Preparing Climate-Resilient Agriculture and Natural Resources Development Projects (ADB-55225-001)

  • South Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Pakistan
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Khyber Pakhtunwa, Punjab
Whenever identified, the area within countries where the impacts of the investment may be experienced. Exact locations of projects may not be identified fully or at all in project documents. Please review updated project documents and community-led assessments.
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
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Dec 31, 2021
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Islamic Republic of Pakistan
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Climate and Environment
  • Technical Cooperation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services, Grant
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 3.09 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Grant Amount (USD)
$ 3.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Apr 29, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Dec 7, 2021

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Project Description
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According to ADB documents, the proposed investment is a transaction technical assistance (TA) facility that will support the development of climate-resilient solutions and efficient project implementation in the agriculture, natural resources, and rural development (ANR) sector in Pakistan. The TA facility will help ensure projects are grounded in the strategic sector and climate change assessments; have a high level of procurement and safeguards readiness, and provide innovative and integrated solutions. This will be achieved through a combination of upstream analytical work, project processing and readiness support, policy advisory and capacity building, and implementation support. The support will be focused on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces, primary areas of Asian Development Bank (ADB) activities in the sector.


The facility will support the national and provincial development priorities for the agriculture and natural resources sector. These include Pakistan Vision 2025, Pakistan's National Water Policy (2018), provincial water policies and acts, and NDC to the Paris Agreement, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Integrated Water Resources Management Strategy, the respective Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab draft climate change policies. The facility will support more strategic programming decisions, integrated project interventions, improved safeguards and procurement readiness, and strengthening of institutions and policymaking. It will ensure project rationale and design is anchored in adequate thematic and climate change analysis. More efficient lending modalities will be explored. Investments will be supported by associated policy advice and capacity building. The facility will provide early-stage stakeholder engagement and project safeguards screening and scoping.



Investment Description
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The TA facility is estimated to cost $3.09 million, of which (i) $2.25 million will be financed on a grant basis by ADB’s Technical Assistance Special Fund (TASF 7), and (ii) $0.75 million will be financed on a grant basis by the Climate Change Fund.

The governments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab will provide counterpart support in the form of counterpart staff, meeting facilitation, data access, and other in-kind support. The government contribution is estimated to account for 3% of the total TASF 7 and Climate Change Fund financing, which is $90,000. The government was informed that approval of the TA does not commit ADB to finance any ensuing projects.

Contact Information
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Responsible ADB Officer Rive, Nathan A.
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Planning & Dev. Dept., Govt. of the Punjab
Planning & Dev.Dept.,Gov't of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Peshawar, Pakistan
Planning and Development Board, Government of the Punjab
New Complex, Government of Punjab
Civil Secretariat, Lahore


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