China, People's Republic of: Support for the Thirteenth Five-Year Plan

Sovereign Project | 48093-001 Status: Approved

Summary

The objective of this TA is to assist the PRC in preparing the 13th FYP to overcome the middle income trap and achieve more inclusive and sustainable development. The scope of this TA includes a background analysis of the PRC's current development and challenges, socio-economic structure, growth potential, internal and external forces that are likely to drive change in the next 5 years. ADB's knowledge contribution towards the PRC's preparation of the 13th Five-Year plan will be made, not only through this particular TA, but also through many other recent, ongoing, and planned knowledge work by various "knowledge producers" within ADB. This TA will primarily focus on the three key challenges:

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Project Name Support for the Thirteenth Five-Year Plan
Project Number 48093-001
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8641-PRC: Support for the People's Republic of China's 13th Five-Year Plan
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

The objective of this TA is to assist the PRC in preparing the 13th FYP to overcome the middle income trap and achieve more inclusive and sustainable development. The scope of this TA includes a background analysis of the PRC's current development and challenges, socio-economic structure, growth potential, internal and external forces that are likely to drive change in the next 5 years. ADB's knowledge contribution towards the PRC's preparation of the 13th Five-Year plan will be made, not only through this particular TA, but also through many other recent, ongoing, and planned knowledge work by various "knowledge producers" within ADB. This TA will primarily focus on the three key challenges:

1. Industrial transformation. The TA will examine issues such as industrial upgrading and innovations (policies, institutions, technical progress, governance and capacity), high-quality service sector development, role of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and small and medium enterprises (SMEs), role of private sector, power of the market, and financial sector efficiency. This part of the work will also draw on recent, ongoing, and planned ADB knowledge work in this area to avoid duplication.

2. Rural-urban transformation. The TA will examine issues such as balanced rural-urban development (e.g. inclusive development, and rural and urban infrastructure including transport), service provision and benefits (including migrants); security of tenure and equitable benefit from transfer of operating rights, agricultural modernization, and agribusiness transformation. This part of the work will also draw on recent, ongoing, and planned ADB knowledge work in this area (e.g. industrial relocation, rural-urban integration, urban and rural transport, and agricultural transformation) to avoid duplication.

3. Human resource transformation. The TA will examine issues such as surplus labor, aging population, human resource development, entrepreneurship, capacity development to support the above transformations, vocational education and training, and the role of knowledge. This part of the work will also draw on recent, ongoing, and planned ADB knowledge work (e.g. technical and vocational education and training) in this area to avoid duplication.

The TA will analyze the key issues under each of the 3 areas, and provide appropriate policy recommendations. The proposed reforms will be sequenced and linked to the central theme of overcoming the middle income trap.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Achieved more inclusive and sustainable development and overcome the middle income trap.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Improved policy and regulatory environment to support industrial transformation, rural-urban transformation, and human resource transformation.
Progress Toward Outcome It will be evaluated when the project is completed.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

The outputs will comprise reports, workshops, field research and dissemination.

1. Reports

(i) 1 main report (a synthesis of 3 sub-reports)

(ii) 3 sub-reports on

a. Industrial Transformation

b. Rural-urban Transformation

c. Human Resource Transformation

2. Workshops

3. Field research

4. Dissemination event

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

The inception workshop was conducted on 21 July 2014; the midterm workshop was held on 10 September 2014; and the final workshop was held on 23 October 2014. The final draft reports were submitted to the NDRC on 1 December 2014. The project will be closed by 31 December 2015.

The TA is extended to 31 December 2016.

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Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Close consultation with the EA and other agencies concerned.
During Project Implementation Close consultation with the EA and other agencies concerned.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services A total of 33 person-months of individual consulting services (two international consultants for 9 person-months and four national consultants for a total of 24 person-months) will be provided. The TA will also engage resource persons for workshops and specific technical inputs. The consultants will be engaged in line with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All procurement will be done in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Philip Chang
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
National Development and Reform Commission
No. 8 South Yuetan St.
Beijing 100824
China

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 19 Feb 2014 to 19 Feb 2014
MRM -
Approval 22 Apr 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

TA 8641-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Apr 2014 16 May 2014 16 May 2014 30 Apr 2015 31 Dec 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 160,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 960,000.00 22 Apr 2014 453,395.85
Title Document Type Document Date
Support for the Thirteenth Five-Year Plan Technical Assistance Reports Apr 2014

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