Regional : Capacity Building Program for Journalists in Developing Member Countries, 2018-2019

Sovereign Project | 51358-001

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Takagawa, Ami
    Department of Communications
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  • Country/Economy
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Capacity Building Program for Journalists in Developing Member Countries, 2018-2019
Project Number 51358-001
Country / Economy Regional
China, People's Republic of
Sri Lanka
Viet Nam
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9489-REG: Capacity Building Program for Journalists in Developing Member Countries, 2018-2019
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Economic affairs management

Gender Some gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Policy debate pertaining to the Sustainable Development Goals and other development and economic issues in the Asia and Pacific region promoted through improved media reporting.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

DMC journalists' understanding and reporting of SDGs and other development and economic issues in Asia and the Pacific region improved

Knowledge sharing on development issues by ADB-supported DMC journalists promoted through news articles, which may encourage policy debate among DMC stakeholders and opinion leaders

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

News articles on development issues published by participating DMC journalists in major media outlets in the Asia and Pacific region

Better collaboration with key regional and national media

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Afghanistan - Nation-wide; Armenia - Nation-wide; Bangladesh - Nation-wide; Cambodia - Nation-wide; China - Nation-wide; Fiji - Nation-wide; India - Nation-wide; Indonesia - Nation-wide; Malaysia - Nation-wide; Mongolia - Nation-wide; Myanmar - Nation-wide; Nepal - Nation-wide; Pakistan - Nation-wide; Sri Lanka - Nation-wide; Tajikistan - Nation-wide; Thailand - Nation-wide; Viet Nam - Nation-wide
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 None
Procurement None
Responsible ADB Officer Takagawa, Ami
Responsible ADB Department Department of Communications
Responsible ADB Division Department of Communications
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Concept Clearance 09 Nov 2017
Fact Finding 09 Nov 2017 to 15 Dec 2017
Approval 20 Dec 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 08 Jan 2018

TA 9489-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Dec 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 31 Dec 2019 - 23 Jun 2020
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 17 Jun 2022 221,375.53

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Title Document Type Document Date
Capacity Building Program for Journalists in Developing Member Countries, 2018-2019 TA Completion Reports Oct 2020

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