Linkages between Strategic Priorities in the ENR Sector and ADB s Philippines Country Partnership Strategy (CPS

Prepared for the PHI ENR Country Assessment Second Consultative Meeting and Workshop UK
Claudia Buentjen, Principal Country Specialist Philippines Country Office 23 March 2010, 9:30 to 9:45am

ADB s Country Partnership Strategy (CPS)  


describes ADB s strategic approach in a country aligned with country s development strategy and the corporate strategic priorities of ADB Demand based and country-owned Results-based Basis for identification of operational program in Philippines, there is an agreement between ADB and GOP that CPS will be aligned with MTPDP 20112016

ADB Corporate Strategic Priorities (Strategy 2020)  

Mission: to reduce poverty and improve living conditions and quality of life in Asia and the Pacific region Complementary strategic agendas:  Inclusive economic growth  Environmentally sustainable growth (!)  Regional integration

Strategy 2020 Areas of Operations
Core Areas of Operations  Infrastructure  Environment  Regional Cooperation and Integration  Financial Sector Development  Education Other Areas of Operations  Health  Agriculture  Disaster and Emergency Assistance

Strategy 2020 Drivers of Change  


Private Sector Development and Private Sector Operations Good Governance and Capacity Development Gender Equity Knowledge Solutions Partnerships

MTPDP 2011-2016 2011  

Currently being developed by NEDA Expected to be finalized by first quarter 2011 ADB provides TA support for Policy Formulation

It is too early to say how ENR assessment strategic priorities will translate into CPS 2011-2016 There are ways to maximize the impact on CPS

Ways for ENR Assessment to Maximize Impact on CPS 2011-2016 2011   

Get environment into MTPDP 2011-2016 Make the case that environment is a critical development constraint that should be a core operational area in the Philippines Make suggestions on how environmental safeguards can be ensured throughout the program. Address the issue of use of country systems Integrate cross-cutting issues ( drivers of change )

Ways for ENR Assessment to Maximize Impact on CPS 2011-2016 2011  

Assess Government capacities and identify where strengthening may be needed (responsibilities for urban environmental issues?) Come up with a clear results-based monitoring resultssystem owned by the Government (AARNR results framework) Talk to others working on climate change, disaster risk management, urban and rural development issues

ADB s New Safeguard Policy Statement, 2009
Overarching objectives  To avoid adverse impacts of projects on the environment and affected people where possible  To minimize, mitigate, and/or compensate for adverse project impacts on the environment and affected people when avoidance is not possible  To help borrowers/clients to strengthen their safeguard systems and develop the capcity to manage environmental and social risks

Country Safeguard Systems
Dual Agenda  Strengthening country safeguard systems in DMCs through $10 million TA for FY 2010-2012  Authorizes selective use of DMC country safeguards systems through ADB Country Safeguard Reviews

CPS Process 

Initiation (CPS team, timetable, peer reviewers) Zero Draft CPS and Initiating Meeting (12 May) Country Consultations (Davao, Cebu, Manila) (May/June) CPS Formulation Mission: August Informal Board Seminar: September Management Committee Meeting: October Government s Confirmation on CPS: Jan Board Meeting Feb 2011

COBP 2010-2012 2010  

Lending commitment: ca. $620 million/year for 2010-2012 2010Increased emphasis on MDGs, climate change, and investment climate Less emphasis on program lending

20102010-2012 Loan Pipeline
US$ illion

1200 1000 800 00 400 200 0 2010
P o je

550 350


750 410 550

P o a


Total Amount: $2.81 billion

2010 Loan Pipeline
Pro ect Name
Road Sector Institutional Development and Investment Program, PFR1 Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Irrigation Systems Operation Efficiency Improvement Rural Electric Cooperatives Project Financial Market Regulation and Intermediation Program, Subprogram 2 Conditional Cash Transfer Philippine Basic Urban Services Investment Program Water District Development Sector Project Total
PFR=Periodic Financing Request

In $ million
62 100 100 57 250 360 41 50 1,020

2010 TA Pipeline
Pro ect Name
Energy Sector Development Metro Cebu and Davao City Water Supply and Sanitation Project Southern Philippines Secondary Education Project Supporting Irrigation Reforms Decentralized Framework for Operations and Maintenance of Rural Infrastructure Support to Policy Development on Decentralization and Local Governance Investment Climate Mitigation of Climate Change Through Energy Efficiency and Use of Solar Energy Total

In $000s
700 2,000 800 1,000 800 700 1,000 700 , 00

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