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Regional: Support for Innovation and Technology Partnerships in Asia and the Pacific – High-Level Technology Application to Address Development Challenges (Subproject 3)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52307-004 Status: Active

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) cluster _Support for Innovation and Technology Partnerships in Asia and the Pacific_ was approved on 7 December 2018. The TA cluster will support developing member countries (DMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in effectively identifying high-level technology (HLT) solutions for development projects by using a competitive technology innovation challenge approach. It will enable early collaborations with technology providers from the public and private sectors, academia, and research institutes, while building capacity in DMCs to develop sustainable projects and programs with HLT applications. The TA cluster aims to support DMCs' objective to introduce HLT in projects, drive sector and thematic technology innovations, and provide guidance on how to proceed to project preparation and due diligence. It will also support knowledge sharing related to development-oriented technology innovations and early adoption in Asia and the Pacific.

 
Project Name Support for Innovation and Technology Partnerships in Asia and the Pacific – High-Level Technology Application to Address Development Challenges (Subproject 3)
Project Number 52307-004
Country Regional
Cambodia
Mongolia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9965-REG: Support for Innovation and Technology Partnerships in Asia and the Pacific High-Level Technology Application to Address Development Challenges (Subproject 3)
High Level Technology Fund US$ 3.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) cluster _Support for Innovation and Technology Partnerships in Asia and the Pacific_ was approved on 7 December 2018. The TA cluster will support developing member countries (DMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in effectively identifying high-level technology (HLT) solutions for development projects by using a competitive technology innovation challenge approach. It will enable early collaborations with technology providers from the public and private sectors, academia, and research institutes, while building capacity in DMCs to develop sustainable projects and programs with HLT applications. The TA cluster aims to support DMCs' objective to introduce HLT in projects, drive sector and thematic technology innovations, and provide guidance on how to proceed to project preparation and due diligence. It will also support knowledge sharing related to development-oriented technology innovations and early adoption in Asia and the Pacific.

Three subprojects have been defined under the TA cluster: (i) Capturing and Sharing Technology Innovation Knowledge (Subproject 1); (ii) Energy Sector High-Level Technology Application (Subproject 2); and (iii) High-Level Technology Application to Address Development Challenges (Subproject 3).

Under TA Subproject 3, HLT solutions will be applied to specific development challenges which will benefit DMCs to identify technology-supported innovative solutions. Subproject 3 will support the familiarization of selected DMCs with HLT options.

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Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Consistent with Strategy 2030's core principle and commitment to Sustainable Development Goals, ADB has been promoting the use of innovative technology and delivering integrated solutions for its DMCs. The TA will scale up ADB efforts by adopting technology innovation challenge that will allow (i) DMCs to learn about new technology application for addressing development challenges they are facing, receive funding to test technology, and reduce risk for implementation of a new technology; (ii) HLT providers to get familiar with local context and partner with ADB to reduce risk of market entry; and (iii) ADB to identify and support development of new solutions with the private sector, adopt novel ways in engaging with HLT providers in assisting DMCs, and create potential for future lending opportunities.
Impact Use of advanced and innovative technologies across ADB operations promoted and capacity-building support to DMCs provided
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome High-level technologies for selected areas in DMCs assessed
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Development challenges in selected areas identified

High-level technology solutions and applications for selected areas identified

Proofs of concepts for application of high-level technologies for selected areas produced

Knowledge sharing and support of scale up of high-level technology for selected areas disseminated

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Cambodia - 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
Responsible ADB Officer Roth, Susann
Responsible ADB Department Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Responsible ADB Division SDCC-KC
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 01 Jul 2019 to 01 Jul 2019
MRM -
Approval 01 Apr 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Apr 2020

TA 9965-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Apr 2020 - 01 Apr 2020 30 Sep 2022 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 01 Apr 2020 0.00

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