Kazakhstan: Joint Government of Kazakhstan and the Asian Development Bank Knowledge and Experience Exchange Program, Phase 1

Sovereign Project | 47110-001 Status: Active

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Project Name Joint Government of Kazakhstan and the Asian Development Bank Knowledge and Experience Exchange Program, Phase 1
Project Number 47110-001
Country Kazakhstan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8414-KAZ: Joint Government of Kazakhstan and the Asian Development Bank Knowledge and Experience Exchange Program, Phase 1
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Economic affairs management - Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

As of September 2015, the following studies and activities have been supported under KEEP.

(i) Study on Development of a Methodology for Evaluation of Economic Costs of Road Traffic Accidents and Calculation of Economic Costs of Road Traffic Accidents in Kazakhstan. Expected outcome is the governments increased capacity to make cost-efficient investments and better-informed policy decisions in the area of road safety.

(ii) Study on International Good Practices to Assess Market Concentration and Competition. The outcome is the governments increased capacity to assess completion development in Kazakhstan on the basis of the review of relevant international experience and best practices in measuring regional and national competition.

(iii) Extended study on Diversification of Kazakhstan Economy and New Sources of Economic Growth on the basis of Asian Countries Experience: Services Sector (comprising several components). The study is envisaged to assist the government in designing and implementing large-scale reforms in the services sector.

(iv) Study on Review of Advanced Asian Countries Success Stories and Experience in Economic Development. Expected outcome is the governments increased capacity to design new economic policies.

(v) Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Financing Forum in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

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

- The study on Development of a Methodology for Evaluation of Economic Costs of Road Traffic Accidents and Calculation of Economic Costs of Road Traffic Accidents in Kazakhstan has been completed. The results of the study were presented to the government in June 2014. The outputs are the methodology with estimates of economic costs of road traffic accidents in Kazakhstan in 2012 and relevant reports. The government has cleared the results of the study.

- The study on Study on International Good Practices to Assess Market Concentration and Competition has been completed. The results of the study were submitted to the government in September 2014. Its main output is a report on review of international best practices in the area of assessment of the level of completion development. Currently the report is used by the Committee for Regulation of Natural Monopolies and Competition Protection.

- The study on Diversification of Kazakhstan Economy and New Sources of Economic Growth on the Basis of Asian Countries Experience: Services Sector comprises of several components, and implementation of the first three components is at the final stage. These are Role of the Services Sector in Kazakhstan Economy: An Overview, Measurement of Services Sector: Statistical Issues, and International Experience on Services Sector Development. Implementation of remaining components will commence soon. Main outputs of this study are analytical reports with policy recommendations and workshops with participation of experienced experts.

- The study on Review of Advanced Asian Countries Success Stories and Experience in Economic Development is currently being finalized. This assignment includes preparation of an analytical report on review of economic policies and experiences of selected advanced Asian countries.

- Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Financing Forum was conducted in Almaty, Kazakhstan on 17 July 2015. The Forum was attended by representatives of SMEs and discussed the current status of SME financing in Kazakhstan and major issues and recommendations for possible solutions to improve access to finance.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

The PATA was conceptualized during CPS consultation with government. The KEEP/PATA was designed based on discussions with the Deputy Prime Minister and Vice Minister of MNE. The KEEP MoU was discussed several times with the key government agencies including the ministries of justice, foreign affairs and MNE.

The government's willingness to cost-share the KEEP with a 50% reimbursement arrangement demonstrates its very strong ownership while at the same time demanding from ADB to deliver high quality KPS in a timely manner. In addition, the subprojects identified are highly demand driven as they are initiated by the government agencies.

During Project Implementation

The Ministry of National Economy, through the Investment Policy Department, is the executing agency, which is responsible for supervising and monitoring TA activities. Implementing agencies are ministries or agencies responsible for initiating specific subprojects.

The KEEP Coordinating Committee (KCC), comprising of representatives from the MNE and ADB, is set up to oversee implementation and provide guidance and direction to stakeholders. The KCC has periodic meetings to update and adjust the list of subprojects and core outputs. The two parties record agreements reached during meetings and attach an updated subproject list with detailed project outline and specific terms of reference for additional subprojects. The vice-minister of the MNE and the country director of ADB's Kazakhstan Resident Mission review and endorse the subprojects and proposed financing plan.

The KCC Secretariat supports the KCC's work in ensuring smooth functioning of the committee and supervising and coordinating day-to-day TA activities, including monitoring progress, resolving issues, arranging meetings, and liaising with concerned agencies.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Assemgul Kaliyeva
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Kazakhstan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Department for Budget Investments and PPP Development under the Ministry of National Economy
010000, Astana, Kazakhstan, 8, Orynbor Street, Kazakhstan

Timetable

Concept Clearance 05 Apr 2013
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 29 Jul 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 23 Sep 2015

TA 8414-KAZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Jul 2013 23 Aug 2013 23 Aug 2013 31 Jul 2014 31 Dec 2016 -
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 29 Jul 2013 410,977.09
Title Document Type Document Date
Knowledge and Experience Exchange Program - Phase 1 Technical Assistance Reports Jul 2013

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