Regional: Policies for Industrial and Service Diversification in Asia in the 21st Century
This TA will (i) analyze the relevance and importance of industrial and service diversification strategies in a globalized world as a development tool; (ii) study how Asian developing countries can use the different tools to promote economic diversification to achieve their modernization and development objectives; (iii) discuss the successful experience of the Republic of Korea and draw lessons for Asia's developing countries; and (iv) to discuss the lessons that the Republic of Korea can draw from the experience of the advanced Western countries, as the latter also use different tools to promote the diversification of their economies.
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
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|Project Name||Policies for Industrial and Service Diversification in Asia in the 21st Century|
|Country / Economy||Regional
Korea, Republic of
China, People's Republic of
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Partnerships
|Sector / Subsector||
Industry and trade / Trade and services
Public sector management / Economic affairs management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||This TA will (i) analyze the relevance and importance of industrial and service diversification strategies in a globalized world as a development tool; (ii) study how Asian developing countries can use the different tools to promote economic diversification to achieve their modernization and development objectives; (iii) discuss the successful experience of the Republic of Korea and draw lessons for Asia's developing countries; and (iv) to discuss the lessons that the Republic of Korea can draw from the experience of the advanced Western countries, as the latter also use different tools to promote the diversification of their economies.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||To influence policy makers' views on industrial diversification and long-term planning. The lessons derived from the industrial diversification experience of some ADB member countries.|
|Impact||Influence policy makers' views on industrial diversification and long-term planning|
|Description of Outcome||Lessons from ADB member countries on diversification are available to other developing member countries' policy makers|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Workshops in 2012 and 2013
Publication in 2013-2014
|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|
A. Economists / Social Scientists (10 international consultants, 10 person-months, intermittent)
1. Under the supervision of the Project Officer, the consultants will be responsible for conceptualizing, designing, and undertaking studies on Industrial Diversification and Sophistication issues. The consultants are expected to prepare selected chapters of the report, enhanced with graphs, charts, and boxes, following the ADB Handbook of Style and Usage. The experts will participate in the conferences, present their findings, and revise their papers based on comments received.
2. In particular, the consultants will perform the following tasks:
" review the literature and ADB studies on the assigned topic;
" participate actively in workshops or brainstorming sessions (tentatively scheduled on September 2012 and November 2012);
" draft a 25 35 page chapter covering the assigned topic;
" prepare graphs, tables, and boxes to enhance the write-ups;
" discuss with the concerned ADB staff the development of the assigned topic;
" revise these drafts to incorporate comments and feedback from ADB staff and workshop discussants;
" finalize the chapter by March 2013; and
" perform other related tasks as assigned by ERD.
3. The international consultants should have: (i) a Postgraduate degree in Economics or related field; (ii) expert knowledge of development issues in developing Asia; (iii) proven capacity for both quantitative and policy-oriented analyses; and (iv) proven capacity to synthesize complex issues and identify key policy messages for policy-makers, donors, and other stakeholders.
B. Economic Editor (1 international consultant, 1 person-month, intermittent)
4. Under the supervision of the Project Officer, the Economic Editor shall be responsible for reviewing and editing the substance and form of the final report to ensure coherence, sound economic arguments, and the highest publication standards. He/she shall assist in preparing the Executive Summary / Highlights of the report, including the tables and charts. He/she will also make suggestions as to the layout.
5. In particular, the economic editor will carry out for the volume and executive summary / highlights the following:
" examine the economic arguments to assess whether they are logical and based on accepted economic theory and principles;
" rewrite text, add or delete information, and help revise pages or sections if needed to tighten economic arguments;
" fill in the discussions and ensure the smooth flow of ideas; and
" examine tables, figures, and charts to ensure data consistency within pages and across documents and suggest deletions and additions to ensure that they are useful.
C. Economists / Policy Makers (5 resource persons, 3 person-months, intermittent)
6. Resource persons with background as policy makers and/or experts will be engaged to review the draft chapters and to participate as discussants in the workshops.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Felipe, Jesus|
|Responsible ADB Department||Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Office of the Chief Economist, ERD|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||06 Jul 2012|
|Fact Finding||16 Oct 2012 to 02 Nov 2012|
|Approval||07 Sep 2012|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||20 Jul 2012|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|07 Sep 2012||-||07 Sep 2012||31 Dec 2013||30 Sep 2015||03 Nov 2015|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||500,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||500,000.00||17 Jun 2022||397,932.93|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Policies for Industrial and Service Diversification in Asia in the 21st Century: Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Jan 2016|
|Policies for Industrial and Service Diversification in Asia in the 21st Century||Technical Assistance Reports||Sep 2012|
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