Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program: Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.
|PDS Creation Date||24 Mar 2008|
|PDS Updated as of||06 Feb 2015|
|Project Name||Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Sector Development Program|
|Geographical Location||Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao|
|In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.|
|Sector||Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
|Subsector||Land-based natural resources management|
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth (ESG)
Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development (GCD)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories||–|
|Type/Modality of Assistance||Approval Number||Source of Funding||Approved Amount (thousand)|
|Technical Assistance||7109||Japan Special Fund||850|
|Technical Assistance||7109||ATF - IBRD/GEF TA Grant||291|
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A detailed environmental assessment has been undertaken during the PPTA. Social assessment has also been undertaken to ensure that the needs and priorities of the indigenous and resource poor communities are appropriately addressed.
Consultations with a range of institutions and government institutions are continually being undertaken. Multi-stakeholder workshops have been carried out for Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
|During Project Design
Intensive consultations with various national government stakeholders (DENR, NEDA, DA and the National Power Corporation), regional DENRs, provincial units (LGUs), community based organizations and international organizations (IFAD, WB, JICA) through meetings and workshops have been conducted during project design stage.
|During Project Implementation
During the implementation period of this PPTA, the following activities were undertaken: (i) The CDTA has provided assistance to the executing agency (EA), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in establishing project and financial management systems; (ii) The EA has been guided in the processes for advance actions for procurement and consultant recruitment; (iii) The EA's regional offices were given training on project design, implemnetation, administrative, and technical functions; (iv) Validation of vulnerable groups was done in relation to project risks and development of mitigating measures for identified social risks during implementation; (v) Stakeholder workshops were conducted in the project areas for orientation on project design and implementation arrangements; (vi) The CDTA has assisted the EA in the establishment of strategies, conducting orientations, community participation, and social mobilization with the local government units, peoples' organizations, and indigenous peoples groups in the core watershed sites.
|The project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) for the Integrated Natural Resources and Environment Management (INREM) Project was approved on 28 July 2008. Under the PPTA, ADB provided a grant of $850,000 to the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GOP) for preparation of the INREM Project and a Strategy and Investment Program (S&IP) for the years 2010-2020 to provide a framework and a road map for addressing the problems of watershed degradation in priority river basins of the country. On 3 September 2009, a $291,000 project preparatory grant (PPG) for the INREM Project from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Trust Fund was approved, bringing the total financing available for the PPTA to $1.141 million.|
|During the country program consultations (March 2007), the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) of the Government of the Philippines (GOP) requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to consider a comprehensive program to address natural resource management related issues. Subsequently the proposed PPTA on Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management was reflected in the Philippines Country Operational Business plan 2007/2008.|
|The impact of the TA is to mainstream sustaining natural resource management regimes through enhancing livelihood opportunities among upland communities by embracing an integrated ecosystems approach that can facilitate conservation, sustainable resource generation capacity and equitable sharing of benefits.|
|Description of Outcome
The expected outcome is a design of a comprehensive program aimed at prioritizing investments in strategically placed critical watershed in the Philippines. The program will identify a policy and institutional framework and corresponding investment opportunities.
|Progress Towards Outcome
|Description of Project Outputs
The PPTA will result in a feasibility study for a comprehensive watershed investment program. It will include a consolidated roadmap for rehabilitating strategically placed critical watersheds and a capacity development program for stakeholders.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
|Status of Development Objectives
|Status of Operation / Construction
|Date of First Listing||2007 Oct 18|
The project was implemented in two phases, with 27 person months of international and 46 person months of national consultants inputs. This correspond to 12.5 person months of international and 10 person-months of national consulting services for Phase 1 and the remaining person months for the subsequent phase.
|Procurement and Consulting Notices
|Concept Clearance||16 Nov 2007|
|Fact-finding||11 Feb 2008 to 26 Feb 2008|
|Management Review Meeting||–|
|Approval||28 Jul 2008|
|Technical Assistance 7109||28 Jul 2008||10 Sep 2008||10 Sep 2008||30 Apr 2009||31 Dec 2013||–|
|Date||Approval Number||ADB (US$ thousand)||Others (US$ thousand)||Net Percentage|
|Cumulative Contract Awards|
|Approval Number||Approved Amount||Revised Amount||Total Commitment||Uncommitted Balance||Total Disbursement||Undisbursed Balance|
|Technical Assistance 7109||1,141||1,141||1,053||88||1,053||88|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Pavit Ramachandran (email@example.com)|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD|
Department of Environment & Natural Resources
Analiza R. Teh
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/41220-012/documents|