- Technical assistance (TA) helps ADB’s developing member countries (DMCs) implement projects, improve capacity, promote technology transfer and stimulate regional cooperation.
- TA is offered in the form of studies, surveys, workshops, seminars, and training.
- TA helps DMCs obtain development financing by improving their ability to manage projects.
- Previously, there were four TA types:
- Project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA)
- Policy and advisory technical assistance (PATA)
- Capacity development technical assistance (CDTA)
- Research and development technical assistance (RDTA)
- These TA types have been consolidated into two categories:
- Transaction TA (TRTA), which directly benefits a project or is financed by ADB (e.g., project preparation, project implementation support, or policy advice). TRTA can also help develop a public–private partnership as part of transaction advisory services.
- Knowledge and support TA (KSTA), includes all TAs other than transaction TA (e.g., general institutional capacity building, policy advice, and research).
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