Project Name Promoting Regional Knowledge Sharing Partnerships
Project Number 46310-001
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8430-REG: Promoting Regional Knowledge Sharing Partnerships
People's Republic of China Regional Cooperation and Poverty Reduction Fund US$ 600,000.00
TA: Promoting Regional Knowledge Sharing Partnerships
People's Republic of China Regional Cooperation and Poverty Reduction Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Economic affairs management - Public expenditure and fiscal management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The TA envisions an enhanced knowledge sharing and cooperation among PRC, MON, and other developing countries in the Asia and Pacific region. The outcome of the TA will be successful implementation of the RKSI, resulting in increased awareness of best practices and emerging issues and challenges in the region and enabling improved sector policymaking and capacity building among PRC, MON, and other DMCs in the region. The main outputs of the TA are KSEs including workshops on development themes and issues, publications on results of the KSE workshops and policy research work, policy advice from international experts, study tours, interactive websites on exchange of knowledge, demonstration projects on knowledge sharing, capacity building seminars, and knowledge partnership agreements with centers of knowledge excellence.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The TA will promote a regional knowledge sharing initiative (RKSI) by building on the gains from the KSP experience in PRC and knowledge support to MON. The TA will enhance the existing knowledge cooperation as well as regional cooperation among PRC, MON, and other DMCs. The TA will share development knowledge and experiences among DMCs. The TA will mobilize resources under the same framework of cooperation, with the aim of improving the effectiveness of knowledge sharing and establishing a knowledge center of excellence serving as platform for knowledge sharing.

The TA will enable sharing of successful case studies and lessons learned from other DMCs through Knowledge Sharing Events (KSEs) and promote networking among knowledge institutions in the region, linking the RKSI with agencies in PRC, MON, and other DMCs.

Impact Enhanced knowledge sharing and cooperation among PRC, MON and other developing countries in the Asia and Pacific region.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Successful implementation of the RKSI, resulting in Increased awareness of best practices and emerging issues and challenges among PRC, MON and DMCs in the region
Progress Toward Outcome

As of 28 September, the TA has successfully supported (i) the funding, design and implementation of 7 knowledge sharing events together with domestic partners covering renewable energy, urban and social development, capacity building, economic transformation, poverty reduction; (ii) co-sponsorship of 17 knowledge events with various domestic and international partners; (iii) publication of 7 knowledge products and 32 video clips on climate change, public-private partnerships (PPPs), urban development, technical and vocational training, air quality, and economic transformation; (iv) RKSI Strategy Workshop and website launch on 14 July 2016; and (v) ADB PRC 30th anniversary events. The various RKSI activities have been using the One ADB approach, which involves SDCC, ERCD, SERD, and SARD in providing sound knowledge services and promoting innovative solutions.

The TA will continue to support knowledge sharing and knowledge exchange, including the ADB-PRC 30th anniversary in November 2016.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

KSE workshops on development themes to enhance awareness on best practices and emerging development issues in the region

Publications on results of the KSE workshops and policy research work

Policy advice from international experts

Study tours

Interactive website on exchange of knowledge

Demonstration projects on knowledge sharing

Knowledge partnership agreements with centers of knowledge excellence

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

The ADB-PRC Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative (RKSI) was launched on 30 August 2012 in Beijing with high level PRC government officials in attendance. This marked the start of an new era of knowledge sharing support to PRC by ADB.

As of 28 September, the TA has successfully supported (i) the funding, design and implementation of 7 knowledge sharing events together with domestic partners covering renewable energy, urban and social development, capacity building, economic transformation, poverty reduction; (ii) co-sponsorship of 17 knowledge events with various domestic and international partners; (iii) publication of 7 knowledge products and 32 video clips on climate change, public-private partnerships (PPPs), urban development, technical and vocational training, air quality, and economic transformation; (iv) RKSI Strategy Workshop and website launch on 14 July 2016; and (v) ADB PRC 30th anniversary events.

An increase in TA amount is being processed to fund remaining RKSI activities in 2016.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Regular consultations with the PRC Ministry of Finance are held in the design of the RKSI as well as on the status of proposed funding for the RKSI TA.
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will engage individual international consultants for 10 person-months and a total of 8 person-months of individual national consultants. ADB will recruit the consultants in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). The TA will also finance regional knowledge sharing activities, including resource persons, international participants and the preparation and finalization of knowledge products developed in connection with these events.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Fei Yu
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Office of the Director General, EARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines

Timetable

Concept Clearance 19 Jul 2012
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 16 Aug 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2016

TA 8430-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Aug 2013 - 16 Aug 2013 25 Mar 2015 31 Dec 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 16 Aug 2013 409,998.50

 
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