Regional: Demonstrating Innovative Employment Solutions through Regional Knowledge-Sharing Partnerships with Youth Organizations
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.
Morris, Christopher I.
Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
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|Project Name||Demonstrating Innovative Employment Solutions through Regional Knowledge-Sharing Partnerships with Youth Organizations|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|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|
|Description of Outcome||Youth skills for employment enhanced|
|Progress Toward Outcome||ongoing|
|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.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
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|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||27 Apr 2018|
|Fact Finding||30 Mar 2018 to 30 Mar 2018|
|Approval||03 Aug 2018|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||28 Mar 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|03 Aug 2018||-||03 Aug 2018||31 Jul 2020||31 Dec 2022||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|975,000.00||900,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,875,000.00||29 Sep 2021||1,111,270.66|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Demonstrating Innovative Employment Solutions through Regional Knowledge-Sharing Partnerships with Youth Organizations: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Aug 2018|
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How Youth Drive Sustainable Development in Asia and the PacificYoung people are eager to use their skills to improve local communities, help those in need, and promote environmental sustainability. Development organizations including ADB, see the value the youth play in driving the 2030 Agenda.
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Capacity Development||Technical Assistance 9557||23 Oct 2020||Restless Development(UNITED KINGDOM) | 4th Floor, 35-41 Lower Marsh, Greater Lo London SE1 7RL United Kingdom||Asian Development Bank||171,894.00||—|
|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||145,000.00||—|
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