The TA subproject will support the production of the ADO 2021, one of ADB's flagship publications. It will support the following activities: (i) preparing background analytical papers following the 2-year rolling research plan, (ii) further developing and refining analytical methods, (iii) drafting of ADO content, (iv) editing economic content and manuscripts, (v) preparing and laying out of materials for publication, and (vi) disseminating key results and policy messages.
|Project Name||Asian Development Outlook 2019-2021 - Asian Development Outlook 2021 (Subproject 3)|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Multisector / ADB's corporate management, policy and strategy development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The TA subproject will support the production of the ADO 2021, one of ADB's flagship publications. It will support the following activities: (i) preparing background analytical papers following the 2-year rolling research plan, (ii) further developing and refining analytical methods, (iii) drafting of ADO content, (iv) editing economic content and manuscripts, (v) preparing and laying out of materials for publication, and (vi) disseminating key results and policy messages.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The TA subproject will support activities to produce one of ADB s flagship publications, the ADO. The ADO 's comprehensive analysis of evolving macroeconomic advances and emerging development challenges in the region helps ADB strengthen its role as a knowledge institution, and supports the knowledge and operational work of ADB s regional departments. Country chapters monitor the latest economic developments and provide a near-term outlook, which are essential in developing appropriate policy recommendations to ensure macroeconomic stability. The chapters policy challenge sections analyze key obstacles to inclusive economic growth, such as (i) factors preventing productive employment generation, (ii) human development constraints, (iii) gender and other socioeconomic and demographic barriers, (iv) spatial and geographical limitations, (v) institutional and policy weaknesses, and (vi) factors preventing expansion of social protection programs. The thematic chapters examine important development challenges for a transforming Asia and the Pacific. Recent themes include assessing the impact of technology on jobs, leveraging public private partnerships, transcending the middle-income challenge, and shifting economies to a low-carbon growth path. The ADO can help provide research and data support for participation by ADB Management in regional and global policy forums and contribute to informed debate in topical areas, such as climate change and disaster risk, rapid urbanization, innovation and technology, and the future of the service industry. The report s analysis of the region provides insights that help guide appropriate policy responses to the economic issues facing the region.|
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.
|Description of Outcome||ADO content helps inform policy discussions by DME officials, views of the general public, and analysis of researchers.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
ADO 2021, ADO 2021 Update, and ADO supplements produced and disseminated
Background papers disseminated
|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|
Individual consultants and resource persons will be recruited through individual consultant selection to provide international and national consulting. The TA subproject will require international consultancy from economists and sector specialists who will prepare background papers and analyses supporting the theme chapters or topics related to the outlook. 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 with data management and to conduct research on a particular topic. National consultants will be needed to perform the desktop publishing and graphic design of the publication. Resource persons will 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 will be engaged in accordance with the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the associated staff instructions.
|Procurement||To be determined.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Abiad, Abdul D.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||ERMR|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Approval||05 Nov 2020|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||05 Nov 2020|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2021 Supplement: Renewed Outbreaks and Divergent Recoveries||Reports||Jul 2021|
|Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2021: Financing a Green and Inclusive Recovery||Reports||Apr 2021|
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