Regional: Greater Mekong Subregion Phnom Penh Plan for Development Management III

Sovereign Project | 39558-012 Status:

Summary

The impact of PPP Phase III will be continuing improvements in efficiency and effectiveness of development management in the GMS for sustained socio-economic development of the region. The intended outcome of the TA is to build capacity of GMS government officials, strengthen GMS institutions, and encourage knowledge generation and dissemination. PPP aims to accomplish this by strengthening the technical and managerial capabilities of civil servants in the GMS through a series of carefully designed learning activities and networking opportunities. It is expected that these civil servants will act as catalysts for change both nationally and regionally. The TA will also provide platforms for knowledge sharing and dissemination through alumni networks, research, and publications.

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Project Name Greater Mekong Subregion Phnom Penh Plan for Development Management III
Project Number 39558-012
Country Regional
Project Status
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6407-REG: Greater Mekong Subregion Phnom Penh Plan for Development Management III
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
TA 6407-REG: Greater Mekong Subregion Phnom Penh Plan for Development Management III (Supplementary)
Regional Coop. & Poverty Reduction Fund US$ 500,000.00
TA 6407-REG: Greater Mekong Subregion Phnom Penh Plan for Development Management III (2nd Supplementary)
IFAD Fund - Cofinanced Loans US$ 400,000.00
TA 6407-REG: Greater Mekong Subregion Phnom Penh Plan for Development Management III (3rd Supplementary)
Agence Francaise de Developpement US$ 900,000.00
TA 6407-REG: Greater Mekong Subregion Phnom Penh Plan for Development Management III (4th Supplementary)
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 500,000.00
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 impact of PPP Phase III will be continuing improvements in efficiency and effectiveness of development management in the GMS for sustained socio-economic development of the region. The intended outcome of the TA is to build capacity of GMS government officials, strengthen GMS institutions, and encourage knowledge generation and dissemination. PPP aims to accomplish this by strengthening the technical and managerial capabilities of civil servants in the GMS through a series of carefully designed learning activities and networking opportunities. It is expected that these civil servants will act as catalysts for change both nationally and regionally. The TA will also provide platforms for knowledge sharing and dissemination through alumni networks, research, and publications.

1.The specific objectives of PPP Phase III are to: (i) strengthen technical, managerial, and leadership capacity of civil servants of the GMS; (ii) promote a better understanding of benefits and challenges of regional cooperation and foster a collaborative and cooperative spirit; (iii) provide opportunities for life long learning; (iv) strengthen institutional networks for capacity building; (v) support GMS based research to develop scholarship and generate knowledge; and (vi) provide access to GMS related knowledge and information. Specific outputs will include: (i) participation of 600 civil servants in learning programs; (ii) fellowships for short duration programs at universities of international repute for 12 top performing alumni from learning programs; (iii) a program to support research; (iv) highly focused learning events designed to stimulate reflection, debate and action among GMS stakeholders; (v) lifelong learning and networking opportunities for PPP alumni; (vi) expansion of the Learning Resource Center (LRC) in Cambodia and establishment of an LRC in Lao PDR to provide access to information on GMS; and (vii) journals and research papers to disseminate information on the GMS and serve as catalyst for further debate and discussion.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The PPP has been successful because of sustained ownership, commitment, and participation of the GMS countries. It has established a niche as one of the few GMS-focused capacity building initiatives with carefully chosen learning programs that promote regional cooperation. However, as the capacity building needs of the GMS countries are extensive, the PPP needs to be considerably enlarged if it is to make a sustained impact on the subregion's pool of skilled human resources. Consequently, at the 13th GMS Ministerial meeting in December 2004, the GMS countries recognized the value provided by PPP and requested that it be continued with an expanded scope.
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 GMS countries

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will be implemented through individually recruited international and national consultants who will work under the supervision of ADB staff responsible for administration of the TA. It is anticipated that 10 person-months of international namely: (i) capacity building specialist (7pm) and impact evaluation specialist (3 pm) and 96 person-months of national consultants namely: (i) program officer (24 pm) (ii) program analyst (24 pm) (iii) learning resource center administrators and information coordinators (24 pm each) will be required for TA implementation. The learning programs will be delivered both through institutions and through direct hiring of resource persons who will serve as faculty for the learning programs. The consultants and resource persons will be engaged by ADB in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by ADB and its Borrowers.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Alfredo Perdiguero
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Office of the Director General, SERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Mr. Alfredo Perdiguero
aperdiguero@adb.org
Office of the Director General, SERD

Timetable

Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2006
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2006 to 25 Mar 2006
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 06 Mar 2006
Last PDS Update 19 Oct 2010

TA 6407-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Aug 2007 - 16 Aug 2007 31 Aug 2009 31 Jan 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 2,300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,300,000.00 16 Aug 2007 3,079,778.32

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