The objective of TA is to enhance Asian Development Bank's transparency and the availability of its operational data by digitally encoding the subnational geographic location of its projects. The TA also aims to incorporate a geocoding module into ADB's existing information technology (IT) infrastructure and train ADB staff to secure a sustainable geocoding process after the TA completion.
|Project Name||Geocoding of ADB's Projects|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Land-based natural resources management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||The objective of TA is to enhance Asian Development Bank's transparency and the availability of its operational data by digitally encoding the subnational geographic location of its projects. The TA also aims to incorporate a geocoding module into ADB's existing information technology (IT) infrastructure and train ADB staff to secure a sustainable geocoding process after the TA completion.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
1. Transparency is a priority agenda for ADB under its Strategy 2020 as an element of good governance, one of the five strategic drivers of change. ADB's efforts to enhance transparency have also been highlighted by the adoption of the new Public Communication Policy in 2011 and its participation in the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). ADB needs to sustain and deepen its efforts toward a greater transparency to better inform its stakeholders and further enhance its reputation and ratings under global transparency initiatives.
2. One of the data requirements by the IATI that ADB needs to fulfill is the publication of subnational geographic location of its activities. In the recently released Aid Transparency Index 2013, ADB was ranked lower than other multilateral development banks (MDBs) on that specific indicator. Geocoding of ADB's projects will enable ADB to meet the requirement and align with other MDBs.
3. During the Asian Development Fund (ADF) XI negotiations concluded in April 2012, ADF donors called for strengthening ADB's capacity to share aid information with stakeholders by assessing the World Bank's experience with Mapping for Results (M4R). The proposed geocoding exercise will help ADB respond to the donors call and align with its comparators.
|Impact||Improved ability of ADB to work effectively with DMCs and other development partners|
|Description of Outcome||ADB's compliance with international aid transparency standards and recognition on ADB's transparency by its stakeholders improved|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Location of ADB''s projects geocoded
Geocoded data and geocoding module incorporated in eOperations
ADB staff trained on the use and maintenance of the geocoding tool
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The TA consultants are required to have (i) technical expertise of international level in geocoding, (ii) experience and good track record in geocoding the operations of MDBs or institutions of similar nature, and (iii) knowledge of recent trends in aid transparency initiatives including the IATI. In this context, the TA will engage a consulting firm through single-source selection in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and Its Borrowers (2013, as amended from time to time). Development Gateway, a non-profit organization with extensive experience and expertise in geocoding MDBs' operations, will be hired to implement the TA.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Kim, Dong-Ick|
|Responsible ADB Department||Strategy and Policy Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Operations Planning and Coordination Division, SPD|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Approval||20 Dec 2013|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||15 Jan 2014|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|20 Dec 2013||-||20 Dec 2013||31 Jul 2014||30 Nov 2014||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|225,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||225,000.00||20 Dec 2013||195,870.00|
Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program. Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.
The Public Communications Policy (PCP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.
The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Geocoding of ADB's Projects: Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Apr 2015|
Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.
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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
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The Public Communications Policy (PCP) establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced in its operations to facilitate stakeholder participation in ADB's decision-making. For more information, refer to the Safeguard Policy Statement, Operations Manual F1, and Operations Manual L3.
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