Project Name Supporting Innovative Knowledge Solutions in South Asia
Project Number 56269-001
Country / Economy Regional
Sri Lanka
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 10019-REG: Supporting Innovative Knowledge Solutions in South Asia
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.38 million
Operational Priorities OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development

Energy / Energy efficiency and conservation

Finance / Small and medium enterprise finance and leasing

Information and communication technology / ICT strategy and policy, and capacity development

Transport / Multimodal logistics

Gender No gender elements
Description The knowledge and support TA will support formulation, implementation and dissemination of operationally relevant knowledge solutions for development strategies in South Asia, particularly strategies, policies, plans, and other knowledge products and services for a green and resilient post-COVID recovery, through in-depth analysis, stakeholder consultations, and high-level policy advice.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy South Asia has about 1.5 billion people and is one of the poorest regions in the world. Although globalization has brought opportunities, so far only a small percentage of people have benefited. Despite high rates of economic growth in recent years and steady progress in poverty reduction, the region is still home to nearly half of the world's poor. The region is prone to climate and geological disasters such as floods, droughts, cyclones or storms, earthquakes, and landslides. Increasing average temperatures and changes in seasonal rainfall patterns are already having adverse effects across South Asia affecting populations, infrastructure, ecosystems, and livelihoods.

Green and resilient post-COVID recovery and inclusive economic growth in SARD countries improved and sustained.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Knowledge solutions for green, resilient, and inclusive development adopted by SARD DMCs

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Integrated and multi-disciplinary approach for strengthening country knowledge programming delivered

Regional and country-level innovative knowledge solutions relating to a digital economy supported

Knowledge sharing, dissemination, and learning events enhanced

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Bangladesh - Nation-wide; Bhutan - Nation-wide; India - Nation-wide; Maldives - Nation-wide; Nepal - Nation-wide; Sri Lanka - Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will engage a mix of consulting firms, individual consultants and resource persons and carry out procurement following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. Consultants' qualifications selection will be used if consulting services are engaged through a firm. Experts will be contracted via consulting firms or as individuals depending on the scope and requirements of the planned activities. Output based and/or lump-sum contracts will also be considered, but time-based contracts will be used as appropriate.
Procurement Not applicable
Responsible ADB Officer Asanova, Jazira
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Office of the Director General, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Concept Clearance 18 Oct 2022
Fact Finding -
Approval 08 Dec 2022
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 08 Dec 2022

TA 10019-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Dec 2022 - 08 Dec 2022 31 Dec 2025 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,375,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,375,000.00 19 Apr 2023 0.00
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