Regional: Enhancing Disaster Risk Understanding and Resilience

Sovereign Project | 55357-001

The KSTA seeks to enhance disaster resilience across ADB's portfolio of projects in alignment with its Strategy 2030. In its initial phase, it will address systemic gaps in existing ADB and DMC disaster risk management capacity by establishing technical guidance for geophysical hazard risk management and preparing country studies on disaster resilient infrastructure standards in priority Group A countries.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Hewitt, Belinda
    Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Multisector
Project Name Enhancing Disaster Risk Understanding and Resilience
Project Number 55357-001
Country / Economy Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6929-REG: Enhancing Disaster Risk Understanding and Resilience
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 450,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Multisector / ADB's corporate management, policy and strategy development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The KSTA seeks to enhance disaster resilience across ADB's portfolio of projects in alignment with its Strategy 2030. In its initial phase, it will address systemic gaps in existing ADB and DMC disaster risk management capacity by establishing technical guidance for geophysical hazard risk management and preparing country studies on disaster resilient infrastructure standards in priority Group A countries.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Disasters pose a substantial threat to sustainable socioeconomic development in Asia and the Pacific. Countries in fragile and conflict-affected situations and small island developing states are particularly vulnerable to social impacts and economic shocks that result from disasters, while the vulnerable groups--especially of women, poor, people with disabilities--bearing the disproportionate impacts. The importance and benefits of disaster-resilient planning and infrastructure investment to better manage geophysical and climate-related risks has been increasingly recognized, with such investment a regional imperative that can generate strong returns.

Seismic events comprised four of the five most severe disasters in terms of human impact worldwide over the 2001-2020 period. As such, there is a need to strengthen geophysical risk assessment in ADB DMCs and ensure that infrastructure guidance and standards adequately address geophysical risk management. Comprehensive geophysical risk assessment and the integration of appropriate risk reduction measures in infrastructure pipelines and projects are critical to minimize the human and economic impact of such events. At present, the quality of project-level geophysical risk assessment in DMCs varies across sectors and investments, with many government and ADB-supported projects relying on a limited geophysical risk information, such as national and provincial maps or interpretations of a project's initial environmental examination or impact assessment. Strengthening project and portfolio geophysical risk assessment requires addressing barriers related to DMC knowledge, technical capacity, guidance, and resources for designing and implementing resilient investment projects, availability of granular and sector-specific hazard data and mapping to inform decision-making, and integration of disaster risk reduction in governance and upstream planning. There is a need to develop guidance for ADB, DMCs, and other regional stakeholders on good practice approaches and standards for systematic geophysical risk assessment as part of broader multihazard risk assessment processes.

ADB's 2021 Disaster and Emergency Assistance Policy emphasizes that risk management begins with risk reduction; and acknowledges that DMCs have differentiated risk profiles and, thus, opportunities for enhanced resilience. The TA will directly support improved differentiated risk information and disaster risk reduction by (i) developing best practice technical guidance and innovative knowledge solutions for geophysical hazard assessment and management, (ii) assessing the current landscape of geophysical hazard resistant codes and standards in priority Group A DMCs, and (iii) developing action plans and convening regional dialogue to enhance country systems and standards for resilient infrastructure and urban development.

Impact Impact of ADB's support to DMCs to strengthen resilience to disasters enhanced
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome ADB investments that are informed by comprehensive disaster risk assessment and incorporate disaster resilience measures increased
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Knowledge on disaster risk assessment enhanced

National resilience standards strengthened

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
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will engage the consultants and carry out procurement following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. Quality- and cost-based selection (90:10) will be used to engage a consulting firm while 5 person-months of international and 6 person-months of national consultants will be recruited through individual consultant selection. Output-based contracts will be considered where appropriate. Resource persons will likewise be engaged to support the delivery of knowledge-sharing events under the TA.
Procurement Procurement (for workshops, training, seminars, and conferences) will follow ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Hewitt, Belinda
Responsible ADB Department Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Responsible ADB Division SDCD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 13 Apr 2022
Fact Finding 01 Dec 2021 to 01 Dec 2021
MRM -
Approval 13 Jul 2022
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 13 Jul 2022

TA 6929-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Jul 2022 - 13 Jul 2022 31 Dec 2024 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
450,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 450,000.00 27 Jul 2022 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Geophysical Hazard Resilience Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Aug 2022 20 Aug 2022
Technical Assistance Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Jul 2022 09 Aug 2022

Contracts Awarded

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