The TA will undertake operationally-relevant analytical studies on key issues and challenges faced by countries in South Asia Department. It will allow ADB to respond to the client countries' demand for knowledge support; identify crucial and immediate investment requirements; and promptly translate these identified projects into lending operation, thereby accelerating their development impact.
|Project Name||Supporting Knowledge Solutions for New Development Strategies in South Asia|
|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||
Industry and trade / Industry and trade sector development
Public sector management / Economic affairs management - Public administration
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The TA will undertake operationally-relevant analytical studies on key issues and challenges faced by countries in South Asia Department. It will allow ADB to respond to the client countries' demand for knowledge support; identify crucial and immediate investment requirements; and promptly translate these identified projects into lending operation, thereby accelerating their development impact.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||South Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world and has become a global growth driver with its strong performance in 2017. Despite the robust growth, however, South Asia, being home to a quarter of the world's population, accounts for only 3% of global gross domestic product and remains beset by multiple development challenges. To overcome these challenges and to sustain the momentum for inclusive economic growth, there has been an increasing demand from DMCs in South Asia for well-thought out programs and evidence-based policies guided by rigorous analytical and technical studies. DMCs also seek assistance in identifying potential areas and exploring new strategies that would enhance economic growth and generate much-needed employment, especially in economically-lagging regions.|
|Impact||Inclusive economic growth and regional economic integration among SASEC countries improved and sustained|
|Description of Outcome||Knowledge solutions adopted by SASEC countries|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Preparatory activities for analytical studies are being started.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Integrated and multi-disciplinary knowledge solutions created
Knowledge sharing and learning events enhanced
Translation of knowledge solutions into project pipeline strengthened
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||Consultants are being engaged to support planned analytical studies.|
|Geographical Location||Bangladesh - Nation-wide; Bhutan - Nation-wide; India - Nation-wide; Maldives - Nation-wide; Nepal - Nation-wide; Sri Lanka - Nation-wide|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||ADB will engage a number of individual consultants for the implementation of TA activities. 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.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Hayashi, Tadateru|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, SARD|
Asian Development Bank
Hayashi, Tadateru, --
6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||27 Apr 2018|
|Approval||12 Sep 2018|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||29 Mar 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|12 Sep 2018||-||12 Sep 2018||31 Aug 2021||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|4,500,000.00||500,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||5,000,000.00||12 Sep 2018||1,021,999.32|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Supporting Knowledge Solutions for New Development Strategies in South Asia: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Sep 2018|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Senior Road Safety Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||17 Apr 2020||23 Apr 2020|
|Administrative Assistant||Individual - Consulting||Closed||28 Feb 2020||05 Mar 2020|
|Logistics Policy Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||06 Feb 2020||12 Feb 2020|
|Logistics Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||21 Jan 2020||27 Jan 2020|
|TVET Public Policy Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||15 Jan 2020||21 Jan 2020|
|TVET Research Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||15 Jan 2020||21 Jan 2020|
|TVET Economist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||15 Jan 2020||21 Jan 2020|
|Research Analyst||Individual - Consulting||Closed||11 Jan 2020||17 Jan 2020|
|Knowledge Management Assistant/Analyst||Individual - Consulting||Closed||22 Oct 2019||28 Oct 2019|
|Research Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||22 Oct 2019||28 Oct 2019|
|Regional Cooperation Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||22 Oct 2019||02 Nov 2019|
|Web Content Editor||Individual - Consulting||Closed||08 Oct 2019||14 Oct 2019|
|Web Administrator||Individual - Consulting||Closed||12 Sep 2019||18 Sep 2019|
|Senior Hydraulic Structures Specialist and Quantitiy Surveyor||Individual - Consulting||Closed||30 Aug 2019||05 Sep 2019|
|Senior Dam and Tunnel Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||30 Aug 2019||05 Sep 2019|
|Trade Facilitation Coordinating Analyst||Individual - Consulting||Closed||29 Jun 2019||08 Jul 2019|
|Regional Cooperation Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||01 Jun 2019||07 Jun 2019|
|Regional Cooperation Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||08 May 2019||14 May 2019|
|Water Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||04 May 2019||06 May 2019|
|Custom Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||09 Apr 2019||23 Apr 2019|
|Social and resettlement specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||16 Mar 2019||04 Apr 2019|
|Environmental Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||16 Mar 2019||25 Mar 2019|
|Highway Engineer||Individual - Consulting||Closed||16 Mar 2019||04 Apr 2019|
|Research Specialist: Digital Technology||Individual - Consulting||Closed||15 Mar 2019||21 Mar 2019|
|Research Analyst||Individual - Consulting||Closed||08 Mar 2019||14 Mar 2019|
|Web Content Manager||Individual - Consulting||Closed||21 Feb 2019||27 Feb 2019|
|SASEC Web Administrator and Developer||Individual - Consulting||Closed||20 Feb 2019||26 Feb 2019|
|Economist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||23 Jan 2019||29 Jan 2019|
|Economist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||09 Jan 2019||15 Jan 2019|
|Trade Facilitation Coordinating Analyst||Individual - Consulting||Closed||09 Jan 2019||15 Jan 2019|
|Economist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||21 Sep 2018||27 Sep 2018|
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