Regional: Asia's Knowledge Economies: The Next Policy Agenda
The proposed study aims to contribute to an improved understanding of Knowledge-Based Economies (KBEs) in order to help DMCs address practical, operational, and implementation questions for promoting knowledge-based development processes for accelerated growth, with social inclusiveness. It will focus on what developing Asia must do, in terms of policy reforms and investments in knowledge infrastructure.
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|Project Name||Asia's Knowledge Economies: The Next Policy Agenda|
|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||
Education / Tertiary
Industry and trade / Industry and trade sector development
Public sector management / Economic affairs management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||The proposed study aims to contribute to an improved understanding of Knowledge-Based Economies (KBEs) in order to help DMCs address practical, operational, and implementation questions for promoting knowledge-based development processes for accelerated growth, with social inclusiveness. It will focus on what developing Asia must do, in terms of policy reforms and investments in knowledge infrastructure.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
Knowledge has become a key driver of competitiveness and is profoundly shaping the patterns of global economic growth and development. A key message from ADB's 39th Annual Meeting seminar says that developing countries that fail to transform effectively into KBEs will fall further behind more advanced countries, widening the disparities between developed and developing economies.
Many countries in developing Asia have yet to embark on a full-scale knowledge-driven development process, and the high growth rate recorded in recent years has been mostly due to structural transformations from agriculture to industry. If Asia is to maintain its high growth rates, knowledge needs to be put to work as: a driver of competitiveness and productivity growth; a facilitator of welfare and development; and an enabler of better institutions and governance.
|Impact||DMCs adopt effective policies and investments toward advancing knowledge-based economies (KBEs)|
|Description of Outcome||Knowledge of DMCs (ministries of finance and planning; key institutions for education, science and technology) on options for policy, regulatory and institutional reforms, and financing solutions to advance KBEs in Asia improved|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Strategic report comprising thematic and country chapters on success factors for KBEs and specific policy recommendation prepared
2. A strategic high-level seminar to deliberate on study findings and recommendations held
3. Communication plan for taking forward the findings of the study implemented
|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||Various consultative activities will be conducted with stakeholders during data collection and research. These include meetings, possible workshops in selected countries and consultations with research institutions.|
ADB will be the executing agency. The TA will be implemented jointly by the Regional Sustainable Development Department (RSDD) and the Economics and Research Department, in coordination with other key departments.
ADB will establish a high level panel (HLP), comprising 7 experts of international stature to guide the research and final report. External members of the HLP will be engaged as resource persons for 10 person-days each. A team of international and national experts (to be engaged as individual consultants), will conduct research, analyses, write the report and be responsible for its dissemination. The indicative expertise and engagement period for the individual consultants include: (i) international innovation policy and technology expert/team leader (5 person-months); (ii) international knowledge economy specialist (4 person-months); (iii) international ICT expert (3 person-months); (iv) international education, science and technology and industry expert (2 person-months); (v) national thematic experts in specific disciplines (3 X 4 person-months); and (vi) local national consultant for the study secretariat (6 person months).
Consultants will be engaged in line with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). Disbursements under the TA will be done in accordance with the ADB Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Jagannathan, Shanti|
|Responsible ADB Department||Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||SDOD|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||08 May 2012|
|Fact Finding||28 Jun 2012 to 15 Jul 2012|
|Approval||27 Aug 2012|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||09 Jul 2012|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|27 Aug 2012||-||27 Aug 2012||31 Dec 2013||15 Nov 2015||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,300,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,300,000.00||29 Sep 2021||822,505.99|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Asia's Knowledge Economies - The Next Policy Agenda: Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Jun 2016|
|Asia’s Knowledge Economies: Next Policy Agenda||Technical Assistance Reports||Aug 2012|
|Facilitating Cross-Border Transport in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Region (Phase 1)||Technical Assistance Reports||Aug 2012|
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