Regional: Demonstrating Future Thinking and Foresight in Developing Member Countries
The proposed KSTA will pilot the use of foresight and futures strategic thinking to enhance development planning in selected DMCs and inform ADB's country partnership strategies with these countries. This enables the creation of more robust policy solutions, which integrate the perspectives of different stakeholders. Techniques are used to helps transform the understanding of the future by reframing the problem or issue through deeper causative levels, and by constructing the issues through diverse worldviews and stakeholders. Scenario planning is used to move from the _one future_ or planning for _the_ future to the acceptance of other possible and preferred futures._
Shin, Seo Hye
Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
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|Project Name||Demonstrating Future Thinking and Foresight in Developing Member Countries|
|Country / Economy||Regional
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Education / Education sector development - social protection initiatives
Health / Health sector development and reform
Public sector management / Social protection initiatives
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The proposed KSTA will pilot the use of foresight and futures strategic thinking to enhance development planning in selected DMCs and inform ADB's country partnership strategies with these countries. This enables the creation of more robust policy solutions, which integrate the perspectives of different stakeholders. Techniques are used to helps transform the understanding of the future by reframing the problem or issue through deeper causative levels, and by constructing the issues through diverse worldviews and stakeholders. Scenario planning is used to move from the _one future_ or planning for _the_ future to the acceptance of other possible and preferred futures._|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The proposed KSTA aligns with ADB's Strategy for 2030 in terms of strengthening a country-focused approach, promoting knowledge management for applying innovative approaches in ADB operations. Foresight and futures strategic thinking presents an innovative way to develop long-term development plans together with DMCs that guide ADB's country partnership strategy (CPS) with these countries. Under Strategy 2030, ADB will use the CPS cycle as the main platform to define customized support, promote the use of innovative technologies, inform the knowledge management plan and deliver integrated solutions by combining expertise across a range of sectors and themes and through a mix of public and private sector operations|
|Impact||Environment for better-informed planning and policy decision-making in DMCs improved.|
|Description of Outcome||Future thinking and foresight as part of DMCs development planning process adopted|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Professional development on future thinking and foresight to development planners provided
Needs assessment to identify innovations to strengthen development planning improved
Future thinking and foresight as a development planning tool for DMCs documented
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Armenia - Nation-wide; Mongolia - Nation-wide; Timor-Leste - Nation-wide|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The TA will engage an estimated 1.8 person-months each for three (3) international consultants who will provide training on future thinking and foresight, and 1.8 person-months for one national consultant to provide assistance in the conduct of these training programs. TA consultants will be engaged by ADB as individuals in accordance with ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. The terms of reference for consultants are in Attachment 4. Output-based contracts will be considered, as appropriate. Travel-related expenses for ADB staff can be paid through the TA if they are used as sector, thematic, or technical experts as well as resource persons.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Shin, Seo Hye|
|Responsible ADB Department||Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||SDPF|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Fact Finding||20 Sep 2018 to 20 Sep 2018|
|Approval||19 Oct 2018|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||22 Oct 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|19 Oct 2018||-||19 Oct 2018||30 Oct 2019||31 Dec 2023||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|305,000.00||2,202,100.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2,507,100.00||17 Jun 2022||821,136.14|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Futures Thinking in Asia and the Pacific: Why Foresight Matters for Policy Makers||Reports||Apr 2020|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Demonstrating Future Thinking and Foresight in Developing Member Countries||Individual - Consulting||Closed||02 Dec 2018||06 Dec 2018|
|Demonstrating Future Thinking and Foresight in Developing Member Countries - TA Workshop Coordinator||Individual - Consulting||Closed||23 Oct 2018||29 Oct 2018|
|Demonstrating Future Thinking and Foresight in Developing Member Countries||Individual - Consulting||Closed||23 Oct 2018||29 Oct 2018|
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