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India: Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation—Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52140-001 Status: Active

This knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) assists the knowledge-driven operational approach of the country partnership strategy (CPS) for India, 2018 2022 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the associated India Country Knowledge Plan (CKP), 2018 2022. The CPS and the CKP emphasize strategic and analytical studies at geographical (state, regional, corridor), sector, and thematic levels as a means to identify viable development pathways, transformative investment opportunities, and policy advice, while filling critical knowledge and capacity gaps.

Project Details

Project Officer
Iyengar, Kavita Srinivas South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • India
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation—Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes
Project Number 52140-001
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9665-IND: Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 3.70 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Irrigation

Education / Technical and vocational education and training

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description This knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) assists the knowledge-driven operational approach of the country partnership strategy (CPS) for India, 2018 2022 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the associated India Country Knowledge Plan (CKP), 2018 2022. The CPS and the CKP emphasize strategic and analytical studies at geographical (state, regional, corridor), sector, and thematic levels as a means to identify viable development pathways, transformative investment opportunities, and policy advice, while filling critical knowledge and capacity gaps.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

As development challenges evolve faster in a rapidly growing economy, ADB needs to respond to India's evolving needs with quality knowledge solutions in a timely manner. This includes responding to short-term needs with short analytical studies and policy briefs on critical issues, undertaking surveys and initial analyses while awaiting the mobilization of TA resources and expert teams, providing short-term expert inputs and capacity support to government agencies, and undertaking in-country and overseas exposure for government officials in the form of study tours and other knowledge engagements. Knowledge transfer and dissemination also play a critical role in effective and strategic policy decision-making.

Building a knowledge-driven economic development mechanism helps accelerate and sustain strong, robust, and inclusive economic growth in the long term. India has built pockets of knowledge-driven growth, which need to be translated into a broader sphere of its economy. To strengthen the country's knowledge-driven development, the range of knowledge services, approaches, and models based on best practices from successful knowledge-based advanced economies needs to be developed, and the unique knowledge and strengths of the country need to be exploited by aggressively pursuing and applying new technologies. The TA aims to meet India's knowledge needs within the framework of the CPS and Strategy 2030.

Impact Knowledge base to support the rapid growth of the Indian economy and its fast-evolving socioeconomic development needs improved
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Strategic interventions for economic transformation (including sector and thematic reforms) commenced, and investment pipeline for ADB and other external funding agencies developed
Progress Toward Outcome Knowledge work, including front-end analytical studies, aligned to the India CPS 2018-2022, linking the Government of India's priorities and ADB's Strategy 2030 have commenced and supports the development of the investment pipeline for ADB and other external funding agencies.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Analytical, sectoral, and crosscutting thematic studies prepared

Capacity of government agencies strengthened

Knowledge products produced and disseminated

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The TA is supporting the following:

1. Analytical, sectoral, and crosscutting thematic studies to develop the project pipeline, such as: (i) North East Economic Corridor (NEEC), (ii) West Bengal Economic Corridor, (iii) MSME Cluster Development in Uttar Pradesh, (iv) National Infrastructure Plan of Government of India, (v)

2. Capacity of government agencies through support for (i) Compliance with Business Reforms Action Plan and District Reforms Action Plan to improve the East of Doing Business in Tamil Nadu, (ii) Regional Planning Framework in Tamil Nadu, (iii) Consultation Workshop for Department of Personnel and Training, May 2019, (iv) International Conference on Urban and Regional Development, September 2019, Delhi, (v) Study tour of officials from Ayushman Bharat, Government of India, to the Republic of Korea in October 2019, (vi) Private Sector and Government Stakeholder Workshops on NEEC, SASEC and PRF in November 2019, Kolkata

3. Dissemination of knowledge through (i) publications on Enhancing Manufacturing Competitiveness in Rajasthan; Industrial Parks Rating System; Assam: Expressway to ASEAN and (ii) conferences and workshops, such as South Asian University's Fifth International Conference on South Asian Economic Development, February 2019, Delhi.

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India
During Project Implementation All analytical studies have had regular stakeholder consultations and disseminations workshops are supported for knowledge products products.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will engage consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.
Procurement ADB will 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 Iyengar, Kavita Srinivas
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 15 Aug 2018
Fact Finding 20 Aug 2018 to 20 Aug 2018
MRM -
Approval 06 Dec 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 16 Dec 2019

TA 9665-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Dec 2018 12 Dec 2018 12 Dec 2018 14 Dec 2021 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
3,700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,700,000.00 06 Dec 2018 1,508,349.30

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Urban Planning and Design Expert Individual - Consulting Active 28 May 2020 03 Jun 2020
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation—Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes (Public Health Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed 16 May 2020 22 May 2020
Industrial Strategy Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 11 May 2020 17 May 2020
Economic Planning Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 11 May 2020 17 May 2020
Institutional, Policy and Regulatory Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 11 May 2020 17 May 2020
Infrastructure Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Apr 2020 22 Apr 2020
Industrial Strategy Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Apr 2020 22 Apr 2020
Economic Development Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Apr 2020 20 Apr 2020
Skill Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Apr 2020 12 Apr 2020
FinTech Training Program Specialist (Institutional Setup and Training Programs) Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Apr 2020 17 Apr 2020
FinTech Skill Mapping Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Apr 2020 12 Apr 2020
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation�Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes (Health Infrastructure Specialist 2) Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation�Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes (Public Health Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Mar 2020 30 Mar 2020
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation�Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes (Senior Health Systems Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Mar 2020 27 Mar 2020
MSME Loan for GoI-Specialist (Assessment of Government schemes for MSME sector) Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Mar 2020 13 Mar 2020
Editorial Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Feb 2020 28 Feb 2020
MSME Loan for Government of India - Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Feb 2020 18 Feb 2020
Agri-Allied Activity Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Jan 2020 30 Jan 2020
Appraisal and Risk Evaluations Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Jan 2020 13 Jan 2020
Economic Historian Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Oct 2019 05 Nov 2019
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation—Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes (Information System Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Sep 2019 25 Sep 2019
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation—Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes (Media Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Sep 2019 25 Sep 2019
Transport Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Aug 2019 11 Aug 2019
Organization Development Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Jul 2019 26 Jul 2019
Training Policy Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Jul 2019 26 Jul 2019
Development Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Jul 2019 23 Jul 2019
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation - Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes (Transport Engineer) Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Jul 2019 11 Jul 2019
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation—Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes (Economist) Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Jul 2019 12 Jul 2019
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation - Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes (Urban and Regional Planning Expert) Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Jul 2019 12 Jul 2019
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation—Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes (Education Sector Specilist) Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Jul 2019 12 Jul 2019
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation�Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes (Energy Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Jul 2019 08 Jul 2019
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation - Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development utcomes (Project Development Coordinator /Regional Coordinator (North East)) Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Jul 2019 08 Jul 2019
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation—Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes (TVET Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Jul 2019 12 Jul 2019
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation - Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes (Urban Planner) Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Jul 2019 11 Jul 2019
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation - Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes (MSME Cluster Development Strategy - Industry Development Expert) Individual - Consulting Closed 28 May 2019 03 Jun 2019
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation - Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes (MSME Cluster Development Strategy - Skill Development Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed 28 May 2019 03 Jun 2019
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation—Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes ( MSME Cluster Development Strategy - Value Chain Analysis Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 28 May 2019 03 Jun 2019
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation - Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes (MSME Cluster Development Strategy - Infrastructure Planning Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed 28 May 2019 03 Jun 2019
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation—Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes (MSME cluster development strategy - Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed 16 May 2019 22 May 2019
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation—Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes (Agriculture and Logistics Expert) Individual - Consulting Closed 04 May 2019 08 May 2019
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation—Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes--Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Apr 2019 03 May 2019
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation—Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes-Public Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Apr 2019 02 May 2019
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation—Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes (Project Manager - Industrial Strategy and Corridor Development) Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Apr 2019 02 May 2019
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation—Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes (Industrial Strategy and Corridor Development Analyst) Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Apr 2019 02 May 2019
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation—Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes (Railway Expert) Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Apr 2019 30 Apr 2019
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation—Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes (Industrial Strategy and Corridor Development Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Apr 2019 30 Apr 2019
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation—Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes (Labour Economist) Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Apr 2019 22 Apr 2019
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation—Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes-Economic Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Apr 2019 19 Apr 2019
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation—Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes- Editorial Consultant (RR) Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Apr 2019 19 Apr 2019
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation—Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Apr 2019 15 Apr 2019
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation—Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Mar 2019 03 Apr 2019
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation—Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Mar 2019 03 Apr 2019
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation—Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Mar 2019 01 Apr 2019
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation—Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Mar 2019 22 Mar 2019
Strategic Interventions for Economic Transformation—Strengthening Knowledge for Enhancing Development Outcomes Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Mar 2019 11 Mar 2019

Contracts Awarded

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