According to ADB website, the proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support Pacific island countries to objectively analyze the costs and benefits of available urban investment options, to plan, design and prioritize investments, assess technical suitability, economic, financial and social viability, capacity and institutional issues, address environmental and social safeguards and, identify measures to strengthen project implementation capacity of urban investment projects. At the same time, the countries need to develop institutional, policy and human resource capacity to effectively plan and manage urban investments, so that social and economic benefits are maximized. ADB continues to receive requests from Pacific DMCs to assist in addressing challenges they face.
According to ADB documents, the project has risk category of complex and safeguard categorization is not applicable.
Project Officer: Blaik, Stephen
No contact information provided at the time of disclosure
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