Regional: Assessment of Impediments and Actions Required for Achieving an ASEAN Economic Community by 2015

Sovereign Project | 44095-012

Summary

Overall objective of the study is to assess effectiveness and relevance of goals and targets of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). It will examine impediments to building an AEC by 2015. In this respect the study should materially extend, and provide additionality to Institute of Southeast Asian studies (ISEAS) work document in Brick by Brick: The Building of an AEC. The study aims to (i) address major impediments to AEC's building blocks (i.e., AFTA, ASEAN Investment Area and ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services) (ii) examine the challenge of narrowing the economic development divide within ASEAN (iii) examine whether the goal of building an econmic community in an uncompromised and legitimate way can be realized given the current economic crisis and relative short timelines involved and (iv) provide policy recommendations that could be implemented to expedite the integration process.

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Project Name Assessment of Impediments and Actions Required for Achieving an ASEAN Economic Community by 2015
Project Number 44095-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7584-REG: Assessment of Impediments and Actions Required for Achieving an ASEAN Economic Community by 2015
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Industry and trade - Trade and services
Public sector management - Economic affairs management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description Overall objective of the study is to assess effectiveness and relevance of goals and targets of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). It will examine impediments to building an AEC by 2015. In this respect the study should materially extend, and provide additionality to Institute of Southeast Asian studies (ISEAS) work document in Brick by Brick: The Building of an AEC. The study aims to (i) address major impediments to AEC's building blocks (i.e., AFTA, ASEAN Investment Area and ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services) (ii) examine the challenge of narrowing the economic development divide within ASEAN (iii) examine whether the goal of building an econmic community in an uncompromised and legitimate way can be realized given the current economic crisis and relative short timelines involved and (iv) provide policy recommendations that could be implemented to expedite the integration process.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy N.A.
Impact The impact of the TA is accelerated process of ASEAN economic integration.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Timely achievement of the ASEAN Economic Community
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs The expected outputs of the TA are: (i) 12 background studies (ii) 3 4 business surveys (iii) 1 perception survey (iv) final publication and (v) inception, review, and dissemination workshops.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location ASEAN
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 Consulting firm for 34 person months through single source selection. National consulting inputs of 5 person months.
Responsible ADB Officer Jayant Menon
Responsible ADB Department Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Responsible ADB Division ERCI
Executing Agencies
Asian Development BankJayant Menonjmenon@adb.org6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 05 Jul 2010
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2010 to 25 Mar 2010
MRM -
Approval 24 Aug 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 10 Aug 2010
Last PDS Update 13 Aug 2010

TA 7584-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Aug 2010 - 24 Aug 2010 31 May 2012 30 Jun 2014 -
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 24 Aug 2010 432,789.34

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