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.