The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the preparation of demand driven analytical work in innovative areas of connectivity and competitiveness to promote new regional cooperation and integration (RCI) operations and collective action to help address key issues affecting the future of RCI in the region over the medium term. It will also develop systematic methods to enhance the quality of RCI project classification and operations reporting. The TA will draw on ground level experience of operational departments and joint work with various sector and thematic groups.
|Project Name||Implementing the Regional Cooperation and Integration Operational Plan|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Multisector / ADB's corporate management, policy and strategy development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the preparation of demand driven analytical work in innovative areas of connectivity and competitiveness to promote new regional cooperation and integration (RCI) operations and collective action to help address key issues affecting the future of RCI in the region over the medium term. It will also develop systematic methods to enhance the quality of RCI project classification and operations reporting. The TA will draw on ground level experience of operational departments and joint work with various sector and thematic groups.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||This corporate priority TA aims to support the implementation of the Operational Plan for Regional Cooperation and Integration, 2016-2020 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved in September 2016. The operational plan provides guidance for ADB's RCI operations in assisting developing member countries (DMCs) to harness increased benefits through improved cooperation and integration|
|Impact||Regional connectivity and competitiveness in connected markets and Asia's collective action leadership strengthened|
|Description of Outcome||Options for more innovative RCI interventions developed|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
New areas of connectivity supported
Competitiveness through new opportunities supported
Asia''s collective action leadership supported
Quality of operations and reporting of results enhanced
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Output 2: Competitiveness through new opportunities supported - An Interim report has been prepared for the Scoping Study on RCI between Indonesia and Timor-Leste through the establishment of a cross border economic zone linked to an economic corridor. Background work has been undertaken for the second component of output 2 to address cross border agricultural trade. to solidify the scoping study, a reconnaissance mission was conducted from 28 June to 22 July with the goal of discussing an aide memoire with Fergana Valley countries. Individual consultants will be engaged by May 2019.
On output 4, Under the project classification component, recruitment of consultants began in the last quarter of 2017. Several key milestones of this component have been accomplished. The RCI project classification handbook was successfully revised and used during the training in October 2018. The first RCI corporate progress report was published and launched during the RCI Week in November 2017. Under the second component, the RCI information system related to project mapping has been initiated and will be capped off by April 2019. Emerging area assessments were submitted by consultants and will be published in 3rd Quarter 2019.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Consultations were held in February 2017 by a Bank wide mission team with Government agencies in Dili and Jakarta on the scope, proposed focal points, and inputs needed for the RCI study.|
|During Project Implementation||
Inception mission was conducted in August 2017 in Jakarta to gain feedback on literature review and proposed methodology. Inception and consultation mission was conducted in Dili, West Timor and Jakarta in October and November 2017. This included visits by the team to Oecussi and the border control post at Batugade-Motaain. Cross government stakeholder consultations were undertaken alongside financial institutions, NGOs, private businesses and development partners.
This mission resulted in the development of individual reports for the four components of the study (i) trade & investment (ii) transport infrastructure (iii) business development and financial services (iv) special economic zones by December. This were combined into an Interim Report with initial recommendations. This was presented at a joint Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on the 28th February 2018.
The objective of the FGD was to (i) discuss the interim findings and recommendations from the Scoping Study on greater cooperation and integration between Indonesia and Timor-Leste; and (ii) receive guidance and comments on which recommendations should be developed in the Final Report. The FGD included participants from Indonesia and Timor-Leste and it was the first time that representatives from both countries have held joint discussions on this study.
|Consulting Services||The TA will require about 53 person months of individual international and 60 person-months of individual national consultancy services. Firms will be engaged for a total of 7 person-months to undertake surveys under outputs 2 and 3.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Butiong, Ronald Antonio Q.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||SDTC-RCI|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||14 Jul 2017|
|Fact Finding||24 Apr 2017 to 12 May 2017|
|Approval||31 Jul 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||27 Mar 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|31 Jul 2017||-||31 Jul 2017||31 Jan 2020||29 Jul 2022||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|3,850,000.00||150,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||4,000,000.00||31 Jul 2017||1,424,685.95|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Implementing the Regional Cooperation and Integration Operational Plan: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Jul 2017|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Research Associate||Individual - Consulting||Closed||26 Apr 2021||02 May 2021|
|RCI Knowledge Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||28 Aug 2020||03 Sep 2020|
|Economist/Regional Cooperation and Integration Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||14 Feb 2020||20 Feb 2020|
|Research Associate||Individual - Consulting||Closed||06 Feb 2020||12 Feb 2020|
|Research Associate||Individual - Consulting||Closed||14 Dec 2019||20 Dec 2019|
|Ports Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||09 Nov 2019||22 Nov 2019|
|Environmental Economist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||08 Nov 2019||21 Nov 2019|
|PRC Food Import Specialist – Team Member||Individual - Consulting||Closed||27 Jul 2019||02 Aug 2019|
|Food Trade Logistics Specialist – Team Member||Individual - Consulting||Closed||08 May 2019||14 May 2019|
|Trade and Investment Policy Specialist – Team Member||Individual - Consulting||Closed||04 Apr 2019||14 Apr 2019|
|Horticulture Value Chain Specialist – Team Member||Individual - Consulting||Closed||04 Apr 2019||14 Apr 2019|
|Horticulture Value Chain Specialist – Team Leader||Individual - Consulting||Closed||04 Apr 2019||14 Apr 2019|
|Border Crossing Infrastructure Specialist – Team Member||Individual - Consulting||Closed||04 Apr 2019||14 Apr 2019|
|Trade Facilitation Specialist-Team Member||Individual - Consulting||Closed||04 Apr 2019||14 Apr 2019|
|RCI Specialist/Team Leader||Individual - Consulting||Closed||22 Sep 2018||28 Sep 2018|
|Development Economist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||13 Sep 2018||15 Sep 2018|
|Natural Resource Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||11 Sep 2018||17 Sep 2018|
|Climate Change Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||07 Sep 2018||13 Sep 2018|
|Project Coordinator||Individual - Consulting||Closed||26 May 2018||01 Jun 2018|
|Economist/Strategic Planning Specialist/Regional Cooperation and Integration Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||17 Jan 2018||26 Jan 2018|
|Research Associate||Individual - Consulting||Closed||29 Aug 2017||04 Sep 2017|
|Project Coordinator||Individual - Consulting||Closed||29 Aug 2017||04 Sep 2017|
|Economist/ Team Leader||Individual - Consulting||Closed||28 Jul 2017||30 Jul 2017|
|Trade and Investment Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||20 Jul 2017||26 Jul 2017|
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