Regional: Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2017

Sovereign Project | 49218-001

The Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific, prepared by the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD), is one of the annual flagship publications of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The publication provides the latest comprehensive compendium and analysis of trends in economic, social, financial, and Millennium Development Goal (MDG)/Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators of ADB's regional members. It also contains a special chapter that provides in-depth, data-intensive policy analysis of an important policy issue. In general, Key Indicators (KI) provides a strong data and information support system for evidence-based policy making. The proposed regional research and development technical assistance (R-RDTA) will support the preparation of the 48th edition of the KI.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Jiang, Yi
    Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Modality
    • Technical Assistance
  • Sector
    • Industry and trade
Project Name Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2017
Project Number 49218-001
Country / Economy Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9023-REG: Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2017
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 935,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Education / Education sector development

Finance / Finance sector development

Health / Health system development

Industry and trade / Industry and trade sector development

Information and communication technology / ICT infrastructure

Public sector management / Economic affairs management

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific, prepared by the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD), is one of the annual flagship publications of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The publication provides the latest comprehensive compendium and analysis of trends in economic, social, financial, and Millennium Development Goal (MDG)/Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators of ADB's regional members. It also contains a special chapter that provides in-depth, data-intensive policy analysis of an important policy issue. In general, Key Indicators (KI) provides a strong data and information support system for evidence-based policy making. The proposed regional research and development technical assistance (R-RDTA) will support the preparation of the 48th edition of the KI.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The impact of Key Indicators 2017 will be to influence the environment where economic monitoring and policy formulation, investment decisions, and new projects occur, especially in ADB's DMCs. The outcome will be that by the end of 2017, Key Indicators will be referred to by policymakers and/or economic researchers within and outside the ADB, as well as by the general public. The improved contents will provide: (i) information on economic trends and emerging policy issues that affect the development prospects of DMCs; (ii) high-quality data presented in the country, regional and SDG tables; and (iii) new indicators on the selected specific themes. Potential performance targets would be citations by major newspapers and publications, referential mentions by reputable media, and usage of the KI contents in corporate materials and Asian Development Fund DMCs.
Impact High quality statistics and economic analysis to meet increasing demand for knowledge for development in the DMCs supported.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The Key Indicators is referred to by policy makers and/or economic researchers within and outside ADB, as well as by the general public.
Progress Toward Outcome

The 2017 Key Indicators publication (Statistics Tables) was launched on 7 September 2017. The news release can be accessed here: https://www.adb.org/news/adb-releases-flagship-statistical-report-asia-and-pacific

A report on How Technology Affects Jobs was published as theme chapter of the Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2018. The report can be accessed here: https://www.adb.org/publications/asian-development-outlook-2018-how-technology-affects-jobs

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Final background research papers for Key Indicators prepared

Modernization of ADB Statistics Portal and SDBS implemented

Publication and online links of Key Indicators 2017 including statistical tables and special chapters produced

Workshops for knowledge sharing and dissemination conducted

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

Selected background research papers were part (box) of the ADO 2018 Theme Chapter, How Technology Affects Jobs.

The modernization of SDBS (revamp) is in progress.

The 2017 Key Indicators publication (Statistics Tables) was launched on 7 September 2017. (https://www.adb.org/publications/key-indicators-asia-and-pacific-2017)

A report on How Technology Affects Jobs which was published as the theme chapter of the Asian Development Outlook 2018 was launched on 11 April 2018.

A workshop on Jobs in Asia: How Technology is Shaping Asia's Quest for Good Jobs was held on 29 November 2017. The conference provided insights and useful inputs for the preparation of special chapter report on jobs and wages in developing Asia.

Geographical Location Regional
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During the TA processing stage, the TA was internally circulated within ADB for review and comments.
During Project Implementation Coordinated with statistical partners from DMCs to update and validate selected economic indicators for KI country tables.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). The terms of reference for the consultants are in Appendix 3.
Procurement ADB, whenever necessary, will procure equipment in accordance with its Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time). Procurement will be coordinated with relevant departments whenever necessary. Upon TA completion, procured equipment will be disposed of and/or transferred to the implementing agencies in accordance with the project administration instruction on administering grant-financed technical assistance projects.
Responsible ADB Officer Jiang, Yi
Responsible ADB Department Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Responsible ADB Division Economic Analysis and Operations Support Division
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 30 Oct 2015
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 11 Dec 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Sep 2018

TA 9023-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Dec 2015 - 11 Dec 2015 31 Dec 2018 - 01 Jul 2019
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
935,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 935,000.00 17 Jun 2022 872,268.78

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Senior Research Associate Individual - Consulting Closed 25 May 2018 31 May 2018
Research Associate (GVC) Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Feb 2018 15 Feb 2018
Enterprise Survey Firm - Consulting Closed 29 Nov 2017 08 Dec 2017
Economics and Statistics Specialist (BS and KI SDG) Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Nov 2017 26 Nov 2017
Economics and Statistics Specialist (BS and KI SDG) Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Nov 2017 26 Nov 2017
Economics and Statistics Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Nov 2017 21 Nov 2017
Economics and Statistics Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Nov 2017 21 Nov 2017
Economics and Statistics Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Nov 2017 21 Nov 2017
Research Associate Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Nov 2017 07 Nov 2017
Research Associate Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Oct 2017 19 Oct 2017
Research Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Jul 2017 07 Jul 2017

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found


Procurement Plan

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