China, People's Republic of : Integrated Framework for Cost-Effective Disaster Risk Management

Sovereign Project | 54447-001

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will provide policy recommendations and technical guidance for disaster risk management (DRM) based on natural hazard characteristics, exposure, and physical and socioeconomic vulnerabilities. Specifically, the TA will develop frameworks, build capacity, provide technical guidance, and define cost-effective options for DRM in the People's Republic of China (PRC). The TA will foster regional partnerships among the PRC and neighboring countries on improving disaster preparedness and resilience.

The TA is included in the indicative country operations business plan for the PRC, 2021-2023. The TA is aligned with the country partnership strategy for the PRC, 2021-2025 (strategic priority 2) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and supports all seven operational priorities of ADB's Strategy 2030.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Chen, Jinqiang
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    China, People's Republic of
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name
Integrated Framework for Cost-Effective Disaster Risk Management
Project Number
54447-001
Country / Economy
  • China, People's Republic of
Project Status
Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6748-PRC: Integrated Framework for Cost-Effective Disaster Risk Management
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.04 million
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 320,000.00
TA 6748-PRC: Integrated Framework for Cost-Effective Disaster Risk Management (Supplementary)
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 200,000.00
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
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Rural flood protection

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

Gender
Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will provide policy recommendations and technical guidance for disaster risk management (DRM) based on natural hazard characteristics, exposure, and physical and socioeconomic vulnerabilities. Specifically, the TA will develop frameworks, build capacity, provide technical guidance, and define cost-effective options for DRM in the People's Republic of China (PRC). The TA will foster regional partnerships among the PRC and neighboring countries on improving disaster preparedness and resilience.

The TA is included in the indicative country operations business plan for the PRC, 2021-2023. The TA is aligned with the country partnership strategy for the PRC, 2021-2025 (strategic priority 2) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and supports all seven operational priorities of ADB's Strategy 2030.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
The TA will build on the government's efforts and partner with four executing agencies. The TA will (i) improve the understanding of disaster risk in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (GZAR); (ii) develop solutions for disaster resilience strengthening, including (a) recommendations and measures to reduce disaster risk in GZAR; (b) an flood storage and detention area model customized to local socioeconomic development and climate change; and (c) resilient city development, including urban planning, construction, and management, with a focus on smart technologies, operation, and financing; (iii) conduct research on rapid action teams for flood and typhoon response in Fujian Province; and (iv) foster regional collaboration on investment in resilience. The TA will cover a wide geographic area encompassing provinces and cities at various levels of economic development, which provide a basis to assess the cost-effectiveness of various options for investment in resilience. The TA will foster institutional coordination among the four implementing agencies, strengthening institutional cooperation and disaster risk governance. The TA will generate regional public goods by promoting knowledge and experience sharing among the PRC and selected disaster-prone countries, and by establishing bilateral and multilateral frameworks to promote investment in resilience, supported by the Greater Mekong Subregion Urban Development Strategic Framework, 2015-2022 and the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation 2030 Strategic Framework.
Impact

Disaster risk prevention and mitigation improved

International cooperation and global partnership for disaster risk reduction strengthened

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Readiness to invest in disaster risk reduction improved

Progress Toward Outcome
All outcome indicators have been achieved. The following missions were fielded: inception mission (Sep 2021), consultation missions (Sep 2021, May 2022), midterm review (Aug 2022), review missions (Feb 2022, Jun 2022, Feb/Mar 2023). The final TA workshop was held in Guangxi, Nanning on 3-8 Dec 2023.

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

Disaster risk identification and assessment improved

Solutions to strengthen disaster resilience proposed

Research on rapid action teams for flood and typhoon response produced

Regional collaboration on investing in disaster resilience promoted

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
A consulting firm and an individual consultant were engaged to carry out TA implementation. On 25 July 2022, ADB approved a $200,000 increase in TA amount, minor change in implementation arrangements, and extension of completion date up to 30 June 2024. The fund increase was used to finance the inclusion of the "Study on Countermeasures for Flood Control in Disaster Reduction Comprehensive Management of Small Watershed in the Karst Areas in Southern PRC."
Geographical Location
Nation-wide

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
During project design, the TA team held close consultation with the executing agencies and signed MOU on the draft TA report.
During Project Implementation
During project implementation, the TA team will maintain close consultation with the executing agencies and ensure cross-agency coordination.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services
ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated procurement staff instructions

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Chen, Jinqiang
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Water and Urban Development Sector Office (SG-WUD)
Executing Agencies
Guangxi Development and Reform Commission
Guangxi Finance Department
Ministry of Emergency Management
Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development
Ministry of Water Resources

Timetable

Concept Clearance
12 May 2021
Fact Finding
06 Apr 2021 to 16 Apr 2021
MRM
-
Approval
15 Jul 2021
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
25 Mar 2024

Funding

TA 6748-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Jul 2021 06 Aug 2021 06 Aug 2021 30 Jun 2023 30 Sep 2024 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,560,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,560,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
18 May 2024 1,443,738.64

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Title Document Type Document Date
Integrated Framework for Cost-Effective Disaster Risk Management: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Jul 2021

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Integrated Framework for Cost-Effective Disaster Risk Management Individual - Consulting Closed
Integrated Framework for Cost-Effective Disaster Risk Management Firm - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
CDTA Technical Assistance 6748 26 Aug 2021 NAREE International Limited | Room A, 29/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiralty Hongkong, Hong Kong, China Guangxi Development and Reform Commission 966,800.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.