Environmental Safeguard Institutional Strengthening (ADB-48145-001)

  • Myanmar
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 11, 2014
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Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Environmental Conservation Department
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 1.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 10, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Apr 1, 2017

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Project Description

According to ADB website, the CDTA is intended to address the identified functional and technical capacity gaps faced by ECD, enabling the department to better fulfill its environmental quality management mandate. Specifically, the CDTA will:
(i) provide comprehensive support for application by ECD of newly developed EIA Procedure, including introduction of administrative and technical review systems and related capacity development;
(ii) deliver training to MOECAF and other sector ministries intended to raise awareness and develop capacity in strategic environmental assessment (SEA), and promote future adoption and application;
(iii) develop capacity in support of project level environmental regulation, including permitting, inspection, monitoring, reporting, and compliance; and
(iv) support data and information collection and dissemination, and utilization in national environmental reporting, and ADB country reporting including preparation of a first Myanmar Country Environmental Analysis (CEA) as an input to the full Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) 2017-2021.

In line with the Midterm Review of Strategy 2020, this TA will support the strengthening of governance and institutional mechanisms and provide an opportunity to mainstream international best practices on safeguards. The TA impact will be sustained environmental quality across investment projects in key sectors. The outcome will be ECD national and state branches exhibit improved processes and procedures for environmental assessments and review.

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Project Officer: Leung, Leonard H.
Southeast Asia Department
No contact information provided at the time of disclosure.


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