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China, People's Republic of: Policy Research on Ecological Protection and Rural Vitalization for Supporting Green Development in the Yangtze River Economic Belt - Study on the Comprehensive Eco-Compensation Mechanism (Subproject 3)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52194-004 Status: Approved

The TA subproject 3 will have the following outcome: coordination and streamlining of eco-compensation policies and programs enhanced. The TA subproject 3 will be aligned with the following overall impact of the TA cluster: green economic development and ecological protection in the Yangtze River Economic Belt achieved.

 
Project Name Policy Research on Ecological Protection and Rural Vitalization for Supporting Green Development in the Yangtze River Economic Belt - Study on the Comprehensive Eco-Compensation Mechanism (Subproject 3)
Project Number 52194-004
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9642-PRC: Policy Research on Ecological Protection and Rural Vitalization for Supporting Green Development in the Yangtze River Economic Belt - Study on the Comprehensive Eco-Compensation Mechanism (Subproject 3)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Land-based natural resources management - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development - Water-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA subproject 3 will have the following outcome: coordination and streamlining of eco-compensation policies and programs enhanced. The TA subproject 3 will be aligned with the following overall impact of the TA cluster: green economic development and ecological protection in the Yangtze River Economic Belt achieved. The TA subproject 3 will support the overall TA cluster outputs by (i) developing a coordinated, effective, and streamlined approach for eco-compensation program implementation for the environmental protection of the Chongqing Municipality through a comprehensive eco-compensation approach, of which recommendations will include policy reform requirements; appropriate compensation payments; and impact monitoring of eco-compensation payments; (ii) building on the activities of ADB and exploring new innovations and the practical aspects of improving the effectiveness of eco-compensation programs (Outputs 1 and 2); (iii) contributing towards the technical design of the eco-compensation programs to be implemented; (iv) identifying policy recommendations on integrating local development into ecological conservation programs (Outputs 1 and 2); and (v) clarifying the key issues, major tasks, and policy incentives for achieving the dual objectives of ecological improvement and economic development in key ecological function zones. Sharing of knowledge from the experiences and lessons under the TA subproject 3 will be important and used to scale up and replicate in other regions, where appropriate (Output 3, para. 7). To achieve these objectives, CDRC and CFD requested ADB's support for the three outputs of the TA subproject 3: Output 1: A policy study on improving the effectiveness of eco-compensation policies, plans, and programs prepared; Output 2: An implementation plan for a comprehensive eco-compensation mechanism for each of the three selected pilot counties prepared; and Output 3: Knowledge product summarizing experience and lessons from selected county pilot case studies prepared.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) cluster was approved on 15 September 2018. The overall TA cluster is estimated at $1.5 million. The TA subproject 1 was approved on 15 October 2018, while the TA subprojects 2 and 4 are being processed for approval within the year. The TA subproject 3 is estimated to cost $450,000, of which $400,000 will be financed on a grant basis from the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Technical Assistance Special Fund (TASF-other sources). The Chongqing Municipal Development and Reform Commission (CDRC) will serve as the executing agency and the Chongqing Municipal Finance Department (CFD) as the implementing agency for the TA subproject 3. The CFD will provide counterpart support and other in-kind contributions. 3. Since 2013, the Chongqing Municipal Government (CMG) has developed and piloted numerous eco-compensation mechanisms and approaches for environmental protection, especially responding to the ecological protection priorities of the Yangtze River. However, they continue to face key challenges in their effective implementation, including the uncoordinated and overlapping payment schemes and lack of effective monitoring mechanisms. To address these issues, the TA subproject 3 will adopt a comprehensive eco-compensation approach, which is an assessment regime to strategically analyze the existing eco-compensation payment schemes and related programs as part of developing a coordinated, effective, and streamlined approach for environmental protection in the Chongqing Municipality.
Impact Green economic development and ecological protection of the Yangtze River Economic Belt achieved
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Coordination and streamlining of eco-compensation policies and programs enhanced
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

A policy study on improving the effectiveness of eco-compensation policies, plans, and programs prepared

An implementation plan for a comprehensive eco-compensation mechanism for each of the three selected pilot counties prepared

Knowledge product summarizing experience and lessons from selected county pilot case studies prepared

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide, Chongqing
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design An Asian Development Bank (ADB) mission visited the People's Republic of China (PRC) from 31 May 1 June 2018 to discuss the proposed technical assistance (TA) on Comprehensive Eco-compensation Mechanism in Chongqing Municipality, PRC. The main objectives of the mission were to (i) discuss the overall project design and scope, processing timeline, and other project-related issues with the executing agency, the Chongqing Development and Reform Commission (CDRC); and (ii) collect baseline project information for preparation of the concept paper. The mission held discussions with officials of CDRC's Economic Cooperation Division, the Resource and Environment Division, and the Foreign Capital Division; and other key stakeholders responsible for the eco-compensation development in Chongqing Municipality. Agreement has been reached between ADB and CDRC on the TA implementation arrangements, outcome and outputs, schedule, and indicative experts required for consulting services.
During Project Implementation The Chongqing Development and Reform Commission (CDRC), guided by a project leading group chaired by the Chongqing Municipal Government's (CMG) deputy mayor, will provide oversight, coordination, and guidance during project implementation. The Asian Development Bank's (ADB) project management office in CDRC will be the main contact point for ADB and will provide oversight and liaison with the districts and counties. The deputy director general of CDRC will serve as the project director. The Chongqing Municipal Finance Department (CFD) will be responsible for the overall coordination and implementation of the activities, and the delivery of the TA subproject 3's outputs. Support for knowledge dissemination will be provided through CFD, including support for (i) providing TA project management and interagency coordination; (ii) organizing peer reviews of consultants' reports; and (iii) coordinating with government and other stakeholders for workshops, awareness raising, and capacity building activities. The key lessons and findings of the TA subproject 3 and the recommendations on improving the coordination and effectiveness of CMG's eco-compensation policies and programs in the Chongqing Municipality will be disseminated through progress reports (i.e., inception, interim, draft final, and final reports), workshops and conferences, and knowledge products (e.g., report, policy brief, etc.) reviewed and approved by ADB and CDRC. CFD will lead the knowledge product dissemination activities which will include conducting workshops, capacity building, and other awareness raising activities, as appropriate. Target audiences will include provincial government agencies, private sector, and stakeholders within the Chongqing Municipality.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A consulting firm will provide 18.0 person-months of national inputs (public finance specialist and team leader, eco-compensation specialist and deputy team leader, and institutional reform specialist) and 2.5 person-months of international inputs (payments for ecosystem services specialist). The consultants will submit progress reports, which will be reviewed by ADB and the government. All reports will be available in English and Chinese language. Resource persons may be invited to review the consultants' outputs and share knowledge during workshops and conferences. The consulting firm will be engaged using the quality- and cost-based selection method, with a quality-cost ratio of 90:10 due to the high technical complexity of the consulting assignment, by inviting simplified technical proposals following ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration and/or staff instructions. For efficient contract management, an output-based contract may be offered.
Procurement Procurement will follow ADB''s Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time.)
Responsible ADB Officer Au Shion Yee
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Chongqing Municipal Development and Reform Commission
Room306, Jianfa Building, No.16 Honghuxilu
Road, Yubei Disctrict, Chongqing
Municipality, PRC
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 31 May 2018 to 01 May 2018
MRM -
Approval 13 Nov 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Mar 2019

TA 9642-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Nov 2018 06 Dec 2018 06 Dec 2018 31 Dec 2020 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 13 Nov 2018 0.00

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Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Firm Firm - Consulting Closed 15 Mar 2019 29 Mar 2019

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