Regional: Policies for Industrial and Service Diversification in Asia in the 21st Century

Sovereign Project | 46281-001

Summary

This TA will (i) analyze the relevance and importance of industrial and service diversification strategies in a globalized world as a development tool; (ii) study how Asian developing countries can use the different tools to promote economic diversification to achieve their modernization and development objectives; (iii) discuss the successful experience of the Republic of Korea and draw lessons for Asia's developing countries; and (iv) to discuss the lessons that the Republic of Korea can draw from the experience of the advanced Western countries, as the latter also use different tools to promote the diversification of their economies.

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Project Name Policies for Industrial and Service Diversification in Asia in the 21st Century
Project Number 46281-001
Country Regional
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade - Trade and services

Public sector management - Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description This TA will (i) analyze the relevance and importance of industrial and service diversification strategies in a globalized world as a development tool; (ii) study how Asian developing countries can use the different tools to promote economic diversification to achieve their modernization and development objectives; (iii) discuss the successful experience of the Republic of Korea and draw lessons for Asia's developing countries; and (iv) to discuss the lessons that the Republic of Korea can draw from the experience of the advanced Western countries, as the latter also use different tools to promote the diversification of their economies.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy To influence policy makers' views on industrial diversification and long-term planning. The lessons derived from the industrial diversification experience of some ADB member countries.
Impact Influence policy makers' views on industrial diversification and long-term planning
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Lessons from ADB member countries on diversification are available to other developing member countries' policy makers
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Workshops in 2012 and 2013

Publication in 2013-2014

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
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

A. Economists / Social Scientists (10 international consultants, 10 person-months, intermittent)

1. Under the supervision of the Project Officer, the consultants will be responsible for conceptualizing, designing, and undertaking studies on Industrial Diversification and Sophistication issues. The consultants are expected to prepare selected chapters of the report, enhanced with graphs, charts, and boxes, following the ADB Handbook of Style and Usage. The experts will participate in the conferences, present their findings, and revise their papers based on comments received.

2. In particular, the consultants will perform the following tasks:

" review the literature and ADB studies on the assigned topic;

" participate actively in workshops or brainstorming sessions (tentatively scheduled on September 2012 and November 2012);

" draft a 25 35 page chapter covering the assigned topic;

" prepare graphs, tables, and boxes to enhance the write-ups;

" discuss with the concerned ADB staff the development of the assigned topic;

" revise these drafts to incorporate comments and feedback from ADB staff and workshop discussants;

" finalize the chapter by March 2013; and

" perform other related tasks as assigned by ERD.

3. The international consultants should have: (i) a Postgraduate degree in Economics or related field; (ii) expert knowledge of development issues in developing Asia; (iii) proven capacity for both quantitative and policy-oriented analyses; and (iv) proven capacity to synthesize complex issues and identify key policy messages for policy-makers, donors, and other stakeholders.

B. Economic Editor (1 international consultant, 1 person-month, intermittent)

4. Under the supervision of the Project Officer, the Economic Editor shall be responsible for reviewing and editing the substance and form of the final report to ensure coherence, sound economic arguments, and the highest publication standards. He/she shall assist in preparing the Executive Summary / Highlights of the report, including the tables and charts. He/she will also make suggestions as to the layout.

5. In particular, the economic editor will carry out for the volume and executive summary / highlights the following:

" examine the economic arguments to assess whether they are logical and based on accepted economic theory and principles;

" rewrite text, add or delete information, and help revise pages or sections if needed to tighten economic arguments;

" fill in the discussions and ensure the smooth flow of ideas; and

" examine tables, figures, and charts to ensure data consistency within pages and across documents and suggest deletions and additions to ensure that they are useful.

C. Economists / Policy Makers (5 resource persons, 3 person-months, intermittent)

6. Resource persons with background as policy makers and/or experts will be engaged to review the draft chapters and to participate as discussants in the workshops.

Responsible ADB Officer Jesus Felipe
Responsible ADB Department Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Responsible ADB Division Office of the Chief Economist, ERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 06 Jul 2012
Fact Finding 16 Oct 2012 to 02 Nov 2012
MRM -
Approval 07 Sep 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 20 Jul 2012

TA 8153-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Sep 2012 - 07 Sep 2012 31 Dec 2013 30 Sep 2015 -
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 07 Sep 2012 397,720.95

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