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Regional: Asia Regional Integration Center, Phase IV

Nonsovereign (Private) Project | 45135-001 Status: Closed

In April 2005, the Office of Regional Economic Integration (OREI) was established to support the Bank's work on regional cooperation and integration (RCI). In July 2006, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) adopted an RCI strategy to support ADB's overarching goal of poverty reduction through regional collective actions. Consistent with this strategy, OREI launched the Asia Regional Integration Center (ARIC) website in October 2006 as a one-stop web-based knowledge and information portal on the progress of RCI initiatives in the region. This period marked the first phase of an RCI-focused ARIC technical assistance (TA). Further, in April 2008, ADB adopted Strategy 2020, which identified regional integration as one of three development agendas and RCI as one of its core specialization and operational areas.

Project Details

Project Officer
Villafuerte, James P. Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name Asia Regional Integration Center, Phase IV
Project Number 45135-001
Borrower/Company
Country Regional
Location Regional
Type or Modality of Assistance
7913 Technical Assistance USD 1.48 million Approved
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Finance / Finance sector development

Industry and trade / Trade and services

Public sector management / Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Responsible ADB Department Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Responsible ADB Division ERCI
Responsible ADB Officer Villafuerte, James P.
Project Sponsor(s)
Objectives and Scope

In April 2005, the Office of Regional Economic Integration (OREI) was established to support the Bank's work on regional cooperation and integration (RCI). In July 2006, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) adopted an RCI strategy to support ADB's overarching goal of poverty reduction through regional collective actions. Consistent with this strategy, OREI launched the Asia Regional Integration Center (ARIC) website in October 2006 as a one-stop web-based knowledge and information portal on the progress of RCI initiatives in the region. This period marked the first phase of an RCI-focused ARIC technical assistance (TA). Further, in April 2008, ADB adopted Strategy 2020, which identified regional integration as one of three development agendas and RCI as one of its core specialization and operational areas.

This technical assistance (TA) aims to assist the RCI work in the Bank by strengthening the ARIC website as a knowledge and information portal for RCI, thereby adding value to ADB's role as a knowledge institution. Building on the successes of previous TA projects, this TA will improve ARIC's RCI databases and develop an indicator system to track the progress of regional integration and its concomitant effects in the region--contributing to economic growth and reducing economic uncertainty and financial volatility. It will also enhance ARIC's role to keep a close watch and provide up-to-date analyses of the changing global economic and financial environment--activities that have become more important in the wake of increasing global uncertainty and financial volatility.

Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Safeguard Categories
Environment
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

international consultants: Lead Economist (18 person-months); Economists (total 18 person-months total); Economics and Copyeditor (15 person-months)

national consultants: Assistant Lead Economist (total 18 person-months); Economic Analysts (total 144 person-months); Web Administrator and Programmers (total 36 person-months); Multi-media Designer and Developer (total 18 person-months); System nd Database Developer (total 18 person-months); Typesetter (total 4 person-months); Project Specialist (total 18 person-months)

Procurement Database, equipment, and computer software
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
Concept Clearance 20 Sep 2011
Credit Committee Meeting -
Approval 16 Nov 2011
Last PDS Update 20 Sep 2011

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