Strengthening Urban Infrastructure Investment Planning in the Pacific (ADB-49460-001)

Regions
  • East Asia and Pacific
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
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
B
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Voting Date
Sep 29, 2016
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Borrower
Regional
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Sectors
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.70 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 Oct 26, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Sep 29, 2016


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Project Description
According to ADB website, the TA will provide assistance to Pacific DMCs on a demand-driven basis to better plan and prioritize urban investments that promote the development of inclusive, environmentally-sustainable and economically competitive urban centers in line with ADB's Urban Operational Plan 2012 2020. The TA will finance the development and/or updating of urban development strategies in target Pacific DMCs, as the basis for identifying priority urban sector investments. The TA will also leverage support from the Cities Development Initiative of Asia (CDIA) in those Pacific DMCs which already have urban investment plans in place, or National Infrastructure Investment Plans prepared with assistance from the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF). CDIA support will be used to prepare pre-feasibility studies for priority urban investments. The TA will also finance outreach activities in Pacific DMCs to link countries to CDIA. Pre-feasibility studies can then be used to potentially secure follow-on PPTA assistance. The TA impact will be inclusive and environmentally sustainable growth in Pacific cities and towns. The TA outcome will be that investments to support more sustainable urban development are better planned.
Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information
Project Officer: Vicedo Ferrer, Maria Pacific Department, ADB No contact information provided at the time of disclosure. ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main