51224-001: Supporting Economic Corridor Development through Strategic Planning Frameworks | Asian Development Bank

Pakistan: Supporting Economic Corridor Development through Strategic Planning Frameworks

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51224-001 Status: Active

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 Details

Project Officer
Sugiyarto, Guntur Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Pakistan
Sector
  • Industry and trade
 
Project Name Supporting Economic Corridor Development through Strategic Planning Frameworks
Project Number 51224-001
Country Pakistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9488-PAK: Supporting Economic Corridor Development through Strategic Planning Frameworks
Government of the United Kingdom US$ 2.42 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
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
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Better planned ECD resulting in more investments and increased economic activity.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
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)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Yes
During Project Implementation Yes
Business Opportunities
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
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform
Infrastructure Wing, Islamabad, Pakistan
Pakistan Resident Mission
Tariq Anwar
Pakistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 30 Jun 2017
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 15 Dec 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Jan 2018

TA 9488-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Dec 2017 29 Jan 2018 29 Jan 2018 30 Jun 2020 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 2,418,081.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,418,081.00 15 Dec 2017 85,531.52

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