Regional: Asia's Knowledge Economies: The Next Policy Agenda

Sovereign Project | 46247-001 Status: Closed

Project Details

Project Officer
Jagannathan, Shanti Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Request for information
  • Regional
  • Technical Assistance
  • Education
  • Industry and trade
  • Public sector management
Project Name Asia's Knowledge Economies: The Next Policy Agenda
Project Number 46247-001
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8140-REG: Asia's Knowledge Economies: Next Policy Agenda
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
TA 8140-REG: Asia's Knowledge Economies: The Next Policy Agenda (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 300,000.00
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
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 Regional

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
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.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

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 Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Jagannathan, Shanti
Responsible ADB Department Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Responsible ADB Division SDOD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 09 Jul 2012

TA 8140-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Aug 2012 - 27 Aug 2012 31 Dec 2013 15 Nov 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,300,000.00 27 Aug 2012 822,505.99

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