Regional: Sharing Knowledge from ADB's Pacific Operations
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.
Veve, Emma M.
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- Information and communication technology
|Project Name||Sharing Knowledge from ADB's Pacific Operations|
|Country / Economy||Regional
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Information and communication technology / ICT strategy and policy, and capacity development
Public sector management / Public administration
|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 yearsfrom $500 million in 2005, to $1 billion in 2010, $2 billion in 2015and 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.
The impact of the TA is better informed policy-making and project development in Pacific DMCs.
|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|
|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)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Veve, Emma M.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Pacific Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Office of the Director General, PARD|
Asian Development Bank
|Approval||31 Aug 2018|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||07 Sep 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|31 Aug 2018||-||31 Aug 2018||30 Sep 2019||31 Aug 2023||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|750,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||750,000.00||05 Oct 2022||386,003.45|
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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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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Hybrid and Battery Energy Storage Systems: Review and Recommendations for Pacific Island Projects||Reports||Aug 2022|
|ADB Blue Pacific Finance Hub: A Regional Approach||Brochures and Flyers||Apr 2022|
|Pacific Approach, 2021-2025||Country Planning Documents||Sep 2021|
|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.
|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Sharing Knowledge from ADB's Pacific Operations - International Economist and National Development Plan Specialist (Government of Palau National Development Plan, 2023-2026))||Individual - Consulting||Closed||22 Jul 2022||05 Aug 2022|
|Project Engineer (Cook Islands)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||11 May 2021||23 May 2021|
|Renewable Energy Expert (Team Leader)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||29 Apr 2021||05 May 2021|
|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|
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