Regional: Small Scale Technical Assistance to Support the Aid for Trade Initiatives in Asia and the Pacific 2007

Sovereign Project | 41104-012

Summary

The impact of this SSTA is strengthened capacity and increased opportunity for Asia and the Pacific Developing Member Countries (DMCs) to participate in global and regional trade. The outcome is a more effective delivery of Aid for Trade (AfT) initiatives through an integrated and structured approach to providing information on AfT and assessing the needs of DMCs. The SSTA will include three components: (i) Asia and Pacific Regional AfT Review. A two day forum on 19 20 September 2007 will be organized in Manila to be attended by around 100 representatives from DMCs, donor agencies, regional development agencies, and the private sector in the region. The Regional AfT Review will, among others, deliver a practical and integrated assessment of the gaps, priority actions, and what must be done to step forward. It will also underscore the regional cooperation and integration dimension of AfT. (ii) Case Studies and Summary Paper on AfT in Asia and the Pacific.

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Project Name Small Scale Technical Assistance to Support the Aid for Trade Initiatives in Asia and the Pacific 2007
Project Number 41104-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6402-REG: Small Scale Technical Assistance to Support the Aid for Trade Initiatives in Asia and the Pacific 2007
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 150,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Industry and trade - Trade and services
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The impact of this SSTA is strengthened capacity and increased opportunity for Asia and the Pacific Developing Member Countries (DMCs) to participate in global and regional trade. The outcome is a more effective delivery of Aid for Trade (AfT) initiatives through an integrated and structured approach to providing information on AfT and assessing the needs of DMCs. The SSTA will include three components: (i) Asia and Pacific Regional AfT Review. A two day forum on 19 20 September 2007 will be organized in Manila to be attended by around 100 representatives from DMCs, donor agencies, regional development agencies, and the private sector in the region. The Regional AfT Review will, among others, deliver a practical and integrated assessment of the gaps, priority actions, and what must be done to step forward. It will also underscore the regional cooperation and integration dimension of AfT. (ii) Case Studies and Summary Paper on AfT in Asia and the Pacific. Regional case studies that present AfT perspectives of the government, the private sector, and donor responses will be prepared and presented during the Asia and Pacific Regional AfT Review. The output of the Asia and Pacific Regional AfT Review will be presented as a summary paper on AfT in Asia and the Pacific during the Annual AfT Debate in November 2007. A background paper on AfT issues in Asia and the Pacific, if required, may be prepared as well. (iii) Policy coordination and information dissemination. Consultations and sharing of good practices experience with various regional development banks, international agencies, and bilateral donors will be conducted in appropriate venues like seminars or workshops. Information on and outputs of the Asia and Pacific Regional AfT Review and relevant background materials will be made available online through a forum website which will be created for the project.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Strengthened capacity and increased opportunity for DMCs to participate in global and regional trade.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome More effective delivery of Aid for Trade (AfT) initiatives in Asia and the Pacific through an integrated and structured approach
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Asia and Pacific Regional AfT Review

Case studies and summary report on AfT initiatives in Asia and the Pacific

Policy coordination and information dissemination

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 Consulting services yet to be determined.
Responsible ADB Officer Ganeshan Wignaraja
Responsible ADB Department Office of Regional Economic Integration
Responsible ADB Division Office of Regional Economic Integration
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 09 May 2007
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2007 to 25 Mar 2007
MRM -
Approval 22 Jun 2007
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 19 Jun 2007

TA 6402-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Jun 2007 - 22 Jun 2007 31 Dec 2007 30 Jun 2009 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 22 Jun 2007 149,903.88

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