51153-001: Supporting Delivery of Strategic Knowledge Solutions | Asian Development Bank

Sri Lanka: Supporting Delivery of Strategic Knowledge Solutions

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51153-001 Status: Active

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 Details

Project Officer
Kumar, Utsav South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Sri Lanka
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name Supporting Delivery of Strategic Knowledge Solutions
Project Number 51153-001
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9454-SRI: Supporting Delivery of Strategic Knowledge Solutions
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
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
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Policy recommendations that support sustained growth submitted to the government
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
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)
Geographical Location 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

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
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Sri Lanka Resident Mission
No. 7 Cambridge Terrace
Colombo 7, PO Box 1763
Sri Lanka
Timetable
Concept Clearance 31 Aug 2017
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 11 Dec 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 14 Dec 2017

TA 9454-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Dec 2017 - 11 Dec 2017 31 Dec 2019 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 11 Dec 2017 0.00

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