Regional: Asia Regional Integration Center (ARIC), Phase II

Sovereign Project | 40234-012

Summary

The objective of the TA is to strengthen the dissemination of information and knowledge on RCI in the Asia and Pacific region. This will involve maintaining the ARIC website, regularly updating its content, increasing its country coverage in some sections of the site and undertaking more content and web interface enhancements. As the number of knowledge resources on RCI grows, more working and occasional papers will be published, including economic monitoring reports, and more seminars and workshops on regional economic integration will be held.

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Project Name Asia Regional Integration Center (ARIC), Phase II
Project Number 40234-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6459-REG: Asia Regional Integration Center (ARIC), Phase II
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 900,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The objective of the TA is to strengthen the dissemination of information and knowledge on RCI in the Asia and Pacific region. This will involve maintaining the ARIC website, regularly updating its content, increasing its country coverage in some sections of the site and undertaking more content and web interface enhancements. As the number of knowledge resources on RCI grows, more working and occasional papers will be published, including economic monitoring reports, and more seminars and workshops on regional economic integration will be held.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

1. Increased market-led and government- directed regional integration initiatives among DMCs.

2. Increased awareness of RCI initiatives in Asia.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Key stakeholders have ready access to reliable, accurate, and timely information and analysis on (i) RCI initiatives, (ii) issues concerning regional cooperation and integration and (iii) economic and trade indicators in Asia
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Maintenance and improvement of the ARIC website.

2. ADB working paper series on regional economic integration.

3. ADB occasional paper series on regional economic integration.

4. ADB seminar on regional economic integration.

5. AEM

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
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

Individual Consultants:

32 person-months of international consulting services

147 person months of national consulting services

Responsible ADB Officer Lei Lei Song
Responsible ADB Department Office of Regional Economic Integration
Responsible ADB Division Office of Regional Economic Integration
Executing Agencies
Asian Development BankLei Lei Songlsong@adb.orgNo. 6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City, 1550 Metro Manila, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 28 Apr 2006
Fact Finding 18 Mar 2008 to 04 Apr 2008
MRM -
Approval 28 Apr 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 22 Apr 2010
Last PDS Update 19 Oct 2010

TA 6459-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Apr 2008 - 28 Apr 2008 31 Oct 2009 30 Nov 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 900,000.00 28 Apr 2008 897,563.11
Title Document Type Document Date
Asia Regional Integration Center TA Completion Reports Aug 2011
Asia Regional Integration Center Technical Assistance Reports Apr 2008

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