Annual Report of the e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund 2013

Institutional Document | March 2014

This report describes and reviews the progress of the Fund operations during the period of January to December 2013, 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 (the 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, $7.85 million in November 2012, and $8 million in November 2013. To date, the total Fund contribution has reached $48,220,000.

In 2013, there were six proposals endorsed by the GOK and seven technical assistance (TA) projects approved by ADB for implementation. Most of the GOK-endorsed proposals were under the e-Asia program; only one TA was under the Knowledge Partnership program. They were mostly regional in scope, with one TA focused on Myanmar, and were directed mainly at capacity development and different sectors.

From 2006 to 2013, the Fund has received 83 proposals and the GOK has committed $33.02 million to fund 70 of them. ADB has approved all 70 TAs for implementation, of which 32 projects were supported under the e-Asia Program while 38 were funded by the Knowledge Partnership program.

Contents 

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Highlights of Fund Operations in 2013 
  • Highlights of Overall Fund Operations (2006-2013)
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

Type
Series
Subjects
  • ADB funds and products
  • Information and Communications Technology
Countries
  • Korea, Republic of

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