The TA aims to assist Pakistan to realize the potential of economic corridor development (ECD) to boost industrial productivity, exports, and job creation and thereby contribute to sustained, increased and equitable economic growth. The key focus of the TA is to (i) further study the corridors to be included in the TA scope; (ii) enhance the value chain development program along the corridors; and (iii) strengthen strategies, policies, institutions, and coordination, including by promoting the role of the private sector, strengthening capacity, and learning from best practices.
|Project Name||Supporting Economic Corridor Development through Strategic Planning Frameworks|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Industry and trade / Industry and trade sector development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The TA aims to assist Pakistan to realize the potential of economic corridor development (ECD) to boost industrial productivity, exports, and job creation and thereby contribute to sustained, increased and equitable economic growth. The key focus of the TA is to (i) further study the corridors to be included in the TA scope; (ii) enhance the value chain development program along the corridors; and (iii) strengthen strategies, policies, institutions, and coordination, including by promoting the role of the private sector, strengthening capacity, and learning from best practices.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The TA will contribute to the key knowledge products of the ADB Pakistan Resident Mission to support overall ADB operations in Pakistan, as described in the ADB country partnership strategy for Pakistan, 2015- 2019, with the objective of achieving higher and more inclusive growth. The TA is included in the ADB country operations business plan for Pakistan, 2018 -2020 as a follow-up to a small -scale policy and advisory TA project for Scoping Potential Economic Corridors in Pakistan, and will support development of the subsequent ADB country partnership strategy for Pakistan (for 2020- 2024) and country operations business plans. The TA is part of the Pakistan Economic Corridors Program financed by the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom (DFID) and jointly delivered by ADB and DFID to promote regional trade and connectivity.|
|Impact||More integrated economic development resulting in better resource allocation, and higher and more inclusive growth in line with the government's growth aspirations and the Pakistan Vision 2025|
|Description of Outcome||Better planned ECD resulting in more investments and increased economic activity.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Economic corridor development policy and operational framework developed in line with best practice
Strategic policy framework for improving trade competitiveness developed
ECD feasibility studies and analytical tools developed
Pakistan ECD hub developed
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Yes|
|During Project Implementation||Yes|
|Consulting Services||Consultants will be engaged through ADB's Consultant Management System (CMS) including the following: (i) International consultants (total 14 person-months); (ii) National consultants (total 30 person-months). Individual consultants will be selected because there will be no single firm which has all the expertise needed for the TA. In addition to individual consultants, knowledge partner agreements will be developed between ADB and selected think-tanks in accordance with ADB business processes and guidelines for knowledge and support TA.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Sugiyarto, Guntur|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Pakistan Resident Mission|
Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform
Infrastructure Wing, Islamabad, Pakistan Pakistan Resident Mission
|Concept Clearance||30 Jun 2017|
|Approval||15 Dec 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||25 Jan 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|15 Dec 2017||29 Jan 2018||29 Jan 2018||30 Jun 2020||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||2,418,081.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2,418,081.00||15 Dec 2017||0.00|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Supporting Economic Corridor Development through Strategic Planning Frameworks: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2017|
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