A5068 Climate Commitments And Public Finance: Linkages And Potential For Synergy

Name of Client:
Asian Development Bank (ADB)


Length of Consultancy Assignment:
Start Date: 05 May 2022
Completion Date: 30 June 2022

Detailed Narrative Description of Project:

The project is a short study on the links between Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) (and broader climate policy) and issues of public finance, notably national budgets, and tax and expenditure policies – focusing on 10 countries in South and South-East Asia, including the Philippines. Given that domestic budgets of countries could play a significant role in furthering climate action, the study will add to the evidence around how these could be best synergized with direct climate finance commitments to achieve stronger climate benefits. Following a desk review, the study will gather key stakeholder perspectives to substantiate the identified synergies, leading to country-specific analyses and a final virtual dissemination event.

Description of Actual Services Provided by Your Staff within the Assignment:

PRIMEX fielded a Local Climate Policy Consultant to undertake the following services: (i) support with identifying and downloading/procuring additional documents in accordance with the conceptual framework prepared by OPML; (ii) provide inputs on some key points such as help identify key subsidies or policy programs of the Philippine Government, (iii) if the documents are in the local language, provide assistance with translating key data points into English; (iv) identify key informants for interviews based on their value in providing data and availability for interviews; and (v) set up meetings with 4-5 key informants and assist in the conduct of the interview.