Project Name Knowledge Development Support for Southeast Asia II
Project Number 54449-001
Country Regional
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA: Knowledge Development Support for Southeast Asia II
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

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

Education - Education sector development

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform

Finance - Finance sector development

Industry and trade - Industry and trade sector development

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

Public sector management - Economic affairs management - Public administration

Transport - Transport policies and institutional development

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description This knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the timely and coordinated generation and delivery of knowledge solutions and policy advice to developing member countries (DMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and subregional entities, to promote inclusive growth and increase ADB's operational efficiency and policy impact. It will also enhance the impact of ADB's knowledge products, services, and support in Southeast Asia, and facilitate DMCs collaboration with solutions providers from the private sector, academia, and research institutes.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA is included in approved Country Operations Business Plans and supports ADB's Strategy 2030 operational priorities of addressing poverty, reducing inequalities, making cities more livable, tackling climate change, and fostering regional cooperation and integration

(i) The efficacy of Southeast Asian DMCs' projects, programs, and policies bolstered, supporting Southeast Asian DMCs' and subregional entities' work to promote inclusive growth and advance green, resilient, and sustainable economic recovery amidst and in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

(ii) The use of ADB's KPS and knowledge solutions among Southeast Asian DMCs and subregional entities improved, and engagement broadened between (a) DMCs and subregional entities; and (b) solution providers from the private sector, academia, civil society, and research institutes

Outcome Southeast Asian DMCs and regional entities are better positioned to assess and adopt knowledge solutions that can grapple with priority development challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, and strengthen relevant policies and regulations

Knowledge solutions provided in a timely manner

Sharing of innovative knowledge solutions with and among DMCs supported

Geographical Location Regional
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 Rush, Jason M.
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Office of the Director General, SERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Concept Clearance 23 Dec 2020
Fact Finding 16 Nov 2020 to 31 Dec 2020
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 19 Jan 2021

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