The objective of the TA is to strengthen the dissemination of information and knowledge on RCI in the Asia and Pacific region. This will involve maintaining the ARIC website, regularly updating its content, increasing its country coverage in some sections of the site and undertaking more content and web interface enhancements. As the number of knowledge resources on RCI grows, more working and occasional papers will be published, including economic monitoring reports, and more seminars and workshops on regional economic integration will be held.
|Project Name||Asia Regional Integration Center (ARIC), Phase II|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Knowledge solutions
|Sector / Subsector||
Public sector management - Economic affairs management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||The objective of the TA is to strengthen the dissemination of information and knowledge on RCI in the Asia and Pacific region. This will involve maintaining the ARIC website, regularly updating its content, increasing its country coverage in some sections of the site and undertaking more content and web interface enhancements. As the number of knowledge resources on RCI grows, more working and occasional papers will be published, including economic monitoring reports, and more seminars and workshops on regional economic integration will be held.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
1. Increased market-led and government- directed regional integration initiatives among DMCs.
2. Increased awareness of RCI initiatives in Asia.
|Description of Outcome||Key stakeholders have ready access to reliable, accurate, and timely information and analysis on (i) RCI initiatives, (ii) issues concerning regional cooperation and integration and (iii) economic and trade indicators in Asia|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Maintenance and improvement of the ARIC website.
2. ADB working paper series on regional economic integration.
3. ADB occasional paper series on regional economic integration.
4. ADB seminar on regional economic integration.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
32 person-months of international consulting services
147 person months of national consulting services
|Responsible ADB Officer||Song, Lei Lei|
|Responsible ADB Department||Office of Regional Economic Integration|
|Responsible ADB Division||Office of Regional Economic Integration|
Asian Development Bank
Lei Lei Song
No. 6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City, 1550 Metro Manila, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||28 Apr 2006|
|Fact Finding||18 Mar 2008 to 04 Apr 2008|
|Approval||28 Apr 2008|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||22 Apr 2010|
|Last PDS Update||19 Oct 2010|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|28 Apr 2008||-||28 Apr 2008||31 Oct 2009||30 Nov 2010||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|900,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||900,000.00||28 Apr 2008||897,563.11|
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