Regional: Strengthening the Capacity of the ASEAN Secretariat in Regional Economic Integration and Policy Dialogue-Phase 2

Sovereign (Public) Project | 41534-012 Status: Closed
Project Name Strengthening the Capacity of the ASEAN Secretariat in Regional Economic Integration and Policy Dialogue-Phase 2
Project Number 41534-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7249-REG: Strengthening the Capacity of the ASEAN Secretariat in Regional Economic Integration and Policy Dialogue-Phase 2
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 1.20 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The current TA will build upon the progress achieved in Phase 1 of the TA.
Impact The intended impact is improved quality and effectiveness of ASEAN policy dialogues conducted the ASEAN Secretariat to make the ASEAN Economic Community a reality by 2015.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The expected outcome is enhanced capacity of the ASEAN Secretariat to facilitate and coordinate the achievement of priority goals of the AEC Blueprint.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Studies on nontariff barriers and nontariff measures business practices in selected markets and products ways of liberalizing trade in services effectiveness of ASEAN free trade agreements (FTAs) potentials of ASEAN FTAs, analysis of impact of ASEAN PRC FTA studies to review and revise the ASEAN dispute settlement system. 2. Developing frameworks and tools for trade facilitation and macroeconomic assessment. 3. Training on developments in services trade study missions to selected competition regulatory bodies training on interpretation and drafting of laws, agreements and other legal documents 4. Conferences, seminars, and workshops for exchange of knowledge products.

Study on nontariff barriers and nontariff measures applied at the industry and firm level in selected

ASEAN countries; trade facilitation assessment framework; study on ways of liberalizing trade in

services, identifying limitations, issues, implications, and approaches; training course in developments in services trade, General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), and issues in services negotiations and

scheduling; study on business practices in the wholesale and retail sectors in Indonesia, Thailand, and

Viet Nam; study on effectiveness of ASEAN FTAs

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Two international consultants (for 36 person months) a macroeconomist and a trade economist based at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia will oversee the work related to macroeconomics and finance, and trade. Two national consultants (for 18 person months each), also based in ASEAN Secretariat, will support the international consultants and coordinate with ADB. A project coordinator (national, for 18 person months) based at the ADB Headquarters will oversee the implementation of the TA and coordinate with the ASEAN Secretariat. ASEAN Secretariat , though ADB, will recruit two consulting firms for 2 studies to hire experts for these studies
Responsible ADB Officer Hu, Xinglan
Responsible ADB Department Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Responsible ADB Division ERCI
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Concept Clearance 16 Oct 2008
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2009 to 25 Mar 2009
Approval 09 Mar 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 19 Feb 2009
Last PDS Update 19 Feb 2009

TA 7249-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Mar 2009 - 09 Mar 2009 31 Aug 2010 31 Dec 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,200,000.00 09 Mar 2009 904,449.47

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