Annual Report of the e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund 2012

Institutional Document | April 2013

This report describes and reviews the progress of Fund operations during the period of January to December 2012, 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 was established under ADB in June 2006, with a contribution of $20 million from the Government of the Republic of Korea (GOK). The GOK has since made additional contributions to the Fund: $6.37 million in November 2010, $6 million in September 2011, and $7.85 million in November 2012. This suggests that there is growing demand for the Fund, increasing awareness from DMCs and ADB staff, and a continuing interest to support the promotion ICT and enrichment of knowledge for development. To date, the total Fund contribution has reached $40,220,000.

In 2012, the GOK endorsed 10 proposals and ADB approved six technical assistance (TA) projects for implementation. The GOK-endorsed proposals were equally distributed between the e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership program. Most of the TAs focused on capacity development, on multiple sectors, and were regional in scope.

From 2006 to 2012, the Fund has committed $30.02 million to 64 GOK-endorsed proposals, of which 58 projects worth $27.62 million have been approved by ADB for implementation. Of the 58 ADB-approved TAs, 23 projects were supported under the e-Asia program, while 35 were funded by the Knowledge Partnership program.

Contents 

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Highlights of Fund Operations in 2012
  • Highlights of Overall Fund Operations (2006-2012)
  • Appendixes

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