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Developing Sustainable Alternative Livelihoods in Coastal Fishing Communities in the Coral Triangle: Indonesia and Philippines :  Regional :Go to Project Summary

Developing Sustainable Alternative Livelihoods in Coastal Fishing Communities in the Coral Triangle: Indonesia and Philippines :  Regional

Timetable  |  Project Outcome  |  Implementation Progress  |  Status of Covenants

Grant Name Developing Sustainable Alternative Livelihoods in Coastal Fishing Communities in the Coral Triangle: Indonesia and Philippines
Country Regional
Grant Number 9160
Project Number 44129- 01
Thematic Classification Economic growth
Social Development
Environmental Sustainability
Sector/Subsector Agriculture and Natural Resources / Fishery
Gender Mainstreaming Category Some gender benefits
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The development of sustainable alternative livelihoods to reduce poverty in coastal communities in Indonesia and the Philippines was identified as a priority action by the National Coordinating Committees (NCCs) of these countries under their respective National Plans of Action (NPOAs) of the Coral Triangle Initiative: Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security (CTI). The Project will contribute towards meeting country commitments to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It is also consistent with the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Strategy 2020: The Long-Term Strategic Framework for 2008¿2020, its vision of ¿an Asia and Pacific free of poverty,¿ and its mission ¿to help reduce poverty and improve living conditions and quality of life.¿ The Project likewise falls within ADB's core areas of operation in scaling up environmentally sustainable development and addressing climate change.
Project Outcome
Outcome Progress Toward Outcome
The Project is intended to provide coastal communities in East Kalimantan, Indonesia and Balabac Islands, Philippines with sustainable alternative livelihoods that will enable them to rise above the poverty line by the end of the three-year implementation period.
Implementation Progress
Outputs and Timeframe Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities and Issues)
The Project will have two components: (i) establishment and implementation of sustainable microenterprises by organized community groups at the selected sites; and (ii) project management and monitoring. The first component will basically involve the identification, development, establishment, and implementation of sustainable microenterprises by organized coastal community groups to improve their income levels and upgrade their living conditions. The services of local NGOs will be engaged by the Executing Agency to undertake social preparation, mobilization, and empowerment of the local communities for microenterprise or livelihood development for revenue generation. The NGOs, working closely with local government staff, will (i) assist the organized community groups in identifying, developing, pilot-testing, and implementing microenterprises and other livelihood opportunities in the Project sites; (ii) provide the organized groups with extensive technical support services, including training and extension, in particular, to transform them into microentrepreneurs; (iii) promote group savings mobilization; (iv) link potential borrowers to existing microfinancing schemes that could be tapped for identified income-generating subprojects; and (v) provide marketing assistance and linkages with input suppliers and output buyers. The second component will involve the setting up of a project management organization that will ensure effective and efficient administrative, logistics, and financial support to the local Project implementing agency in its day-to-day operations.
Geographical Location East Kalimantan, Indonesia and Balabac Islands, Palawan, Philippines
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  Environment C
  Resettlement C
  Indigenous People C
Summary of Environmental and Social Issues The potential risks include: (i) the local elections in the Philippines in May 2010, which could delay progress in project implementation as a result of a change in local officials; (ii) unpredictable extreme events related to climate change, which may disrupt implementation of livelihood activities; and (iii) the possibility that markets of processed products may not be developed in time due to unforeseen factors. However, these risks can all be mitigated.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation Discussions at the national level were conducted with the representatives of relevant units in MMAF in Indonesia (i.e. Planning Bureau, External Cooperation, Directorate of Community Empowerment and Directorate of National Marine Parks) and the different sections of District Marine Affairs and Fisheries Office in Barau at the local level (including Coasts and Small Islands, Law Enforcement, Aquaculture and Post-Harvest). Representatives from the Directorates of Community Empowerment and the National Marine Parks joined the field trips during project preparation, together with the of head of the Fishers Forum of Berau and the head of Law Enforcement unit of the District Marine Affairs and Fisheries Office. Meetings were also conducted with the joint program of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
In Balabac Philippines, consultations were conducted with the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS), the head of the Center for Strategic Policy and Governance of Palawan State University, the mayor of Balabac and his municipal development officer, municipal agricultural officer, and municipal social works and development officer (MSWDO). Female government officials, both at the national and local levels, who are involved in the empowerment of women joined the field trips, such as the representative of the Directorate of Community Empowerment of the Directorate General of Marine, Coasts, and Small Islands (DGMCSI) in Indonesia and the MSWDO of Balabac. Consultations were also made with local fishers, traders, village officials, and Molbog leaders from several target communities, wherein several village women, mostly engaged in processing, were also involved in the discussions.
Responsible ADB Officer Mohammed Nasimul Islam
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Timetable
Concept Clearance 30 Aug 2011
Fact-finding 16 May 2010 to 28 May 2010
Board Approval 02 Nov 2011
CLOSING
Grant No. Approval Signing Effectivity Original Revised Actual

Financing Plan Top Grant Utilization
  TOTAL ( Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 2.00
ADB 0.00
Counterpart 0.00
Cofinancing 2.00
Date ADB OTHERS Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
17 Apr 2014 0.000 0%
Cumulative Disbursements
17 Apr 2014 0.000 0%
Top Status of Covenants
Category Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safe
Rating Satisfactory
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