Regional : Asian Development Outlook 2016-2018 - Asian Development Outlook 2018 (Subproject 3)

Sovereign Project | 49172-004

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 publicationthe 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 Details

  • Project Officer
    Abiad, Abdul D.
    Economic Research and Development Impact Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Multisector
Project Name
Asian Development Outlook 2016-2018 - Asian Development Outlook 2018 (Subproject 3)
Project Number
49172-004
Country / Economy
  • Regional
  • Afghanistan
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji
  • Micronesia, Federated States of
  • Georgia
  • Hong Kong, China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Kiribati
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Philippines
  • Papua New Guinea
  • China, People's Republic of
  • Marshall Islands
  • Samoa
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tajikistan
  • Taipei,China
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Viet Nam
Project Status
Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9401-REG: Asian Development Outlook 2016-2018 - Asian Development Outlook 2018 (Subproject 3)
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.20 million
Strategic Agendas
  • Environmentally sustainable growth
  • Inclusive economic growth
  • Regional integration
Drivers of Change
  • Knowledge solutions
  • Partnerships
Sector / Subsector
  • Multisector /

Gender
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 publicationthe 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).

Project Outcome

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

Implementation Progress

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

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

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.

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Abiad, Abdul D.
Responsible ADB Department
Economic Research and Development Impact Department
Responsible ADB Division
Macroeconomics Research Division (ERMR)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank

Timetable

Concept Clearance
-
Fact Finding
14 Aug 2017 to 22 Sep 2017
MRM
-
Approval
06 Oct 2017
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
09 Oct 2017

Funding

TA 9401-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Oct 2017 - 06 Oct 2017 31 Dec 2019 - 28 Feb 2024
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,200,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
07 Mar 2024 1,149,332.65

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Related Publications

Title Document Type Document Date
Changing Vulnerability in Asia: Contagion and Systemic Risk Papers and Briefs May 2019
Fiscal Space and Increasing Fiscal Resilience Papers and Briefs May 2019
Debt and Depth of Recessions Papers and Briefs Apr 2019
Capital Account Policies in Emerging Asian Economies: Are They Effective in the 2000s? Papers and Briefs Apr 2019
Macroprudential Policy in Asian Economies Papers and Briefs Apr 2019
Expected Work Experience: A New Human Capital Measure Papers and Briefs Jan 2019
Realizing the Potential of Public–Private Partnerships to Advance Asia’s Infrastructure Development Books Jan 2019
Asian Development Outlook 2018 Supplement: The Outlook Firms as Trade Conflict Pauses Reports Dec 2018
Risk Mitigation and Sovereign Guarantees for Public–Private Partnerships in Developing Economies Papers and Briefs Nov 2018
Public–Private Partnership Systems in the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, and Indonesia Papers and Briefs Oct 2018
Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2018 Update: Maintaining Stability Amid Heightened Uncertainty Reports Sep 2018
Traditional Procurement versus Public–Private Partnership: A Comparison of Procurement Modalities Focusing on Bundling Contract Effects Papers and Briefs Sep 2018
Rationale and Institution for Public–Private Partnerships Papers and Briefs Sep 2018
An Empirical Analysis of the Factors that Influence Infrastructure Project Financing by Banks in Select Asian Economies Papers and Briefs Aug 2018
Public–Private Partnership Development in Southeast Asia Papers and Briefs Aug 2018
Deriving Macroeconomic Benefits from Public–Private Partnerships in Developing Asia Papers and Briefs Aug 2018
Determinants of Public–Private Partnerships in Infrastructure in Asia: Implications for Capital Market Development Papers and Briefs Aug 2018
Hazard Analysis on Public–Private Partnership Projects in Developing Asia Papers and Briefs Jul 2018
Asian Development Outlook 2018 Supplement: The Outlook Remains Stable Reports Jul 2018
Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2018: How Technology Affects Jobs Books Apr 2018

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Asian Development Outlook 2016-2018 - Asian Development Outlook 2018 (Subproject 3) Individual - Consulting Closed
Asian Development Outlook 2016-2018 - Asian Development Outlook 2018 (Subproject 3) Individual - Consulting Closed
Asian Development Outlook 2016-2018 - Asian Development Outlook 2018 (Subproject 3) Individual - Consulting Closed
Asian Development Outlook 2016-2018 - Asian Development Outlook 2018 (Subproject 3) Individual - Consulting Closed
Asian Development Outlook 2016-2018 - Asian Development Outlook 2018 (Subproject 3) Individual - Consulting Closed
Asian Development Outlook 2016-2018 - Asian Development Outlook 2018 (Subproject 3) Individual - Consulting Closed
Asian Development Outlook 2016-2018 - Asian Development Outlook 2018 (Subproject 3) Individual - Consulting Closed
Asian Development Outlook 2016-2018 - Asian Development Outlook 2018 (Subproject 3) Individual - Consulting Closed
Asian Development Outlook 2016-2018 - Asian Development Outlook 2018 (Subproject 3) -- Manuscript Editor Individual - Consulting Closed
Asian Development Outlook 2016-2018 - Asian Development Outlook 2018 (Subproject 3) -- Desktop Publishing Specialist/Graphic Designer Individual - Consulting Closed
Asian Development Outlook 2016-2018 - Asian Development Outlook 2018 (Subproject 3) - East Asia and Singapore Individual - Consulting Closed
Asian Development Outlook 2016-2018 - Asian Development Outlook 2018 (Subproject 3) - The Pacific Individual - Consulting Closed
Asian Development Outlook 2016-2018 - Asian Development Outlook 2018 (Subproject 3) - Southeast Asia Individual - Consulting Closed
Asian Development Outlook 2016-2018 - Asian Development Outlook 2018 (Subproject 3) - Central Asia Individual - Consulting Closed
Asian Development Outlook 2016-2018 - Asian Development Outlook 2018 (Subproject 3) - South Asia Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.