According to the bank website, "the proposed program will improve the resilience of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu to disasters triggered by natural hazards. It will support policy actions in disaster risk management (DRM) and provide participating Asian Development Bank (ADB) Pacific developing member countries (DMCs) with a source of contingent financing for timely disaster response, early recovery, and reconstruction activities.
The proposed program is Phase 2 of the Pacific Disaster Resilience Program, approved in December 2017 for Samoa, Tonga and Tuvalu. Phase 2 will replenish the available disaster contingent financing for Tonga and add four new countries to the program. All seven countries will continue the collaboration on DRM under the regional technical assistance (TA) attached to the Phase 1, with its scope expanded to include the additional countries. The program is consistent with the objectives of the ADB Pacific Approach, 2016 2020, which serves as the operational framework of the ADB for the Pacific region and the overall country partnership strategy for the 11 smaller Pacific countries, including FSM, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu."
Responsible ADB Officer Uusimaa, Hanna K.
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PASP
Department of Finance and Administration
PS2, Palikhir, Pohnpei State
Federated States of Micronesia
Ministry of Finance
P.O. Box D, Majuro, MH 96960
Republic of the Marshall Islands
Ministry of Finance & Economic Management
P.M.B. 058, Port Vila, Vanuatu
Ministry of Finance and National Planning
Vuna Road, Nuku'alofa, Kingdom of Tonga
Ministry of Finance and Treasury
P.O. Box 26
Honiara, Solomon Islands
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