Regional : Pacific Disaster Resilience Program (Phase 4)

Sovereign Project | 56138-001

The program is the fourth phase of the Pacific Disaster Resilience Program, initially approved in December 2017. It will provide another round of financing for (i) countries that drew down for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic (Kiribati, Samoa, and Solomon Islands); and (ii) Tonga, that drew down funds in February 2022 in response to the eruption of the Hunga Tonga'Hunga Ha'apai volcano.

The program consists of the following reform areas: (i) policy and institutional arrangements for risk management strengthened; (ii) systems, information, and tools for risk management, including risk-informed development, strengthened; and (iii) risk financing and public financial management to address disaster impact improved. All prior actions have been completed.

The total program cost is estimated at $38 million, comprising $5 million from concessional ordinary capital resources and $33 million from ADB's Special Funds resources (Asian Development Fund).

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Hewitt, Belinda
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Pacific Disaster Resilience Program (Phase 4)
Project Number 56138-001
Country / Economy Regional
Kiribati
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tonga
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0881-REG: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program, Phase 4
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 10.00 million
Grant 0882-REG: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program, Phase 4
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 8.00 million
Grant 0883-REG: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program, Phase 4
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 10.00 million
Grant 0884-REG: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program, Phase 4
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 5.00 million
Loan 4300-REG: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program, Phase 4
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 5.00 million
TA 10095-REG: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program, Phase 4
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 4.40 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
OP4: Making cities more livable
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector

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

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The program is the fourth phase of the Pacific Disaster Resilience Program, initially approved in December 2017. It will provide another round of financing for (i) countries that drew down for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic (Kiribati, Samoa, and Solomon Islands); and (ii) Tonga, that drew down funds in February 2022 in response to the eruption of the Hunga Tonga'Hunga Ha'apai volcano.

The program consists of the following reform areas: (i) policy and institutional arrangements for risk management strengthened; (ii) systems, information, and tools for risk management, including risk-informed development, strengthened; and (iii) risk financing and public financial management to address disaster impact improved. All prior actions have been completed.

The total program cost is estimated at $38 million, comprising $5 million from concessional ordinary capital resources and $33 million from ADB's Special Funds resources (Asian Development Fund).

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The proposed program will improve the resilience of Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Tonga to disasters triggered by natural hazards and health emergencies. It supports reforms to strengthen climate and disaster risk management (DRM), including health emergency preparedness. It will provide the participating developing member countries (DMCs) with quick-disbursing, flexible, and significant contingent budget support for urgent relief and early recovery, to help minimize fiscal reallocations until funds from other sources become available.

The contingent disaster financing (CDF) addresses financing gaps from events that would exhaust dedicated national reserves or contingency budgets but are too frequent to be covered cost-effectively through insurance. An attached TA project and post-program partnership frameworks (PPPFs) will support reform progression and strengthen DRM in the four countries. The program is the fourth phase of the Pacific Disaster Resilience Program, approved in December 2017. It is consistent with the objectives of the Pacific Approach, 2021-2025 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which emphasizes preparing for and responding to shocks. The program is also aligned with ADB's Strategy 2030, which supports strengthening DMCs' financial preparedness for disaster response through policy-based contingent financing. It is guided by ADB's approach toward small island developing states and fragile and conflict-affected situations.

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 Kiribati - Nation-wide; Samoa - Nation-wide; Solomon Islands - Nation-wide; Tonga - 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 Hewitt, Belinda
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Public Sector Management and Governance Sector Office (SG-PSMG)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
Ministry of Finance and Treasury
Timetable
Concept Clearance 09 Nov 2022
Fact Finding 31 Aug 2022 to 03 Nov 2022
MRM 12 Dec 2022
Approval 06 Mar 2023
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 06 Mar 2023

Grant 0881-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Mar 2023 21 Mar 2023 09 May 2023 19 Jun 2026 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 10.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 10.00 02 Feb 2024 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 02 Feb 2024 0.00 0.00 0%

Grant 0882-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Mar 2023 24 Mar 2023 18 Apr 2023 22 Jun 2026 - 30 Nov 2023
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 8.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 8.00 02 Feb 2024 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 02 Feb 2024 8.00 0.00 100%

Grant 0883-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Mar 2023 15 Mar 2023 18 May 2023 13 Jun 2026 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 10.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 10.00 02 Feb 2024 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 02 Feb 2024 0.00 0.00 0%

Grant 0884-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Mar 2023 14 Mar 2023 18 May 2023 12 Jun 2026 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 5.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 5.00 02 Feb 2024 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 02 Feb 2024 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 4300-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Mar 2023 14 Mar 2023 18 May 2023 12 Jun 2026 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 5.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 5.00 02 Feb 2024 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 02 Feb 2024 0.00 0.00 0%

TA 10095-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Mar 2023 - 06 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2028 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
4,400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,400,000.00 02 Feb 2024 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Pacific Disaster Resilience Program (Phase 4) - Disaster Preparedness Specialist/Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed

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