Regional: Improving Agricultural and Rural Statistics for Food Security

Sovereign Project | 45261-001 Status: Closed

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Project Name Improving Agricultural and Rural Statistics for Food Security
Project Number 45261-001
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8029-REG: Improving Agricultural and Rural Statistics for Food Security
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development

Public sector management - Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
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 Extensive consultations with FAO, ESCAP, and representatives from the ministries of agriculture and national statistical systems of the Philippines and Bhutan were undertaken in conceptualizing this technical assistance. Among the topics that were discussed are the critical issues in compiling agricultural and rural statistics, the Global Strategy, the global action plan, the roadmap, and responsibilities for developing the implementation plan for Asia and the Pacific, and funding issues.
During Project Implementation

The R-PATA team will be actively involved in all tasks of the project. Evaluation of workshops and training programs will be done immediately after their completion. Periodic consultations with ESCAP, FAO, SGAS (Steering Group for Agricultural Statistics), and DMCs will also be undertaken to ensure timely completion of the regional and country action plans. Evaluation of the progress of the methodological research will be done after each milestone defined in the MOAs. Progress of the R-PATA will be periodically evaluated on the basis of the DMF indicators by the R-PATA team.

The results of the project will be disseminated by ADB through its websites. The methodological studies of the project will be disseminated internally through ADB Today, potentially through an article in the ADB review and through seminars/workshops. Publication of articles in external journals, articles on adb.org and presentation of results at external conferences will also be pursued as dissemination vehicles of R-PATA methodological results outside ADB.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

A. International Consultant: Agricultural Statistician (2 person-months, intermittent)

1. The international consultant should have a strong background in the compilation methods for agricultural and statistics and in designing sample

surveys, especially in developing countries with limited funds for data collection.

2. The consultant will perform the following specific tasks:

(i) Undertake the initial country assessment on the basis of available data and information from the ADB, ESCAP, FAO, and World Bank websites.

(ii) Recommend workable country groups classification and necessary actions for improving countries' agricultural and rural statistics.

(iii) Work with project officer and selected countries in planning methodological research. Advise countries and review reports.

(iv) Assist in drafting the implementation plan for Asia.

(v) Assist countries in developing their own implementation plans.

B. National Consultant: Statistician (12 person-months)

1. The national consultant should have an extensive background in statistical methods, in analyzing household surveys, and in statistical software

programming.

2. The consultant will perform the following specific tasks:

(i) Assist in the initial country assessment by providing analytical support to the international consultant and project officer.

(ii) Help in the organizing seminars, training and conferences.

(iii) Provide technical support to the project officer in coordination with countries.

(iv) Assist in the undertaking of methodological research and in writing reports.

Procurement Procurement of equipment, if any, will follow ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). The equipment will be handed over to national statistics offices upon completion of the TA.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Lakshman Rao
Responsible ADB Department Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Responsible ADB Division Development Indicators and Policy Research Division
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines

Timetable

Concept Clearance 20 Oct 2011
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 20 Oct 2011

TA 8029-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2011 - 13 Dec 2011 30 Jun 2013 31 Aug 2015 -
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 13 Dec 2011 425,818.36

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