52216-001: Asian Development Outlook 2019–2021 | Asian Development Bank

Regional: Asian Development Outlook 2019–2021

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52216-001 Status: Active

The proposed TA cluster will comprise 3 TA subprojects encompassing production of the 2019 to 2021 Asian Development Outlooks (ADO), ADO Updates, and ADO Supplements. These TA subprojects are chronologically sequenced. The cluster TA will support the following activities: (i) preparation of background analytical papers following the two-year rolling research plan, (ii) further development and refinement of analytical methods, (iii) drafting of ADO content, (iv) editing economic content and manuscripts, (v) preparation and laying out of materials for publication, and (vi) dissemination of key results and policy messages. In parallel, the cluster TA will support initiatives to build capacity for macroeconomic modeling and for generating growth projections and monitoring markets. The cluster TA will also undertake activities to evaluate the effectiveness of ADO outreach. ERMR will work with DOC to attempt to capture broader and more useful client feedback.

Project Details

Project Officer
Zveglich Jr., Joseph Ernest Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Multisector
 
Project Name Asian Development Outlook 2019–2021
Project Number 52216-001
Country Regional
Afghanistan
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
Cook Islands
Fiji
Micronesia, Federated States of
Georgia
Hong Kong, China
India
Indonesia
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyz Republic
Kiribati
Korea, Republic of
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nauru
Nepal
Pakistan
Palau
Philippines
Papua New Guinea
China, People's Republic of
Marshall Islands
Samoa
Singapore
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka
Tajikistan
Taipei, China
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Turkmenistan
Tonga
Tuvalu
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Viet Nam
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 0034-REG: Asian Development Outlook 2019-2021 (Cluster TA)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 3.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Multisector / ADB's corporate management, policy and strategy development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The proposed TA cluster will comprise 3 TA subprojects encompassing production of the 2019 to 2021 Asian Development Outlooks (ADO), ADO Updates, and ADO Supplements. These TA subprojects are chronologically sequenced. The cluster TA will support the following activities: (i) preparation of background analytical papers following the two-year rolling research plan, (ii) further development and refinement of analytical methods, (iii) drafting of ADO content, (iv) editing economic content and manuscripts, (v) preparation and laying out of materials for publication, and (vi) dissemination of key results and policy messages. In parallel, the cluster TA will support initiatives to build capacity for macroeconomic modeling and for generating growth projections and monitoring markets. The cluster TA will also undertake activities to evaluate the effectiveness of ADO outreach. ERMR will work with DOC to attempt to capture broader and more useful client feedback.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Asian Development Outlook (ADO), one of ADB s flagship publications showcasing ADB s knowledge and expertise about the region, plays an important role in understanding such critical element for inclusive growth. This flagship report includes staff analysis of the macroeconomic prospects for all 45 of ADB s DMCs (henceforth, developing Asia) and provides insights into the current economic issues the region faces. Furthermore, in line with the 2013 staff guidelines to improve mainstreaming of inclusive growth into country partnership strategies, the theme chapters and the country chapter policy challenge sections analyze key obstacles to inclusive economic growth: (i) factors preventing productive employment generation, (ii) human development constraints, (iii) gender and other socioeconomic barriers, (iv) spatial and geographical limitations, (v) institutional and policy weaknesses, and (vi) factors preventing expansion of social protection programs.

As one of the more prominent publications carrying ADB s name, the report is an important vehicle for publicizing ADB s knowledge and expertise about the region. Its content informs Management and underpins operational decisions. Concerted effort to produce high-quality publications every year is vital to ensure its usefulness to policy makers in ADB s DMCs, ADB Management and shareholders, and researchers globally.

In 2011, ERCD (then ERD) undertook new initiatives in response to the growing demand for knowledge solutions from ADB s DMCs, knowledge-related support from within ADB, and an Asian voice in international fora. One such initiative is the formulation of a two-year rolling research plan centered on enhancing the quality of ADB s flagship publications. The extension of the research production process proved to be beneficial for the ADO as it allowed ERMR more time for in-depth analysis and rigorous peer review. The TA cluster approach is more appropriate to ensure that the two-year rolling research work will be continuously supported through timely engagement of experts and other activities.

Impact

Environment within which policy formulation occurs in DMEs influenced by the ADO.

Debates and policy research on important development challenges facing Asia and the Pacific spurred by the ADO.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Reference to the ADO by the media, economic researchers and DME officials maintained or increased
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs ADO, ADO Update, and ADO supplements disseminated for 3 years (2019 2021)
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Afghanistan - Nation-wide; Armenia - Nation-wide; Azerbaijan - Nation-wide; Bangladesh - Nation-wide; Bhutan - Nation-wide; Brunei Darussalam - Nation-wide; Cambodia - Nation-wide; China - Nation-wide; Cook Islands - Nation-wide; Fiji - Nation-wide; Georgia - Nation-wide; Hong Kong, China - Nation-wide; India - Nation-wide; Indonesia - Nation-wide; Kazakhstan - Nation-wide; Kiribati - Nation-wide; Korea, Republic of - Nation-wide; Kyrgyz Republic - Nation-wide; Lao People's Democratic Republic - Nation-wide; Malaysia - Nation-wide; Maldives - Nation-wide; Marshall Islands - Nation-wide; Micronesia, Federated States of - Nation-wide; Mongolia - Nation-wide; Myanmar - Nation-wide; Nauru - Nation-wide; Nepal - Nation-wide; Pakistan - Nation-wide; Palau - Nation-wide; Papua New Guinea - Nation-wide; Philippines - Nation-wide; Samoa - Nation-wide; Singapore - Nation-wide; Solomon Islands - Nation-wide; Sri Lanka - Nation-wide; Taipei,China - Nation-wide; Tajikistan - Nation-wide; Thailand - Nation-wide; Timor-Leste - Nation-wide; Tonga - Nation-wide; Turkmenistan - Nation-wide; Tuvalu - Nation-wide; Uzbekistan - Nation-wide; Vanuatu - Nation-wide; Viet Nam - 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

The ADO will require international consultancy from economists who will prepare the background papers and analyses on issues pertaining to the theme topics. International economic advisory and editing consultants will be required for the economic and technical editing of ADO manuscripts before final publication. National economics consultants and research assistants will be required to assist in data management and conduct research on issues related to macroeconomic development, growth, trade and investment, human capital development, and long-term employment generation in the Asia and Pacific region. National consultants will also be needed to render the desktop publishing and graphic design requirements of the publication.

Resource persons will also be engaged for a maximum of 15 working days to conduct training on macroeconomics and economic forecasting and also serve as discussants during workshops.

The consultants and resource persons will be recruited as individuals as the TA will require rapid mobilization of the editorial consultants and will involve independent studies where the consultant's experience and qualifications are the primary consideration. This will be done in accordance with the ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time).

Responsible ADB Officer Zveglich Jr., Joseph Ernest
Responsible ADB Department Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Responsible ADB Division ERMR
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 21 Aug 2018
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 31 Oct 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 02 Nov 2018

TA 0034-REG

Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 - 0.00

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 Public Communications Policy (PCP) 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.

The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.

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.

Title Document Type Document Date
Asian Development Outlook 2019–2021: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Oct 2018

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.

None currently available.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

None currently available.


The Public Communications Policy (PCP) 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

No tenders for this project were found.

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.