Regional : Knowledge Development Support for Southeast Asia

Sovereign Project | 49150-001

Southeast Asia is one of the most dynamic regions in the world. Driven by strong growth, many of the region's developing member countries (DMCs) are entering middle income status (i.e., Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand), Other Southeast Asian DMCs are also experiencing robust growth rates. The region''s development and integration are expected to gain momentum with the realization of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by the end of 2015, further fueling the region''s growth, integration, and competitiveness within the global economy.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Rush, Jason M.
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name
Knowledge Development Support for Southeast Asia
Project Number
49150-001
Country / Economy
  • Regional
Project Status
Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8977-REG: Knowledge Development Support for Southeast Asia
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
TA 8977-REG: Knowledge Development Support for Southeast Asia (Supplementary)
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
TA 8977-REG: Knowledge Development Support for Southeast Asia (Supplementary)
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
TA 8977-REG: Knowledge Development Support for Southeast Asia (Supplementary)
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas
  • Environmentally sustainable growth
  • Inclusive economic growth
  • Regional integration
Drivers of Change
  • Governance and capacity development
  • Knowledge solutions
  • Partnerships
  • Private sector development
Sector / Subsector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Water-based natural resources management

  • Education / Education sector development - Technical and vocational education and training

  • Finance / Infrastructure finance and investment funds

  • Health / Health sector development and reform

  • Industry and trade / Industry and trade sector development - Small and medium enterprise development

  • Public sector management / Economic affairs management - Public administration

Gender
No gender elements
Description

Southeast Asia is one of the most dynamic regions in the world. Driven by strong growth, many of the region's developing member countries (DMCs) are entering middle income status (i.e., Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand), Other Southeast Asian DMCs are also experiencing robust growth rates. The region''s development and integration are expected to gain momentum with the realization of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by the end of 2015, further fueling the region''s growth, integration, and competitiveness within the global economy.

As the region experiences positive momentum for development, its knowledge requirements are becoming more complex. Quick access to in-depth knowledge products and services is needed to formulate policies and provide solutions to emerging issues, including knowledge services that cannot be planned. Yet despite ADB's growing support, DMCs and subregional entities today need more responsive knowledge solutions that can be provided in real time. In line with the "Midterm Review of Strategy 2020: Meeting the Challenges of a Transforming Asia and Pacific", and evolving client needs in Southeast Asia, ADB needs to: (i) provide faster and more operationally relevant knowledge support; (ii) ensure a readily available resource pool to respond the countries' requests at both national and subregional levels; and (iii) enhance coordination among the sector divisions, resident missions, and knowledge departments in the formulation of knowledge products and support. This technical assistance (TA) is based on the requirements of Southeast Asian DMCs and requests to ADB for enhanced knowledge support

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The impact of the TA will be enhanced growth, competitiveness, and integration of Southeast Asia within the global economy. The outcome will be the adoption and application of knowledge solutions for improved policies, regulations, and capacities by Southeast Asian DMCs and subregional entities through: (i) DMC officials using knowledge solutions as envisioned in the midterm review and country knowledge plans (CKPs) via the facility TA approach; and (ii) ADB (sector divisions and resident missions) and relevant agencies engaging in policy dialogue (as relevant for ADB operations) by the end of 2018, consistent with the CKP and midterm review priorities, and based on the recommendations from the TA knowledge solutions.

The proposed TA will improve the timely and coordinated delivery of knowledge services and policy advice to Southeast Asian DMCs and subregional entities to promote inclusive growth and increase ADB's operational efficiency and policy impact. To facilitate a quick and effective response to the DMC and subregional entity knowledge requirements, the TA will be structured as a facility TA. ADB first developed the facility TA modality in partnership with the Government of the People's Republic of China to serve as a flexible, quick-response mechanism where multiple subprojects are funded under a single TA. Using this facility TA modality will better enable ADB to provide timely knowledge support, particularly for policy advice pursuant to emerging DMC and subregional demands. It will improve responsiveness, while reducing administrative costs of processing individual TA projects.

Impact

Growth, competitiveness, and integration of Southeast Asia within the global economy are enhanced.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Adoption and application of knowledge solutions for improved policies, regulations, and capacities by Southeast Asian DMCs and subregional entities

Progress Toward Outcome
Revised SERD memo dated 3 October 2017 approved by the President on 23 October 2017

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

Development of knowledge products for Southeast Asian DMCs or subregional entities

Conduct of dissemination activities related to the knowledge products and support

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The TA's initial funding of $1.5 million was augmented by $500,000, and on 23 October 2017 with another $1.5 million. Total TA is now at $3.5 million. TA completion has been extended to 30 June 2019.

The TA enables quick and effective responses to immediate knowledge requirements of ADB developing member countries. Subprojects are tailored to client needs, helping improve policies, regulations, and capacities in Southeast Asia. As of end of February 2018, a total of 30 subprojects have been supported. Overall TA implementation has been satisfactory.

Among the knowledge products supported are:

- Philippine long-term development plan (Ambisyon Natin 2040) and the Philippine Development Plan (PDP), 2017-2022;

- Master Plan for public-private partnerships for the health sector in Thailand;

- marketing and advertising support for the Hanoi Metro rail system;

- Lao PDR study on the GMS program and economic corridors;

- assessment of Viet Nam's general education, technical vocational education and training

- Framework for Development for Cambodia-Lao PDR-Myanmar and Viet Nam;

- updating and expansion of the GMS website;

- studies on GMS logistics, axle load control, and the transport sector;

- study on the Borneo-Kalimantan power interchange;

- formulation of national programs for Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam to meet ASEAN Economic Community reforms;

- study on trade protectionism;

- study on enhancing infrastructure service delivery through competition and innovation;

- training workshop on estimating potential output and

- post conflict needs assessment for Marawi, Philippines

Support was also provided for pre-feasibility/ feasibility analyses of project opportunities in converting transport corridors into economic corridors; developing special economic zones; power trade between Sabah (Malaysia) and Kalimantan (Indonesia); and promoting cross-border value chains and exploring innovative models to finance infrastructure. To support the dissemination of knowledge products generated, sixteen workshops/trainings have also been supported.

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

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services
A total of 40 person-months of international consulting services and 40 person-months of national consulting services are required for the TA. Based on the specific knowledge product to be developed or knowledge service to be provided, either firms or individual consultants can be recruited, in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Rush, Jason M.
Responsible ADB Department
Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Office of the Director General, SERD (SEOD)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank

Timetable

Concept Clearance
11 Sep 2015
Fact Finding
-
MRM
-
Approval
22 Oct 2015
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
29 Mar 2019

Funding

TA 8977-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Oct 2015 - 22 Oct 2015 30 Nov 2018 31 Dec 2020 24 Mar 2021
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
5,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
17 Jun 2022 4,351,323.42

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Demographer (Literacy and Educational Attainment) Individual - Consulting Closed
Demographer (Population Distribution & Urbanization) Individual - Consulting Closed
Communications and Website Content Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Junior Economist / Research Assistant Individual - Consulting Closed
Senior Labor Economist Individual - Consulting Closed
Lead Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Corporate Model and Risk Analysis Firm - Consulting Closed
Economist Individual - Consulting Closed
Health Insurance ICT Enterprise Architecture Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Health Insurance Information Technology (IT) Infrastructure Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
MAPS National Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed
National Coordinator (for Conference) Individual - Consulting Closed
Economist Individual - Consulting Closed
Labor Economist/Econometrician Individual - Consulting Closed
Education Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Communications Specialist (Web and Social Media) Individual - Consulting Closed
National Communications Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Senior Transport Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Transport and Logistics Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Senior Logistics Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Global Value Chains, Complexity Analysis, & Gravity Models Individual - Consulting Closed
Evolutionary economic geography Individual - Consulting Closed
Spatial Development Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Coordinator (for Knowledge Management) Individual - Consulting Closed
International TVET Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Annual International Forum on Economic Development (Economist #3) Individual - Consulting Closed
Motion Graphics Artist (NEDA) Individual - Consulting Closed
National Economist #2 (INO study) Individual - Consulting Closed
Graphic and Layout Artist-Philippine 2040 Vision and Development Plan Individual - Consulting Closed
Copywriter- Philippine 2040 Vision and Development Plan Individual - Consulting Closed
Video Production Associate - Philippine 2040 Vison & Development Plan Individual - Consulting Closed
Communication Associate-Philippine 2040 Vision and Development Plan Individual - Consulting Closed
Energy Policy Expert for MAL Ren Energy Individual - Consulting Closed
Energy Economist for MAL Renewable Energy Individual - Consulting Closed
Power Systems and Distribution Expert for MAL Ren Energy Individual - Consulting Closed
National TVET Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Expert for Organization Development and Assessment Individual - Consulting Closed
National Economist #1 (INO study) Individual - Consulting Closed
National Economist #2 (INO study) Individual - Consulting Closed
Conference/Workshop Coordination- Green Cities Firm - Consulting Closed
National (admin/coordinator) Individual - Consulting Closed
National Knowledge Spec (Content) Individual - Consulting Closed
Intl Knowledge Specialist (Content) Individual - Consulting Closed
Knowledge Management for Food Security and Water Security for Indonesia (Researcher) Individual - Consulting Closed
Special Border Economic Zone Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Expert for Organization Development and Assessment Individual - Consulting Closed
International TVET Specialist/Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed
National Labor Market Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
National TVET Expert for Cambodia Individual - Consulting Closed
International TVET Expert/Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed
National Expert for Lao PDR Individual - Consulting Closed
National TVET Expert for Vietnam Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Coordinator (for Knowledge Development Support) Individual - Consulting Closed
Economist Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Coordinator (for TA operations) Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Regional Health Cooperation in the Greater Mekong Subregion Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Policy and Advisory Technical Assistance 8977 11 Sep 2020 PT. Ernst & Young Indonesia(INDONESIA) | GD BEI Tower I Lt. 13, Jl. Jend Sudirman , Senayan, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selat Jakarta 12190 Indonesia Asian Development Bank 149,659.00
Policy and Advisory Technical Assistance 8977 15 Sep 2017 VIETNAM TOKYO METRO ONE MEMBER LIMITED LIABILITY C(VIET NAM,SOC REP OF) | 14 Floor, Corner Stone Building 16, Phan Street, Hoan Kiem District Hanoi Viet N Asian Development Bank 110,000.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.