The proposed RETA will promote knowledge sharing on RCI and RCI policy making, and enhance capacity of research institutes in South Asian DMCs through studies, workshops, and dissemination of the studies? and workshops? outcomes. The RETA will further strengthen existing networks of research institutes in South Asia, and facilitate the interaction between academics, policy makers and researchers on regional cooperation.
|Project Name||Supporting Network of Research Institutes and Think-Tanks in South Asia - Phase II|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Regional integration
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Public sector management - Economic affairs management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||The proposed RETA will promote knowledge sharing on RCI and RCI policy making, and enhance capacity of research institutes in South Asian DMCs through studies, workshops, and dissemination of the studies? and workshops? outcomes. The RETA will further strengthen existing networks of research institutes in South Asia, and facilitate the interaction between academics, policy makers and researchers on regional cooperation.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The RETA is consistent with ADB?s Regional Cooperation and Integration (RCI) Strategy, particularly in terms of Regional and Subregional Economic Cooperation Programs (Cross-Border Infrastructure and Related Software), Trade and Investment Cooperation and Integration, and Cooperation in Regional Public Goods because it will produce studies to facilitate these programs and cooperation in a timely manner. The RETA is in line with ADB?s support for regional public goods as well.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||SAARC member countries|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
The RETA will require consulting services of an international consultant for 24 person months as program manager and a domestic consultant for 36 person months as program officer.
The program manager will be responsible in (i) identifying networks of research institutes and preparing draft agreements with research institutes, (ii) providing necessary technical assistance, (iii) reviewing the activities and outputs of these research networks, and (iv) assessing the research proposals to be financed under competitive grants.
The program officer, in close collaboration with the program manager, will support and manage the day-to-day implementation of the program and will be based at ADB Headquarters.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Brunner, Hans-Peter W.|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, SARD|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Phils.
|Concept Clearance||18 Jul 2007|
|Fact Finding||30 Aug 2007 to 02 Sep 2007|
|Approval||09 Nov 2007|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||07 Aug 2007|
|Last PDS Update||18 Jan 2010|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|09 Nov 2007||-||09 Nov 2007||31 Dec 2010||15 Dec 2011||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,200,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,200,000.00||09 Nov 2007||1,120,729.96|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Supporting Network of Research Institutes and Think Tanks in South Asia Phase II||TA Completion Reports||Oct 2012|
|Supporting Network of Research Institutes and Think Tanks in South Asia Phase II||Technical Assistance Reports||Oct 2007|
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