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Regional: Northeast Asia Regional Development Studies

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52247-001 Status: Approved

The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support Northeast Asia (NEA) regional cooperation and development by providing knowledge solutions that address key constraints faced by the subregion, and facilitate knowledge exchanges and institutional capacity building to tackle regional issues and challenges.

Project Details

Project Officer
Lee, Seung Min East Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Industry and trade
 
Project Name Northeast Asia Regional Development Studies
Project Number 52247-001
Country Regional
Korea, Republic of
Mongolia
China, People's Republic of
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9707-REG: Northeast Asia Regional Development Studies
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Land-based natural resources management

Finance / Trade finance

Health / Health system development

Industry and trade / Trade and services

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support Northeast Asia (NEA) regional cooperation and development by providing knowledge solutions that address key constraints faced by the subregion, and facilitate knowledge exchanges and institutional capacity building to tackle regional issues and challenges.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The proposed TA will address these gaps in knowledge work and lack of knowledge sharing opportunities in the NEA subregion. The TA will help realize the potential of enhanced NEA regional cooperation, and is well aligned with member countries' regional cooperation initiatives and national development strategies. The Belt and Road Initiative started from 2013 as PRC's flagship regional cooperation and connection strategy through overland infrastructure connecting corridors. The PRC government upgraded the Changchun-Jilin-Tumen Guide Area plan to a national strategy in 2009 to promote northeastern economic development and regional cooperation. Mongolia developed the Prairie Road Program (also known as the Steppe Road Program) in November 2014 to stimulate economic growth by improving trade and transport in an increasingly integrated NEA. Korea has been also stepping up economic cooperation with Russia and other NEA countries under its New Northern Policy, launching a Presidential Committee on Northern Economic Cooperation.

The proposed TA will produce knowledge products, provide knowledge services, and promote knowledge sharing and capacity building opportunities. The TA will focus on: (i) supporting needed research and studies on the topics of subregional infrastructure investment demand and subregional cross-border challenges such as environmental, food, health, and disaster risks in NEA; and (ii) organizing knowledge sharing and capacity building programs for government officials, private sector, and other relevant stakeholders to enhance awareness and knowledge of NEA regional cooperation, and to facilitate dialogues and communication in the subregion.

Impact NEA subregional economic potential realized (Operational Plan for Regional Cooperation and Integration, 2016 -2020)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Effective NEA subregional cooperation knowledge platform established.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

NEA regional development research and studies prepared

Knowledge of and capacity for regional cooperation in NEA developing member countries (DMCs) improved

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location China - Nation-wide; Korea, Republic of - Nation-wide; Mongolia - 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 ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.
Responsible ADB Officer Lee, Seung Min
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Mgt, Financial Sector and Regional Coop Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 16 Nov 2018
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 26 Dec 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 18 Jan 2019

TA 9707-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018 31 Dec 2021 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
400,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,400,000.00 26 Dec 2018 0.00

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