Regional: Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2011

Sovereign Project | 42369-013

Summary

In recognition of the ADB's strategic agenda of promoting inclusive growth and managing for development results, the TA will help support evidence-based research on creation of good jobs and employment and other related relevant development issues looking at both macroeconomic and microeconomic dimensions. It will also aid in producing economic, demographic, social, financial, and environmental indicators, including the MDG indicators for monitoring results at the country level. Both research and statistics are ultimately key components to understanding inclusive growth.

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Project Name Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2011
Project Number 42369-013
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7792-REG: Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2011
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Public sector management - Economic affairs management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description In recognition of the ADB's strategic agenda of promoting inclusive growth and managing for development results, the TA will help support evidence-based research on creation of good jobs and employment and other related relevant development issues looking at both macroeconomic and microeconomic dimensions. It will also aid in producing economic, demographic, social, financial, and environmental indicators, including the MDG indicators for monitoring results at the country level. Both research and statistics are ultimately key components to understanding inclusive growth.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific (KI) is one of the flagship publications of ADB and is considered the preeminent statistical data book of ADB. For over 4 decades, it has produced annual statistics on economic, demographic, social, financial and environmental aspects of ADB member countries, including the statistics on the Millennium Development Goals Indicators. These statistics are highly used by policy makers, investors, and researchers as they are widely disseminated. The publication also contains a special chapter that deals with a topic that is currently a key policy issue, a measurement issue, or a development challenge. The special chapter is based on original evidence-based research. The special chapter of KI 2010, The Rise of Asia's Middle Class , looked at the issues regarding the growth and impact of the region's rapidly expanding middle class and its economic and policy implications. For KI 2011, the special chapter will address the issues related to the creation of good jobs in the region. This topic is meant to focus more broadly on employment policies that can reduce poverty and create more stable and inclusive growth within the region. It will address issues both on the public as well as the private sector, including the role of labor market institutions, and identify potential constraints to creating good jobs for different genders and rural and urban areas.

KI 2010 has been the most downloaded publication for the period 20 August-31 December 2010 after its launch on 19 August 2010 as per the statistics from the Department of External Relations. As an important knowledge product of ADB, it is important to maintain and improve the quality of the publication and effectively disseminate its messages and data contents so that it reaches its target audience and can be viewed as a credible and valid source for statistics and relevant development policy issues. As such, the TA will also support the dissemination activities of KI 2011. The TA will also support the preparatory activities for the KI 2012, such as background research papers and workshops on probable themes of current policy interest for the special chapter; review of data tables and initiating data preparation through data search from national and international data sources; and research on statistical practices and methods for the statistical tables.

Impact

Influence the policy environment, investment decisions, and project formulation through the rigorous, evidence-based research findings and high quality statistics in the Key Indicators 2011, and promote ADB's reputation as a credible source of knowledge about the region

Better informed policies and projects

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved content and quality of the special chapter and statistics of Key Indicators 2011 to provide credible information on emerging issues that affect the socioeconomic development status of the DMCs
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Key Indicators 2011

Special chapter

Highlights of Key Indicators 2011

Online links to Key Indicators 2011 statistical tables and special chapter

Background research papers

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 The following experts are needed for the project: Key Economic and Statistical Indicators Expert, Economic Statistics Expert, Economic and Statistics Specialists, Manuscript or Copy Editors, Graphics Designer, Lead Labor Economics Consultant, International Economics or Sociological Consultants, Labor Economists , Survey Specialist, Survey Data Processor, Labor and Employment Analyst,
Responsible ADB Officer Kaushal Joshi
Responsible ADB Department Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Responsible ADB Division Development Indicators and Policy Research Division
Executing Agencies
Asian Development BankKaushal Joshi, Senior Statistician6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 04 Feb 2011
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 24 Mar 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 09 Feb 2011

TA 7792-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Mar 2011 - 24 Mar 2011 30 Jun 2012 30 Jun 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 24 Mar 2011 780,174.03
Title Document Type Document Date
Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2011 TA Completion Reports Mar 2014
Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2011 Technical Assistance Reports Mar 2011

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