Regional : Strengthening Safeguards Implementation in ADB Projects

Sovereign Project | 53125-001

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will strengthen the implementation of the Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS) (2009) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and support operational priority six of ADB's Strategy 2030 on strengthening governance and institutional capacity (in relation to upholding safeguards). The TA will develop the capacity of executing agencies and implementing agencies for ADB projects to implement environmental and social safeguards through enhanced guidance; tools; good practice notes; training materials; and safeguard management and reporting systems, including integrated environmental and social assessment to address crosscutting thematic issues.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Oku, Felix
    Office of Safeguards
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name
Strengthening Safeguards Implementation in ADB Projects
Project Number
53125-001
Country / Economy
  • Regional
Project Status
Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9901-REG: Strengthening Safeguards Implementation in ADB Projects
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility US$ 2.00 million
TA 9901-REG: Strengthening Safeguards Implementation in ADB Projects
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 200,000.00
TA 9901-REG: Strengthening Safeguards Implementation in ADB Projects
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 294,500.00
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
  • OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
  • OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
  • OP4: Making cities more livable
  • OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
  • OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
  • OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector
  • Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform

  • Public sector management / Social protection initiatives

  • Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender
Some gender elements
Description
The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will strengthen the implementation of the Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS) (2009) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and support operational priority six of ADB's Strategy 2030 on strengthening governance and institutional capacity (in relation to upholding safeguards). The TA will develop the capacity of executing agencies and implementing agencies for ADB projects to implement environmental and social safeguards through enhanced guidance; tools; good practice notes; training materials; and safeguard management and reporting systems, including integrated environmental and social assessment to address crosscutting thematic issues.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

ADB environment and social safeguards upheld

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Capacity to implement safeguards in ADB projects strengthened

Progress Toward Outcome
Knowledge products and other toolkits (on health and safety, livelihood restoration and enhancements, financial intermediaries, asbestos, SEAH etc.) are at advanced stages of completion to strengthen safeguard capacity in ADB projects. An Integrated Safeguard Management System (ISMS) has been rolled out internally within ADB since December 2023 with built in indicators to enable real time monitoring and reporting on safeguards performance to enable early diagnosis/analytics of safeguards issues and timely allocation of resources for management. Planned regional/in-country safeguards capacity building program will be completed before end of August 2024.

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

Safeguard management systems, technical resources, and trainings improved

Safeguard good practice, innovative approaches, and integrated assessment in operations tested and disseminated

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Consultant and resource persons for various analytical and benchmarking studies were engaged to determine the scope and content of the identified knowledge products, toolkits and management systems. The planned activities under the sexual orientation and gender identify (SOGI) element of TA 9901 have been completed to date: (i) collection and analysis of data on the legal barriers to the inclusion of people with diverse SOGI - along six domains: (a) decriminalization of SOGI, (b) access to education, (c) access to labor market, (d) access to public services and social protection,( e) civil and political inclusion, and (f) protection from hate crimes - in 17 DMCs; and (ii) 17 country profiles on the legal barriers to diverse SOGI inclusion based on the collected data. The 17 country profiles are currently being consolidated into a regional report.
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

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Oku, Felix
Responsible ADB Department
Office of Safeguards
Responsible ADB Division
Office of Safeguards
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank

Timetable

Concept Clearance
19 Sep 2019
Fact Finding
21 Feb 2019 to 21 Feb 2019
MRM
-
Approval
12 Dec 2019
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
16 Apr 2024

Funding

TA 9901-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Dec 2019 - 12 Dec 2019 30 Nov 2022 31 Aug 2024 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,494,500.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,494,500.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
16 Apr 2024 2,976,805.41

Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program. Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.

The Access to Information Policy (AIP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.

The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.

In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.

Title Document Type Document Date
Strengthening Safeguards Implementation in ADB Projects: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2019

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.



The Access to Information Policy (AIP) establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced in its operations to facilitate stakeholder participation in ADB's decision-making. For more information, refer to the Safeguard Policy Statement, Operations Manual F1, and Operations Manual L3.

Requests for information may also be directed to the InfoUnit.

Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Senior Social Safeguards Specialist - Livelihood Restoration GPN Individual - Consulting Closed
Lead Social Development Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed
Senior Social Development Consultant - Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity (SOGI) Individual - Consulting Closed
Information System and Analytics Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Knowledge and Communications Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Safeguard Specialist - Development, Testing and Implementation of Integrated Environment and Social Impact Assessment Toolkits Individual - Consulting Closed
Environment Safeguard Specialist - Development, Testing and Implementation of Integrated Environment and Social Impact Assessment Toolkits Individual - Consulting Closed
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Inclusion Researcher - Expert 1 Individual - Consulting Closed
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Inclusion Researcher - Expert 2 Individual - Consulting Closed
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Inclusion Researcher - Expert 3 Individual - Consulting Closed
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Inclusion Researcher - Expert 4 Individual - Consulting Closed
Research Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed
Financial Intermediation Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Safeguard Resources on Occupational Health and Safety and Community Health and Safety Individual - Consulting Closed
Safeguard Resources for Livelihood Enhancement/Restoration, Design and Implementation Individual - Consulting Closed
Information Systems Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Management Expert Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Capacity Development Technical Assistance Technical Assistance 9901 15 Dec 2021 Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (U.K.) | The Grange, Highfield Drive, Wigston Leicester, Leicestershire LE18 1NN United Kingdom Asian Development Bank 135,000.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.