Fiji : Sustainable and Resilient Recovery Program

Sovereign Project | 55116-001

The program supports Fiji's efforts to restore fiscal sustainability and inclusive climate-resilient economic growth, which have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and coinciding disasters, while building fiscal, community, and private sector resilience to climate change and future shocks. The program comprises three reform areas and complements ADB's previous engagement while responding to policy challenges intensified by the pandemic. All program policy actions have been completed and reforms are under implementation. Reform area 1: Public financial management for fiscal resilience and debt sustainability. The program supported the government in undertaking a series of reforms to help restore fiscal and debt sustainability. Reform area 2: Public policy for community resilience. The government has undertaken several reforms under program to more effectively support and protect women, the poor, and vulnerable people, especially in the face of shocks.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Aelbers, Erik
    Pacific Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Fiji
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Sustainable and Resilient Recovery Program
Project Number 55116-001
Country / Economy Fiji
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Sustainable Climate Resilient Recovery Program
Government of Australia US$ 60.10 million
Grant: Sustainable and Resilient Recovery Program
New Zealand Grant US$ 1.60 million
Loan 4193-FIJ: Sustainable and Resilient Recovery Program
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 60.00 million
Loan 4194-FIJ: Sustainable and Resilient Recovery Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 90.00 million
Loan: Sustainable and Resilient Recovery Program
Japan International Cooperation Agency US$ 76.60 million
Loan: Sustainable and Resilient Recovery Program
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank US$ 50.00 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
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Law and judiciary - Public expenditure and fiscal management - Social protection initiatives

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The program supports Fiji's efforts to restore fiscal sustainability and inclusive climate-resilient economic growth, which have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and coinciding disasters, while building fiscal, community, and private sector resilience to climate change and future shocks. The program comprises three reform areas and complements ADB's previous engagement while responding to policy challenges intensified by the pandemic. All program policy actions have been completed and reforms are under implementation. Reform area 1: Public financial management for fiscal resilience and debt sustainability. The program supported the government in undertaking a series of reforms to help restore fiscal and debt sustainability. Reform area 2: Public policy for community resilience. The government has undertaken several reforms under program to more effectively support and protect women, the poor, and vulnerable people, especially in the face of shocks. Reform area 3: Enabling environment for resilient private sector recovery. Supporting the recovery of businesses and fostering the creation of new enterprises is critical for economic recovery and resilience. As part of the program, several actions have been completed.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The program is aligned with the development objective of inclusive socioeconomic development and green growth. The expected development outcome is fiscally sustainable, climate-resilient, private sector-led economic growth restored in Fiji. Program reforms will strengthen (i) fiscal resilience by strengthening the legal framework for PFM, expenditure and debt management, and domestic resource mobilization; (ii) community resilience by fostering inclusive public spending and sustainable access to basic services, including for women, the poor, and vulnerable people; and (iii) business resilience by providing recovery support to businesses, increasing their financial protection, and improving the business environment. Improved response and adaptive capacities of the state, communities, and businesses will enhance climate resilience. The program supports a reduction in the projected climate and disaster impacts through reforms across all three policy areas.
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
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
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 Aelbers, Erik
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Social Sectors and Public Sector Management Division
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Economy
Timetable
Concept Clearance 25 Feb 2022
Fact Finding 20 Apr 2022 to 29 Apr 2022
MRM 09 May 2022
Approval 22 Jun 2022
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Jun 2022

Loan 4193-FIJ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Jun 2022 24 Jun 2022 24 Jun 2022 31 Dec 2022 - 31 Oct 2022
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 60.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 60.00 08 Jan 2024 60.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 08 Jan 2024 60.00 0.00 100%

Loan 4194-FIJ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Jun 2022 24 Jun 2022 24 Jun 2022 31 Dec 2022 - 31 Oct 2022
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 90.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 90.00 08 Jan 2024 90.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 08 Jan 2024 90.00 0.00 100%

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