52189-002: Aid for Trade for Inclusive Growth - Aid for Trade for Inclusive Growth, 2019-2020 (Subproject 1) | Asian Development Bank

Regional: Aid for Trade for Inclusive Growth - Aid for Trade for Inclusive Growth, 2019-2020 (Subproject 1)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52189-002 Status: Active

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support ADB's knowledge contribution towards the World Trade Organization (WTO)-led Aid for Trade (AfT) initiative, including participation at the Global Review of AfT, which is hosted every two years by the WTO, and brings together stakeholders to advance the AfT agenda in a coordinated and effective manner. ADB's main contribution consists of a research report, Aid for Trade in Asia and the Pacific, launched at the Global Review. The report provides updates on trends and patterns of trade costs and AfT in Asia and the Pacific, in addition to in-depth analyses on topical issues relating to the inclusiveness and sustainability of trade growth, in the context of a biennial Work Program approved and circulated by WTO's Committee for Trade and Development (CTD) to guide the overall focus of each Global Review.

Project Details

Project Officer
Khan, Fahad H. Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Industry and trade
 
Project Name Aid for Trade for Inclusive Growth - Aid for Trade for Inclusive Growth, 2019-2020 (Subproject 1)
Project Number 52189-002
Country Regional
Papua New Guinea
Vanuatu
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9710-REG: Aid for Trade for Inclusive Growth - Aid for Trade for Inclusive Growth, 2019-2020 (Subproject 1)
Government of Australia US$ 125,000.00
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 125,000.00
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

Industry and trade / Industry and trade sector development - Trade and services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support ADB's knowledge contribution towards the World Trade Organization (WTO)-led Aid for Trade (AfT) initiative, including participation at the Global Review of AfT, which is hosted every two years by the WTO, and brings together stakeholders to advance the AfT agenda in a coordinated and effective manner. ADB's main contribution consists of a research report, Aid for Trade in Asia and the Pacific, launched at the Global Review. The report provides updates on trends and patterns of trade costs and AfT in Asia and the Pacific, in addition to in-depth analyses on topical issues relating to the inclusiveness and sustainability of trade growth, in the context of a biennial Work Program approved and circulated by WTO's Committee for Trade and Development (CTD) to guide the overall focus of each Global Review.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA is included in the management-approved annual work program for the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD) as a policy research agenda for the benefit of developing member countries (DMCs) for 2018. Under ADB's Strategy 2030, ADB will sustain its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty and expand its vision to achieve a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific. Thus, the Operational Plan for Regional Cooperation and Integration (2016 -2020) identifies increased opportunities for cross-border trade and investment amongst key elements for raising competitiveness in connected markets, which in turn is essential for generating inclusive and sustainable growth. ADB will also further strengthen its role as a knowledge provider. Strategy 2030 underscores the value of ADB''s knowledge and evidence-based research in raising understanding and awareness about critical areas and sectors for action; supporting good policies and reforms by DMCs; and contributing to global development discussions by offering perspectives from Asia and the Pacific. Through its contribution and participation at the Global Review (through knowledge products and events), ADB contributes to a better awareness of how AfT can play an effective role in helping DMCs maximize the benefits of trade liberalization in an equitable manner, and leverage trade for inclusive and sustainable growth.
Impact

Opportunities for further trade growth in Asia and the Pacific maximized

DMCs' integration into the global economy heightened through increased trade openness

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome DMCs' understanding of relevant trade opportunities, bottlenecks, and issues improved.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Aid for Trade in Asia and the Pacific 2019 report published and disseminated

Knowledge sharing events organized

Background papers published

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Papua New Guinea - Nation-wide; Vanuatu - 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 Individual consultants will be recruited as needed for the duration of the TA cluster to provide an estimated 28 person-months of international consulting inputs (8 person-months for this subproject), 138 person-months of national consulting inputs (38 person-months for this subproject), and 4 person months of resource persons to be engaged for the conferences and other knowledge-sharing events (1.33 person months for this subproject). The consultants will be engaged in accordance with the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. Hiring a team of individual consultants will provide more benefits for ADB than engaging a firm due to the following reasons: (i) faster mobilization of consultants, (ii) greater control by implementing agency in selecting and managing consultants, and (iii) greater flexibility in engaging experts specializing in a broad spectrum of AfT-related topics.
Procurement Purchases of information and communication technology-related equipment and/or supplies and econometric or statistical programs and/or software will be undertaken in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and ) and Staff Instructions on ADB Administered Consulting Services as well as Staff Instructions on Procurement of Goods, Works and Nonconsulting Services, and in coordination with ADB's Office of Information Systems and Technology and Office of Administrative Services, where applicable. After the TA is completed, any procured equipment will be disposed of in compliance with Administering Grant-Financed Technical Assistance Projects in the Project Administration Instructions. Disbursements under this TA subproject will be made in accordance with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Khan, Fahad H.
Responsible ADB Department Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Responsible ADB Division ERCI
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 29 Jan 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 01 Feb 2019

TA 9710-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Jan 2019 - 29 Jan 2019 30 Jun 2020 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
125,000.00 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 29 Jan 2019 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Research Associate Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Mar 2019 08 Mar 2019
Economic Analyst Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Feb 2019 26 Feb 2019

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