India: Knowledge Management for Inclusive Growth

Sovereign Project | 44367-012

Summary

The proposed TA aims to raise the development effectiveness of Government of India's policy and project interventions in sectors identified by them as crucial for achieving inclusive growth and of operational relevance to ADB. It is planned to be achieved in two ways. First, by promoting the use of rigorous analysis and evaluation methods in the design and execution of policy and project interventions. Second, by improving our understanding of how selected interventions undertaken in the past have influenced key development outcomes, including poverty and other measures of living standards, and disseminating this understanding to key stakeholders.

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Project Name Knowledge Management for Inclusive Growth
Project Number 44367-012
Country India
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7734-IND: Knowledge Management for Inclusive Growth
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
TA 7734-IND: Knowledge Management for Inclusive Growth (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Information and communication technology - ICT industries and ICT-enabled services

Public sector management - Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The proposed TA aims to raise the development effectiveness of Government of India's policy and project interventions in sectors identified by them as crucial for achieving inclusive growth and of operational relevance to ADB. It is planned to be achieved in two ways. First, by promoting the use of rigorous analysis and evaluation methods in the design and execution of policy and project interventions. Second, by improving our understanding of how selected interventions undertaken in the past have influenced key development outcomes, including poverty and other measures of living standards, and disseminating this understanding to key stakeholders.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Raise the development effectiveness of policy and project interventions in sectors identified by the Government as crucial for achieving inclusive growth and of operational relevance to ADB
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Improved understanding of the types of policy and project interventions that are effective in promoting inclusive growth

Dissemination of results of studies and methods/approaches

Progress Toward Outcome

The TA has undertaken a number of knowledge management (KM) activities including preparation of flagship reports such as the India ADB Development Partnership, 2011 and 2013, and Facilitating Infrastructure Development in India; undertaking of scoping and desk studies on agricultural value chains and micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) development; provision of support towards conferences, seminars, workshops, and stakeholder learning events through pipeline and portfolio tripartite review meetings; and participation of government officials in study tours. Publications made possible through the TA include ADB reports such as Development of Solar and Wind Power in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and Exploring Public Private Partnership in the Irrigation and Drainage Sector in India. The TA has provided a much needed platform for knowledge sharing, networking and cross-learning, in line with dialogues and requests from DEA.

On-going KM activities include support for:

- Doumenting the Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation (MPRDC) experience with the aim of developing a knowledge solution and exchange pilot for replication of innovations and best practices in other states of the country.

- Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for assessing the development results of India projects on regular basis.

- Knowledge dissemination, through publication of completed studies.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Development/learning briefs

2. Scoping and other desk studies

3. In-depth studies (including rigorous impact evaluations)

4. Conferences, seminars, workshops, and stakeholder-learning events

5. Documentation of support to and collaboration with academic and research institutions and think tanks.

6. Creation of web-based electronic facility for dissemination of knowledge activities.

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Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Studies and reports

- India ADB Development Partnership, 2011

- Facilitating Infrastructure Development in India, 2011

- India ADB Development Partnership, 2013

- Agricultural Value Chains, 2011

- MSME Development, 2011

Knowledge for Operational Effectiveness

- 5 TPRMs in 2012 (Pune, Delhi, Shillong, Kolkata, Silvasa)

- Pipeline TPRM, New Delhi, Nov 2013

Knowledge Partnerships

- 25 Years of India-ADB Partnership, Oct 2011

- Asia-Pacific E-GP Conference, Nov 2011

- ADBI-OECD Roundtable, Jan 2012

- RBI Seminar at Mumbai, Nov 2012

- Urban Workshop, ICRIER, Feb 2012

- Economic Outlook for Asia and Structural Issues , ICRIER, Sep 2012

- IKEEH Inception Workshop, Nov 2013

- Support for participation of government officials in meetings and study tours

Knowledge Dissemination

- PPP in Irrigation

- Solar and Wind Power in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka

Pilot Knowledge Solution and Exchange

- MPRDC

Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Regular meetings with DEA
During Project Implementation

Several consultations through workshops and seminars.

Regular meetings with DEA

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will require about 154 person-months of consulting services, consisting of 10 person-months of international inputs, 96 person-months of national inputs, and 48 person-months of survey and associated study inputs by a firm. It will be implemented over a 3-year period (36 months), with an additional 3 months for TA closing. International and national individual consultants will be selected and engaged by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). In addition, the TA will also finance a survey-based study by a firm or institution engaged through consultants' qualification selection in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. The choice of consultants' qualification selection stems from the relatively small budget for the survey work ($100,000) and the straightforward but specialized nature of the work. Disbursements under the TA will be made in accordance with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Kavita Iyengar
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Department of Economic AffairsMinistry of Finance
North Block
New Delhi-110001, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 08 Oct 2010
Fact Finding 07 Oct 2010 to 08 Oct 2010
MRM -
Approval 14 Dec 2010
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 18 Mar 2015

TA 7734-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2010 31 Dec 2010 31 Dec 2010 14 Dec 2013 14 Dec 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,250,000.00 0.00 375,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,625,000.00 14 Dec 2010 1,034,091.89

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