The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is a new international organization committed to strong, inclusive green growth. It assists developing and emerging countries with integrating their ambitions for strong economic performance and environmental sustainability with the goal of bringing about poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
In partnership with the Climate Change Commission (CCC), GGGI Philippines is providing a technical assistance support to the CCC for the Operationalization of the People’s Survival Fund (PSF), referred to as the PSF Project. The assistance has an overarching objective of identifying and addressing the critical and catalytic factors in the materialization of investment in climate change adaptation projects. The assistance will also provide support to assist the local government units in project identification & development, and in complying with the processing requirements of the PSF. Moreover, resource mobilization support will also be provided to augment the PSF budget appropriation, presently at US$25million.
CCC is the lead policy-making body of the government tasked to coordinate, monitor and evaluate government programs and ensure mainstreaming of climate change in national, local, and sectoral development plans towards a climate-resilient and climate-smart Philippines. It also acts as the Secretariat to the People’s Survival Fund (PSF) Board.
People’s Survival Fund
The PSF was created by Republic Act 10174 as an annual fund intended for local government units (LGUs) and accredited local/community organizations to implement climate change adaptation projects that will better equip vulnerable communities to deal with the impacts of climate change. It supplements the annual appropriations allocated by relevant government agencies and local government units for climate-change-related programs and projects.
By the nature of the fund and its limitations, PSF is intended to cater to the needs or meet funding gaps for climate adaptation projects of local communities. Possible projects that can be funded by PSF should be aligned in the national or local climate change adaption-disaster risk reduction (CCA-DRR) development plans, vulnerability and risk assessments, national or local strategic frameworks.
Objectives/Purpose of the Assignment:
The Consultant shall provide management and development of the Rapid Assessment Tool (qualitative [RATPA] and quantitative [RATKI] schemes) that will be used in the Rapid Assessment process as part of PSF project. S/he shall work together with the Institutional and Capacity Development Expert and with the GGGI Project Manager in carrying out the assignment.
Scope of Work:
The Consultant shall:
The Consultant shall deliver the following outputs:
Output 1: Work Plan – describes the approach, initial activities, and other plans to produce the outputs. It shall contain the project timeline for each of the activities identified. Potential issues, risks and the proposed mitigation plans shall be addressed, if appropriate.
Output 2: Rapid Assessment Tool – shall contain the qualitative (Rapid Assessment Tool through Participatory Approaches [RATPA] and quantitative approaches (Rapid Assessment Tool with Key indicators [RATKI]) that will be used to design/assess and evaluate the present conditions, provide possible courses of action and resource requirements, and cover all the issues required for successful assessment. This RAT will also identify capacity needs to strengthen institutional development in order to provide quality and reliable services.
Output 3: Rapid Assessment Report – this shall contain the overall report, recommendations to the PSF Secretariat on various strategic areas for the efficient operation of the PSF. It shall provide the overarching framework on the succeeding activities of the PSF work, as this will define the specific activities and interventions needed to effectively operationalize the overall process of PSF. The results can be used for policy debates, for developing a more profound strategy for determining focus areas for development assistance, and for planning and implementing climate adaptation programs.
Output 4: Assignment Completion Report – the consultant shall prepare an Assignment Completion Report to document the primary activities undertaken together with the lessons learned. The report shall include other secondary tasks that have been conducted by the consultant to meet the objectives of the assignment.
The timeline and payment allocation for each of the deliverables are as follows:
*from contract signing date
All reports must be in English, in accordance with GGGI’s formatting requirements, and submitted in hard copy and digital formats along with complete sets of raw data, research materials, and interview notes.
 An Act establishing the People’s Survival Fund to provide long-term finance streams to enable the government to effectively address the problem of climate change, amending for the purpose Republic Act No. 9729, otherwise known as “Climate Change Act of 2009”, and for other purposes.