Sri Lanka: Supporting Delivery of Strategic Knowledge Solutions
The TA is aligned with the following impact: an environment where all citizens have the opportunity to achieve higher incomes and better standards of living created 5. The TA will have the following outcome: policy recommendations that support sustained growth submitted to the government.
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|Project Name||Supporting Delivery of Strategic Knowledge Solutions|
|Country / Economy||Sri Lanka
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Public sector management / Economic affairs management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The TA is aligned with the following impact: an environment where all citizens have the opportunity to achieve higher incomes and better standards of living created 5. The TA will have the following outcome: policy recommendations that support sustained growth submitted to the government.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
Sri Lanka needs to maintain the growth momentum to advance its status as an upper middle-income country. The country faces many challenges as it approaches UMIC, with regard to sustaining economic growth and quality of growth. These challenges include a narrow export base, low productivity in agriculture, low female participation in the labor force, and an ageing population. To address these challenges, policies need to be pursued that facilitate manufacturing and export diversification, increase productivity, enable Sri Lankan firms to become part of global supply chains, create productive jobs, and establish efficient social protection networks.
With limited fiscal space, the government expects the private sector to drive the transformation of the economy. However, private sector investment has remained constrained because the business environment has not been conducive and the public sector has played a dominant role in the past. Policies to improve investment climate, complemented by upgrades in the quality of infrastructure and human resources, need urgent attention to catalyze domestic investment and attract foreign direct investment (FDI). Projects that address infrastructure and resource gaps need to be identified and their implementation prioritized.
|Impact||An environment where all citizens have the opportunity to achieve higher incomes and better standards of living created|
|Description of Outcome||Policy recommendations that support sustained growth submitted to the government|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Most outputs were completed that contribute toward the outcome, such as the aging study that include recommendations on issues related to aging. Training programs conducted have equipped government officials with enhanced capacity and the ability to utilize tools in policy analysis. Some activities are pending and the completion of those will contribute to realizing the project outcome more completely.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Knowledge of government officials in economic corridor development increased
Knowledge products developed to address challenges to sustained growth
Capacity of NPD and line ministry staff in policy analysis and project planning increased
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||Some of the activities were delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. It was not possible to undertake the study tour to another country and conduct training in 2020 and 2021.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation completed|
|During Project Implementation||Based on the need analysis consultations are done.|
Consultancy services will be used to conduct the studies identified at the time of
processing the TA and other studies that maybe identified during implementation. Three
international consultants will be engaged to carry out studies in the following areas; (i) private
sector participation in industrial parks, (ii) social protection, focusing on pensions and ageing
population and (iii) macroeconomic modelling. Three national consultants will be recruited to
conduct the following studies; (i) developing agriculture value chains, (ii) private sector
participation in industrial parks and (iii) macroeconomic modelling. The consultants will be
selected individually through a competitive process and recruited under lumpsum, output-based,
and input-based contracts. Individual consultants will be used, rather than recruiting a firm as the
required expertise are diverse and it will be difficult to find all the required experts in one firm.
However, individuals maybe recruited through firms where necessary. ADB will engage the
consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its
associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.
|Procurement||There will be no goods procurement under the TA.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Kumar, Utsav|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Sri Lanka Resident Mission|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines Sri Lanka Resident Mission
No. 7 Cambridge Terrace
Colombo 7, PO Box 1763
|Concept Clearance||31 Aug 2017|
|Approval||11 Dec 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||30 Nov 2021|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|11 Dec 2017||-||11 Dec 2017||31 Dec 2019||11 Dec 2022||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|225,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||225,000.00||03 Aug 2022||138,480.82|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Growing Old Before Becoming Rich: Challenges of An Aging Population in Sri Lanka||Reports||Dec 2019|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Data Analytics and Management expert (National)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||29 Jul 2022||18 Aug 2022|
|Data Acquisition & Contact Facilitation expert (National)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||29 Jul 2022||18 Aug 2022|
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