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Regional: Demonstrating Innovative Employment Solutions through Regional Knowledge-Sharing Partnerships with Youth Organizations

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51332-001 Status: Active

The technical assistance (TA) will mobilize youth from the developing member countries (DMCs) of Asian Development Bank (ADB) to maximize regional youth productivity through innovating and upscaling youth employment solutions. It will support ADB''s education sector program by engaging with civil society organizations and nongovernment organizations working with youth who can contribute and add value to youth employability programs. It will have the following outputs: (i) road map of demonstration projects that increase youth employability developed; (ii) increased youth skills and employability demonstrated; and (iii) youth employment solutions among ADB DMCs, development partners, and youth expanded. These will result in the following outcome: enhanced youth skills for employment. The TA will be aligned with the following impact: increased employability and productivity of youth in select DMCs.

Project Details

Project Officer
Morris, Christopher I. Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Education
 
Project Name Demonstrating Innovative Employment Solutions through Regional Knowledge-Sharing Partnerships with Youth Organizations
Project Number 51332-001
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9557-REG: Demonstrating Innovative Employment Solutions through Regional Knowledge-Sharing Partnerships with Youth Organizations
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 300,000.00
TA 9557-REG: Demonstrating Innovative Employment Solutions through Regional Knowledge-Sharing Partnerships with Youth Organizations (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 250,000.00
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 500,000.00
TA 9557-REG: Demonstrating Innovative Employment Solutions through Regional Knowledge-Sharing Partnerships with Youth Organizations
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 200,000.00
TA 9557-REG: Demonstrating Innovative Employment Solutions through Regional Knowledge-Sharing Partnerships with Youth Organizations
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Education / Technical and vocational education and training

Information and communication technology / ICT industries and ICT-enabled services - ICT strategy and policy, and capacity development

Public sector management / Decentralization - Social protection initiatives

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The technical assistance (TA) will mobilize youth from the developing member countries (DMCs) of Asian Development Bank (ADB) to maximize regional youth productivity through innovating and upscaling youth employment solutions. It will support ADB''s education sector program by engaging with civil society organizations and nongovernment organizations working with youth who can contribute and add value to youth employability programs. It will have the following outputs: (i) road map of demonstration projects that increase youth employability developed; (ii) increased youth skills and employability demonstrated; and (iii) youth employment solutions among ADB DMCs, development partners, and youth expanded. These will result in the following outcome: enhanced youth skills for employment. The TA will be aligned with the following impact: increased employability and productivity of youth in select DMCs.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA supports the vision of ADB's Strategy 2030 to achieve a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. The TA builds on lessons from ADB's NGO and Civil Society Center's Youth for Asia initiative launched under ADB's TA for Civil Society Participation for Development Effectiveness, and supports ADB's proposed Education Partnership Platform
Impact Employability and productivity of youth in select DMCs increased
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Youth skills for employment enhanced
Progress Toward Outcome ongoing
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Road map of demonstration projects that increase youth employability developed

Increased youth skills and employability demonstrated

YES among ADB DMCs, development partners, and youth expanded

Innovative and inclusive youth participation in projects expanded

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

Output 1. Initial resources have been mobilized for scoping of demonstration projects and preparing inputs to the YES plan being developed for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Work has commenced on updating Youth for Asia (YfA) database of potential projects for youth engagement for sharing with ADB operations departments.

Output 2. The knowledge partner agreement (KPA) nomination is in progress. This KPA will support the monitoring of Jobstart YES activities in Indonesia Youth network awareness initiatives supporting entrepreneurship and innovation dialogue commenced through NGOC's activities with youth and civil society organizations based in the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Inputs of youth in project preparation were initiated in selected ADB projects.

Output 3. Following the success of the 6th Asia Youth Forum organized in Incheon City, Republic of Korea on 9- 12 August 2018 in which over 400 youth (70% were young women), from 27 ADB members participated, the AFY7 is planned in August 2019.

Output 4. Activities have commenced across SDG focused projects in ADB operations including youth initiatives in Afghanistan (health and education), Indonesia (financial inclusion and YES), Fiji (localizing SDGs through youth networks), Greater Mekong Subregion (environment and climate change resilience), PRC (natural resources management and YES), and youth raising awareness and taking actions to achieve SDGs.

Geographical Location Regional
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

Consultants were recruited to (i) mobilize and project manage a core youth team to support TA implementation and support operational initiatives empowering, mobilizing, and skills-building of DMC youth into ADB operations; (ii) support youth inputs into TA partnership demonstrations and identify upscaling opportunities; (iii) undertake initial data analysis into Solution for Youth Employment (S4YE) study; (iv) support partnerships and regional working groups and networks, activities of ADB resident mission with DMC youth groups, youth communications through social media channels, and partnering and networking with universities; (v) mobilize local DMC youth partners to build soft-skills through participating in SDGs-related activities; (vi) support implementation of employability and skills-focused youth-led events and workshops including ADB's flagship Asian Youth Forum; and (vi) undertake specialist studies related to youth employment and education.

An international firm was also engaged as International Project Management, Supervision, and Implementation Consultant to manage and facilitate youth support for 30 person-months.

Individual consultants were recruited through Individual Consultant Selections (ICS) to

provide international (8 person-months) and national (3 person-months) consulting inputs. A Youth Employment Solutions Researcher (6 person-months) and a Youth Employment Solutions Senior Expert (2 person-months) will comprise the international consultants, while a Youth Education Researcher will be engaged as national consultant.

ADB will engage the consultants and carry out procurement following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.

Procurement Minor goods through shopping method.
Responsible ADB Officer Morris, Christopher I.
Responsible ADB Department Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Responsible ADB Division NGO and Civil Society Center
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 27 Apr 2018
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 03 Aug 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Mar 2019

TA 9557-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Aug 2018 - 03 Aug 2018 31 Jul 2020 31 Jul 2021 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,200,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,700,000.00 03 Aug 2018 719,771.27

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Youth Monitoring and Evaluation Researcher Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Nov 2019 29 Nov 2019
AFG Youth Partnership Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Mar 2019 01 Apr 2019
AFG Youth Research and Engagement Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Mar 2019 01 Apr 2019
Youth Employment Solutions Senior Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Nov 2018 03 Dec 2018
Project Management, Supervision and Implementation Consultant Firm - Consulting Closed 08 Aug 2018 22 Aug 2018
Youth Employment Solutions Researcher Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Aug 2018 13 Aug 2018

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 9557 29 Oct 2018 Stichting AIESEC International(CANADA) Teilingerstraat 126-128 Rotterdam, The N South Holland, South Holland 3032 Nether Asian Development Bank Consulting Services 145,000.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.