Regional: Southeast Asia Urban Services Facility

Sovereign Project | 52064-001

The_transaction technical assistance (TA) facility supports its Southeast Asia DMCs to improve urban services through technical, policy, and capacity development support for projects and investment programs in the urban development and water sectors.

The TA will deliver the following outputs: (i) improved planning, project design, and readiness (output 1); (ii) improved DMC staff capacity in project administration and urban service delivery (output 2); (iii) improved knowledge management and sharing among Southeast Asia DMCs (output 3); and (iv) improved planning, service delivery, and financial management systems to test proof of concepts for advanced technology interventions for future scalability and replication (output 4).

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    White, Michael E.
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Southeast Asia Urban Services Facility
Project Number 52064-001
Country / Economy Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9554-REG: Southeast Asia Urban Services Facility
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 5.00 million
Project Readiness Improvement Trust Fund US$ 1.00 million
Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility US$ 3.00 million
TA 9554-REG: Southeast Asia Urban Services Facility (Supplementary)
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation US$ 1.00 million
TA 9554-REG: Southeast Asia Urban Services Facility (Supplementary)
ASEAN Australia Smart Cities Trust Fund under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility US$ 10.00 million
Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.20 million
TA 9554-REG: Southeast Asia Urban Services Facility
Japan Fund for Prosperous and Resilient Asia and the Pacific US$ 2.00 million
Japan Fund for Prosperous and Resilient Asia and the Pacific US$ 2.00 million
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 3.10 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Information and communication technology / ICT strategy and policy, and capacity development

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The_transaction technical assistance (TA) facility supports its Southeast Asia DMCs to improve urban services through technical, policy, and capacity development support for projects and investment programs in the urban development and water sectors.

The TA will deliver the following outputs: (i) improved planning, project design, and readiness (output 1); (ii) improved DMC staff capacity in project administration and urban service delivery (output 2); (iii) improved knowledge management and sharing among Southeast Asia DMCs (output 3); and (iv) improved planning, service delivery, and financial management systems to test proof of concepts for advanced technology interventions for future scalability and replication (output 4).

Output 1. The TA supports the planning and design of ensuing projects using spatial, inclusive, climate-resilient, and participatory planning approaches. It currently supports ten projects under Output 1, including the preparation and adoption of a strategy and development plan for sanitation in Phnom Penh, which is expected to form the foundation for a proposed investment project in Phnom Penh.

Output 2. The TA supports the governments of Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Philippines, Timor-Leste, and Viet Nam in project administration activities through consultants with specific expertise such as engineering, procurement, project management, and safeguards to improve portfolio performance and service delivery.

Output 3. The TA has been integrating geospatial data gathered as part of TA activities into the Spatial Data Analysis Explorer (SPADE), to make spatial data available to a wider group of stakeholders. It will support workshops, peer-to-peer learning, and twinning arrangements to facilitate knowledge transfer and capacity development between city governments and utilities. It supports the production of a number of knowledge projects including an ADB brief on Carrying Capacity Assessment for Tourism in Coron and El Nido and the Socio-economic Survey Guide for Urban Development and Water Projects, both being finalized.

Output 4. The TA supported the preparation of detailed engineering designs for the Revitalization of Informal Settlements and their Environments Project, which pilots a nature-based solutions approach in selected informal settlements of Makassar, Indonesia. Similar approaches of testing new practices and advanced technology for possible upscaling and replication are being explored using funds from the AASCTF.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The TA combines project design, project administration, and knowledge sharing. It is expected to result in a better-performing urban development and water portfolio in Southeast Asia than would have been achieved through project-specific TA because of improved (i) quality and consistency of urban solutions, (ii) response time by immediately responding to DMC needs, (iii) quality of outputs through efficient delivery systems, (iv) sector assessment and policy support, and (v) knowledge sharing across the region.

The TA facility is in line with the findings and recommendations of the midterm review of ADB's Strategy 2020,_and will increase (i) optimization of ADB resource use, including by more effectively prioritizing TA resource allocation and improving project design quality; (ii) project implementation effectiveness by reducing delays in project implementation, promoting cost-efficient procurement of services, and optimizing the value addition of consultant services; and (iii) administrative cost-effectiveness.

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
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Two consulting firms (Egis Eau (France), Ramboll A/S Danmark) were selected on a competitive basis using quality- and cost-based selection in accordance with the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) to undertake majority of the TA activities. Individual consultants, resource persons, and consulting firms were also selected in accordance with the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) to support project administration and to provide specialized expertise for project processing.
Responsible ADB Officer White, Michael E.
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 27 Jul 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 04 May 2022

TA 9554-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018 31 Mar 2022 30 Jun 2024 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
8,100,000.00 20,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 28,300,000.00 18 Nov 2022 19,580,079.62

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Title Document Type Document Date
Southeast Asia Urban Services Facility: Feasibility Study for Cambodia - Livable Cities Investment Project (Kampot) Consultants' Reports Mar 2022
Southeast Asia Urban Services Facility: Feasibility Study for Cambodia - Livable Cities Investment Project (Poipet) Consultants' Reports Mar 2022
Southeast Asia Urban Services Facility: Feasibility Study for Cambodia - Livable Cities Investment Project (Bavet) Consultants' Reports Mar 2022
Enhanced Employment Service Platform with Matching Tool and e-Learning Modules (Phase 1) – Lao PDR: Pre-feasibility and Pilot Concept Report Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA May 2021
Enhanced Employment Service Platform with Matching Tool and e-Learning Modules (Phase 1) – Lao PDR: e-Learning Sample Demonstration Workshop Report Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Mar 2021
Makassar: Urban Situation Assessment Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Mar 2021
Makassar: Situasi para Pemain Perkotaan Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Mar 2021
Enhanced Employment Service Platform with Matching Tool and e-Learning Modules (Phase 1) – Lao PDR: Concept Workshop Report Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Jan 2021
Baguio City Smart Flood Warning, Information, and Mitigation System: Baseline Assessment Report Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Jan 2021
Southeast Asia Urban Services Facility: Major Change in Technical Assistance TA Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements May 2020
Southeast Asia Urban Services Facility: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Jul 2018

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

None currently available.


Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Water Resources Infrastructure Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Feb 2022 25 Feb 2022
National Environmental Safeguards Assistant Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Feb 2022 10 Feb 2022
National Social Safeguards Assistant Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Feb 2022 17 Feb 2022
Project Assistant Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Jan 2022 29 Jan 2022
Circular Economy and Waste Management Technical Specialist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Sep 2021 24 Sep 2021
Social Development and Gender Assistant Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Sep 2021 23 Sep 2021
Project Analyst and Coordination Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Jul 2021 09 Aug 2021
Project Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Jul 2021 30 Jul 2021
Circular Economy Modelling Specialist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Jul 2021 21 Jul 2021
Circular Economy and Waste Management Technical Specialist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Jul 2021 21 Jul 2021
Waste Resource Economist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Jul 2021 21 Jul 2021
Waste Management Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Jul 2021 21 Jul 2021
Senior Remote Sensing Expert (Synthetic Aperture Radar) (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Jun 2021 09 Jun 2021
Senior Remote Sensing Expert (Optical) (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Jun 2021 09 Jun 2021
Sewerage Engineer (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Apr 2021 12 May 2021
Drainage Engineer (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Apr 2021 12 May 2021
Wastewater and Sanitation Specialist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Apr 2021 07 May 2021
Water Treatment Process Engineer (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Apr 2021 12 May 2021
Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Apr 2021 20 Apr 2021
Social Safeguards Specialist – Involuntary Resettlement and Indigenous Peoples (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Apr 2021 13 Apr 2021
Project Analyst and Coordination Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Apr 2021 13 Apr 2021
Environment Specialist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Mar 2021 01 Apr 2021
Social Development and Gender Specialist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Mar 2021 01 Apr 2021
Financial and Economic Analysis Specialist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Mar 2021 01 Apr 2021
Social Development and Gender Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Mar 2021 01 Apr 2021
Financial and Economic Analysis Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Mar 2021 01 Apr 2021
Environmental Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Mar 2021 07 Apr 2021
Non-Consulting Services for Project Assistant Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Mar 2021 29 Mar 2021
Environment Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Mar 2021 22 Mar 2021
Process Engineer/Waste Water Treatment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Mar 2021 12 Mar 2021
Financial Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Feb 2021 26 Feb 2021
Project Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Feb 2021 18 Feb 2021
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Jan 2021 12 Jan 2021
Institutional Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Dec 2020 06 Jan 2021
TA Liaison Officer Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Dec 2020 28 Dec 2020
CAM CWIS-Municipal and Sanitation Sector Financing Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Dec 2020 25 Dec 2020
CAM CWIS-Sanitation Sector Regulatory and Institutional Development Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Dec 2020 24 Dec 2020
CAM CWIS-Municipal and Sanitation Sector Financing Specialist(International) Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Dec 2020 11 Dec 2020
CAM CWIS-Sanitation Sector Regulatory and Institutional Specialist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Dec 2020 11 Dec 2020
CAM CWIS-Legal Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Dec 2020 11 Dec 2020
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Aug 2020 24 Aug 2020
Geographic Information System (GIS) Specialist 2 Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Aug 2020 14 Aug 2020
Geographic Information System (GIS) Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Jun 2020 11 Jun 2020
Consulting Firm for Output 2: Monitoring and Evaluation of Reconstruction Efforts Enhanced Firm - Consulting Closed 26 May 2020 09 Jun 2020
Project Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Apr 2020 16 Apr 2020
Project Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Apr 2020 09 Apr 2020
Social and Gender Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Apr 2020 16 Apr 2020
Financial Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Apr 2020 16 Apr 2020
Project Monitoring Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Apr 2020 16 Apr 2020
Financial Management Specialist - Monitoring Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Apr 2020 07 May 2020
Environment Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Apr 2020 08 Apr 2020
Project Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Apr 2020 07 Apr 2020
Southeast Asia Urban Services Facility: Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Mar 2020 26 Mar 2020
Southeast Asia Urban Services Facility - Social and Gender Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Feb 2020 24 Feb 2020
Southeast Asia Urban Services Facility: Finance Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Feb 2020 25 Feb 2020
Southeast Asia Urban Services Facility: Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Feb 2020 25 Feb 2020
Project Director Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Feb 2020 11 Feb 2020
Water and Wastewater Engineer (CAPEX Review) Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Feb 2020 11 Feb 2020
Water and Wastewater Engineer (OPEX Review) Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Feb 2020 11 Feb 2020
Institutional and Regulatory Affairs Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Feb 2020 11 Feb 2020
Economist and Finance Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Jan 2020 23 Jan 2020
Technical Renewable Energy Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed 31 Oct 2019 06 Nov 2019
Financial and Economic Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 31 Oct 2019 06 Nov 2019
Southeast Asia Urban Services Facility - International Water Utility Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Aug 2019 14 Aug 2019
Southeast Asia Urban Services Facility - Municipal Finance Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Aug 2019 05 Aug 2019
Southeast Asia Urban Services Facility - ASEAN Smart Cities Initiative Firm - Consulting Closed 29 May 2019 19 Jul 2019
Environment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Feb 2019 21 Feb 2019
International Social Safeguards Specialist (Resettlement) Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Feb 2019 20 Feb 2019
General TA implementation Firm - Consulting Closed 23 May 2018 21 Jun 2018

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 9554 13 Oct 2020 Asian Institute Of Technology(THAILAND) in association with Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan(JAPAN) | Km. 42, Paholyothin Highway Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120 Thailand Asian Development Bank 499,320.00
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 9554 22 Nov 2019 Ramboll Danmark A/S (DENMARK) | Hannemanns Alle 53 Copenhagen S DK-2300, Denmark Asian Development Bank 8,999,870.00
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 9554 30 Oct 2018 EGIS EAU(FRANCE) in association with EGIS INTERNATIONAL, France(FRANCE) | 78 ALLEE JOHN NAPIER, MONTPELLIER 34965, CEDEX 2 FRANCE [email protected] Asian Development Bank 8,998,665.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.