Regional: Provision of Knowledge Products and Services to Developing Member Countries through Systematic Knowledge Sharing

Sovereign Project | 46244-001 Status: Active

Knowledge plays a vital role in driving economic growth and achieving development outcomes. Provision of knowledge products and services (KPS) has been a key part of ADB's development assistance. In 2008, ADB made knowledge solutions one of the drivers of change in Strategy 2020. Subsequently, ADB undertook a number of initiatives to scale up and strengthen its knowledge operations. One of these initiatives is the establishment of the Knowledge Sharing and Services Center (KSSC). Part of KSSC's mandate is to deliver knowledge sharing and support services in ADB and for DMCs by enhancing internal knowledge sharing and developing external knowledge sharing and partnerships.

Project Details

Project Officer
Kikkawa Takenaka, Aiko Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Public sector management
  • Transport
 
Project Name Provision of Knowledge Products and Services to Developing Member Countries through Systematic Knowledge Sharing
Project Number 46244-001
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8392-REG: Provision of Knowledge Products and Services to Developing Members Countries Through Systematic Knowledge Sharing
People's Republic of China Regional Cooperation and Poverty Reduction Fund US$ 500,000.00
TA 8392-REG: Provision of Knowledge Products and Services to Developing Members Countries Through Systematic Knowledge Sharing
People's Republic of China Regional Cooperation and Poverty Reduction Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Education - Pre-primary and primary

Energy - Energy utility services

Public sector management - Public administration

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description Knowledge plays a vital role in driving economic growth and achieving development outcomes. Provision of knowledge products and services (KPS) has been a key part of ADB's development assistance. In 2008, ADB made knowledge solutions one of the drivers of change in Strategy 2020. Subsequently, ADB undertook a number of initiatives to scale up and strengthen its knowledge operations. One of these initiatives is the establishment of the Knowledge Sharing and Services Center (KSSC). Part of KSSC's mandate is to deliver knowledge sharing and support services in ADB and for DMCs by enhancing internal knowledge sharing and developing external knowledge sharing and partnerships.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy This technical assistance is proposed to support provision of KPS to DMCs through systematic knowledge sharing.
Impact Greater development effectiveness of ADB operations and of development projects of DMCs and more informed development policy-making in DMCs.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Increased capacity in ADB to capture and apply knowledge embedded in its operations and more knowledge sharing among think tanks in developing Asia.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Capturing ADB's Operations Knowledge:

Proposal of a model to extract embedded knowledge in ADB operations

Capturing ADB's Operations Knowledge:

Launch of demonstrative knowledge products.

Asia Think Tanks Networking:

Establishment of a network of Asian think tanks for sharing knowledge, particular attention will be given to the needs of the low-income DMCs

Asia Think Tanks Networking:

Knowledge sharing events

Asia Think Tanks Networking:

Knowledge products

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 Consultants will be recruited, either individually or through firms. The implementation of TA activities will require the services of international consultants (up to 7 person-months, intermittent) and national consultants (up to 31 person-months, intermittent).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Kikkawa Takenaka, Aiko
Responsible ADB Department Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Responsible ADB Division Office of the Chief Economist, ERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines

Timetable

Concept Clearance 25 Jun 2012
Fact Finding 16 Feb 2013 to 05 Mar 2013
MRM -
Approval 30 May 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 16 Apr 2013

TA 8392-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 May 2013 - 30 May 2013 30 Nov 2014 31 Mar 2018 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 725,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 725,000.00 30 May 2013 560,167.55

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