Regional: Asian Development Outlook 2014

Sovereign Project | 47079-001 Status: Closed


The proposed TA will support the production of one of ADB's flagship publications--the Asian Development Outlook.

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Project Name Asian Development Outlook 2014
Project Number 47079-001
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8444-REG: Asian Development Outlook 2014
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The proposed TA will support the production of one of ADB's flagship publications--the Asian Development Outlook.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA Strategic Forum 2008 recognized the important role that flasgship publications such as the ADO play in monitoring the major economic issues and trends of ADB's developing member countries (DMCs). By regularly providing comprehensive analysis on evolving developments in the DMCs, the ADO provides a basis for understanding the key drivers of, and constraints on, economic growth.
Impact The ADO influences the environment within which policy formulation occurs in selected DMCs.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome The ADO is referred by media and economic researchers, both within and outside ADB.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Dissemination of ADO 2014, ADO 2014 Update, and ADO Supplements
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

The ADO will require 18 person-months of international economics consultants to prepare analysis on current issues and country reports. Another 23 person-months of international economic advisory and editing consultants will be required for the economic and technical editing of ADO manuscripts before final publication. An estimated 7 person-months of national economics consultants will be required to conduct research on issues related to macroeconomic development, growth, trade and investment, human capital development, and long-term employment generation in the Asia and Pacific region. 6 person-months of national consultants will be needed to render the desktop publishing and graphic design requirements of the publication. Resource persons will also be engaged for a maximum of 10 working days to conduct training on macroeconomics and economic forecasting and also serve as discussants during workshops.

The consultants and resource persons will be recruited as individuals as the TA will require rapid mobilization of the editorial consultants and will involve independent studies where the consultant's experience and qualifications are the primary consideration. This will be done in accordance with the ADB Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (April 2010, as amended from time to time).

Procurement To be determined.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Zveglich Jr., Joseph Ernest
Responsible ADB Department Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Responsible ADB Division ERMR
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines


Concept Clearance 11 Jul 2013
Fact Finding -
Approval 03 Sep 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 24 Jul 2013

TA 8444-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Sep 2013 - 03 Sep 2013 30 Jun 2015 31 Dec 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 03 Sep 2013 794,409.26

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