The proposed subproject, the third of the three, is part of the cluster regional research and development technical assistance that will support the preparation of the flagship publication the Asian Development Outlook (ADO) for 3 years. This publication includes staff analyses of the macroeconomic prospects for all Asian Development Bank's (ADB) 45 developing member countries (DMCs), referred to collectively as developing Asia, and provides insights into the current economic issues the region faces. Its content provides vital intelligence to policy makers in DMCs, ADB Management and shareholders, and researchers globally, and underpins ADB operational decisions. The ADO showcases ADB's knowledge and expertise about the region.
|Project Name||Asian Development Outlook 2016-2018 - Asian Development Outlook 2018 (Subproject 3)|
Micronesia, Federated States of
Hong Kong, China
Korea, Republic of
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Papua New Guinea
China, People's Republic of
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Knowledge solutions
|Sector / Subsector||
Multisector / ADB's corporate management, policy and strategy development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The proposed subproject, the third of the three, is part of the cluster regional research and development technical assistance that will support the preparation of the flagship publication the Asian Development Outlook (ADO) for 3 years. This publication includes staff analyses of the macroeconomic prospects for all Asian Development Bank's (ADB) 45 developing member countries (DMCs), referred to collectively as developing Asia, and provides insights into the current economic issues the region faces. Its content provides vital intelligence to policy makers in DMCs, ADB Management and shareholders, and researchers globally, and underpins ADB operational decisions. The ADO showcases ADB's knowledge and expertise about the region.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||ADB's Midterm Review of Strategy 2020 identified inclusive growth among the strategic priorities that will guide ADB's work through 2020. The ability to understand the key drivers of, and constraints on, economic growth is a critical element of inclusive growth. With its comprehensive analysis of evolving macroeconomic developments, the ADO plays an important role in fostering this understanding, a role recognized by the TA Strategic Forum in 2008. Under ADB's streamlined business processes, the ADO is one of the main references for the economic assessment and outlook section of country partnership strategies. In line with the 2015 staff guidelines to improve mainstreaming of inclusive growth into country partnership strategies, the ADO country chapters support the analysis of key obstacles to inclusive economic growth: (i) factors preventing productive employment generation, (ii) human development constraints, (iii) gender and other socioeconomic barriers, (iv) spatial and geographical limitations, (v) institutional and policy weaknesses, and (vi) factors preventing expansion of social protection programs.|
|Impact||Understanding among ADB DMCs of current macroeconomic issues and important development challenges facing the Asia and Pacific region increased. (defined by project).|
|Description of Outcome||Reference to the ADO by the media, by economic researchers, both within ADB and beyond, and by DMC officials increased.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
ADO 2018, ADO 2018 Update and ADO supplements published
Background papers published
ADO 2018, ADO 2018 Update, and ADO supplements disseminated
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Afghanistan - Nation-wide; Armenia - Nation-wide; Azerbaijan - Nation-wide; Bangladesh - Nation-wide; Bhutan - Nation-wide; Brunei Darussalam - Nation-wide; Cambodia - Nation-wide; China - Nation-wide; Cook Islands - Nation-wide; Fiji - Nation-wide; Georgia - Nation-wide; Hong Kong, China - Nation-wide; India - Nation-wide; Indonesia - Nation-wide; Kazakhstan - Nation-wide; Kiribati - Nation-wide; Korea, Republic of - Nation-wide; Kyrgyz Republic - Nation-wide; Lao People's Democratic Republic - Nation-wide; Malaysia - Nation-wide; Maldives - Nation-wide; Marshall Islands - Nation-wide; Micronesia, Federated States of - Nation-wide; Mongolia - Nation-wide; Myanmar - Nation-wide; Nauru - Nation-wide; Nepal - Nation-wide; Pakistan - Nation-wide; Palau - Nation-wide; Papua New Guinea - Nation-wide; Philippines - Nation-wide; Samoa - Nation-wide; Singapore - Nation-wide; Solomon Islands - Nation-wide; Sri Lanka - Nation-wide; Taipei,China - Nation-wide; Tajikistan - Nation-wide; Thailand - Nation-wide; Timor-Leste - Nation-wide; Tonga - Nation-wide; Turkmenistan - Nation-wide; Tuvalu - Nation-wide; Uzbekistan - Nation-wide; Vanuatu - Nation-wide; Viet Nam - Nation-wide|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||All consultants and resource persons will be engaged by ADB in accordance with the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the associated Project Administration Instructions and TA Staff Instructions. Lump-sum payments and output-based contracts will be considered for consulting services in line with the Midterm Review of Strategy 2020 Action Plan Nos. 2.9.2 and 2.10.2, where applicable.|
|Procurement||The TA subproject will finance procurement of information technology equipment and software, and information and knowledge services such as subscription electronic resources as may be required to inform relevant up-to-date content. All procurement to be financed under the TA will be carried out in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the associated Project Administration Instructions and TA Staff Instructions. Procurement of information technology equipment and software will be done in coordination with ADB's Office of Information Systems and Technology and Office of Administrative Services.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Abiad, Abdul D.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||ERMR|
|Fact Finding||14 Aug 2017 to 22 Sep 2017|
|Approval||06 Oct 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||09 Oct 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|06 Oct 2017||-||06 Oct 2017||31 Dec 2019||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,200,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,200,000.00||06 Oct 2017||1,144,924.06|
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