Regional : Delivering a Climate Change Strategy for Central and West Asia
This knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the delivery of a Climate Change Strategy and an Action Plan for Central and West Asia to strengthen integration of climate change considerations in Asian Development Banks (ADB) financed interventions in the developing member countries (DMCs) of the region. It will prepare robust climate mitigation and adaptation pipelines aligned with the Paris Agreement and responsive to DMCs climate change priorities. The TA will support interventions on departmental, sectoral and country levels with key activities including development of a regional strategy, upstream climate assessments, climate pipeline development, government dialogues and capacity building.
Central and West Asia Department
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|Project Name||Delivering a Climate Change Strategy for Central and West Asia|
|Country / Economy||Regional
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|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 / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Water-based natural resources management
Education / Education sector development - social protection initiatives
Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform
Health / Health sector development and reform
Public sector management / Public administration
Transport / Transport policies and institutional development
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development
|Gender||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||This knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the delivery of a Climate Change Strategy and an Action Plan for Central and West Asia to strengthen integration of climate change considerations in Asian Development Banks (ADB) financed interventions in the developing member countries (DMCs) of the region. It will prepare robust climate mitigation and adaptation pipelines aligned with the Paris Agreement and responsive to DMCs climate change priorities. The TA will support interventions on departmental, sectoral and country levels with key activities including development of a regional strategy, upstream climate assessments, climate pipeline development, government dialogues and capacity building.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Climate change is a major challenge as the CWRD region is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and hosts some of the most energy intensive economies. Many CWRD DMCs have set ambitious decarbonization targets. Yet these DMCs face considerable capacity challenges to effectively operationalize these commitments and the transition to a climate-resilient and low-carbon development pathway. The key challenges for systematic climate change mainstreaming in the region are (i) insufficient information of climate change impacts, (ii) limited technical capacity of DMCs and CWRD staff to integrate climate aspects into project design, and (iii) lack of identification of entry points for climate investments across sectors and modalities. More upstream climate assessments are required to support DMCs to increase climate relevance of projects, ensure alignment with the Paris Agreement, and develop more adaptation investments predicated on climate outcomes. Linking ADB's investments with climate priorities of its DMCs will require a coherent strategy, increased climate capacity of DMC officials, and enhanced technical support for all sectors.|
Low-carbon development and climate resilience in CWRD region advanced
|Description of Outcome||
Climate change strategy for CWRD DMCs operationalized
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Climate change strategy including action plan for CWRD DMCs finalized
Upstream climate assessments and opportunities for scaled up climate finance in key sectors supported
Technical capacity to integrate climate considerations and priorities in investment programming strengthened
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Armenia - Nation-wide; Azerbaijan - Nation-wide; Georgia - Nation-wide; Kazakhstan - Nation-wide; Kyrgyz Republic - Nation-wide; Pakistan - Nation-wide; Tajikistan - Nation-wide; Turkmenistan - Nation-wide; Uzbekistan - Nation-wide|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||A firm, as well as five international and four national individual consultants, will be engaged to implement the TA. The recruitment of individual consultants is required to secure specialists with specific qualifications for target sectors and/or subsectors and . The CWER TA team will be responsible for overall coordination and supervision of the consultants, who will be recruited in two phases. The firm and the international senior climate change specialist (also the TA coordinator) will be recruited first. They will identify priority DMCs and sectors and/or subsectors and develop a detailed plan of activities in the identified sectors and/or subsectors and DMCs. In the second phase, the remaining individual consultants will be recruited. The international senior sector climate change specialists will be engaged for sector-specific technical support.|
|Procurement||Equipment to be procured includes laptops, software, and digital materials and associated services.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Maass, Malte|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Operations Coordination Unit, CWRD (CWOC)|
Asian Development Bank
|Concept Clearance||24 May 2022|
|Approval||26 Jul 2022|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||26 Jul 2022|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|26 Jul 2022||-||26 Jul 2022||31 Dec 2025||26 Jul 2027||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|4,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||4,000,000.00||24 Nov 2023||509,876.53|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Delivering a Climate Change Strategy for Central and West Asia: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Jul 2022|
|Delivering a Climate Change Strategy for Central and West Asia: Technical Assistance Concept Paper||Concept Papers||May 2022|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|RETA Coordinator - National (PHI)||Individual - Consulting||Closed|
|Climate Change Specialist (National)||Individual - Consulting||Closed|
|Senior Social Protection and Climate Change Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed|
|Senior Green Skills Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed|
|(Senior) Public Finance and Climate Change Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed|
|Senior Climate Change Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed|
|Capacity building, communication, and climate strategy||Firm - Consulting||Closed|
|Senior Climate Change Specialist and TA Coordinator||Individual - Consulting||Closed|
None currently available.