Regional : Implementing Information and Communication Technology Tools to Improve Data Collection and Management of National Surveys in Support of the Sustainable Development Goals

Sovereign Project | 49342-001

The TA Project will look into the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) tools such as Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) in improving the data collection methods of National Statistical Systems in selected DMCs. It will utilize a sum of USD 700,000 to help deliver the project outcome which is to incorporate the usage of ICT tools in national-level surveys providing quality and timely statistics useful to track the progress of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Rao, Lakshman Rao Nagraj
    Economic Research and Development Impact Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Implementing Information and Communication Technology Tools to Improve Data Collection and Management of National Surveys in Support of the Sustainable Development Goals
Project Number 49342-001
Country / Economy Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9018-REG: Implementing Information and Communication Technology Tools to Improve Data Collection and Management of National Surveys in Support of the Sustainable Development Goals
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 700,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Information and communication technology / ICT strategy and policy, and capacity development

Public sector management / Public administration

Gender No gender elements
Description The TA Project will look into the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) tools such as Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) in improving the data collection methods of National Statistical Systems in selected DMCs. It will utilize a sum of USD 700,000 to help deliver the project outcome which is to incorporate the usage of ICT tools in national-level surveys providing quality and timely statistics useful to track the progress of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Monitoring the progress towards achieving the outcomes of international development initiatives through the SDGs will depend significantly on the availability of timely and high-quality statistics. Considering the scope and the extent of the SDGs, demand for disaggregated statistics from national surveys will intensify not only in terms of availability, but also in accuracy and timeliness. The governments and the National Statistics System (NSS) of countries will be expected to meet this increased demand, despite limitations on existing statistical capacities and availability of resources. CAPI will support the DMCs in its data collection and management in a more efficient way compared to the practice of using Paper-and-Pencil Interviewing (PAPI).
Impact

The coverage, quality, and timeliness of statistical indicators produced by the national statistical systems of DMCs participating in the TA activities improved through technological improvements in field data collection methods for nationally representative surveys linked to the SDGs

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Survey practices using ICT tools, such as CAPI, adopted by the participating DMCs

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Training sessions for IT and field staff on the use of ICT tools such as CAPI in data collection for nationally representative surveys conducted

Customized survey tools with detailed reports, documentation, and manuals on the use of ICT tools, such as CAPI, to improve data collection and management created and disseminated

Online training program through a MOOC platform on the use of ICT tools for improved survey data collection and management developed

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
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 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 will procure equipment, computer hardware, and software in accordance with its Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time). Procurement will be coordinated with ADB's OIST and Office of Administrative Services (OAS). 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 Rao, Lakshman Rao Nagraj
Responsible ADB Department Economic Research and Development Impact Department
Responsible ADB Division Statistics and Data Innovation Unit (EROD-SDI)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Timetable
Concept Clearance 28 Oct 2015
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 01 Dec 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 17 Dec 2015

TA 9018-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Dec 2015 - 01 Dec 2015 31 Jan 2019 31 Dec 2019 17 Jun 2020
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 17 Jun 2022 636,358.09

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Project Coordinator/Survey Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Coordinator/Survey Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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