Regional: Regional Economic Integration in Central Asia: Stocktaking and Experience Sharing

Sovereign Project | 43193-012

Summary

This technical assistance (TA) will build on the work done by CAREC to take stock of and assess existing RCI institutions in Central Asia, and provide suggestions for enhancing their capability to deliver RCI initiatives and programs in support of their respective mandates. In addition, the TA will build the capacity of Central Asian officials on RCI related issues. The TA will complement another OREI study Institutions for Regionalism: Enhancing Economic Cooperation and Integration in Asia and the Pacific (TA 7247) and closely implemented with ADB's Central and West Asia Department (CWRD) and the CAREC Institute to list the accomplishments of institutions in Central Asia against their given mandate, explore policy options to strengthen institutions and identify capacity building programs.

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Project Name Regional Economic Integration in Central Asia: Stocktaking and Experience Sharing
Project Number 43193-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7314-REG: Regional Economic Integration in Central Asia: Stocktaking and Experience Sharing
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 900,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Public sector management - Economic affairs management - Public administration
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description This technical assistance (TA) will build on the work done by CAREC to take stock of and assess existing RCI institutions in Central Asia, and provide suggestions for enhancing their capability to deliver RCI initiatives and programs in support of their respective mandates. In addition, the TA will build the capacity of Central Asian officials on RCI related issues. The TA will complement another OREI study Institutions for Regionalism: Enhancing Economic Cooperation and Integration in Asia and the Pacific (TA 7247) and closely implemented with ADB's Central and West Asia Department (CWRD) and the CAREC Institute to list the accomplishments of institutions in Central Asia against their given mandate, explore policy options to strengthen institutions and identify capacity building programs.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Improved effectiveness of Central Asian regional cooperation and integration (RCI) institutions to promote regional priorities in the changing global economic landscape
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Policy recommendations and suggestions to Central Asian policy makers to improve the effectiveness of RCI institutions in Central Asia
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

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(i) Stocktaking and assessment report comparing the accomplishments of existing institutions in Central Asia with their mandates; (ii) Research papers on RCI institutions in Central Asia; (iii) Workshops and seminars to discuss research papers and disseminate their findings; (iv) Training programs for relevant government officials and regional institutions in Central Asia on selected RCI topics

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location ADB Headquarters
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 A. International Consultants 1) Expert in Institutional Governance Principal Consultant (international, 6 person months, intermittent) 2) Financial Sector Regulatory Expert Consultant (Comparisons) (international, 6 person months, intermittent) 3) Economist Political Scientists (background papers) (about 12 international, 18 person months total, intermittent) 4) Resource Persons (training programs, background papers) (about 18 international, 9 person months total, intermittent) B. National Consultants 1. Project Coordinator (national, 18 person months) 2. Research Assistant (intermittent, 12 person months)
Responsible ADB Officer Hans-Peter Brunner
Responsible ADB Department Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Responsible ADB Division ERCI
Executing Agencies
Asian Development BankCuong M. Nguyencuongnguyen@adb.org6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 26 May 2009
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2009 to 25 Mar 2009
MRM -
Approval 21 Jul 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Jul 2010
Last PDS Update 15 Jun 2009

TA 7314-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Jul 2009 - 21 Jul 2009 31 Dec 2010 30 Jun 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 900,000.00 21 Jul 2009 868,492.49

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