Regional : Support for Human and Social Development in Southeast Asia - Phase 2
This transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will provide project preparatory support and capacity building to a series of ensuing projects in the human and social development (HSD) sectors in Southeast Asia with listed in Appendix 1. The initial focus will be on programs and projects included in country operations business plans up to 2023, and on assistance for ongoing project implementation. The TA facility will contribute to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) response to Southeast Asian developing member countries' (DMCs') emerging needs brought about by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The TA facility will support evidence-based policy and technical advice and build capacity of selected ongoing projects which are facing difficulty in implementing the reforms. It will also support analysis and knowledge management on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic that will be shared with and among Southeast Asian DMCs and used in preparing programs and projects.
Guzman, Maria Karen R.
Southeast Asia Department
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|Project Name||Support for Human and Social Development in Southeast Asia - Phase 2|
|Country / Economy||Regional
Lao People's Democratic Republic
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Operational Priorities||OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Education / Secondary - Technical and vocational education and training - Tertiary
Health / Disease control of communicable disease - Health care finance - Health insurance and subsidized health programs
Public sector management / Social protection initiatives
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||This transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will provide project preparatory support and capacity building to a series of ensuing projects in the human and social development (HSD) sectors in Southeast Asia with listed in Appendix 1. The initial focus will be on programs and projects included in country operations business plans up to 2023, and on assistance for ongoing project implementation. The TA facility will contribute to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) response to Southeast Asian developing member countries' (DMCs') emerging needs brought about by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The TA facility will support evidence-based policy and technical advice and build capacity of selected ongoing projects which are facing difficulty in implementing the reforms. It will also support analysis and knowledge management on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic that will be shared with and among Southeast Asian DMCs and used in preparing programs and projects. While phase 1 of the TA facility supported regular projects in the pre-COVID-19 period, phase 2 will focus on preparing COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 recovery responses. Drawing upon lessons from phase 1, phase 2 will ensure ADB responds with greater flexibility to DMCs' emerging needs for short- and medium-term investment and knowledge in HSD sectors.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
Output 1: Human and social development projects preparation strengthened. Output 1 will provide technical support to all Southeast Asian DMCs to prepare HSD investment projects and programs. This will include due diligence covering technical, fiduciary, safeguards, social, and institutional dimensions; economic and financial analysis; and measures to strengthen project readiness and implementation capacity. Specific activities will include the preparation of: (i) feasibility studies; (ii) economic analysis; (iii) financial management assessment, financial evaluation, and analysis; (iv) strategic procurement planning and procurement assessment; (v) gender action plans; (vi) risk assessment and management plans; (vii) environment, involuntary resettlement, and indigenous peoples' safeguard documents; (viii) sector assessments; (ix) poverty and social analysis; and (x) climate change assessments. Where high-level and green technology is planned, the feasibility of this technology will be assessed. The indicative list of projects covering 20212023 is in Appendix 1.
Output 2: Evidence-based policy and technical advice and capacity building for project implementation supported. The TA facility will provide demand-driven policy and technical advice and capacity building to support policy, institutional, and program reforms to ensure effective project implementation and to institutionalize project gains. It will support quality assurance mechanisms and systems, such as the verification of disbursement-linked indicators, and build the capacity of government staff for procurement, financial management, safeguards, gender actions, and monitoring. The TA facility will support research and data analytical capacity development for evidence-based policy actions in health, education and skills development, technical and vocational education and training, labor market analysis, and social protection. It will strengthen collaboration between government staff and national or regional institutions and industry.
Output 3: Diagnostic and knowledge development and sharing among countries in the Southeast Asian region enhanced. The TA facility will support in-depth analysis to improve the quality of the design and readiness of the ensuing projects and programs and to assist DMCs to explore future investment opportunities. It will identify deep-rooted issues in HSD sectors which affect vulnerable populations and which COVID-19 has exacerbated. It will also support promotion of innovations in such areas as technology adaption, private sector engagement, financing modalities, and climate change adaptation and mitigation. The facility will support knowledge sharing beyond Southeast Asian DMCs by supporting knowledge exchange to tackle common challenges in HSD sector development in collaboration with other ADB departments. Knowledge sharing and dissemination activities will be encouraged through webinars, training, workshops, and national and regional conferences between DMCs and across ADB thematic groups. Effective information, education and communication tools using infographics and social media will be utilized to reach targeted audiences, especially women and youth. All publications and knowledge products will be disseminated electronically.
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Cambodia - Nation-wide; Indonesia - Nation-wide; Lao People's Democratic Republic - Nation-wide; Philippines - Nation-wide; Viet Nam - Nation-wide|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Guzman, Maria Karen R.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Human and Social Development Division, SERD|
Asian Development Bank
|Approval||08 Sep 2021|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||08 Sep 2021|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|08 Sep 2021||-||08 Sep 2021||30 Sep 2024||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|4,874,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||4,874,000.00||20 Feb 2023||357,988.37|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Support for Human and Social Development in Southeast Asia (Phase 2): Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Sep 2021|
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