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 Name||Aid for Trade for Inclusive Growth - Aid for Trade for Inclusive Growth, 2019-2020 (Subproject 1)|
Papua New Guinea
|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
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.|
Opportunities for further trade growth in Asia and the Pacific maximized
DMCs' integration into the global economy heightened through increased trade openness
|Description of Outcome||DMCs' understanding of relevant trade opportunities, bottlenecks, and issues improved.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|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|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|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||Helble, Matthias|
|Responsible ADB Department||Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||ERCI|
|Approval||29 Jan 2019|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||01 Feb 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|29 Jan 2019||-||29 Jan 2019||30 Jun 2020||31 Mar 2021||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|125,000.00||125,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||250,000.00||29 Jan 2019||121,178.05|
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|Leveraging Trade for Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Pacific||Reports||May 2019|
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