Annual Report of the e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund 2011 | Asian Development Bank

Annual Report of the e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund 2011

Institutional Document | March 2012

This report describes and reviews the progress of the Fund operations during the period of January to December 2011, in compliance with the reporting requirements stipulated in the ADB Board Paper and the ADB-GOK Channel Financing Agreement.

The e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund established under ADB in June 2006, with a contribution of $20 million from the Government of the Republic of Korea (GOK), represented by the Ministry of Strategy and Finance and by the Export–Import Bank of Korea. The GOK provided an additional contribution to the Fund amounting to $6.37 million in November 2010 and $6 million in September 2011, for a total Fund contribution of $32,370,000, to date.

In 2011, the GOK endorsed 14 proposals and ADB approved 13 technical assistance (TA) projects for implementation. There were significantly more projects endorsed and approved under Knowledge Partnership compared to those under the e-Asia program. The ADB-approved TAs, most of which supported capacity development, were prominently regional in scope and focused on public sector management, followed by finance, multiple sectors, and water and other municipal infrastructure and services.

From 2006 to 2011, the Fund has committed $25.62 million to 53 GOK-endorsed projects, of which 52 projects worth $24.62 million have been approved by ADB. In terms of the number of TA approved for implementation, the e-Asia Program has supported 21 projects while the Knowledge Partnership program has funded 31 projects.

Contents 

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Highlights of Fund Operations in 2011
  • Highlights of Overall Fund Operations (2006-2011)
  • Appendixes