclusive and Resilient Urban Development Targeted at the Urban Poor
The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support selected developing member countries (DMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)Bangladesh, Indonesia, and the Philippinesto strengthen its capacity to design and implement investment projects that strengthen resilience of the urban poor, thereby advancing inclusive urban development. The resilience-building measures will include a combination of interventions targeted at household, community, and local government level. The support to DMCs will include (i) country studies to identify investment opportunities for strengthening resilience of the urban poor; (ii) improve skills for using climate change and disaster risk information for developing resilience-building investments targeted at the urban poor; and (iii) supporting project preparatory report with an explicit focus on strengthening resilience of urban poor.
Sinha Roy, Arghya
Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
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- Water and other urban infrastructure and services
|Project Name||Advancing Inclusive and Resilient Urban Development Targeted at the Urban Poor|
|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||
Public sector management / Social protection initiatives
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban slum development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support selected developing member countries (DMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)Bangladesh, Indonesia, and the Philippinesto strengthen its capacity to design and implement investment projects that strengthen resilience of the urban poor, thereby advancing inclusive urban development. The resilience-building measures will include a combination of interventions targeted at household, community, and local government level. The support to DMCs will include (i) country studies to identify investment opportunities for strengthening resilience of the urban poor; (ii) improve skills for using climate change and disaster risk information for developing resilience-building investments targeted at the urban poor; and (iii) supporting project preparatory report with an explicit focus on strengthening resilience of urban poor.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
Resilience of cities enhanced (Sustainable Development Goal 11)
|Description of Outcome||
Developing member country (DMC) capacity for resilience-building investments targeted at the urban poor improved
|Progress Toward Outcome||Activities under Output 1-3 are ongoing.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Country studies to identify opportunities for strengthening the resilience of the urban poor completed
Skills for using climate change and disaster risk information for designing pro-poor resilience-building investments improved
Preparatory work for investment projects with an explicit focus on strengthening the resilience of urban poor supported
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Output 1: Country diagnostic studies in Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines have been completed, drawing inputs from a series of national consultation workshops with an average of 47 participants (49% women). On 16-18 November 2021, the TA supported the Resilience for the Urban Poor Forum (RUP2021), a virtual event that tackled the findings and recommendations of the country studies and key topics related to building resilience of the urban poor. An average of 22 participants (49% women) from the three countries reported that the event enhanced their awareness on climate and disaster risk-related issues and challenges faced by the urban poor.
Output 2: Regional learning sessions were delivered to increase awareness and and improve skills on the use of climate and disaster risk information in designing pro-poor investments in housing and community infrastructure. Project-related activities have also been undertaken in each participating country to increase the capacity of government stakeholders to incorporate climate and disaster resilience considerations in project design. In addition, specific capacity building activities aligned with the country study findings in Indonesia and the Philippines have been supported.
Output 3: The TA is supporting the preparatory work for Livable Settlements Investment Project in Indonesia and Second Coastal Towns Environmental Infrastructure Improvement Project in Bangladesh to incorporate resilience considerations in project design based on findings from country studies and related analytical work.
|Geographical Location||Bangladesh - Nation-wide; Indonesia - Nation-wide; Philippines - Nation-wide|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The TA will require international and national consulting services. For output 1, it is proposed to engage a highly specialized firm with expertise in urban poverty reduction, social protection, and climate and disaster resilience through consultant's qualifications selection and utilize advanced contracting procedures. For output 2, individual resilience experts will be engaged to support the DMCs as per the need. For output 3, two international consulting firms will be engaged. One national consultant will be engaged on an individual basis to coordinate the TA outputs. All consultants shall be engaged following the ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the associated Project Administration Instructions/TA Staff Instructions.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Sinha Roy, Arghya|
|Responsible ADB Department||Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||SDCD|
Asian Development Bank
|Concept Clearance||05 Dec 2017|
|Approval||06 Apr 2018|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||28 Mar 2022|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|06 Apr 2018||-||06 Apr 2018||31 Dec 2021||31 Dec 2022||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||5,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||5,000,000.00||17 Jun 2022||3,960,022.82|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Building Resilience of the Urban Poor: Recommendations for Systemic Change||Reports||Nov 2022|
|Building Resilience among the Philippines’ Urban Poor||Brochures and Flyers||Oct 2022|
|Beating the Heat: Investing in Pro-Poor Solutions for Urban Resilience||Reports||Aug 2022|
|Building Resilience of the Urban Poor in Indonesia||Reports||Jan 2022|
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Building Resilience of the Urban PoorThis animated video shows the importance of building climate and disaster resilience for the urban poor in Asia and the Pacific. It introduces the six policy areas and three enabling factors that are needed to strengthen their adaptive capacity. The video is also available in Bahasa and Bangla.
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|KSTA||Technical Assistance 9513||03 Sep 2021||NIRAS Asia Manila Inc. | 7/F Glorietta 4, Ascott Ayala Center, Makati City, Philippines 1224||Asian Development Bank||850,450.00||—|
|Capacity Development||Technical Assistance 9513||23 Jul 2020||PT Idealog(INDONESIA) | Puri Cipageran Indah 2 Blok E9 No.4 RT04 Tanimulya, Kecamatan Ngamprah, Bandung B Barat 40552 Indonesia||Asian Development Bank||142,842.00||—|
|Capacity Development||Technical Assistance 9513||17 Oct 2018||INTL. INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENT & DEVT(UNITED KINGDOM) | 3 ENSLEIGH STREET LONDON WC1H 0DD/ 80-86 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8NH, United Kingdom||Asian Development Bank||968,626.00||—|
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