Regional: Geocoding of ADB's Projects

Sovereign Project | 47184-002

Summary

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.

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Project Name Geocoding of ADB's Projects
Project Number 47184-002
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8603-REG: Geocoding of ADB's Projects
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
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
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome ADB's compliance with international aid transparency standards and recognition on ADB's transparency by its stakeholders improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
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)
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 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 Dong-Ick Kim
Responsible ADB Department Strategy and Policy Department
Responsible ADB Division Operations Planning and Coordination Division, SPD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 20 Dec 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 15 Jan 2014

TA 8603-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Dec 2013 - 20 Dec 2013 31 Jul 2014 30 Nov 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 20 Dec 2013 195,870.00

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