The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF) by continuing to resource the coordination and technical assistance activities of the PRIF coordination office for another 4 years, from November 2019 to October 2023. The TA design is based on a review of PRIF's current phase and consultation with PRIF partners. Cofinanced by multiple partners, PRIF is investment coordination and technical assistance facility that supports the planning, prioritization, coordination, and management of infrastructure in the Pacific.
The proposed program will improve the resilience of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu to disasters triggered by natural hazards. It will support policy actions in disaster risk management (DRM) and provide participating Asian Development Bank (ADB) Pacific developing member countries (DMCs) with a source of contingent financing for timely disaster response, early recovery, and reconstruction activities.
The project will support the development of renewable energy to supply electricity to Honiara, the capital of Solomon Islands. The project will reduce the cost of power supply generation by replacing diesel power with hydropower, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It is estimated that, following the project, hydropower will generate 68% of Honiara's electricity. Transaction technical assistance was used in project preparation
The proposed transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will conduct required due diligence and provide project preparation and procurement support, capacity building, and policy recommendations for seven ensuing energy sector projects for approval in 2019 -2022 under the Pacific Renewable Energy Investment Facility. The facility, approved in June 2017, is designed to finance a large number of small-value renewable energy projects in the 11 smaller Pacific island countries (PIC-11).
The transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will provide three Pacific developing member countries (DMCs) Nauru, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu with policy advice and program preparation and implementation support to a series of ensuing programs focused on improving public financial management (PFM) practices.
The Program will provide an umbrella facility to provide financing support including loans, guarantees and letters of credit, to overcome the constraints to private sector investment in renewable power projects in Pacific island countries.
Strategy 2030, the long-term corporate strategy of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), recognizes the distinct development challenges of small island developing states (SIDS) and fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCAS), and promotes a differentiated approach to operations in these groups of developing member countries (DMCs). In line with Strategy 2030, the proposed technical assistance (TA) will support the integration of a differentiated approach to ADB's operations in the urban sector across the Pacific region.
The project readiness financing (PRF) will facilitate a smooth transition from preparation to implementation of the proposed Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project and will minimize contracting delays and speed up the initial disbursements for the project.
The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), and the Republic of Palau (PAL) face economic and fiscal uncertainties as they approach the end of their respective agreements with the Government of the United States (US) under the Compacts of Free Association (the Compacts) in fiscal years 2023/2024. One of the key feature of the Compacts is the grant assistance which support a variety of sectors, such as education, health, infrastructure, public sector capacity building, private sector development and environment.
The proposed Improved Fiscal Sustainability Reform Program will help the Government of Solomon Islands implement policy and institutional reforms that improve public finances and investments, strengthen fiscal management and sustainability, and contribute to private sector development.
The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support improving the development effectiveness and sustainability of Asian Development Bank (ADB) operations in fragile situations to help build resilience and address the causes of fragility in the Pacific. Through a series of country assessments, the TA will map out contributing factors to fragility in the Pacific.
The proposed TA cluster will comprise 3 TA subprojects encompassing production of the 2019 to 2021 Asian Development Outlooks (ADO), ADO Updates, and ADO Supplements. These TA subprojects are chronologically sequenced.
The proposed Transport Sector Project Development Facility (PDF) will improve the startup efficiency for priority transport projects in roads, maritime and aviation sectors for funding by assisting the government transport agencies to prepare feasibility studies, detailed designs, and supporting initial procurement and safeguards activities.
The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will strengthen the implementation of recommendations of the Midterm Review of Strategy 2020 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the forthcoming Strategy 2030, and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The proposed regional transaction TA will provide capacity building and policy advice support to a series of ongoing and ensuing projects, comprising projects included in the indicative project pipeline under the Pacific Renewable Energy Investment Facility (the _Facility_), and other investment projects in energy planned or proposed in COBPs of PARD DMCs. This transaction TA is not, in and of itself, included in any country's COBP; it is complementary to operations included such COBPs.
The proposed subproject is part of the cluster regional research and development technical assistance that will support the preparation of the flagship publication the Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific (KI) for the next 3 years.
The proposed subproject, the third of the three, is part of the cluster regional research and development technical assistance that will support the preparation of the flagship publication the Asian Development Outlook (ADO) for 3 years. This publication includes staff analyses of the macroeconomic prospects for all Asian Development Bank's (ADB) 45 developing member countries (DMCs), referred to collectively as developing Asia, and provides insights into the current economic issues the region faces.
The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will improve the institutional capacity of selected Asian Development Bank (ADB) developing member countries (DMCs) to localize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).