Regional: Supporting the Third High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness and its Preparatory Consultation Process

Sovereign Project | 42066-012

Summary

The goal of the TA is to contribute to the ongoing global effort to increase the effectiveness of development assistance through the five pillars of the Paris Declaration, harmonization, alignment, ownership, management for development results and mutual accountability. The TA will also provide essential inputs to consolidate contributions from Asia Pacific Partner Countires to the HLF 3.

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Project Name Supporting the Third High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness and its Preparatory Consultation Process
Project Number 42066-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6455-REG: Supporting the Third High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness and its Preparatory Consultation Process
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
TA 6455-REG: Supporting the Third High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness and its Preparatory Consultation Process
Germany (w/ LoA) US$ 66,000.00
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 goal of the TA is to contribute to the ongoing global effort to increase the effectiveness of development assistance through the five pillars of the Paris Declaration, harmonization, alignment, ownership, management for development results and mutual accountability. The TA will also provide essential inputs to consolidate contributions from Asia Pacific Partner Countires to the HLF 3. The purposes of the TA are: (i) to disseminate country based knowledge and experiences about development effectiveness, including the implementation of the Paris Declaration, which would provide a sound basis for discussions at the HLF 3 (ii) provide inputs into the preparation of the draft Accra Action Agenda (AAA) and facilitate discussions at the HLF 3 Roundtables (iii) help selected DMCs prepare inputs for the marketplace and raise awareness of DMCs about best practices in enhancing development effectiveness including harmonization, alignment, ownership, management for development results and mutual accountability and (iv) sponsorship of the HLF 3, including contributions to the pooled fund to cover costs for Partner Countries' participation.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed RETA will contribute to global efforts to improve the effectiveness of development assistance by supporting the implementation of the five pillars of the Paris Declaration: harmonization, alignment, ownership, management for development results, and mutual accountability. The RETA will provide essential inputs to consolidate contributions to the HLF 3 from Asia and Pacific region partner countries. HLF 3 will host a marketplace on aid effectiveness for Asia and Pacific region partner countries, roundtables to discuss various aspects of the aid effectiveness agenda, and a ministerial forum that will endorse the AAA to enhance and improve the implementation of Paris commitments.
Impact To increase the effectiveness of development assistance in the region through the five pillars of the Paris Declaration, namely, harmonization, alignment, ownership, management for development results, and mutual accountability.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome (1) disseminate country based knowledge and experiences about development effectiveness including the implementation of the Paris Declaration, which would provide a sound basis for discussions at the HLF 3 (2) provide inputs into the preparation of the draft Accra Action Agenda (AAA) and facilitate discussions at the HLF 3 (3) help selected DMCs prepare inputs for the marketplace and raise awareness of DMCs about best practices in enhancing development effectiveness including harmonization, alignment, ownership, management for development results, and mutual accountability and (4) sponsorship of the HLF 3, including contributions to the pooled fund to cover costs for Partner Countries' participation.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs (1) four sub regional workshops to be jointly organized with other development partners (2) timely inputs into the draft AAA and into the preparation, agenda and scope for HLF 3 Roundtables (2) a website for posting of comments and proposals regarding aid effectiveness related issues including Community of Practice on MfDR (CoP MfDR) issues (3) a single document consolidating all inputs from sub regional workshops and website in order to provide a regional perspective and input towards the discussions at HLF 3 and (4) participation of DMCs, including representatives of CoP MfDR, at the HLF 3, including the Roundtable meetings, the Ministerial level sessions, and the Marketplace .
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Asia and Pacific 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 (1) Internationally recruited consultant with expertise in technical writing editing will be engaged for the purpose of preparing the final report to be used for the High Level Forum in Accra, Ghana (2 months) (2) To assist in the coordination and conduct of the worskhops, national consultant(s) will be engaged in Headquarters (11 months) (3) To assist selected DMCs, local consultants might also be engaged.
Responsible ADB Officer Manju Senapaty
Responsible ADB Department Strategy and Policy Department
Responsible ADB Division Strategy, Policy and Interagency Relations Division, SPD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development BankManju Senapatymsenapaty@adb.org6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 13 Feb 2008
Fact Finding 10 Mar 2008 to 24 Mar 2008
MRM -
Approval 17 Apr 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 17 Jul 2008
Last PDS Update 04 Dec 2008

TA 6455-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Apr 2008 - 17 Apr 2008 31 Dec 2008 31 Dec 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 66,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 566,000.00 17 Apr 2008 509,301.79

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