Regional: Promoting Links and Improving Coordination Among the GMS, the BIMP-EAGA, the IMT-GT, and the ASEAN

Sovereign Project | 44175-012

Summary

The R-PATA aims to promote links and improve strategic and institutional coordination between and among ASEAN and the three subregional programs in Southeast Asia, where ADB is associated with, namely GMS, BIMP-EAGA and IMT-GT. The enhanced interface between and among these groupings would limit the risk of overlap or duplication of activities. This is important given ASEAN's wide-ranging regional economic integration initiatives under the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), where the subregional programs could play an important role to support ASEAN's efforts in realizing the AEC by 2015.

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Project Name Promoting Links and Improving Coordination Among the GMS, the BIMP-EAGA, the IMT-GT, and the ASEAN
Project Number 44175-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade - Trade and services

Transport - Road transport (non-urban) - Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The R-PATA aims to promote links and improve strategic and institutional coordination between and among ASEAN and the three subregional programs in Southeast Asia, where ADB is associated with, namely GMS, BIMP-EAGA and IMT-GT. The enhanced interface between and among these groupings would limit the risk of overlap or duplication of activities. This is important given ASEAN's wide-ranging regional economic integration initiatives under the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), where the subregional programs could play an important role to support ASEAN's efforts in realizing the AEC by 2015.
Impact The expected impact of the TA is improved coordination among the GMS, BIMP-EAGA and IMT-GT subregional programs and with ASEAN.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The expected outcome of the proposed R-PATA is closely coordinated and better informed GMS, BIMP-EAGA and IMT-GT subregional programs and improved coordination of these programs with ASEAN, especially in supporting AEC objectives and goals.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Assessment of progress and performance of the three subregional programs, with lessons learned and best practices highlighted.

2. Analysis of subregional issues and constraints in the three subregional programs and how these are being addressed.

3. Analysis of existing and potential links/interface and coordination issues among the three subregional programs and with ASEAN.

4. Mapping of subregional action plans and sector road maps vis-a-vis the AEC Blueprint.

5. Preparation of set of short-term and medium-term measures for strengthening coordination and promoting links/interface among the three subregional programs and with ASEAN.

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 The formulation of the R-PATA benefited from informal consultations with ASEAN Secretariat, and with GMS, BIMP-EAGA and IMT-GT representatives during various forums.
During Project Implementation The R-PATA will be implemented in consultation with the subregional groupings and ASEAN Secretariat, either through the activities under the R-PATA or during respective subregional/ASEAN meetings/forums, as relevant.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will require a total of 10 person-months of international consulting services and 10 person-months of national consulting services. Individual consultants will be engaged due to the diversity of tasks and specialized expertise that is needed to successfully implement this TA.
Responsible ADB Officer Alfredo Perdiguero
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, SERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 24 Jun 2010
Fact Finding 28 Feb 2010 to 13 Mar 2010
MRM -
Approval 15 Dec 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 05 Nov 2010
Last PDS Update 03 Mar 2011

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Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Dec 2010 - 15 Dec 2010 30 Nov 2011 05 Jun 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 15 Dec 2010 267,974.07

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