Regional: Asia Regional Integration Center, Phase III

Sovereign Project | 41540-012

Summary

The TA will revamp the existing ARIC website to include expanded and new content and introduce more tools for improved user web experience and accessibility. The tasks include: (i) revamping and enhancing the ARIC website and launching a new OREI intranet site (ii) preparing the Asia Economic Monitor and other new economic reports, and updating current databases (iii) developing new knowledge products and databases (iv) providing assistance in the preparation of the ADB Working Paper Series on Regional Economic Integration (v) providing support for the OREI seminar series and (vi) undertaking other initiatives which will help increase web usages and direct links with other relevant websites. The TA will cover all DMCs of ADB. Assistance will not be undertaken in any of the DMCs until ADB receives a notice of no objection from the government of the relevant DMC.

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Project Name Asia Regional Integration Center, Phase III
Project Number 41540-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7396-REG: Asia Regional Integration Center, Phase III
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.25 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Finance - Finance sector development
Industry and trade - Trade and services
Public sector management - Economic affairs management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA will revamp the existing ARIC website to include expanded and new content and introduce more tools for improved user web experience and accessibility. The tasks include: (i) revamping and enhancing the ARIC website and launching a new OREI intranet site (ii) preparing the Asia Economic Monitor and other new economic reports, and updating current databases (iii) developing new knowledge products and databases (iv) providing assistance in the preparation of the ADB Working Paper Series on Regional Economic Integration (v) providing support for the OREI seminar series and (vi) undertaking other initiatives which will help increase web usages and direct links with other relevant websites. The TA will cover all DMCs of ADB. Assistance will not be undertaken in any of the DMCs until ADB receives a notice of no objection from the government of the relevant DMC.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Enhanced capacity of key stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific to promote greater regional integration
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Key stakeholders will be able to access timely and relevant knowledge and information on RCI
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Improved ARIC website and new OREI intranet

Asia Economic Monitor (AEM) online and print version which provide timely updates and discuss current issues affecting countries covered by the report other new and enhanced macroeconomic reports and databases

Other new and enhanced RCI knowledge products

ADB working paper series on regional economic integration

ADB seminar series on regional economic integration materials

Others

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 International Consultants 1. Lead Economist (18 PM) 2. Economists (7, 13 PMs) 3. Economics Editor (18 PMs) National Consultants 1. Lead Analyst (18 PMs) 2. Economic Analysts (8, 133 PMs) 3. Web Administrator Programmer (20 PMs) 4. Tri media Designer and Developer (18 PMs) 5. System Database Developer (18 PMs) 6. Desk Top Publisher (4 PMs) 7. Project Management Assistant (18 PMs)
Responsible ADB Officer Thiam Hee Ng
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 12 Oct 2009
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2009 to 25 Mar 2009
MRM -
Approval 01 Dec 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Jul 2010
Last PDS Update 19 Oct 2010

TA 7396-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Dec 2009 - 01 Dec 2009 30 Nov 2011 30 Nov 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,250,000.00 01 Dec 2009 1,222,948.03
Title Document Type Document Date
Asia Regional Integration Center, Phase III TA Completion Reports Feb 2014
Asia Regional Integration Center Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2009

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