|Project Name||Sustaining the Gains of Regional Cooperation in the Greater Mekong Subregion|
Lao People's Democratic Republic
China, People's Republic of
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
|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.|
|Description of Outcome||Implementation of the GMS Program is more effective.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||As of the RIF 2022 First Progress Report (March 2019), approved financing (in USD value) increased to 66% (from 59% in December 2017). Moreover, during the same period, 12 projects were completed while 90 were ongoing and 145 were proposed. Thus, in terms of number of projects, 41% commenced implementation as of March 2019.|
|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)||
The TA supported the organization and conduct of the 10th Economic Corridors' Forum and GMS Senior Official's Meeting (SOM) in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on 12-13 December 2018. Bearing the theme _Extending Corridors for Inclusive Connectivity in the GMS_, the ECF-10 gathered about 150 participants, consisting of Ministers and other high level officials of the GMS member countries, representatives of the private sector, international development organizations and other institutions. It reviewed and discussed initiatives and interventions aimed at accelerating the development of the GMS economic corridors by effectively contributing to the pursuit of the 3Cs connectivity, competitiveness and community.
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 and 21-22 March 2019; (iii) Tourism Working Group and Mekong Tourism Forum, 25-29 June 2018, and 4-5 December 2018; Health Cooperation, 10-11 December 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 2122 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 supported/currently supporting the production of various GMS knowledge products:
(1) the GMS Ministers' endorsed Updated Regional Investment Framework (RIF) 2022/Progress Report, which serves as a regional pipeline and planning document for resource mobilization expected to be publicly circulated within first quarter of 2019
(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, including articles and e-newsletter highlighting key developments in the GMS. Content manager and web developer recruited in Q1/Q2 2018.
(5) Pilot Study on Section-Specific Planning for the North-South Economic Corridor, Subcorridor 5 (NSEC-5) in Myanmar and the People's Republic of China This proposed study is the first study to (i) involve NSEC-5 in GMS economic corridor planning; and (ii) focus on a specific economic corridor route in the GMS. The preparatory phases 1 and 2 (national consultations in Myanmar and the PRC, and a joint consultation workshop) were completed in December 2018. The preparation of the full study was endorsed by GMS countries at the 10th GMS Economic Corridors Forum in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.
|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|
|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 and Health) with participation of officials from 6 GMS countries, development partners, and representatives of private sector and civil society.
The TA also supported the preparatory phases (1 and 2) of the proposed Pilot Study on Section-Specific Planning for the North-South Economic Corridor, Subcorridor 5 (NSEC-5) in Myanmar and the PRC, wherein national consultations with officials from relevant ministries/agencies and local resource persons/experts in both countries were conducted. A Joint consultations between PRC and Myanmar was also held.
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|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||11 Sep 2017|
|Approval||30 Oct 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||29 Mar 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|30 Oct 2017||-||30 Oct 2017||31 Dec 2019||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|2,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2,000,000.00||30 Oct 2017||669,925.95|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Sustaining the Gains of Regional Cooperation in the Greater Mekong Subregion: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Oct 2017|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Section-Specific Planning for NSEC: Electric Power Dev't (PRC)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||18 Apr 2019||22 Apr 2019|
|Section-Specific Planning for NSEC: Agriculture and Agribusiness Specialist (PRC)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||10 Apr 2019||14 Apr 2019|
|Section-Specific Planning for North-South Economic Corridor: Transport Economist (PRC)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||02 Apr 2019||07 Apr 2019|
|Section-Specific Planning for North-South Economic Corridor: Transport Economist (Myanmar)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||26 Mar 2019||28 Mar 2019|
|Section-Specific Planning for North-South Economic Corridor: Tourism (PRC)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||21 Mar 2019||24 Mar 2019|
|GMS Strategy 2030||Individual - Consulting||Closed||21 Mar 2019||27 Mar 2019|
|Section-Specific Planning for North-South Economic Corridor: Electric Power Dev't (Myanmar)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||19 Mar 2019||25 Mar 2019|
|Section-Specific Planning for the North-South Economic Corridor: Agriculture (Myanmar)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||19 Mar 2019||28 Mar 2019|
|Section-Specific Planning for North-South Economic Corridor: Economist (PRC)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||13 Mar 2019||19 Mar 2019|
|Section-Specific Planning for North-South Economic Corridor: Economist (Myanmar)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||12 Mar 2019||22 Mar 2019|
|Section-Specific Planning for North-South Economic Corridor: Tourism (Myanmar)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||12 Mar 2019||21 Mar 2019|
|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 Technical Developer and Administrator||Individual - Consulting||Closed||21 Apr 2018||27 Apr 2018|
|Web Writer and Content Manager||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|
|Regional Cooperation Coordination Specialist (Health, Agri, Tourism)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||18 Apr 2018||24 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|
|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|
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