Regional : Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Climate Resilience Projects Facility

Sovereign Project | 56105-001

The TA will contribute to the preparation of climate mitigation and adaptation projects, which will be aligned with the Paris Agreement and responsive to the climate change priorities of the selected countries. Capacity building will be provided to selected ongoing projects to ensure project sustainability and improve climate resilience. The TA will also support upstream knowledge work to identify potential areas of policy and institutional reforms, and identify and incubate new, innovative, and transformational ANRRD projects.

The expanded transaction TA facility approach is suitable as it will enhance project preparation efficiency and early focus on climate change. Overall, this TA will reduce transaction costs through minimizing the need for stand-alone TAs and reap benefits by utilizing same teams of consultants between projects.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Michels, Alexia
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Climate Resilience Projects Facility
Project Number
56105-001
Country / Economy
  • Regional
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Maldives
  • Nepal
  • Sri Lanka
Project Status
Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6977-REG: Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Climate Change Projects Facility
Source Amount
Ireland Trust Fund for Building Climate Change and Disaster Resilience in Small Island Developing States US$ 700,000.00
TA 6977-REG: Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Climate Resilience Projects Facility
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.00 million
Climate Change Fund US$ 750,000.00
Operational Priorities
  • OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
  • OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
  • OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
Sector / Subsector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender
Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The TA will contribute to the preparation of climate mitigation and adaptation projects, which will be aligned with the Paris Agreement and responsive to the climate change priorities of the selected countries. Capacity building will be provided to selected ongoing projects to ensure project sustainability and improve climate resilience. The TA will also support upstream knowledge work to identify potential areas of policy and institutional reforms, and identify and incubate new, innovative, and transformational ANRRD projects.

The expanded transaction TA facility approach is suitable as it will enhance project preparation efficiency and early focus on climate change. Overall, this TA will reduce transaction costs through minimizing the need for stand-alone TAs and reap benefits by utilizing same teams of consultants between projects.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
The TA also aims to strengthen South Asia's ANRRD portfolio by addressing recommendations highlighted in ADB's sector-wide evaluation: (i) providing more robust sector diagnostics to strengthen project pipelines to support Strategy 2030; (ii) ensuring that project designs reflect the sector's limited institutional capacity, difficult context, and complexity through providing targeted consultant support at project preparation; (iii) strengthening project cycle by enhancing project readiness and quality at entry processes; (iv) improving performance of investments in water infrastructure by providing implementation support; and (v) expanding focus on broader water resource management and climate action by providing upstream knowledge work.
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
Bangladesh - Nation-wide; Bhutan - Nation-wide; Maldives - Nation-wide; Nepal - Nation-wide; Sri Lanka - 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

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services
The TA will tentatively require 93 person-months of international consultants and 126 person-months of national consultants. ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated staff instructions. Indicatively, the following methods of selection will be used: quality- and cost-based selection, simplified consultants' qualifications selection, and individual consultant selection.
Procurement
Not applicable

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Michels, Alexia
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Agriculture, Food, Nature, and Rural Development Sector Office (SG-AFNR)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank

Timetable

Concept Clearance
-
Fact Finding
-
MRM
-
Approval
25 Oct 2022
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
25 Oct 2022

Funding

TA 6977-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Oct 2022 - 25 Oct 2022 31 Oct 2027 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,750,000.00 700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,450,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
15 Jul 2024 1,072,823.14

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Climate Resilience Projects Facility - Project Coordinator (BAN) Individual - Consulting Closed
Agriculture Sector Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Climate Resilience Projects Facility - Irrigation Specialist (Intl) (MIIP) Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Climate Resilience Projects Facility - Procurement/DBO specialist (Intl) (MIIP) Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Climate Resilience Projects Facility - Project Communications Consultant (NEP) Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Climate Resilience Projects Facility - Agricultural/Food Trade Facilitation and Logistic Expert (BAN) (Natl) Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Climate Resilience Projects Facility - Agricultural/Food Trade Facilitation and Logistic Expert (BHU) (Natl) Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Climate Resilience Projects Facility - Agricultural/Food Trade Facilitation and Logistic Expert (Intl) Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Climate Resilience Projects Facility - Agricultural/Food Trade Facilitation and Logistic Expert (NEP) (Natl) Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Climate Resilience Projects Facility - Water Resources Advisor (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Climate Resilience Projects Facility - Resettlement/Social Development Specialist for Various Projects Individual - Consulting Closed
NEP-CRCMIP - National Economist Individual - Consulting Closed
Economist Individual - Consulting Closed
NEP-CRCMIP - National Design Engineer Piped Irrigation Individual - Consulting Closed
NEP-CRCMIP - National Design Engineer Rajapur Individual - Consulting Closed
NEP-CRCMIP - National Design Engineer (Terai Weirs) Individual - Consulting Closed
NEP-CRCMIP - National Hydrologist and Climate Change Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Climate Resilience Projects Facility - Agriculture Specialist for BHU Sector Assessment Individual - Consulting Closed
NEP-CRCMISP - Deputy Team Leader and Irrigation Design Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed
TA Consulting Firm for Preparing the Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Project in Maldives Firm - Consulting Closed
CRLLP TA Consulting Firm Firm - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Capacity Development Technical Assistance Technical Assistance 6977 09 Jun 2023 ICEM ASIA CONSULTING PTE. LTD. (SINGAPORE) in association with Land and Marine Environmental Resource Group (MALDIVES) | 60 PAYA LEBAR ROAD, #11-01 PAYA LEBAR SQUARE / 101 Cecil Street, #11-04 Tong Eng Building, Singapore Asian Development Bank 673,997.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.