Regional: Strengthening Pacific Economic Analysis and Policy Development

Sovereign Project | 41650-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Strengthening Pacific Economic Analysis and Policy Development
Project Number 41650-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6463-REG: Strengthening Pacific Economic Analysis and Policy Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Government of Australia US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Economic affairs management - Law and judiciary - Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome This will be assessed later.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The TA is supporting regular publication of a series of Pacific Policy Briefs on topical development issues in the Pacific. Three policy briefs have so far been produced: "Living with High Prices," "Navigating the Global Storm," and "Taking the Helm."

None have been held so far.

The Vanuatu and Solomon PIERs were published in February 2010 and August 2010 respectively. The Fiji PIER is currently being finalized and is targeted for publication in February 2011. RETA 6463 will also fund the residual updating and editing of the Palau, Samoa and Tonga PIERs carried over from the previous RETA 6245

The TA has also so far supported the publication of the "Kiribati Political Economy" report (Ron Duncan, published in May 2009), "Strengthening the Pacific Fragile States: the Marshall Islands Example" (published in December 2009), "Mainstreaming Climate Change in ADB Operations: Climate Change Implementation Plan" (published in March 2010) and "Transparency to the People" (published in September 2010).

It will also support the publication of the following studies:

a) State Performance and Capacity in the Pacific (target date of publication: October 2010);

b) The Political Economy of the Pacific (all case studies completed, report currently being edited, target date of publication: December 2010);

c) Multiple Landfalls (target date of publication: June 2011);

d) Managing for Competition (target date of publication: May 2011);

e) Pacific growth (target date of publication: June 2011); and

f) Stocktake Reports of Gender Mainstreaming Capacity (target date of publication: September 2011).

Geographical Location Pacific DMCs

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

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

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Emma Veve
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Office of the Director General, PARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Mr. Sungsup Ra
Pacific Department, Asian Development Bank


Concept Clearance 19 Feb 2008
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2007 to 25 Mar 2007
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 03 Oct 2008
Last PDS Update 01 Mar 2011

TA 6463-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Jun 2008 - 09 Jun 2008 31 Dec 2010 31 Dec 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,900,000.00 09 Jun 2008 1,734,728.07

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