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Regional: Building Disaster-Resilient Infrastructure through Enhanced Knowledge

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52251-001 Status: Proposed

The TA aims to strengthen action-oriented disaster risk management (DRM) knowledge for disaster-resilient infrastructure in developing member countries (DMCs) through the (i) development of upstream disaster-resilient infrastructure know-how, (ii) review of existing infrastructure investment design processes at the preparatory phase in selected DMCs, and (iii) capacity building of selected DMCs to incorporate disaster-resilient measures in post-disaster reconstruction processes, documented for the benefit of all DMCs.

Project Details

Project Officer
Steven Goldfinch Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Request for information
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  • Regional
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name Building Disaster-Resilient Infrastructure through Enhanced Knowledge
Project Number 52251-001
Country Regional
Armenia
Cambodia
Fiji
Sri Lanka
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Public expenditure and fiscal management - Social protection initiatives

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The TA aims to strengthen action-oriented disaster risk management (DRM) knowledge for disaster-resilient infrastructure in developing member countries (DMCs) through the (i) development of upstream disaster-resilient infrastructure know-how, (ii) review of existing infrastructure investment design processes at the preparatory phase in selected DMCs, and (iii) capacity building of selected DMCs to incorporate disaster-resilient measures in post-disaster reconstruction processes, documented for the benefit of all DMCs.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Disasters triggered by natural hazards threaten the long-term sustainability of development in Asia and the Pacific. DMCs face significant disaster and climate risk. Between 2008 and 2017 alone, direct physical losses as a consequence of extreme weather events and geophysical hazards averaged $46 billion per annum equivalent to $134 million per day. Losses included damage to infrastructure, homes, and businesses, with indirect economic and social consequences for jobs, productivity, and the provision of services. The failure of insufficiently resilient infrastructure also contributed to over 317,000 disaster-related fatalities over the same period. As disaster losses continue to escalate, there is an urgent need to ensure that disaster risk is adequately addressed in the planning and design of infrastructure. The barriers to sustainable and resilient infrastructure go beyond finance. How and where infrastructure is built, the appropriateness and application of infrastructure standards, incentive structures, maintenance, and land-use planning are all relevant factors. Risk-informed projects along with enabling regulatory frameworks are needed. The interface between sector-level approaches to managing disaster risk and ensuring a coherent and coordinated development-wide treatment of risk remains challenging.

Action-oriented disaster risk management knowledge and know-how need to be incorporated into new infrastructure investment planning and design, the post-disaster reconstruction of existing structures, and upstream enabling environments to ensure that the appropriate and tailor-made disaster-resilient measures are taken. The TA will focus on generating knowledge and capacity building.

Impact Disaster resilient infrastructure promoted in Asia and the Pacific
Outcome Action-oriented disaster risk management policies and processes on infrastructure in DMCs improved
Outputs

Disaster-resilient infrastructure know-how disseminated

Recommendations for addressing disaster risk in infrastructure investment processes identified

Resilient recovery capacity enhanced

Geographical Location Armenia - Nation-wide; Cambodia - Nation-wide; Fiji - Nation-wide; Sri Lanka - Nation-wide
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

For outputs 1 and 2, international consulting firms and individual consultants will be recruited. Firms will be selected using the quality- and cost-based selection method with a 90:10 quality-cost ratio to ensure quality of the complex scope, through a simplified technical proposal. For output 3, it is proposed to engage the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through single-source selection. As a UN agency specializing in disaster recovery, UNDP coordinates post-disaster needs assessments on behalf of the UN System and has a proven track record in developing tools and building the capacity of governments in disaster recovery. In addition, UNDP's existing footprint in the four proposed DMCs will be leveraged to ensure implementation efficiency, well-coordinated activities, and output sustainability.

The estimated input will be up to 200 person-months of international and national consultants over a period of 24 months. The exact requirements will vary according to the scope of work and studies. While the main tasks will be undertaken by a consulting firm, resource persons may also be recruited as expert presenters at workshops.

ADB will engage the consultants and carry out procurement following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.

Responsible ADB Officer Steven Goldfinch
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 03 Sep 2019
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 10 Sep 2019

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