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
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  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Multisector
Project Name Enhancing Disaster Risk Understanding and Resilience
Project Number 55357-001
Country / Economy Regional
Bhutan
Tajikistan
Vanuatu
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA: 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.

Comprehensive approaches are needed to strengthen ADB and DMC disaster risk understanding and deliver resilient investments.

Geophysical hazards are not systematically addressed in DMC programming.

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
Outcome ADB investments that are informed by comprehensive disaster risk assessment and incorporate disaster resilience measures increased
Outputs

Quality of disaster risk assessment enhanced

National resilience standards strengthened

Geographical Location Bhutan - Nation-wide; Tajikistan - Nation-wide; Vanuatu - Nation-wide
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 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 -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 20 Apr 2022

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