Regional: Monitoring Finance, Food, and Fuel Markets for Development

Sovereign Project | 43503-012

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Project Name Monitoring Finance, Food, and Fuel Markets for Development
Project Number 43503-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7425-REG: Monitoring Finance, Food, and Fuel Markets for Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural production
Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform
Finance - Finance sector development - Money and capital markets
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact The impact of the project will be effective research based policy development and increased recognition of ADB as a premier knowledge institution. The project will strengthen the linkage between research and policymaking and help raise the reputation of ADB as a knowledge producer not only of outputs related to Asia, but of those related to the global economy as well.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The outcome of the project will be an improved understanding of the macroeconomic and social impacts of rising and volatile commodity prices and financial market credit constraints, and of the trends and issues underlying these markets. Knowing more about the market underpinnings of various commodities will equip ADB with the capacity to provide better policy advice to its DMCs, in terms of adapting to and mitigating the impacts of commodity price volatilities, while thorough analysis of the financial markets can help ADB member countries institute proper measures to prepare for or even prevent the next financial crisis. Moreover, the project will shed light on the macroeconomic and social impacts of natural disasters and other supply shocks as they affect prices of basic necessities and constrain access to credit.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs The key outputs of the project will be: (i) knowledge products, such as daily financial, energy, and commodity price indicators bulletins, monthly global economic outlook, working papers, and opinion pieces (ii) knowledge sharing, including a webpage within the ERD site that will house the generated knowledge products, as well as workshops and conferences by well known scholars specializing in commodities and (iii0 policy advice, which includes recommendations for adapting to and mitigating the impacts of sharp movements in global commodity prices. The project activities will be overseen by the Economics and research Department of ADB.
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 Recruitment of international and domestic consultants is ongoing. TA team has identified some candidates and noncommittal inquiries will be sent out to the prospective consultans in the next few days.
Responsible ADB Officer Maria Socorro G. Bautista
Responsible ADB Department Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Responsible ADB Division Office of the Chief Economist, ERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development BankMaria Socorro Gochoco-Bautistamsbautista@adb.org6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 11 Nov 2009
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2009 to 25 Mar 2009
MRM -
Approval 11 Dec 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 20 Nov 2009
Last PDS Update 23 Nov 2009

TA 7425-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Dec 2009 - 11 Dec 2009 31 Dec 2011 30 Jun 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 11 Dec 2009 300,232.45

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