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Regional: Sharing Knowledge from ADB's Pacific Operations

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52209-001 Status: Active

The proposed TA will support more effective communication on ADB's strategy and approach to supporting sustainable and inclusive development in the 14 Pacific DMCs, most of which are characterized by geographic isolation, small populations, narrow economies, capacity constraints, limited resources and exposure to external shocks. It is also in line with Strategy 2030's focus on the development needs of small island developing states (SIDS) and countries with fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCAS). New knowledge products prepared under the TA will provide government counterparts, co-financiers, NGOs and other partners with a deeper understanding of the key lessons from ADB's work in the Pacific and facilitate increased cooperation between ADB and its partners.

Project Details

Project Officer
Ma. Elisa B. Paterno Pacific Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Information and communication technology
 
Project Name Sharing Knowledge from ADB's Pacific Operations
Project Number 52209-001
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9583-REG: Sharing Knowledge from ADB's PAcific Operations
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
TA: Sharing Knowledge from ADB's Pacific Operations
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 525,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Information and communication technology / ICT strategy and policy, and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The proposed TA will support more effective communication on ADB's strategy and approach to supporting sustainable and inclusive development in the 14 Pacific DMCs, most of which are characterized by geographic isolation, small populations, narrow economies, capacity constraints, limited resources and exposure to external shocks. It is also in line with Strategy 2030's focus on the development needs of small island developing states (SIDS) and countries with fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCAS). New knowledge products prepared under the TA will provide government counterparts, co-financiers, NGOs and other partners with a deeper understanding of the key lessons from ADB's work in the Pacific and facilitate increased cooperation between ADB and its partners.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

ADB's operations in the Pacific are expanding rapidly. ADB's total portfolio in the Pacific has doubled every five years from $500 million in 2005, to $1 billion in 2010, $2 billion in 2015 and is now more than $2.88 billion. The Pacific portfolio is expected to reach $4 billion in 2020. The expansion of ADB's operations in the Pacific has included increased project financing, policy-based operations, and technical assistance. Increased financing has been accompanied by improvements in project quality and implementation capacities, as measured by the growing rate of successfully completed projects and programs in the Pacific.

ADB's Strategy 2030 calls for ample provision of knowledge products to support operations and build capacities in the developing member countries (DMCs). The Pacific Department's (PARD) knowledge program seeks to: (i) deepen ADB's understanding of the development challenges common to Pacific DMCs, (ii) underpin ADB's policy dialogue on development priorities and reforms, (iii) support ADB's business development at country and regional levels, and (iv) facilitate cross-country learning and knowledge sharing from other regions. PARD is committed to sharing its understanding of development challenges and opportunities in the Pacific, and to helping governments, civil society and NGOs manage complex development issues in the region. Development practitioners in the Pacific value practical knowledge on the design, implementation, and operation and maintenance of ADB projects, drawing on the experience from other countries or regions.

The proposed TA is also timely given that ADB's 2019 Annual Meeting will be held in Nadi, Fiji, the first ADB Annual Meeting in a Pacific DMC. The Annual Meeting is not only an opportunity to showcase development progress in Fiji and across the Pacific region, but it will also serve as a platform for ADB to highlight its products, success stories, and lessons learned. With ADB's plans for scaling up in the Pacific, the planned knowledge products will promote greater awareness of ADB's operations in the Pacific among the estimated 3,000 participants at the Annual Meeting. The TA at a Glance is in Attachment 1.

Impact The impact of the TA is better informed policy-making and project development in Pacific DMCs.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome More awareness and understanding of ADB's strategy, approach and lessons learned among government counterparts, development partners, the private sector, civil society and NGOs in the Pacific
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Flagship publication on ADB's Operations in the Pacific featuring PARD's work in the region by sector/thematic areas prepared, published and disseminated at the 2019 Annual Meeting

Photo display for 14 Pacific DMCs presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting.

Existing PARD publications and materials for countries, sectors and thematic areas of Pacific operations updated and published.

Videos showing ADB projects in the Pacific with Civil Society component

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Regional
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Ma. Elisa B. Paterno
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Office of the Director General, PARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 31 Aug 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 07 Sep 2018

TA 9583-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018 30 Sep 2019 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 31 Aug 2018 99,494.53

Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program. Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.

The Access to Information Policy (AIP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.

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In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

Title Document Type Document Date
ADB Operations in the Pacific Statutory Reports and Official Records Apr 2019

The Access to Information Policy (AIP) establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced in its operations to facilitate stakeholder participation in ADB's decision-making. For more information, refer to the Safeguard Policy Statement, Operations Manual F1, and Operations Manual L3.

Requests for information may also be directed to the InfoUnit.

Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Knowledge Products and Documents Individual - Consulting Closed 31 Oct 2018 06 Nov 2018
Sharing Knowledge from ADB's Pacific Operations (ADB Operations in the Pacific) Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Oct 2018 17 Oct 2018

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

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