Regional: CAREC: Capacity Development for Regional Cooperation in CAREC Participating Countries Phase1

Sovereign Project | 40624-012

Summary

The broad objective of the capacity development program for CAREC is to strengthen the effectiveness and momentum of regional cooperation and integration. Specific objectives of the program are (i) to train senior and middle-level government officials involved in regional cooperation initiatives in the skills needed to identify, plan, and implement such initiatives in a mutually beneficial and effective manner; and (ii) to create a greater understanding of the importance of regional cooperation and the costs of non-cooperation. In the short-term, the capacity development program aims to create a core group of government officials capable of advising their respective Cabinets on regional cooperation initiatives, and of executing effectively and efficiently agreements with neighboring countries.

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Project Name CAREC: Capacity Development for Regional Cooperation in CAREC Participating Countries Phase1
Project Number 40624-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6375-REG: CAREC: Capacity Development for Regional Cooperation in CAREC Participating Countries Phase1
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 490,000.00
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 broad objective of the capacity development program for CAREC is to strengthen the effectiveness and momentum of regional cooperation and integration. Specific objectives of the program are (i) to train senior and middle-level government officials involved in regional cooperation initiatives in the skills needed to identify, plan, and implement such initiatives in a mutually beneficial and effective manner; and (ii) to create a greater understanding of the importance of regional cooperation and the costs of non-cooperation. In the short-term, the capacity development program aims to create a core group of government officials capable of advising their respective Cabinets on regional cooperation initiatives, and of executing effectively and efficiently agreements with neighboring countries. Training activities to be developed and implemented under the RETA are expected to include: (i) short and medium-duration courses in partnership with leading education and training institutions, to strengthen the policy analysis and management capabilities of CAREC officials; (ii) workshops on special topics of particular relevance (e.g. negotiation; public private partnership in regional infrastructure); (iii) study tours to learn from best practice experience related to regional cooperation, public policy and management. The RETA will also support efforts to define the structure, design, and work program of the CAREC Institute, with a focus on capacity building initiatives.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
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 ADB (Manila) and CAREC Participating 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 RETA is expected to require consulting services, as follows: a program manager (international, capacity development specialist), a program officer (domestic), and an institutional development specialist (international). In addition, a number of short-term consultants will be required (both international and domestic) for course development and implementation as well as for short term research.
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 BankMr. David Krugerdkruger@adb.org6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 23 Nov 2006
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2006 to 25 Mar 2006
MRM -
Approval 18 Dec 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 12 Jan 2007
Last PDS Update 26 Oct 2010

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Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Dec 2006 - 18 Dec 2006 30 Jun 2008 31 Dec 2008 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
490,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 490,000.00 18 Dec 2006 890,721.67

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