Regional: Greater Silk Road Initiative 2006

Sovereign Project | 39023-012

Summary

The goal of this umbrella regional technical assistance (RETA) is to promote regional economic cooperation in Central Asia. The RETA includes support for high-level policy and sector-related meetings among CAREC participating countries and their development partners. The RETA also supports the conduct of studies and other analyses on strategic issues, key themes, and current or potential priority areas. The RETA includes support for exploring new approaches or tools for results-based regional projects; securing feedback and support from larger constituencies for regional cooperation; and ensuring effective communications on regional cooperation with various stakeholders through the most relevant and cost effective channels of communications.

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Project Name Greater Silk Road Initiative 2006
Project Number 39023-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6272-REG: Greater Silk Road Initiative 2006
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 985,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Public sector management - Economic affairs management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The goal of this umbrella regional technical assistance (RETA) is to promote regional economic cooperation in Central Asia. The RETA includes support for high-level policy and sector-related meetings among CAREC participating countries and their development partners. The RETA also supports the conduct of studies and other analyses on strategic issues, key themes, and current or potential priority areas. The RETA includes support for exploring new approaches or tools for results-based regional projects; securing feedback and support from larger constituencies for regional cooperation; and ensuring effective communications on regional cooperation with various stakeholders through the most relevant and cost effective channels of communications.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The CAREC Member Countries Regional Cooperation Strategy and Program (2005-2007), approved by ADB in 2004, included in the assistance pipeline for nonlending products and services the RETA for Greater Silk Road Initiative 2006.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Subregional Central Asia
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
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During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A total of 7 person months of international consultancy services are expected, for (i) assisting preparation of a Regional Country Strategy and Program Update for 2007-2009; (i) finalizing a comprehensive action plan for regional cooperation and development of performance indicators; (iii) strengthening the CAREC framework including assessment of needs for capacity building for regional coooperation, and support for capacity building initiatives such as workshops and study tours; (iv) assisting in planning, preparing for, facilitating, and conducting the CAREC ministerial conference and senior officials' meetings; (v) identifying and preparing concept papers for new regional projects covering participating and neighboring countries; (vi) promoting participation in the CAREC program by the private sector, academics, NGOs, and other stakeholders; (vii) performing analytical studies on regional cooperation related to priority sectors of transport, energy, trade facilitation, and trade policy, as required; (viii) participating in consultations with participating countries and development parties, as required, on particular issues related to the CAREC program; (ix) helping identify and assess possible areas of focus in the CAREC program; and (x) providing other technical, administrative, and coordinating support, as required. In addition, 76 person-months of domestic consultancy are required. Domestic consultants are expected to have skills and experience in the following areas: (i) excellent writing and speaking skills in English language; (ii) proven ability to undertake background research and analysis; (iii) good computer skills including PowerPoint and graphics software; and (iv) good knowledge of Central Asia. All consultants will be recruited by ADB according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB.
Responsible ADB Officer David J. Kruger
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 09 Mar 2004
Fact Finding 10 Mar 2004 to 24 Mar 2004
MRM -
Approval 24 Nov 2005
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 28 Feb 2006
Last PDS Update 22 Feb 2008

TA 6272-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Nov 2005 - 24 Nov 2005 31 Mar 2007 30 Jun 2007 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
985,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 985,000.00 24 Nov 2005 935,981.29
Title Document Type Document Date
Greater Silk Road Initiative 2006 TA Completion Reports Jun 2008
Greater Silk Road Initiative 2006 Technical Assistance Reports Nov 2005

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