Consistent with the Indonesia Country Partnership Strategy 2016-2019 priorities of improved infrastructure and better economic growth, the TA subproject will be options for more innovative regional cooperation and integration interventions on cross-border trade and investment for Indonesia. The TA subproject will provide critical inputs to the KSTA 9350: Implementing RCI Operational Plan which aims to support the RCI Operational Plan (RCI-OP) 2016-2020. Specifically, the subproject will provide Indonesia specific guidance and advice to inform the RCI operational plan output 2: _competitiveness through new opportunities supported_ under which a thematic study on Timor-Leste and (Eastern) Indonesia regional cooperation is being conducted. The subproject will focus on activities in Indonesia, linking with other policy and analytical work financed through the C-TA 0013, Sustainable Infrastructure Assistance Program.
|Project Name||Sustainable Infrastructure Assistance Program - Facilitating Regional Cooperation and Integration between Indonesia and Timor-Leste through Enhanced Cross-border Cooperation (Subproject 11)|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Finance / Infrastructure finance and investment funds - Small and medium enterprise finance and leasing
Transport / Multimodal logistics - Transport policies and institutional development - Water transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||Consistent with the Indonesia Country Partnership Strategy 2016-2019 priorities of improved infrastructure and better economic growth, the TA subproject will be options for more innovative regional cooperation and integration interventions on cross-border trade and investment for Indonesia. The TA subproject will provide critical inputs to the KSTA 9350: Implementing RCI Operational Plan which aims to support the RCI Operational Plan (RCI-OP) 2016-2020. Specifically, the subproject will provide Indonesia specific guidance and advice to inform the RCI operational plan output 2: _competitiveness through new opportunities supported_ under which a thematic study on Timor-Leste and (Eastern) Indonesia regional cooperation is being conducted. The subproject will focus on activities in Indonesia, linking with other policy and analytical work financed through the C-TA 0013, Sustainable Infrastructure Assistance Program.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||In December 2016, Indonesian President Joko Widodo reiterated the Government''s plan to develop seven areas bordering parts of Malaysia, Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea to promote commerce, reduce poverty, improve general living standards, and attract workers and their families to help reduce severe agglomeration in Java's major urban centers. One area highlighted is to promote cross-border trade and investment to encourage the economic and social development of areas along the border, as cross-border cooperation opens opportunities for Indonesia's inclusive economic growth objectives and facilitates regional cooperation.|
|Impact||Indonesia's cross-border connectivity and competitiveness in connected markets strengthened.|
|Description of Outcome||Options for more innovative RCI intervention on cross-border trade and investment in Indonesia|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Report on cross-border services for small and medium enterprises
Report on transport connectivity enhancement to support trade demand
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Inception mission was conducted in August 2017 in Jakarta to gain feedback on literature review and proposed methodology. Consultation mission was conducted in NTT and Jakarta in October and November 2017. This included a visit by the team to the Border Control Post at Motaain.
Cross government stakeholder consultations were undertaken alongside financial institutions, NGOs, private businesses and development partners.
This mission resulted in the development of individual reports on (i) transport infrastructure & connectivity (ii) business development and financial services for SMEs . These reports have been integrated into an Interim Report with initial recommendations. This was presented at a joint Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on the 28th February 2018 in Kupang, NTT. The FGD resulted in a request to deepen recommendations on livestock and tourism. Reports on livestock and tourism were prepared, through consultations in May-September and integrated with the interim report findings to create a draft final report. The draft final report was distributed in October 2018 and confirmed through a series of consultations in November-February 2019. Final joint consultations are expected to occur in February-June 2019 to prepare for a subsequent project acting on the recommendations of the final report.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation||
-Stakeholder consultations held with government and private sector between August 2017 and February 2018.
-Joint (Indonesia and Timor-Leste) Focus Group Discussion on interim report.
-Further stakeholder consultations May-September 2018 on tourism & livestock.
-Confirmation/validation missions with stakeholders October-February 2019 on draft Final Report.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Fink, Anna M.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||SDTC-RCI|
|Fact Finding||25 Jul 2017 to 25 Jul 2017|
|Approval||23 Aug 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||25 Mar 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|23 Aug 2017||-||23 Aug 2017||31 Dec 2018||30 Jun 2019||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||200,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||200,000.00||23 Aug 2017||194,354.03|
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|Enhanced Cooperation and Integration between Indonesia and Timor-Leste: Scoping Study||Reports||Jul 2019|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Research Assistant||Individual - Consulting||Closed||14 Sep 2017||20 Sep 2017|
|Project coordinator||Individual - Consulting||Closed||06 Sep 2017||12 Sep 2017|
|Finance and business development services expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||28 Jul 2017||03 Aug 2017|
|Transport/Infrastructure Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||28 Jul 2017||03 Aug 2017|
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