52048-001: Implementing the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation 2030 Strategy for Sustainable Regional Development | Asian Development Bank

Regional: Implementing the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation 2030 Strategy for Sustainable Regional Development

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52048-001 Status: Active

The regional knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the implementation of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) 2030 strategy to enhance CAREC's role as a regional cooperation platform to connect people, policies and projects for shared and sustainable development. This TA builds on the work completed under TA 9156-REG which has supported the critical role that ADB plays as the Secretariat of the CAREC Program. The CAREC 2030 strategy, endorsed by the Ministers of CAREC member countries at the 16th Ministerial Conference held on 27 October 2017 in Dushanbe, serves as the Regional Cooperation Strategy (RCS) for the CAREC Program.

Project Details

Project Officer
Wu, Guoliang Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Implementing the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation 2030 Strategy for Sustainable Regional Development
Project Number 52048-001
Country Regional
Afghanistan
Azerbaijan
Georgia
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyz Republic
Mongolia
Pakistan
China, People's Republic of
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9556-REG: Implementing the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation 2030 Strategy for Sustainable Regional Development
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 1.00 million
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 3.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agro-industry, marketing, and trade - Water-based natural resources management

Education / Education sector development

Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform

Finance / Finance sector development

Health / Disease control of communicable disease - Disease control of non-communicable diseases and other priority programs

Industry and trade / Trade and services

Transport / Multimodal logistics - Transport policies and institutional development

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The regional knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the implementation of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) 2030 strategy to enhance CAREC's role as a regional cooperation platform to connect people, policies and projects for shared and sustainable development. This TA builds on the work completed under TA 9156-REG which has supported the critical role that ADB plays as the Secretariat of the CAREC Program. The CAREC 2030 strategy, endorsed by the Ministers of CAREC member countries at the 16th Ministerial Conference held on 27 October 2017 in Dushanbe, serves as the Regional Cooperation Strategy (RCS) for the CAREC Program.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The CAREC Program, now 17 years in operation, is a partnership of 11 member countries and development partners, working together to promote development through cooperation, leading to accelerated economic growth and poverty reduction. Since 2011, CAREC operations have been guided by the CAREC 2020 strategic framework. A mid-term review (MTR) of CAREC 2020, completed in 2016, recommended to develop a new long-term strategy to strengthen CAREC's alignment with member countries' evolving priorities and ensure the Program's relevance to the region's long-term sustainable development. The MTR also pointed out the following issues to be addressed going forward: (i) lack of diversification of CAREC agenda and insufficient knowledge and policy work to support investment activities; (ii) limited flexibility of CAREC's institutional framework and weak coordination among CAREC stakeholders; and (iii) lack of a strong and coherent results framework that includes monitorable indicators for all sectors of activity.

The recently endorsed CAREC 2030 strategy envisages deepening cooperation in the traditional areas of transport, energy, trade and economic corridor development, while selectively expanding into new areas of cooperation in line with member countries' priorities. Particularly, CAREC 2030 prioritizes five operational clusters, namely (i) economic and financial stability, (ii) trade, tourism, and economic corridors, (iii) infrastructure and economic connectivity, (iv) agriculture and water, and (v) human development. Regional projects and investments will be complemented with a framework for policy dialogue and knowledge cooperation on the one hand, and for promotion of people-to-people contacts on the other, leading to greater employment opportunities and deeper social and cultural understanding across member countries.

The TA will therefore support the implementation of the CAREC 2030 strategy including through identification and implementation of regional initiatives in CAREC's areas of cooperation, facilitation of policy dialogue and knowledge sharing across member countries, operationalization of the renewed institutional structure to increase coordination among CAREC stakeholders, improvement of monitoring and evaluation mechanisms, and greater promotion of CAREC's role in member countries and beyond.

Impact Regional economic cooperation in the CAREC region strengthened
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome CAREC's role as a regional cooperation platform to connect people, policies, and projects in the region enhanced
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Regional initiatives in CAREC 2030's operational priorities conceptualized and implemented

Policy dialogue and knowledge sharing among member countries facilitated

Coordination and information exchange among CAREC stakeholders increased

Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms improved

CAREC outreach and promotion means diversified and strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Afghanistan - Nation-wide; Azerbaijan - Nation-wide; China - Nation-wide; Georgia - Nation-wide; Kazakhstan - Nation-wide; Kyrgyz Republic - Nation-wide; Mongolia - Nation-wide; Pakistan - Nation-wide; Tajikistan - Nation-wide; Turkmenistan - Nation-wide; Uzbekistan - 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 A team of individual consultants will be engaged to support the implementation of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) 2030 strategy and the operationalization of CAREC's renewed institutional structure to ensure an effective coordination among all stakeholders. Approximately 30 person-months of international and 317 person-months of national consulting services will be engaged annually during the technical assistance (TA) implementation period.
Procurement Shopping and direct contracting for computers and small office equipment. Procurement will be in accordance with ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time)
Responsible ADB Officer Wu, Guoliang
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 06 Mar 2018
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 31 Jul 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 06 Aug 2018

TA 9556-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018 31 Dec 2020 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
4,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,000,000.00 31 Jul 2018 101,248.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Regional Cooperation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Nov 2018 25 Nov 2018
CAREC Administrative Assistant (ADB HQ) Individual - Consulting Closed 31 Oct 2018 06 Nov 2018
CAREC Regional Cooperation Coordinator in Uzbekistan Individual - Consulting Closed 31 Oct 2018 06 Nov 2018
Advisor to the CAREC National Focal Point in Pakistan Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Oct 2018 24 Oct 2018
CAREC Regional Cooperation Coordinator in Georgia Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Oct 2018 24 Oct 2018
Advisor to the CAREC National Focal Point in Tajikistan Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Oct 2018 24 Oct 2018
CAREC Regional Cooperation Coordinator in ADB HQ Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Oct 2018 24 Oct 2018
Advisor to the CAREC National Focal Point in Uzbekistan Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Sep 2018 02 Oct 2018
Advisor to the CAREC National Focal Point in Afghanistan Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Sep 2018 02 Oct 2018
Advisor to the CAREC National Focal Point in Kyrgyz Republic Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Sep 2018 02 Oct 2018
Regional Cooperation Coordinator in Tajikistan Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Sep 2018 02 Oct 2018
Advisor to the CAREC National Focal Point in Kazakhstan Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Sep 2018 02 Oct 2018
Advisor to the CAREC National Focal Point in Mongolia Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Sep 2018 02 Oct 2018
CAREC Regional Cooperation Coordinator in Kyrgyz Republic Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Sep 2018 02 Oct 2018
Advisor to the CAREC National Focal Point in Azerbaijan Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Sep 2018 02 Oct 2018
CAREC Development Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Aug 2018 15 Aug 2018

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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