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Regional: Accelerating Sanitation for All in Asia and the Pacific

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53266-001 Status: Active

The Sanitation Financing Partnership Trust Fund (SFPF) under the Water Financing Partnership Facility (WFPF), established in 2013 between the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) through a Channel Financing Agreement , was designed to promote investments in fecal sludge management (FSM) focusing on non-networked sanitation and septage management, piloting technologies, policies and regulatory framework and project delivery mechanisms. Much traction has been gained in the last 6 years and to date, support has been provided to pilot testing of innovations in investment projects, development of policies, standards and regulations, capacity building, and knowledge sharing initiatives. Prior to the establishment of the SFPF, ADB's investment in non-networked sanitation and septage management was very low at $3.8 million.

Project Details

Project Officer
Christian Walder SDSC Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Accelerating Sanitation for All in Asia and the Pacific
Project Number 53266-001
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9897-REG: Accelerating Sanitation for All in Asia and the Pacific
Sanitation Financing Partnership Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility US$ 3.00 million
Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Rural sanitation - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban sewerage

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The Sanitation Financing Partnership Trust Fund (SFPF) under the Water Financing Partnership Facility (WFPF), established in 2013 between the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) through a Channel Financing Agreement , was designed to promote investments in fecal sludge management (FSM) focusing on non-networked sanitation and septage management, piloting technologies, policies and regulatory framework and project delivery mechanisms. Much traction has been gained in the last 6 years and to date, support has been provided to pilot testing of innovations in investment projects, development of policies, standards and regulations, capacity building, and knowledge sharing initiatives. Prior to the establishment of the SFPF, ADB's investment in non-networked sanitation and septage management was very low at $3.8 million. Since 2014 SFPF has helped leverage a total of $133.7 million investment in non-networked sanitation, far exceeding the target of $75 million by 2020.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Asian wide, around 2 billion people still lack access to basic sanitation, posing a huge challenge to SDG 6.2. In November 2018, the ADB, as part of its continued partnership with BMGF, committed to promote Countrywide/Citywide/Countywide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) in its operations to support the and support the creation of a global platform among development partners on _Sanitation for All from NOW (SDG6.2)_. Utilizing such a platform, development partners would champion CWIS and Whole Sanitation Business Chain approaches to (i) plan and deliver services for everybody to benefit from good quality and sustainable sanitation services, (ii) safely manage human waste along the whole sanitation service chain, (iii) prioritize the unserved, particularly those in low-income and vulnerable communities, (iv) consider effective resource recovery and re-use, and (v) embrace a diversity of technical solutions for adaptive, mixed, and incremental approaches and combine non-sewered sanitation (NSS) including fecal sludge management (FSM), and sewered solutions.

The proposed KSTA will accelerate CWIS by supporting upstream work covering:

Regulatory frameworks to support sewered and non-sewered sanitation options

Institutional arrangements to delineate responsibilities and ensure ownership and leadership of the government;

Regulations and standards that address current and emerging trends, and enforcement of the same, e.g. making fecal sludge desludging mandatory;

Strengthening human capital and developing capacity for holistic planning, design, and implementation of sanitation improvements as well as enforcement regulations;

Optimal technical designs utilizing technology, resource recovery, IT applications;

Promoting private sector participation in operation and maintenance as sub-contractors; and

Increasing demand for proper sanitation services through strategic communication campaigns.

Impact Access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene achieved for all, and open defecation eliminated by 2030, with special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations (Sustainable Development Goal 6.2)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Adoption of CWIS principles in ADB operations increased
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Support for CWIS projects provided

Knowledge on CWIS principles improved

CWIS-related capacity and awareness in DMCs improved

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
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
Responsible ADB Officer Christian Walder
Responsible ADB Department SDSC
Responsible ADB Division SDSC-WAT
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 21 Aug 2019
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 11 Dec 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 12 Dec 2019

TA 9897-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2023 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 5,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000,000.00 11 Dec 2019 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
2020 Sanitation Dialogue Individual - Consulting Active 18 Jan 2020 24 Jan 2020

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