According to ADB, the proposed Technical Assistance (TA) Project will contribute to the preparation of climate mitigation and adaptation projects, which will be aligned with the Paris Agreement and responsive to the climate change priorities of the selected countries. Capacity building will be provided to selected ongoing projects to ensure project sustainability and improve climate resilience. The TA will also support upstream knowledge work to identify potential areas of policy and institutional reforms, and identify and incubate new, innovative, and transformational ANRRD projects.
The TA also aims to strengthen South Asia's ANRRD portfolio by addressing recommendations highlighted in ADB's sector-wide evaluation: (i) providing more robust sector diagnostics to strengthen project pipelines to support Strategy 2030; (ii) ensuring that project designs reflect the sector's limited institutional capacity, difficult context, and complexity through providing targeted consultant support at project preparation; (iii) strengthening project cycle by enhancing project readiness and quality at entry processes; (iv) improving performance of investments in water infrastructure by providing implementation support; and (v) expanding focus on broader water resource management and climate action by providing upstream knowledge work.
The TA financing amount is $3.45 million, of which (i) $2 million will be financed on a grant basis by ADB’s Technical Assistance Special Fund ($1.5 million from TASF-7 and $0.5 million from TASF-Others), (ii) $0.75 million will be financed on a grant basis by Climate Change Fund, and (iii) $0.70 million will be financed on a grant basis by the Ireland Trust Fund for Building Climate Change and Disaster Resilience in Small Island Developing States and administered by ADB.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Marsh, Suzanne|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD|
|Executing Agencies||Asian Development Bank|
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