Cyclone Pam School Reconstruction Project (ADB-49320-001)

  • Vanuatu
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Nov 16, 2015
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Government of Vanuatu
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  • Education and Health
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 5.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 5.72 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 3, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 22, 2016

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Project Description

The project will be implemented in two phases. Phase 1 involves (i) the finalization of design and costing, (ii) the preparation of bidding documents for the civil works contract, and (iii) community consultation to ensure that community feedback is factored into the final design and costing. Phase 2 consists of (i) physically rehabilitating the project schools, and (ii) strengthening the capacity of MOET and communities for build-back-better execution, safer construction, disaster risk reduction and preparedness, and maintenance planning.

The impact will be accelerated social recovery in Vanuatu's cyclone-affected provinces. The outcome will be critical social services resumed with disaster-resilient infrastructure. The project has two outputs: (i) schools in Tafea Province are rebuilt and/or upgraded, and (ii) the capacity of communities and MOET management for disaster risk reduction and disaster preparedness is strengthened. The recovery work is to be completed within 24 months.


Accelerated social recovery in Vanuatu's cyclone Pam-affected provinces (defined by the project)


Advance contracting will be used for recruiting the design and supervision consultants.

Investment Description

Grant by Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction

Contact Information

Ministry of Finance & Economic Management
P.M.B. 058
Port Vila, Vanuatu

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