51178-001: Sustaining the Gains of Regional Cooperation in the Greater Mekong Subregion | Asian Development Bank

Regional: Sustaining the Gains of Regional Cooperation in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51178-001 Status: Active

Project Details

Project Officer
Sumbal, Asadullah Khan Southeast Asia Department Request for information
  • Regional
  • Public sector management
Project Name Sustaining the Gains of Regional Cooperation in the Greater Mekong Subregion
Project Number 51178-001
Country Regional
Lao People's Democratic Republic
China, People's Republic of
Viet Nam
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9416-REG: Sustaining the Gains of Regional Cooperation in the Greater Mekong Subregion
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development

Education / Technical and vocational education and training

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution

Health / Disease control of communicable disease

Industry and trade / Industry and trade sector development - Trade and services

Public sector management / Public administration

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Regional cooperation and integration in the Greater Mekong Subregion sustained.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Implementation of the GMS Program is more effective.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

GMS Coordination and Decision Making Mechanisms Strengthened.

Project identification, resource mobilization, and results monitoring mechanism improved.

Knowledge-based strategic planning enhanced.

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

Provided secretariat support to (or supported organizing) various GMS Working Group (WG) meetings that are venues to discuss and firm up GMS sector strategies, plans and, projects. The WG meetings supported by way of knowledge sharing and secretariat assistance are as follows: (i) Working Group on Agriculture, 29-30 May 2018; (ii) Regional Power Trade Coordination Committee, 19-20 June 2018; (iii) Tourism Working Group, 25-29 June 2018; and (iv) Urban Development WG, 4-5 July 2018.

The TA also supported the organization and conduct of the 22nd Meeting of the GMS Subregional Transport Forum (STF-22 in Mandalay, Myanmar on 21 22 June 2018. The forum discussed ways toward achieving the thrusts and priorities set in the new GMS Transport Sector Strategy 2030, particularly the review of the GMS transport sector projects in the GMS Regional Investment Framework (RIF) 2022, as well as other important transport sector issues, such as road safety and an assessment of the state of development of the GMS economic/transport corridors.

Moreover, the TA is currently supporting the production of various GMS knowledge products:

(1) the Updated Regional Investment Framework (RIF) 2022/Progress Report, which serves as a regional pipeline and planning document for resource mobilization and is expected to be submitted to GMS Senior Officials' endorsement in December 2018.

(2) GMS statistical database booklet (Chapter 7 Tourism data and indicators were revised and uploaded to GMS website; while preparation and revision of Chapter 8 - Health Sector data and indicators is completed).

(3) GMS Projects Database- serves as a geo-database for spatial and area planning of the GMS recruitment of database analyst and web developer completed in Q1/Q2 2018. GMS Projects Database updated and website active with GMS Projects.

(4) GMS Program website (www.greatermekong.org) developed and maintained as host for GMS statistics, projects database, and dissemination of information of GMS Program. Content manager and web developer recruited in Q1/Q2 2018.

Geographical Location Cambodia - Nation-wide; China - Nation-wide; Lao People's Democratic Republic - Nation-wide; Myanmar - Nation-wide; Thailand - Nation-wide; Viet Nam - Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The TA concept paper was presented at the GMS Senior Officials Meeting on 7 July 2017 in Bangkok. ADB's support to GMS was greatly appreciated by GMS officials.
During Project Implementation The TA supported preparation of briefing papers and presentations on outcomes and directives from the 6th GMS Summit for sector working group meetings that met in H1 of 2018 (Agriculture, Tourism, Energy, Transport, Urban Development) with participation of officials from 6 GMS countries, development partners, and representatives of private sector and civil society.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

A total 223 total individual consulting inputs will be allocated as follows:

(i) 24 person-months to eight international consultants,

(ii) 196 person-months to 21 national consultants and

(iii) three person months to seven resource persons. The international contracts (including out-of-pocket expenses) are estimated to cost $442,000 while the national contracts are estimated at $644,000. The total package for the resource persons/facilitators (under the workshop budget) is estimated at $58,000. Individual consultants will be recruited using Individual Consultant Selection.

Procurement In organizing meetings and workshops, ADB will procure goods and services such as rental of equipment and meeting rooms using the Shopping Method.
Responsible ADB Officer Sumbal, Asadullah Khan
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, SERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Concept Clearance 11 Sep 2017
Fact Finding -
Approval 30 Oct 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2018

TA 9416-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Oct 2017 - 30 Oct 2017 31 Dec 2019 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 30 Oct 2017 532,280.67

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Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
North-South Economic Corridor in Myanmar and PRC Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Nov 2018 14 Nov 2018
Transboundary Livestock Disease Control Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Sep 2018 25 Sep 2018
GMS Corridor Assessment Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Sep 2018 14 Sep 2018
Economist - North-South Economic Corridor Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Aug 2018 23 Aug 2018
Spatial Planning and GIS Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018
Web Writer and Content Manager Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Apr 2018 27 Apr 2018
Web Technical Developer and Administrator Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Apr 2018 27 Apr 2018
GMS Secretariat Coordinator (Lao PDR) Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Apr 2018 26 Apr 2018
GMS Secretariat Coordinator (Viet Nam) Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Apr 2018 26 Apr 2018
Regional Cooperation Coordination Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Apr 2018 25 Apr 2018
Project Coordinator and Analyst Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Apr 2018 24 Apr 2018
Regional Cooperation Coordination Specialist (Urban and Trade and Tansportation Facilitation) Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Apr 2018 24 Apr 2018
Regional Cooperation Coordination Specialist (Health, Agri, Tourism) Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Apr 2018 24 Apr 2018
Statistics Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Mar 2018 13 Mar 2018
Web Technical Developer and Administrator Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Feb 2018 16 Feb 2018
Projects Database Analyst Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Feb 2018 08 Feb 2018
Regional Cooperation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Dec 2017 14 Dec 2017

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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