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Regional: Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility Coordination Office-Leveraging Infrastructure for Sustainable Development

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53103-001 Status: Active

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF) by continuing to resource the coordination and technical assistance activities of the PRIF coordination office for another 4 years, from November 2019 to October 2023. The TA design is based on a review of PRIF's current phase and consultation with PRIF partners. Cofinanced by multiple partners, PRIF is investment coordination and technical assistance facility that supports the planning, prioritization, coordination, and management of infrastructure in the Pacific. PRIF aims to improve development effectiveness and the sustainability of infrastructure investments in Pacific island member countries by (i) strengthening coordination among PRIF partners, (ii) improving infrastructure policies and regulation, and (iii) improving infrastructure planning and management. A PRIF management committee provides strategic oversight of PRIF activities, based on governance arrangements in the PRIF charter.

Project Details

Project Officer
Kim, Mary J. Pacific Department Request for information
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Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility Coordination Office-Leveraging Infrastructure for Sustainable Development
Project Number 53103-001
Country Regional
Cook Islands
Fiji
Micronesia, Federated States of
Kiribati
Nauru
Niue
Palau
Marshall Islands
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9819-REG: Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility Coordination Office - Leveraging Infrastructure for Sustainable Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.00 million
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.00 million
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.00 million
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.00 million
New Zealand US$ 3.00 million
Government of Australia US$ 4.09 million
New Zealand US$ 3.00 million
New Zealand US$ 3.00 million
Government of Australia US$ 4.09 million
Government of Australia US$ 4.09 million
New Zealand US$ 3.00 million
Government of Australia US$ 4.09 million
TA 9819-REG: Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility Coordination Office-Leveraging Infrastructure for Sustainable Development
ATF - Cofinanced TA Funds US$ 2.00 million
New Zealand Cooperation Fund for Technical Assistance US$ 1.45 million
New Zealand Cooperation Fund for Technical Assistance US$ 1.45 million
ATF - Cofinanced TA Funds US$ 2.00 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

Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform

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

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Other urban services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF) by continuing to resource the coordination and technical assistance activities of the PRIF coordination office for another 4 years, from November 2019 to October 2023. The TA design is based on a review of PRIF's current phase and consultation with PRIF partners. Cofinanced by multiple partners, PRIF is investment coordination and technical assistance facility that supports the planning, prioritization, coordination, and management of infrastructure in the Pacific. PRIF aims to improve development effectiveness and the sustainability of infrastructure investments in Pacific island member countries by (i) strengthening coordination among PRIF partners, (ii) improving infrastructure policies and regulation, and (iii) improving infrastructure planning and management. A PRIF management committee provides strategic oversight of PRIF activities, based on governance arrangements in the PRIF charter. PRIF partners chair the management committee on a rotational basis. The PRIF coordination office is located in the Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The coordination office supports enhanced coordination and provides short-term TA to respond to requests from PRIF partners and member countries.

The TA is consistent with Strategy 2030's focus on infrastructure as a key development priority in its aim to tackle climate change, build disaster resilience, make cities more livable, strengthen capacity, and foster regional cooperation and integration. The TA is also consistent with ADB's Pacific Approach 2016 2020, with its focus on reducing costs, managing risk, and enabling value creation. The TA is included in the Pacific regional operations business plan, 2019 2021 as a 2019 nonlending activity.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

PRIF member countries face several challenges in infrastructure planning, financing and management. Member countries are remote and have small populations, precluding economies of scale in infrastructure delivery and management. Given their narrow economic base, member countries rely heavily on development aid and remittances. They also face frequent natural disasters and climate change, resulting in additional unplanned costs. Policy, institutional, and capacity issues also negatively affect performance and sustainability of investment. Infrastructure investment and service delivery in Pacific island countries lag well behind global and Asian averages. ADB estimates that the Pacific region requires $3.1 billion annually to fully address its infrastructure needs. Development partners active in the Pacific have responded to the region's challenges by (i) establishing PRIF in 2008, to provide better coordinated support to PRIF member countries, (ii) significantly increasing available finance to Pacific island countries, and (iii) providing long-term capacity development.

Some of the key achievements of PRIF since its establishment in 2008 include: (i) facilitation of strategic engagement between development partners in the Pacific, (ii) helping member countries plan infrastructure investments and maintenance needs, (iii) providing a platform for technical experts from PRIF partners in sector working groups to develop common approaches to sectoral challenges, (iv) supporting regional organizations such as the Pacific Power Association and the Pacific Water and Wastewater Association, (v) leading applied research on engineering solutions for local Pacific conditions, and (vi) rapidly mobilizing technical resources immediately after disasters. While the coordination effort of development partners has significantly improved over recent years, the recent and proposed scaling up of financial resources by development partners in the Pacific will require ongoing, long-term, and regionally focused coordination and support for infrastructure planning, financing and management.

Impact Quality and coverage of infrastructure investments and service delivery in PRIF member countries improved
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Comprehensive and coordinated project and TA support on infrastructure investments provided by PRIF partners
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Coordination of PRIF partner infrastructure investments in the Pacific is further enhanced.

Technical advice on infrastructure development and sustainable infrastructure management provided to PRIF partners and member countries

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Cook Islands - Nation-wide; Fiji - Nation-wide; Kiribati - Nation-wide; Marshall Islands - Nation-wide; Micronesia, Federated States of - Nation-wide; Nauru - Nation-wide; Niue - Nation-wide; Palau - Nation-wide; Samoa - Nation-wide; Solomon Islands - Nation-wide; Tonga - Nation-wide; Tuvalu - Nation-wide; Vanuatu - 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
Responsible ADB Officer Kim, Mary J.
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Sydney, Australia
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 09 Apr 2019
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 03 Oct 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Oct 2019

TA 9819-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Oct 2019 - 03 Oct 2019 31 Oct 2023 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
16,540,062.14 26,725,562.14 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 43,265,624.28 03 Oct 2019 819,535.04

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
National Infrastructure Specialist, Updating of the Solomon Islands National Infrastructure Investment Plan (SINIIP) Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Oct 2020 10 Oct 2020
National Infrastructure Specialist/Deputy Team Leader, Midterm review & updating of Cook Islands National Infrastructure Investment Plan (CI NIIP) 2015 Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Sep 2020 01 Oct 2020
National Financial Planner and Budget Expert, Midterm review and updating of Cook Islands National Infrastructure Investment Plan (CI NIIP) 2015 Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Sep 2020 01 Oct 2020
National Project Coordinator, Preparation of Palau National Infrastructure Investment Plan Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Sep 2020 30 Sep 2020
National Administration Consultant, Preparation of Palau National Infrastructure Investment Plan Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Sep 2020 04 Oct 2020
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Sep 2020 23 Sep 2020
National Economist, Tonga National Infrastructure Investment Plan 2020-2030 Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Sep 2020 11 Sep 2020
Pacific Infrastructure Performance Indicators (PIPIs) - Team Leader/Statistical Analyst Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Sep 2020 10 Sep 2020
Aviation Finance Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 12 May 2020 25 May 2020
Water and Sanitation Training Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 12 May 2020 25 May 2020
Aviation Planning Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 12 May 2020 25 May 2020
Regional Waste Hub - Waste Auditor Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Mar 2020 18 Mar 2020
Recycling Hub Waste Audit - Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Mar 2020 18 Mar 2020
Regional Waste Hub - Recycling Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Mar 2020 18 Mar 2020
Regional Waste Hub - Country Coordinator: Fiji & Cook Is Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Mar 2020 18 Mar 2020
Regional Stakeholder Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Feb 2020 07 Feb 2020
Energy Framework Specialist/Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Feb 2020 07 Feb 2020
Infrastructure Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Dec 2019 10 Jan 2020
Desktop Publisher Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Nov 2019 10 Dec 2019
Editor Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Nov 2019 03 Dec 2019
Operations and Finance Officer Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Aug 2019 11 Sep 2019
Communications and Secretariat Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Aug 2019 18 Sep 2019
Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Aug 2019 11 Sep 2019
Technical Assistance Officer - 2 Positions Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Aug 2019 11 Sep 2019

Contracts Awarded

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