Grant for piloting innovation on non-sewer sanitation (ADB and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation support piloting innovative sanitation solutions)

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Grant for piloting innovation on non-sewer sanitation (ADB and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation support piloting innovative sanitation solutions)

Opportunities for piloting and demonstration of innovation on non-sewer sanitation and septage management in Asia & the Pacific




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Re: Grant for piloting innovation on non-sewer sanitation

Hi Roshan,

Thanks for posting this.

Where is the ADB PDA facility located? or are there a number of such facilities for water/sanitation? I was not able to make this determination from the ADB website.

thank you.
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Kindly furnish me with more information on the same.

-- Merci beaucoup, thanks once again.

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Details are here :

www.adb.org/sectors/water/pda

Pilot and Demonstration Activity Application Process

Eligibility and Proposal Requirements

1. Know if your institution is qualified to apply for a PDA. Institutions and organizations eligible to apply for a PDA are:

Government agencies (national and subregional) or local governments in ADB’s developing member countries
International and national nongovernment organizations
Academic and research institutions

ADB Staff from Regional Departments are also eligible to apply to a PDA.

2. Write your PDA proposal. Download PDA Request Form.

The following are some guidelines for writing your proposal:

Your PDA proposal should be of an innovative water project that:

Can be implemented within 12 months or less
Requires no more than $50,000 financial assistance
Does not duplicate ongoing or pipelined activity in the developing member country
Is directly relevant to the sector outcomes cited in the Country Partnership Strategy for the country concerned

PDA proposals are reviewed based on technical merits, innovation, and potential for replication. Proposed projects that would not qualify are:

Projects wholly comprised of workshops and conferences
Projects wholly comprised of training/course materials development
Projects wholly focused on capacity building
Activities that would typically be included in a technical assistance (TA) or loan-funded project
Activities merely adding to an actual TA or project, e.g. preparation of additional sub-project appraisal reports
3. Submit your proposal. Send completed PDA Request Form via email to the PDA Manager.

Proposal Approval Process

PDAs generally undergo the three steps of the PDA Approval Process. These are:

1. PDA manager reviews applications.ADB’s PDA Manager will review your proposal for compliance with the PDA criteria. Your proposal will be reviewed according to its technical merits, extent and nature of proposed innovation, and potential for scaling up and replication.

2. An ADB staff is designated as PDA Officer. An ADB Staff from the regional departments will be designated as PDA Officer to oversee the PDA’s implementation

3. Interdepartmental advisory panel decides.An interdepartmental PDA Advisory Panel composed of selected members of ADB’s Water Committee will make the final decision on the approval of your PDA proposal

Implementation Arrangements

1. The PDA Manager will notify you via email of the outcome of your proposal's review by the PDA Advisory Panel. For approved proposals, ADB will request government concurrence. In the meantime the PDA Manager will prepare a Letter of Agreement (LoA) to be signed by ADB and the Executing Agency.

2. For the implementation of each PDA, national and international NGOs, academic/research institutions and, where needed, domestic and/or international short-term individual consultants may be engaged by the Executing Agency to assist in the implementation of the project.

3. Implementing parties can begin operations upon receipt of all required documents. The funds will be released based on the payment schedule and requirements defined in the LoA.
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Hi Jonathan,

Thank you so much for giving detail information. While sending the mail, copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. would be better.

Roshan
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The updated PDA page on ADB's water website, see the link www.adb.org/sectors/water/pda

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PDA = Pilot and Demonstration Activities

ADB and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have allocated $2 million for ADB’s Facility for Pilot and Demonstration Activities (PDA) to support pilot testing of innovative ideas on non-networked sanitation and septage management. Funding will come from the $15 million Sanitation Financing Partnership Trust Fund created by ADB and the Foundation in 2013.
Roshan Shrestha,PhD
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Dear Roshan,

Can you please confirm whether this scheme is still ongoing? No dates/deadlines can be found on the updated site.

I also have a few more questions regarding eligibility. Is there anyone we can contact with more specific questions (i.e. perhaps not suitable for general forum discussion) regarding PDA?

Many thanks in advance.

Pablo
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Dear Pablo,

Yes, this scheme is still on. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at ADB if you need any further details.

Thanks.

Roshan
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