Regional: Supporting the Implementation of ADB’s Climate Change Operational Framework 2017–2030 - Establishing Mechanisms to Measure, Monitor, and Report on Commitments made under the Paris Agreement (Subproject 3)

Sovereign Project | 52004-005

KSTA Cluster Subproject 3 will support establishment of mechanisms to measure, monitor, and report on commitments made under the Paris Agreement. Expected outputs under the subproject includes: (i) results framework approach and indicators in line with DMC nationally determined contributions (NDC) developed; (ii) DMC knowledge and skills on monitoring and evaluation of NDCs strengthened, and (iii) baseline indicators and monitoring tools under the CCOF2030 developed.

Project Name Supporting the Implementation of ADB’s Climate Change Operational Framework 2017–2030 - Establishing Mechanisms to Measure, Monitor, and Report on Commitments made under the Paris Agreement (Subproject 3)
Project Number 52004-005
Country Regional
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Philippines
Papua New Guinea
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9720-REG: Supporting the Implementation of ADB's Climate Change Operational Framework 2017 2030 - Establishing Mechanisms to Measure, Monitor, and Report on Commitments made under the Paris Agreement (Subproject 3)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
TA 9720-REG: Supporting the Implementation of ADB's Climate Change Operational Framework 2017 2030 - Establishing Mechanisms to Measure, Monitor, and Report on Commitments made under the Paris Agreement (Subproject 3)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 450,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development

Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform

Public sector management / Public administration

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description KSTA Cluster Subproject 3 will support establishment of mechanisms to measure, monitor, and report on commitments made under the Paris Agreement. Expected outputs under the subproject includes: (i) results framework approach and indicators in line with DMC nationally determined contributions (NDC) developed; (ii) DMC knowledge and skills on monitoring and evaluation of NDCs strengthened, and (iii) baseline indicators and monitoring tools under the CCOF2030 developed.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Climate Change Operational Framework 2017-2030: Enhanced Actions for Low Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate-Resilient Development (CCOF2030), approved by the President on 4 July 2017, is intended to provide broad direction and guidance for enhancing resilience and strengthening climate actions in ADB's operations and business processes including country partnership strategies, country operations business plans, sector and thematic strategies, developing member country (DMC) programs and projects, technical assistance, and knowledge support; in accordance with the goal to deliver stronger, better and faster support to its DMCs as "One ADB".

CCOF2030 will be implemented through an action agenda consisting of two operational phases, the first of which, Phase 1 (2017-2023), will support an acceleration in climate change investments and serve as a learning opportunity as ADB scales up climate finance to meet the $6 billion target by 2020. Phase 2, from 2024-2030, will position ADB to further scale up its assistance in line with lessons learned in Phase 1 while being guided by the second generation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and increasingly ambitious DMC climate action.

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) cluster on Supporting the Implementation of ADB's Climate Change Operational Framework 2017 2030 (CCOF2030) was approved by the President on 7 December 2018. The TA cluster will help boost the capacity of developing member countries (DMCs) for meeting their climate objectives by (i) assisting in refining and translating nationally determined contributions (NDCs) into climate investment plans, which may be implemented with assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB); (ii) improving DMCs' access to external public and private climate finance, including support for innovative financing mechanisms; and (iii) developing methods and approaches to establish baselines and monitoring tools for indicators to measure and gauge DMC progress on climate actions and ADB's contribution to these actions. The TA cluster is strongly aligned with Strategy 2030, which highlights tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience and enhancing environmental sustainability as one of ADB's operational priorities, i.e., operational priority 3.

Impact Low carbon development and climate resilience in Asia and the Pacific enhanced (Climate Change Operational Framework 2017 2030)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Capacities of selected DMCs to implement NDCs enhanced
Progress Toward Outcome The subproject is in the process of defining with 5 DMCs their capacity development needs that the subproject can support for the implementation of their NDCs, especially in measuring, monitoring, and reporting on commitments made under the Paris Agreement.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Results framework approach and indicators in line with DMC NDCs developed

DMC knowledge and skills on monitoring and evaluation of NDCs strengthened

Baseline indicators and monitoring tools under the CCOF2030 developed

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Output 1: There are ongoing discussions with the governments of 5 DMCs to develop strategic activities in monitoring, review and verification (MRV) systems of NDCs to be supported by the subproject.

Output 2: The workshop on advancing NDCs in South Asia was completed in September 2019 where 20 government participants from 8 South Asia Cooperative Environment Program (SACEP) member countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) participated and reported enhanced knowledge and skills including M&E for NDCs. A successor training-workshop on MRV and impact evaluation is being developed for the same target countries that shall provide technical practical support for their relevant programs and projects.

Output 3: A draft approach paper on the CCOF2030's results framework aimed to refine monitoring and reporting of ADB's climate change commitments. It also includes the review of performance indicators, including baselines and targets. The document shall undergo a series of review before it is finalized by third quarter of 2020. A CCOF2030 database following the results framework is currently being populated. Data and information is continuously being gathered from ADB's operations departments and relevant institutions, to feed into the database.

Geographical Location Lao People's Democratic Republic - Nation-wide; Papua New Guinea - Nation-wide; Philippines - Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The TA closely works with the NDC Partnership in identifying specific interventions for the subproject related to the measuring, monitoring and reporting of their NDCs. Coordination with ADB's operations department and other international development partners, i.e., bilateral agencies and the UN, is also necessary to ensure synergy with their respective interventions. At the country level, relevant institutions such as the Ministries of Finance, Ministries of Climate Change (or Ministries of Environment), Ministries of Planning and Development including other national actors are involved in the strategic design of activities to be implemented.
During Project Implementation

At implementation, the subproject will closely work with national institutions/ministries to enhance processes and strengthen capacities. Capacity building activities will be conducted including workshops, trainings and coaching, as necessary.

The review of the CCOF2030 results framework and the development of the climate change and disaster risk management database on DMF baselines and indicators are being done in consultation with other units in ADB.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA subproject will engage 24 person-months of international inputs (monitoring, review and verification specialist, results framework specialist and sector specialists) in the field of public policy, monitoring and evaluation, energy, transport, climate change, engineering and economics; and 48 person-months of national inputs (econometric modeling specialist, database management specialist, senior analyst and coordinator, and senior country researchers) in the field of climate change/environmental/ policy, economics, and other social science. ADB will engage consultants using individual consultant selection method, as the TA subproject requires a mix of expertise covering various sectors, finding a firm that carries all expertise may be difficult and can cause unnecessary delays; and following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. Selected reports will be published as knowledge products in English and the local language, as needed, with limited print copies prepared and disseminated to training and/or workshop participants from DMCs.
Responsible ADB Officer Javier, Esmyra P.
Responsible ADB Department Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Responsible ADB Division SDCD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 05 Jan 2018 to 05 Jan 2018
MRM -
Approval 19 Mar 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 19 Mar 2020

TA 9720-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Mar 2019 - 19 Mar 2019 28 Feb 2021 18 Sep 2022 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,200,000.00 18 Nov 2021 345,237.88

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