Regional: Enhancing Economic Analysis and South-South Learning

Sovereign Project | 46214-001 Status: Active


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Project Name Enhancing Economic Analysis and South-South Learning
Project Number 46214-001
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8254-REG: Enhancing Economic Analysis and South-South Learning
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
TA 8254-REG: Enhancing Economic Analysis and South-South Learning (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
TA 8254-REG: Enhancing Economic Analysis and South-South Learning (Supplementary)
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 500,000.00
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 500,000.00
TA 8254-REG: Enhancing Economic Analysis and South-South Learning (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural production

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform

Finance - Finance sector development

Public sector management - Economic affairs management

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

Studies on current economic development issues are ongoing.

Trainings have been conducted to increase the capacity of key government participants on macroeconometric surveillance and analysis.

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

(a) Final report on the regional perspective plan of the VCIC has been submitted and circulated to government and other stakeholders for comments

(b) Two working papers have been published: Bhutan's Indian Rupee Shortage: Macroeconomic Causes and Cures; and The Experience of Gross National Happiness as Development Framework

(c) Work on economic corridor development in other localities in India, i.e., Tamil Nadu, has started

(d) Book on VCIC is in the pipeline for publication

(e) Workshop on Introductory Macroeconometric on Time Series and Forecasting was conducted for 6 country members

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Developing member countries (DMC) governments will be consulted on their issues pertaining to macroeconomic surveillance and analysis and immediate and on-going economic concerns that need policy response. They will be asked for recommendations on how best ADB can communicate to them ADB's views on particular issues and how ADB can incorporate their issues and needs in the formulation of recommendations.
During Project Implementation DMC governments will consulted on perinial issues that impede macroeconomic surveillance and analysis. They will also be consulted in the selection of the topics for Output (B) - and Output (C) . ADB will also be in regular correspondences with the DMC governments as policy conceptulization and development progresses. They will also be encourage to actively pariticate in various workshops and seminars that will be held under this TA.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

Consultants and consulting firms:

(a) 34 person-months (PMs) of international consulting services (all from individuals), as follows:

1. Team Leader (24 PMs, intermittent)

2. Subject expert economists (10 PMs, intermittent)

(b) 136 PMs of national consulting services (all from individuals), as follows:

1. Economists (Macroeconomic surveillance, 72 PMs, intermittent)

2. Research Analysts (Flagship publications, 12 PMs, intermittent)

3. Economist Researchers (Open-ended research, 44 PMs, intermittent)

4. Copy editor (Economics, 8 PMs, intermittent)

The consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). Disbursement under the TA project will be made in accordance with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (May 2010, as amended from time to time). All procurement under this TA will be done in accordance with ADB Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Hoe Yun Jeong
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines


Concept Clearance 28 Aug 2012
Fact Finding 06 Aug 2012 to 12 Aug 2012
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 23 Feb 2016

TA 8254-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Dec 2012 - 04 Dec 2012 31 Dec 2015 31 Dec 2018 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
5,000,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,500,000.00 04 Dec 2012 2,790,187.19
Title Document Type Document Date
Enhancing Economic Analysis and South-South Learning Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2006

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