Regional : Pacific Disaster Resilience Program (Phase 5)

Sovereign Project | 56138-002

The proposed program will improve the resilience of the Cook Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), Tuvalu, and Vanuatu to disasters triggered by natural hazards and health emergencies. It supports reforms to strengthen climate and disaster risk management (DRM), including health emergency preparedness.

The program is the fifth phase of the Pacific Disaster Resilience Program (PDRP), initially approved in December 2017. It comprises loans and grants under the contingent disaster financing (CDF) option under the policy-based lending (PBL) modality, with a post-program partnership framework (P3F) to ensure the continuation of reforms between PDRP phases.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Kim, Mary J.
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Approval Date
    27 June 2024
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name
Pacific Disaster Resilience Program (Phase 5)
Project Number
56138-002
Country / Economy
  • Regional
  • Cook Islands
  • Micronesia, Federated States of
  • Marshall Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu
Project Status
Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0950-REG: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program (Phase 5)
Source Amount
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 6.00 million
Grant 0951-REG: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program (Phase 5)
Source Amount
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 6.00 million
Grant 0952-REG: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program (Phase 5)
Source Amount
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 4.00 million
Grant 0953-REG: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program (Phase 5)
Source Amount
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 5.00 million
Loan 4459-REG: Pacific Disaster Resilience Program (Phase 5)
Source Amount
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 20.00 million
Operational Priorities
  • 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

Gender
Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The proposed program will improve the resilience of the Cook Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), Tuvalu, and Vanuatu to disasters triggered by natural hazards and health emergencies. It supports reforms to strengthen climate and disaster risk management (DRM), including health emergency preparedness.

The program is the fifth phase of the Pacific Disaster Resilience Program (PDRP), initially approved in December 2017. It comprises loans and grants under the contingent disaster financing (CDF) option under the policy-based lending (PBL) modality, with a post-program partnership framework (P3F) to ensure the continuation of reforms between PDRP phases.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The program covers small island economies that are restoring the progress derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic and managing the challenges of narrow economic bases, geographical remoteness, and vulnerability to climate change and disasters. The five countries are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and health emergencies. Their geography and location expose them to frequent disasters from natural hazards, including tropical cyclones, coastal flooding events, excessive rainfall, landslides, and droughts, all of which are exacerbated by climate change and sea level rise. Earthquakes and tsunamis represent significant risks. While the five countries managed to delay the entry of COVID-19 through strict border controls, they eventually experienced large-scale community transmission as borders reopened. In addition to COVID-19, all five countries remain at high risk of communicable disease outbreaks, such as climate-sensitive vector-borne diseases from increased flooding and warmer climates. This includes recent outbreaks of dengue in the Cook Islands, the FSM, the RMI, and Vanuatu; Chikungunya in the Cook Islands and RMI; as well as confirmed cases of Zika virus in the FSM and the RMI. Waterborne diseases, such as rotavirus outbreaks, are increasing from saltwater contamination because of sea level rise. Women are more likely to die or be injured in disaster events and are more vulnerable to the effects of climate change, including socioeconomic impacts on livelihoods, which increase the risk of gender-based violence (GBV) and mental health-related illnesses.

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
Cook Islands - Nation-wide; Marshall Islands - Nation-wide; Micronesia, Federated States of - Nation-wide; Tuvalu - Nation-wide; Vanuatu - 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

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Kim, Mary J.
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Public Sector Management and Governance Sector Office (SG-PSMG)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance & Economic Management

Timetable

Concept Clearance
30 Oct 2023
Fact Finding
01 Nov 2023 to 15 Mar 2024
MRM
-
Approval
27 Jun 2024
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
27 Jun 2024

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Title Document Type Document Date
Pacific Disaster Resilience Program (Phase 5): Supplementary Documents Supplementary Documents to the RRP Jun 2024
Pacific Disaster Resilience Program (Phase 5): Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President May 2024
Pacific Disaster Resilience Program (Phase 5): Concept Note Concept Papers Oct 2023

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