47236-001: National Tourism Sector Development Framework and State Government Tourism Investment Plans

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Details


Description

The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) outlines in its development framework its intention to pursue an economic growth strategy that is based on the sustainable management of FSM s own natural and human resource assets, including through leveraging the economic growth potential of sustainable tourism. In line with this, FSM has sought the assistance of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), to prepare a National Tourism Sector Development Framework and State Government Tourism Action Plans.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The proposed assistance involves the following components: (i) preparation of a comprehensive tourism sector assessment and analysis of strategic issues, key constraints and development needs in accordance with the directives of FSM s Development Framework and regional commitments under the Secretariat of the Pacific Community; (ii) facilitation of agreement among key stakeholders on a National Tourism Framework that harmonizes Federal and State efforts to develop and promote sustainable tourism; (iii) preparation of Tourism Action Plans that set out the objectives, priority projects and actions, indicative resource requirements, and implementation arrangements for sustainable tourism development in each of FSM s four states; and (iv) preparation of knowledge dissemination plan to raise awareness about the National Tourism Sector Development Framework and mobilize support for the implementation of State Tourism Action Plans. The comprehensive tourism sector assessment and State Tourism Action Plans will help guide Government, private sector and ADB s future investment priorities. The impact, outcome, outputs, and key activities are in the design and monitoring framework presented in Appendix 1.

Stakeholder Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
The proposed assistance involves the following components: (i) preparation of a comprehensive tourism sector assessment and analysis of strategic issues, key constraints and development needs in accordance with the directives of FSM s Development Framework and regional commitments under the Secretariat of the Pacific Community; (ii) facilitation of agreement among key stakeholders on a National Tourism Framework that harmonizes Federal and State efforts to develop and promote sustainable tourism; (iii) preparation of Tourism Action Plans that set out the objectives, priority projects and actions, indicative resource requirements, and implementation arrangements for sustainable tourism development in each of FSM s four states; and (iv) preparation of knowledge dissemination plan to raise awareness about the National Tourism Sector Development Framework and mobilize support for the implementation of State Tourism Action Plans. The comprehensive tourism sector assessment and State Tourism Action Plans will help guide Government, private sector and ADB s future investment priorities.

During Project Implementation
Implementation of the S-PATA is expected to be carried out intermittently over a period of 12 months to allow adequate time for broad stakeholder consultation, approval of the Framework and Action Plans by the National and State governments, and implementation of the investment forum.



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Timetable

Board Approval
25 Oct 2013

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