Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 10 Jan 2010
PDS Updated as of 06 Feb 2015

Project Name Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Sector Development Program
Country Philippines
Project/Program Number 41220-012
Status Closed
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 Assistance7109Japan Special Fund850
Technical Assistance7109ATF - IBRD/GEF TA Grant291
Counterpart 300
TOTAL US$ 1,441

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples A

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

Consultations with stakeholders have been initiated in the project areas.

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.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

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.

Development Impact

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.

Project Outcome

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

Outputs and Implementation Progress

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
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2010 Feb 22
Consulting Services
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 15 Oct 2009


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
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
Cumulative Disbursements

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

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

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Pavit Ramachandran (
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies Department of Environment & Natural Resources
Analiza R. Teh


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