In recognition of the ADB's strategic agenda of promoting inclusive growth and managing for development results, the TA will help support evidence-based research on creation of good jobs and employment and other related relevant development issues looking at both macroeconomic and microeconomic dimensions. It will also aid in producing economic, demographic, social, financial, and environmental indicators, including the MDG indicators for monitoring results at the country level. Both research and statistics are ultimately key components to understanding inclusive growth.
|Project Name||Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2011|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Public sector management / Economic affairs management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||In recognition of the ADB's strategic agenda of promoting inclusive growth and managing for development results, the TA will help support evidence-based research on creation of good jobs and employment and other related relevant development issues looking at both macroeconomic and microeconomic dimensions. It will also aid in producing economic, demographic, social, financial, and environmental indicators, including the MDG indicators for monitoring results at the country level. Both research and statistics are ultimately key components to understanding inclusive growth.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific (KI) is one of the flagship publications of ADB and is considered the preeminent statistical data book of ADB. For over 4 decades, it has produced annual statistics on economic, demographic, social, financial and environmental aspects of ADB member countries, including the statistics on the Millennium Development Goals Indicators. These statistics are highly used by policy makers, investors, and researchers as they are widely disseminated. The publication also contains a special chapter that deals with a topic that is currently a key policy issue, a measurement issue, or a development challenge. The special chapter is based on original evidence-based research. The special chapter of KI 2010, _The Rise of Asia's Middle Class_, looked at the issues regarding the growth and impact of the region's rapidly expanding middle class and its economic and policy implications. For KI 2011, the special chapter will address the issues related to the creation of good jobs in the region. This topic is meant to focus more broadly on employment policies that can reduce poverty and create more stable and inclusive growth within the region. It will address issues both on the public as well as the private sector, including the role of labor market institutions, and identify potential constraints to creating good jobs for different genders and rural and urban areas.
KI 2010 has been the most downloaded publication for the period 20 August-31 December 2010 after its launch on 19 August 2010 as per the statistics from the Department of External Relations. As an important knowledge product of ADB, it is important to maintain and improve the quality of the publication and effectively disseminate its messages and data contents so that it reaches its target audience and can be viewed as a credible and valid source for statistics and relevant development policy issues. As such, the TA will also support the dissemination activities of KI 2011. The TA will also support the preparatory activities for the KI 2012, such as background research papers and workshops on probable themes of current policy interest for the special chapter; review of data tables and initiating data preparation through data search from national and international data sources; and research on statistical practices and methods for the statistical tables.
Influence the policy environment, investment decisions, and project formulation through the rigorous, evidence-based research findings and high quality statistics in the Key Indicators 2011, and promote ADB's reputation as a credible source of knowledge about the region
Better informed policies and projects
|Description of Outcome||Improved content and quality of the special chapter and statistics of Key Indicators 2011 to provide credible information on emerging issues that affect the socioeconomic development status of the DMCs|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Key Indicators 2011
Highlights of Key Indicators 2011
Online links to Key Indicators 2011 statistical tables and special chapter
Background research papers
|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||The following experts are needed for the project: Key Economic and Statistical Indicators Expert, Economic Statistics Expert, Economic and Statistics Specialists, Manuscript or Copy Editors, Graphics Designer, Lead Labor Economics Consultant, International Economics or Sociological Consultants, Labor Economists , Survey Specialist, Survey Data Processor, Labor and Employment Analyst,|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Kaushal Joshi|
|Responsible ADB Department||Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Development Indicators and Policy Research Division|
Asian Development Bank
Kaushal Joshi, Senior Statistician
6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||04 Feb 2011|
|Approval||24 Mar 2011|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||09 Feb 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|24 Mar 2011||-||24 Mar 2011||30 Jun 2012||30 Jun 2013||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|800,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||800,000.00||24 Mar 2011||780,662.51|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2011||TA Completion Reports||Mar 2014|
|Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2011: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Mar 2011|
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