Regional: Assessment and Implications of Rationalizing and Phasing Out Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

Sovereign Project | 45077-001 Status: Closed

Project Details

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Jha, Shikha Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department Request for information
  • Regional
  • Technical Assistance
  • Energy
  • Industry and trade
  • Public sector management
Project Name Assessment and Implications of Rationalizing and Phasing Out Fossil-Fuel Subsidies
Project Number 45077-001
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7834-REG: Assessment and Implications of Rationalizing and Phasing Out Fossil-Fuel Subsidies
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform

Industry and trade - Industry and trade sector development

Public sector management - Public expenditure and fiscal management - Social protection initiatives

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
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

Workshops, country seminars and conferences will be organized to consult with governments and other stakeholders and to disseminate the findings of the research study. The inception workshop, to which high-caliber resource persons and economists will be invited, will refine the research problems to be tackled, the analytical framework to be used, and the study methodology to be applied by the project. Representatives from the government, the private sector, academe, and multilateral organizations will be invited to country seminars and conferences to exchange ideas, take stock of the lessons learned from the project, examine its contributions, and chart the way forward.

Analytical papers produced under the project will be published in different formats such as working papers, policy notes/briefs, and journal articles. The final findings from the project would be published in a form that could be used as guidelines by DMCs in reforming their energy sectors and instituting mechanisms to protect the poor from the resulting economic changes. The output will not be designed as a policy prescription but as a guidepost to policy making.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA wil require the services of nine international consultants for a total of 27 person-months and 12 national consultants for a total of 54 person-months. The consulting team will comprise (i) an international energy economist (lead consultant); (ii) an international public finance and energy specialist; (iii) 6 international resource persons; (iv) an international copy editor, (v) 10 national economists; (vi) a national logistics coordinator; and (vii) a national research analyst. The logistics coordinator will manage day-to-day communications and logistics among all stakeholders and keep track of implementation. The research analyst will support the development of a complete database on all information collected during TA implementation to generate longer-term benefits from the TA for ADB and the DMCs. ADB will recruit the consultants in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). A consulting firm will be selected to provide specialists (i), (ii) and (v) according to quality-and-cost-based selection procedures. As the contract budgets from this component are less than $1,000,000, simplified technical proposals will be requested from short-listed firms. The standard quality-cost ratio of 80:20 will be applied. The remaining consultants will be recruited as individual consultants.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Jha, Shikha
Responsible ADB Department Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Responsible ADB Division ERMR
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 05 Aug 2011

TA 7834-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Jul 2011 - 21 Jul 2011 31 Jan 2013 31 Mar 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 21 Jul 2011 740,376.72

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