Nauru : Preparing the Nauru Sustainable Urban Development Project

Sovereign Project | 54377-001

A project readiness financing (PRF) project is required given the weak capacity in the implementing agency, the need to ensure an implementation ready project for the efficient use of finance given resource constraints, and the need to build broad buy-in and gain community support for the project. The government is exploring institutional arrangements to strengthen coordination and improve service delivery. The PRF will create an enabling environment for the subsectors and the ensuing project and will help achieve a high-level of readiness of the ensuing project.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Tran, Maria
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Nauru
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name
Preparing the Nauru Sustainable Urban Development Project
Project Number
54377-001
Country / Economy
  • Nauru
Project Status
Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 6034-NAU: Preparing the Nauru Sustainable Urban Development Project
Source Amount
Asian Development Fund US$ 5.00 million
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
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply

Gender
Description
A project readiness financing (PRF) project is required given the weak capacity in the implementing agency, the need to ensure an implementation ready project for the efficient use of finance given resource constraints, and the need to build broad buy-in and gain community support for the project. The government is exploring institutional arrangements to strengthen coordination and improve service delivery. The PRF will create an enabling environment for the subsectors and the ensuing project and will help achieve a high-level of readiness of the ensuing project.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
The Government of Nauru has requested ADB assistance for water supply and sanitation and pollution control, which is reflected in ADB's country operations business plan for 11 small Pacific island countries, 2021-2023. The request aligns with Nauru's National Sustainable Development Strategy 2019-2030 and the Nauru Integrated Infrastructure Strategic Plan. The request aligns with ADB's Strategy 2030, specifically the differentiated approach for fragile and conflict-affected situations and small island developing states and operational priorities on poverty and inequality, climate change, disaster resilience and the environment, city livability, and governance. The proposed project aligns with the strategic priorities of ADB's Pacific Approach, 2021-2025 to decrease vulnerability to shocks and strengthen service delivery.
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Nation-wide

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
The PRF has not been categorized in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) because the proposed activities consist only of consulting services and a pilot activity that focuses on waste collection services, with no civil works; therefore, the PRF does not trigger safeguards requirements.
Involuntary Resettlement
The PRF has not been categorized in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) because the proposed activities consist only of consulting services and a pilot activity that focuses on waste collection services, with no civil works; therefore, the PRF does not trigger safeguards requirements.
Indigenous Peoples
The PRF has not been categorized in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) because the proposed activities consist only of consulting services and a pilot activity that focuses on waste collection services, with no civil works; therefore, the PRF does not trigger safeguards requirements.

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
Community consultations are being conducted to foster community understanding and support for the ensuing project.
During Project Implementation
Regular consultations are being held to coordinate and ensure continued interaction with civil society organizations, nongovernment organizations, women's groups and other community groups on project scope and reforms.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services
DCCNR and ADB will jointly recruit all consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time), the Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time), and associated staff instructions. Consulting services will comprise four output-based consulting firm packages, and seven input-based individual consultants as outlined in the PAM.
Procurement
All procurement of goods will follow the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated staff instructions.

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Tran, Maria
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Water and Urban Development Sector Office (SG-WUD)
Executing Agencies
Department of Finance and Sustainable Development

Timetable

Concept Clearance
19 Feb 2021
Fact Finding
21 Apr 2021 to 23 Apr 2021
MRM
09 Jun 2021
Approval
11 Aug 2021
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
18 Apr 2024

Funding

Grant 6034-NAU

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 10 Dec 2021 30 Jun 2026 - -
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 5.21
ADB 5.00
Counterpart 0.21
Cofinancing 0.00
Grant Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 06 Jun 2024 3.97 0.00 79%
Cumulative Disbursements 06 Jun 2024 2.47 0.00 49%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Nauru Utilities Corporation Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Independent Design Review Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Community Engagement and Gender Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Deputy PMU Head (International) Individual - Consulting Closed
Desalination Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Nauru Utilities Corporation Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Nauru Rehabilitation Corporation Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Communications and Social Marketing Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Deputy PMU Head (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Urban Planning Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Hygiene Awareness and Education Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Management Unit Head Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Accountant Individual - Consulting Closed
Community Engagement and Gender Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Deputy PMU Head Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Management Unit Head Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Preparation Phase 1: Planning and preliminary designs (water supply, sanitation, solid waste management) Firm - Consulting Closed
54377-NAU: Preparing the Nauru Sustainable Urban Development Project Advance Notice Active

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Deputy Project Management Unit Head Grant 6034 15 Sep 2023 John Joseph Fegan | Rue Winston Churchill, Port Vila, Vanuatu Department of Finance 219,000.00
Project Management Unit Head Grant 6034 07 Jul 2022 Frederick William Pitcher | 5 Nibok District Republic of Nauru Department of Finance 215,000.00
Project Preparation Phase 1: Planning and preliminary designs (water supply sanitation solid waste management) Grant 6034 27 May 2022 Beca International Consultants Ltd. | 21 Pitt Street Auckland 1141 New Zealand Department of Finance 1,405,469.53
Project Management Unit Head Grant 6034 16 Feb 2022 Frederick William Pitcher | 19 Parkland Ave Browns Plains Brisbane Queensland Australia 4118 Department of Finance 113,200.00
Deputy Project Management Unit (PMU) Head Grant 6034 15 Feb 2022 Matthew Arnold Giesemann | 308/11 Central Avenue Moorabbin Victoria Australia 3189 Department of Finance 127,000.00

Procurement Plan

Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing the Nauru Sustainable Urban Development Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Sep 2023