The current TA will build upon the progress achieved in Phase 1 of the TA.
|Project Name||Strengthening the Capacity of the ASEAN Secretariat in Regional Economic Integration and Policy Dialogue-Phase 2|
|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|
|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.|
|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|
|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)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|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|
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|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|09 Mar 2009||-||09 Mar 2009||31 Aug 2010||31 Dec 2014||-|
|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 Mar 2009||904,449.47|
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