Regional : Data for Development (Phase 2)

Sovereign Project | 51193-002

This knowledge and support technical assistance (KSTA) has been conceptualized with the objective of enhancing the statistical capacity of the National Statistical Systems (NSS) of selected developing member economies (DMEs) in Asia and the Pacific using technological tools. As the second phase of a new series of enhanced statistical capacity building projects managed by the Development Economics and Indicators Division (ERDI) of the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD) , the TA directly supports the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through technological innovations and capacity building across five domains: (i) the development of a customizable software to digitize sampling frames for administrative and survey data, (ii) enhanced compilation of national accounts and improved statistical infrastructure, (iii) quality labor statistics using modern standards and methods, (iv) data dissemination, and (v) knowledge sharing on technological innovations in statistics.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Mariasingham, Mahinthan Joseph
    Economic Research and Development Impact Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Public sector management

Related Projects

Project Name Data for Development (Phase 2)
Project Number 51193-002
Country / Economy Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9646-REG: Data for Development (Phase 2)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Information and communication technology / ICT strategy and policy, and capacity development

Public sector management / Economic affairs management

Gender Some gender elements
Description

This knowledge and support technical assistance (KSTA) has been conceptualized with the objective of enhancing the statistical capacity of the National Statistical Systems (NSS) of selected developing member economies (DMEs) in Asia and the Pacific using technological tools. As the second phase of a new series of enhanced statistical capacity building projects managed by the Development Economics and Indicators Division (ERDI) of the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD) , the TA directly supports the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through technological innovations and capacity building across five domains: (i) the development of a customizable software to digitize sampling frames for administrative and survey data, (ii) enhanced compilation of national accounts and improved statistical infrastructure, (iii) quality labor statistics using modern standards and methods, (iv) data dissemination, and (v) knowledge sharing on technological innovations in statistics.

The proposed project is part of the approved 2018 Work Plan of the ERCD and is linked to the Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data through SDG target 17.19 which aims to, 'build on existing initiatives to develop measurements of progress on sustainable development that complement gross domestic product and support statistical capacity building in developing countries . The project is also in line with the draft framework of Asian Development Bank's (ADB's) Strategy 2030 , wherein both DMEs and ADB have 'pledged support to the SDGs and the related Financing for Development Agenda .

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

High-quality, timely, disaggregated, and easily accessible data are of paramount importance to monitor the progress made towards the objectives of the 2030 Development Agenda. The application of technology in statistics can significantly improve the timeliness and efficiency of collecting, processing, safeguarding, and disseminating SDG data, alongside reducing costs and facilitating an integrated and seamless information flow across multiple data stakeholders.

While national statistics offices (NSOs) in the region have made significant progress in compiling data relevant to the SDGs, they have not been at the forefront of harnessing the power of information and communication technology for such purposes. Statistics in most DMEs continue to be compiled through relatively outdated and costly means, adversely affecting their quality, relevance, timeliness, and detail. Many internationally mandated recommendations relating to statistical standards, definitions, concepts and frameworks are yet to be fully implemented in the DMEs and traditional data release and dissemination methods limit not only the reach of the NSOs but also the usability of the data and statistics they produce.

Impact

Data driven monitoring of development goals and evidence-based policymaking increased.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Capacity of NSSs to meet increased data requirements of SDGs is enhanced.

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Sampling Statistics

National Accounts and Statistical Infrastructure

Labor Statistics

Data Visualization, Anonymization and Exchange

Knowledge sharing to enhance the quality of statistics

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Regional
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The TA is designed to increase data driven monitoring of development goals and evidence-based policymaking. The TA will support knowledge outputs through innovative information and communication technology infrastructure, techniques, data sources, and methods to strengthen capacity of NSSs in five specific areas: (i) sampling statistics, (ii) national accounts and statistical infrastructure, (iii) labor force statistics, (iv) data dissemination, and (v) knowledge sharing to provide timely and reliable SDG indicators.
During Project Implementation

During the implementation of the TA, the implementing agencies and/or pilot DMEs will be chosen using the following criteria: (i) DME should be currently engaged in developing at least one of the areas listed in paragraph 5; (ii) DME should have access to relevant records of survey, census, administrative data, and/or a specific type of innovative data source, that are either publicly accessible or can be made accessible to the ADB project team; (iii) DME should have qualified pool of staff who can be trained in the use of the tools/methods/frameworks developed/applied under this TA; and (iv) DME should be keen to incorporate such tools/methods/frameworks into their organization's activities to ensure sustainability.

TA is envisioned to contribute to the advancement of NSOs and other line ministries comprising of the NSS through statistical and technological capacity building initiatives to meet the increased data requirements of the SDGs. It will also provide opportunities for promoting comparative studies by inducing adoption of international statistical standards and enhanced dissemination of data by modern means.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with ADBs Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time) and in accordance with ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time).
Procurement The TA requires both micro and macro data. The datasets will be procured from DME agencies as well as other research institutions. Equipment such as laptop computers and software may also be procured for the TA where needed. Procurement of data, equipment, and software will be in accordance with ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. For the equipment, a certificate of equipment turnover or disposal will be submitted at the end of the TA implementation.
Responsible ADB Officer Mariasingham, Mahinthan Joseph
Responsible ADB Department Economic Research and Development Impact Department
Responsible ADB Division Statistics and Data Innovation Unit (EROD-SDI)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Timetable
Concept Clearance 27 Sep 2018
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 29 Nov 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 03 Dec 2018

TA 9646-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Nov 2018 - 29 Nov 2018 31 Dec 2022 29 Nov 2023 01 Feb 2024
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 20 Feb 2024 1,782,034.43

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Title Document Type Document Date
Data for Development (Phase 2): Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Nov 2018

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Research Analyst (for SDMX technical report) Individual - Consulting Closed
Research Analyst (for SDMX technical report) Individual - Consulting Closed
Research Analyst Individual - Consulting Closed
Research Assistant Individual - Consulting Closed
Research Analyst (SDMX) Individual - Consulting Closed
Economists or Statisticians (Agricultural Census and Survey Data Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed
Research Analyst (SDMX) Individual - Consulting Closed
Research Analyst (for SDMX technical report) Individual - Consulting Closed
Information Technology (SDMX) Individual - Consulting Closed
Research Analyst (Sampling Component) Individual - Consulting Closed
Research Analyst Individual - Consulting Closed
Research Analyst (for SDMX technical report) Individual - Consulting Closed
Research Assistant Individual - Consulting Closed
Research Analyst (Environmental Accounts) Individual - Consulting Closed
Economic/Statistics Analyst (Environmental, Social and Governance) Individual - Consulting Closed
Research Analyst (SDMX) Individual - Consulting Closed
Research Analyst (Sampling Component) Individual - Consulting Closed
Economists or Statisticians (Agricultural Census and Survey Data Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed
Lead Researcher/Team lead (Value Chains – Tourism and Agriculture) Individual - Consulting Closed
Reserach Analyst (Environment Accounting) Individual - Consulting Closed
Sampling Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Senior Input-Output Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Economic and Statistical Analyst (SAM-CGE Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed
Research Analyst Individual - Consulting Closed
Information Technology (SDMX) Individual - Consulting Closed
Research and administrative assistant Individual - Consulting Closed
Research and administrative assistant Individual - Consulting Closed
Research Analyst Individual - Consulting Closed
Research Analysts (Sampling/AgStat) Individual - Consulting Closed
Research Analyst Individual - Consulting Closed
Senior National Accounts Officer Individual - Consulting Closed
Economic Research Analyst Individual - Consulting Closed
Research Assistant Individual - Consulting Closed
Economic Research Analyst Individual - Consulting Closed
Research Analyst (SDMX) Individual - Consulting Closed
Research Analyst (Sampling Component) Individual - Consulting Closed
Research Analyst (Agricultural Census and Survey Data) Individual - Consulting Closed
Research Analyst (SDMX) Individual - Consulting Closed
Research Analyst Individual - Consulting Closed
Economists, Statisticians, or Data Specialists Individual - Consulting Closed
Economists or Statisticians (Agricultural Census and Survey Data Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed
Economists, Statisticians, or Data Specialists Individual - Consulting Closed
Research Analysts Individual - Consulting Closed
GVC Research Analyst Individual - Consulting Closed
Research and Administrative Associate Individual - Consulting Closed
Economists, Statisticians, or Data Specialists Individual - Consulting Closed
Statistics/Economics Individual - Consulting Closed
Research Assistant Individual - Consulting Closed
Research Associate Individual - Consulting Closed
Research Analysts Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.