52061-001: Supporting Knowledge Solutions for New Development Strategies in South Asia | Asian Development Bank

Regional: Supporting Knowledge Solutions for New Development Strategies in South Asia

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52061-001 Status: Active

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 Details

Project Officer
Jeong, Hoe Yun South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name Supporting Knowledge Solutions for New Development Strategies in South Asia
Project Number 52061-001
Country Regional
Bangladesh
Bhutan
India
Maldives
Nepal
Sri Lanka
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9586-REG: Supporting Knowledge Solutions for New Development Strategies in South Asia
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 4.50 million
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

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
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Knowledge solutions adopted by SASEC countries
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
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)
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
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
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.
Procurement Not applicable
Responsible ADB Officer Jeong, Hoe Yun
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Hoe Yun Jeong
[email protected]
6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 27 Apr 2018
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 12 Sep 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 13 Sep 2018

TA 9586-REG

Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
4,500,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000,000.00 - 0.00

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