Regional: Facilitating Trade for Fragile and Landlocked States in the post-Bali Institutional Environment

Sovereign Project | 48204-001 Status: Active

Summary

The proposed Small Scale Technical Assistance supports ADB's efforts to more effectively engage marginalized developing member countries with the international trading system. It will contribute to this goal by producing a multi-country study clarifying how countries can take advantage of the opportunities they will face over the next five years as a result of changes in the institutional structure of trade such as the upcoming Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), and the implementation of the agreements reached during the World Trade Organization's (WTO's) Bali Ministerial.

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Project Name Facilitating Trade for Fragile and Landlocked States in the post-Bali Institutional Environment
Project Number 48204-001
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8655-REG: Facilitating Trade for Fragile and Landlocked States in the post-Bali Institutional Environment
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
TA: Facilitating Trade for Fragile and Landlocked States in the post-Bali Institutional Environment
Government of Australia US$ 300,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade - Industry and trade sector development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The proposed Small Scale Technical Assistance supports ADB's efforts to more effectively engage marginalized developing member countries with the international trading system. It will contribute to this goal by producing a multi-country study clarifying how countries can take advantage of the opportunities they will face over the next five years as a result of changes in the institutional structure of trade such as the upcoming Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), and the implementation of the agreements reached during the World Trade Organization's (WTO's) Bali Ministerial.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed SSTA supports ADB's efforts to more effectively engage marginalized developing member countries with the international trading system. This SSTA will explore how both FCAS and LLDCs can take advantage of their participation in regional and global trade agreements such as FTAs and the WTO. Country coverage will likely include: Timor Leste, Tuvalu, Mongolia, Afghanistan, and Kazakhstan. Case studies will evaluate both the opportunities presented by their existing trade commitments and also suggest future platforms that will enable countries to have more informed and balanced negotiations. This will focus in particular on opportunities and challenges that countries will face over the next 5 years as a result of the changes in the institutional structure of trade.
Impact The process of trade negotiations for FCAS and LLDCs has improved

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Policymakers in the FCAS and LLDCs have improved understanding of relevant trade opportunities and bottlenecks
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Papers completed and key findings presented in key meetings

2. Policy dialogue conducted between government and private sector

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 OREI is consulting and coordinating closely with the regional departments to seek their inputs and feedback on the proposed technical assistance.
During Project Implementation OREI will continue to closely coordinate with the regional departments and identified partner institutions regarding the conduct of the studies.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Consultants with expertise on trade and development, either international or national, will be engaged for a total of twelve person-months to draft the papers. A national consultant will be engaged to assist with the coordination of TA activities. The TA will require a total of 18 person-months of consulting services. Advance contracting may be considered.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Khan, Fahad H.
Responsible ADB Department Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Responsible ADB Division ERCI
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 14 May 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 May 2014

TA 8655-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 May 2014 - 14 May 2014 31 May 2015 31 Dec 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 14 May 2014 233,887.47

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