Regional : Supporting the Integration of Urban Climate and Disaster Resilience in ADB's Urban Operations

Sovereign Project | 54130-001

In supporting Asia and the Pacific region to combat climate change, ADB in 2021 announced its ambition to provide $100 billion in cumulative climate finance from its own resources by 2030, including $34 billion in cumulative adaptation finance. ADB has also committed to aligning its operations with the goals of the Paris Agreement, and to ensure that all project activities advance low-carbon and climate resilient-development pathways as stated in the Paris Agreement goals. Meanwhile, ADB's guidance documents in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and in promoting Livable Cities also outline climate resilience as one of the pillars to build back better and to ensure inclusive, healthy, environmentally sustainable, and resilient cities. As a continuation of the support through UCCRTF, this TA will strengthen ADB's increased climate resilience ambition.

Project Details

Project Name
Supporting the Integration of Urban Climate and Disaster Resilience in ADB's Urban Operations
Project Number
54130-001
Country / Economy
  • Regional
  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kiribati
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Nepal
  • Philippines
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu
  • Viet Nam
Project Status
Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 10117-REG: Supporting the Integration of Urban Climate and Disaster Resilience in ADB's Urban Operations
Source Amount
Urban Resilience Trust Fund US$ 3.00 million
Operational Priorities
  • OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
  • OP4: Making cities more livable
  • OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
  • OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector
  • Multisector / ADB's corporate management, policy and strategy development

  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Other urban services

Gender
Some gender elements
Description
In supporting Asia and the Pacific region to combat climate change, ADB in 2021 announced its ambition to provide $100 billion in cumulative climate finance from its own resources by 2030, including $34 billion in cumulative adaptation finance. ADB has also committed to aligning its operations with the goals of the Paris Agreement, and to ensure that all project activities advance low-carbon and climate resilient-development pathways as stated in the Paris Agreement goals. Meanwhile, ADB's guidance documents in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and in promoting Livable Cities also outline climate resilience as one of the pillars to build back better and to ensure inclusive, healthy, environmentally sustainable, and resilient cities. As a continuation of the support through UCCRTF, this TA will strengthen ADB's increased climate resilience ambition.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
The TA will help implement Strategy 2030's Operational Priority 4: Making Cities More Livable by supporting the integration of URTF principles into ADB operations.14 The URTF principles recognize infrastructure resilience, ecological resilience, social and institutional resilience, and financial resilience as four pillars of building urban climate and disaster resilience. These four principles, also reflected in seven URTF thematic areas,15 contribute to promoting a cross-sector and thematic way of doing business aligned with the One ADB approach, which promotes collaboration across sectors, themes, and departments. This TA will mobilize a team of experts to work under the guidance of URTF's Governance Structure (including Urban Infrastructure Working Group and Urban Infrastructure Steering Committee), operations departments, and sector and thematic groups (STGs) to identify resilience focused entry points for all outputs. A core group from these experts will, among other technical work, provide secretariat support to URTF management.
Impact

DMC cities made more livable and resilient to climate change and disasters

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

DMC cities' capability to deal with climate and disaster risks and stresses increased

Progress Toward Outcome
To be assessed at the end of project implementation.

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

URTF principles mainstreamed in selected DMC cities

Selected ADB projects designed and implemented with URTF principles

Knowledge and capacity of DMC cities relating to urban climate and disaster resilience improved

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Knowledge Management and Communications Strategy and Work Plan, and Visibility Guidelines for Users Units drafted. Publication of UCCRTF Lessons Learned Knowledge Product completed for launch in the next Urban Forum.

Roadshow/Urban Forum for PHI completed. INO Urban Forum in partnership with FCDO and BAPPENAS scheduled in July 2024.

Recruitment of URTF consultants team completed. Five URTF applications approved in 2023 ($11 million). Thirteen applications ($22 million) in the 2024 pipeline, as of end Q1 2024.

Geographical Location
Bangladesh - Nation-wide; Cambodia - Nation-wide; India - Nation-wide; Indonesia - Nation-wide; Kiribati - Nation-wide; Lao People's Democratic Republic - Nation-wide; Nepal - Nation-wide; Papua New Guinea - Nation-wide; Philippines - Nation-wide; Solomon Islands - Nation-wide; Tuvalu - Nation-wide; Vanuatu - Nation-wide; Viet Nam - Nation-wide

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
Not required during the project design stage.
During Project Implementation
Consultations were held with the Government in organizing the proposed Urban Forum in each DMC.

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Nakamitsu, Kiyoshi
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Water and Urban Development Sector Office (SG-WUD)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank

Timetable

Concept Clearance
13 Feb 2023
Fact Finding
-
MRM
-
Approval
22 Jun 2023
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
25 Mar 2024

Funding

TA 10117-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Jun 2023 - 22 Jun 2023 31 Dec 2025 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,000,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
25 Mar 2024 387,455.02

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Resilient Urban Methane Initiative (RUMI) Research Assistant Individual - Consulting Closed
Resilient Urban Methane Initiative (RUMI) Technical Feasibility Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
SIMCity ADB Edition - Research and Networking Assistant Individual - Consulting Closed
Team Leader - SIMCity ADB Edition Individual - Consulting Closed
Graphic Design Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Supporting the Integration of Urban Climate and Disaster Resilience in ADB's Urban Operations (Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed
Urban Development and Climate Resilience Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement and Contracts Administration Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Urban Climate Resilience Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Urban Development and Climate Resilience Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Knowledge Sharing and Capacity Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Urban Development and Climate Resilience Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Urban Development and Climate Resilience Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement and Contracts Administration Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
GIS and Infrastructure Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.