Regional: Promoting Action on Plastic Pollution from Source to Sea in Asia and the Pacific - Enhancing Knowledge and Creating Enabling Environments for Reducing Marine Plastic Pollution (Subproject 1)
The knowledge and support technical assistance (KSTA) cluster will help developing member countries (DMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) deliver their commitments to reduce marine plastic pollution from source to sea. This is subproject 1 defined under the TA cluster Enhancing Knowledge and Creating Enabling Environments for Reducing Marine Plastic Pollution. It focuses on Southeast Asia, with participating countries including Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam.
Baker, James G.
Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
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|Project Name||Promoting Action on Plastic Pollution from Source to Sea in Asia and the Pacific - Enhancing Knowledge and Creating Enabling Environments for Reducing Marine Plastic Pollution (Subproject 1)|
|Country / Economy||Regional
China, People's Republic of
|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
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban solid waste management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The knowledge and support technical assistance (KSTA) cluster will help developing member countries (DMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) deliver their commitments to reduce marine plastic pollution from source to sea. This is subproject 1 defined under the TA cluster Enhancing Knowledge and Creating Enabling Environments for Reducing Marine Plastic Pollution. It focuses on Southeast Asia, with participating countries including Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
Marine plastic pollution reduced; Health of rivers, coasts and marine ecosystems restored.
|Description of Outcome||
DMC action to address marine plastic pollution enhanced.
|Progress Toward Outcome||The TA is currently confirming the focus areas and detailed scope of activities, processes and timeframes of implementation with the participating developing member countries (DMCs).|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Action plans and policies to address marine plastic pollution supported
Plastic pollution reduction investments supported.
Knowledge, regional cooperation and financing for marine plastic pollution solutions improved
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||On Output 1: Action plans and policies to address marine plastic pollution supported1a) Preparatory research and consultations are ongoing to identify specific areas for policy support, and the locations for city/provincial-level action plans.On Output 2: Plastic pollution reduction investments supported2a) Four investment projects have been supported with specialist inputs on solid waste management and/or circular plastics economy, or have support in progress, including: 53079-001 Guangxi-Guilin Comprehensive Ecological Rehabilitation; 51116-002 PRC: Yangtze River Green Ecological Corridor Comprehensive Agriculture Development Project; 51036-002 Pakistan: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cities Improvement Project; and one private sector operations department investment. Output 3: Knowledge, regional cooperation and financing for marine plastic pollution solutions improved3a) Planning underway, including for 1st Healthy Oceans Technology and Innovation Forum to be held on Q1 20213b) Training on circular economy, sustainable consumption and production, and green business to be held with DMCs by Q4 20203c) Oceans Knowledge Management Action Plan under development to measure and evaluate improved knowledge among DMCs and to be finalized by end of Q3 20203d) Additional financing for TA program in progress for approval Q4 2020 3e) Oceans Partnership Facility under development and will be finalized by Q4 2020|
|Geographical Location||China - Nation-wide, China; Indonesia - Nation-wide, Indonesia, Indonesia; Myanmar - Nation-wide, Myanmar; Sri Lanka - Nation-wide; Thailand - Nation-wide, Thailand; Viet Nam - Nation-wide, Vietnam|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Focal government agencies of each country: Indonesia Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment; Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources; Viet Nam - Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment; Thailand - Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment; Myanmar - Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation|
|During Project Implementation||Continuous communication with the above agencies; multilateral development banks (e.g. European Investment Bank, World Bank); international and local non-profit organizations (e.g. World Wide Fund for Nature, Ocean Conservancy), bilateral donor partners (including Governments of Japan, Korea, Norway, the United States); multilateral development agencies and UN technical agencies (including United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development); and multi-stakeholder associations/platforms (e.g., GPAP, SIWI, AEPW and national waste or plastics associations in each country).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Baker, James G.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||SDTC-ENV|
Asian Development Bank
|Fact Finding||10 Oct 2019 to 10 Oct 2019|
|Approval||18 Dec 2019|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||31 Jul 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|18 Dec 2019||-||18 Dec 2019||30 Nov 2022||30 Nov 2023||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,840,000.00||232,650.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2,072,650.00||01 Aug 2022||1,407,426.26|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Knowledge Management and Communications Specialist (Healthy Oceans)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||08 Nov 2022||14 Nov 2022|
|Policy Specialist (Thailand)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||08 Nov 2022||21 Nov 2022|
|Policy Specialist (Thailand)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||28 Sep 2022||18 Oct 2022|
|Development and Implementation of a Training Program for the National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA), Sri Lanka||Firm - Consulting||Closed||30 Mar 2022||21 Apr 2022|
|Healthy Oceans Program Management Officer||Individual - Consulting||Closed||02 Mar 2022||08 Mar 2022|
|Blue Livelihoods and Restorative Marine Value Chains Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||23 Feb 2022||28 Feb 2022|
|ADB Healthy Oceans Forum Manager||Individual - Consulting||Closed||24 Nov 2021||30 Nov 2021|
|Marine Conservation and Communications Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||08 Sep 2021||14 Sep 2021|
|Circular Plastics Economy Specialist/Team Leader||Individual - Consulting||Closed||05 Feb 2021||11 Feb 2021|
|Environmental and Social Safeguards Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||05 Feb 2021||11 Feb 2021|
|Policy Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||23 Dec 2020||29 Dec 2020|
|Community Engagement Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||04 Dec 2020||10 Dec 2020|
|Integrated Solid Waste Management Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||27 Jun 2020||03 Jul 2020|
|Development Communications Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||17 Jun 2020||23 Jun 2020|
|Communications Consultant (National)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||07 Feb 2020||13 Feb 2020|
|Regional Coordination and Events Manager (National Consultant)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||07 Feb 2020||13 Feb 2020|
|Knowledge Management, Communications and Events Specialist (International)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||11 Jan 2020||17 Jan 2020|
|Ocean Health Partnerships Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||11 Jan 2020||17 Jan 2020|
|TA Administrator||Individual - Consulting||Closed||11 Jan 2020||17 Jan 2020|
|Blue Finance Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||11 Jan 2020||17 Jan 2020|
|Knowledge Management, Communications and Events Coordinator (National)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||11 Jan 2020||17 Jan 2020|
|Integrated Solid Waste Management Lead Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||11 Jan 2020||17 Jan 2020|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Research and Development Technical Assistance||Technical Assistance 9911||03 Oct 2022||The Regents of the University of California, San Diego (U.S.A.) | 9500 Gilman Drive, #0210 La Jolla, CA 92093-0210, United States||Asian Development Bank||199,996.00||—|
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