Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 21 Sep 2013

Project Name Asian Development Outlook 2014
Country Regional
Project/Program Number 47079-001
Status Approved
Geographical Location
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector and/or Subsector Classification Public sector management
/ Economic and Public Affairs Management
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Mainstreaming Categories

Financing

Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance8444Technical Assistance Special Fund1,000
TOTAL US$ 1,000

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Description

The proposed TA will support the production of one of ADB's flagship publications--the Asian Development Outlook.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The TA Strategic Forum 2008 recognized the important role that flasgship publications such as the ADO play in monitoring the major economic issues and trends of ADB's developing member countries (DMCs). By regularly providing comprehensive analysis on evolving developments in the DMCs, the ADO provides a basis for understanding the key drivers of, and constraints on, economic growth.

Development Impact

The ADO influences the environment within which policy formulation occurs in selected DMCs.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
The ADO is referred by media and economic researchers, both within and outside ADB.
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Dissemination of ADO 2014, ADO 2014 Update, and ADO Supplements
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2013 Jul 25
Consulting Services
The ADO will require 18 person-months of international economics consultants to prepare analysis on current issues and country reports. Another 23 person-months of international economic advisory and editing consultants will be required for the economic and technical editing of ADO manuscripts before final publication. An estimated 7 person-months of national economics consultants will be required to conduct research on issues related to macroeconomic development, growth, trade and investment, human capital development, and long-term employment generation in the Asia and Pacific region. 6 person-months of national consultants will be needed to render the desktop publishing and graphic design requirements of the publication. Resource persons will also be engaged for a maximum of 10 working days to conduct training on macroeconomics and economic forecasting and also serve as discussants during workshops. The consultants and resource persons will be recruited as individuals as the TA will require rapid mobilization of the editorial consultants and will involve independent studies where the consultant s experience and qualifications are the primary consideration. This will be done in accordance with the ADB Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (April 2010, as amended from time to time).
Procurement
To be determined.
Procurement and Consulting Notices
http://www.adb.org/projects/47079-001/business-opportunities

Timetable

Concept Clearance 11 Jul 2013
Fact-finding
Management Review Meeting
Approval 03 Sep 2013
Last Review Mission

Milestones

Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 8444 03 Sep 2013 03 Sep 2013 30 Jun 2015

Utilization

Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
Cumulative Disbursements

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
Technical Assistance 8444 1,000 1,000 0 1,000 0 1,000

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Joseph Ernest Zveglich, Jr. (jezveglich@adb.org)
Responsible ADB Department Economics and Research Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Macroeconomics and Finance Research Division
Executing Agencies

Links

Project Website http://www.adb.org/projects/47079-001/main
List of Project Documents http://www.adb.org/projects/47079-001/documents