Capacity Building and Sector Reform for Renewable Energy Investments in the Pacific (ADB-49450-010)

  • East Asia and Pacific
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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
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Nov 22, 2017
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.
Region: Pacific
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  • Energy
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 5.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 20, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Nov 24, 2017

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Project Description
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The proposed regional transaction TA will provide capacity building and policy advice support to a series of ongoing and ensuing projects, comprising projects included in the indicative project pipeline under the Pacific Renewable Energy Investment Facility (the Facility), and other investment projects in energy planned or proposed in COBPs of PARD DMCs. This transaction TA is not, in and of itself, included in any country's COBP; it is complementary to operations included such COBPs.

The proposed regional transaction TA will support the sustainability of energy investments in the Pacific, including projects to be implemented under the Pacific Renewable Energy Investment Facility (the Facility) and financed by ADB or other sources. The Facility was approved on 22 June 2017 for up to $200 million to finance a series of individual small-value renewable energy projects in the 11 smaller Pacific island countries (PIC-11), and support regional approaches for energy sector reform, private sector development, and capacity building. The Facility was designed to streamline ADB's internal procedures, enhancing its ability to process small-value projects in the PIC-11 faster and with lower transaction costs. The proposed regional transaction TA will support similar energy sector reform, private sector development, and capacity building objectives in countries other than those covered by the Facility (i.e. non PIC-11 countries - Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, and Vanuatu).

Geographic Location: Cook Islands , Kiribati , Marshall Islands , Micronesia, Nauru , Palau , Samoa , Solomon Islands , Tonga , Tuvalu , Vanuatu


ADB will be responsible for selection and supervision of consultants engaged under the TA. Consultant areas of expertise will be consistent with activities prescribed in paragraphs 14 through 18, and will include: (i) energy sector policy and strategic planning, (ii) public utility regulation and governance, (iii) electric power utility operations, (iv) financial management and accounting, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and corporate management information systems (MIS) design and implementation, and business process re-engineering. ADB will engage consultants in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the associated PAIs/TA Staff Instructions.

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Financed by Green Climate Fund

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