Project Name
Supporting Research on Pacific Development
Project Number
Country / Economy
  • Regional
Project Status
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9936-REG: Supporting Research on Pacific Development
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Operational Priorities
  • OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector
  • Public sector management / Public expenditure and fiscal management

No gender elements

The proposed small-scale knowledge and support TA will design and implement a graduate research fellowship program covering Pacific development issues, including the administration of the application and selection process to award the graduate research fellowships, supervision and support for the graduate fellows' research activities, and dissemination of the research outputs through knowledge-sharing activities including policy

relevant publications. The TA will finance at least three (3) awards of a graduate research fellowship for graduate thesis or dissertation research on a priority Pacific development issue or subject. The research topics will be informed by consultations with senior officials of PDMCs.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

This TA supports Strategy 2030's approach of strengthening knowledge services and working with DMCs to identify their needs, undertake high quality research, and generate and share relevant knowledge products through partnerships with policy and academic institutions.


Increased understanding of the development challenges of the Pacific

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

More awareness of development challenges in Pacific developing member countries.

Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

Research studies conducted by at least three research fellows

Policy-relevant Research Summaries of research prepared by the research fellows on Pacific development issues.

Knowledge sharing programs to convey the findings and discuss potential mitigating actions and policies with key stakeholders in the Pacific conducted.

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

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


Responsible ADB Officer
Kim, Jung Ho
Responsible ADB Department
Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division
Office of the Director General, PARD (PAOD)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank


Concept Clearance
Fact Finding
20 Dec 2019
Last Review Mission
Last PDS Update
03 Jan 2020


TA 9936-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Dec 2019 - 20 Dec 2019 29 Feb 2024 20 Dec 2024 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
05 Apr 2024 18,750.00
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