Regional: Strengthening Conduct of Economic Appraisal of Projects and Programs in Developing Member Countries (Subproject 1)

Sovereign Project | 52346-002

Subproject 1 is designed to strengthen the capacity of DMC officials/technical staff to carry out economic analysis to support their investment design and selection. It will also support support preparation of methodological notes or guidebooks on selected economic analysis methodologies to enhance conduct of economic analysis. The outputs of the TA aim to promote allocative efficiency, equity considerations and project sustainability of programs and projects being implemented by DMCs. It will also complement the Guidelines on Economic Analysis of Investment Projects 2017.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Cham, Maria Rowena M.
    Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Strengthening Conduct of Economic Appraisal of Projects and Programs in Developing Member Countries (Subproject 1)
Project Number 52346-002
Country / Economy Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9693-REG: Strengthening Conduct of Economic Appraisal of Projects and Programs_in Developing Member Countries_(Subproject 1)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description Subproject 1 is designed to strengthen the capacity of DMC officials/technical staff to carry out economic analysis to support their investment design and selection. It will also support support preparation of methodological notes or guidebooks on selected economic analysis methodologies to enhance conduct of economic analysis. The outputs of the TA aim to promote allocative efficiency, equity considerations and project sustainability of programs and projects being implemented by DMCs. It will also complement the Guidelines on Economic Analysis of Investment Projects 2017.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Asia and the Pacific_continues to face large infrastructure investment gap. Although alternative financing schemes have been emerging to help ease the fiscal burden, reforms in other areas such as in governance, legal and regulatory framework to enhance investment climates would have to be undertaken._The lack of well prepared financially and economically viable projects has contributed to hindering the DMCs to implement these programs and projects to support their quest for growth.

DMCs' capacities for the conduct of adequate due diligence, particularly for economic and financial due diligence, greatly vary. Only selected DMCs have established processes and capacities for conduct of economic due diligence in line with ADB s requirements as outlined in ADB Charter and policies. Even in case of majority of these DMCs, methodologies and viability criteria need to be revisited and updated. This weak capacity often leads to allocation of unviable projects especially for private sector financing and PPPs and have caused major delay in their implementation. Weak capacity in project economic analysis also causes misallocation of scarce fiscal resources to project with suboptimal development impacts. This also affects the selection of infrastructure projects to be financed by ADB and other development partners. On the other hand, weak capacity in assessing the impact of structural reforms required in creating enabling environment for increased public and private sector investment in infrastructure and even in other sectors hampers policy dialogue and the preparation of progressive policy reforms. Weak preparation can result in poor design and slow the pace of reforms

Given these, there is pressing need for the development partners to assist the DMCs in building their capacities and processes for conduct of adequate level of due diligence in key areas including economic due diligence. In case of DMCs with limited capacity and with no-defined processes for conduct of economic due diligence, the focus will need to be in developing their own processes and guidelines and train the DMC officials in conduct of economic due diligence. In case of DMCs with existing capacity and processes for economic due diligence, the focus needs to be on assistance for reviewing and updating the current methodologies and processes, and familiarizing the staff in applying the updated methodologies and processes.

Impact

More efficient resource allocation by DMC governments achieved.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Use of economic analysis or assessment in project or program selection and design increased

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Capacity Development in Economic Analysis of Investment Projects

Capacity Development in Economic Assessment of Policy Reforms

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Regional
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 Cham, Maria Rowena M.
Responsible ADB Department Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Responsible ADB Division Economic Analysis and Operations Support Division
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 19 Dec 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 19 Dec 2018

TA 9693-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Dec 2018 - 19 Dec 2018 31 Dec 2020 18 Dec 2023 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 15 Dec 2022 677,672.14

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
PRC: Hubei Huanggang Dabie Mountain Ecological Restoration and Carbon-Neutral Green Development Project Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Jan 2023 11 Jan 2023
Improving Application of Economic Analysis in ADB Operations Individual - Consulting Closed 14 May 2022 20 May 2022
Job Creation Effects of MSME Projects Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Feb 2022 25 Feb 2022
Environment and Natural Resource Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Oct 2021 22 Oct 2021
Research Analyst Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Jun 2021 10 Jun 2021
GIS Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Apr 2021 03 May 2021
Spatial CGE Analysis of North-South Commuter Rail Firm - Consulting Closed 13 Feb 2021 27 Feb 2021
Data Analyst - Economic and Social Impacts of the Philippine Commuter Railway Project Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Nov 2020 01 Dec 2020
Manuscript Editor Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Oct 2020 15 Oct 2020
Research Associate Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Nov 2019 22 Nov 2019
Project Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Mar 2019 12 Mar 2019

Contracts Awarded

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