The project will promote knowledge exchange and network partnerships between key government agencies and think tank institutions in the region. The RETA is designed to gather best practices in poverty reduction and help facilitate such exchanges. It will work closely with knowledge hubs in India, PRChina, Korea as well as others in Southeast Asia and in South, West and Central Asia.
|Project Name||Regional Knowledge and Partnership Networks for Poverty Reduction and Inclusive Growth|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Public sector management - Economic affairs management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||The project will promote knowledge exchange and network partnerships between key government agencies and think tank institutions in the region. The RETA is designed to gather best practices in poverty reduction and help facilitate such exchanges. It will work closely with knowledge hubs in India, PRChina, Korea as well as others in Southeast Asia and in South, West and Central Asia.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Impact||Policy makers and government think tanks in the region have better access to knowledge and learning from shared experiences on key issues of the new poverty and inclusive growth agenda, especially in the area of rural-urban integration|
|Description of Outcome||Strengthened role of IPRCC in cooperation with other think tank institutions - as knowledge hub for poverty reduction and inclusive growth in Asia|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Better quality of poverty reduction and inclusive growth training delivered to government officials in Asia (and other regions)
Knowledge exchange at the subnational level on geographically balanced development and rural-urban integration
Staff development for IPRCC (and potentially other institutions) as regional hub for the Asia inclusive growth and poverty network
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||The project will be a regional project with specific support to knowledge centers in PRC, India and the Republic of Korea to other poverty knowledge centers in Southeast, South, and Central Asia as well to development institutions like ADB and others.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The project will engage one international economist as knowledge management coordinator for poverty reduction and inclusive growth and for setting up the regional poverty website, for writing policy briefs, and for editing the electronic poverty newsletter hire five national economists with specific expertises in web writing for summarizing national reports with regional relevance on poverty reduction recruit an economic editor for helping ADB sharing its knowledge on poverty reduction and inclusive growth work with an expert for web development and make provision for short term experts on emerging topics of poverty reduction and inclusive growth|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Bauer, Armin|
|Responsible ADB Department||SDTC|
|Responsible ADB Division||SDTC-SOC|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||14 Mar 2007|
|Fact Finding||19 Nov 2007 to 08 Jan 2008|
|Approval||14 Nov 2008|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||16 May 2007|
|Last PDS Update||18 Oct 2010|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|14 Nov 2008||-||14 Nov 2008||31 Dec 2011||31 Jul 2016||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||1,400,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,400,000.00||14 Nov 2008||1,093,222.13|
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