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Regional: Supporting the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Institute

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52370-001 Status: Active

The regional knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support further institutional development of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Institute, an intergovernmental organization that aims to contribute to the CAREC Program through knowledge generation and capacity building. This TA will (i) strengthen the CAREC Institutes institutional capacity and its financial sustainability, (ii) enhance the quality of the CAREC Institutes knowledge products and services (KPSs), and (iii) invigorate the CAREC Institutes communication and outreach functions. The TA will help further realize the CAREC Institutes potential comparative advantages and uniqueness.

Project Details

Project Officer
Sabyrova, Lyaziza G. Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Industry and trade
 
Project Name Supporting the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Institute
Project Number 52370-001
Country Regional
Afghanistan
Azerbaijan
Georgia
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyz Republic
Mongolia
Pakistan
China, People's Republic of
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6694-REG: Supporting the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Institute
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
People's Republic of China Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade / Industry and trade sector development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

The regional knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support further institutional development of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Institute, an intergovernmental organization that aims to contribute to the CAREC Program through knowledge generation and capacity building. This TA will (i) strengthen the CAREC Institutes institutional capacity and its financial sustainability, (ii) enhance the quality of the CAREC Institutes knowledge products and services (KPSs), and (iii) invigorate the CAREC Institutes communication and outreach functions. The TA will help further realize the CAREC Institutes potential comparative advantages and uniqueness.

The TA is estimated to cost $2,000,000 of which (i) $1,000,000 will be financed on a grant basis by ADB's Technical Assistance Special Fund (TASF-6 and TASF-other sources) and (ii) $1,000,000 on a grant basis by the People's Republic of China Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund (PRC Fund) and administered by ADB.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Since its establishment, the CAREC Institute has made important progress in all four areas of its operations: research, capacity building, knowledge management, and networking and partnerships. Together with funding from the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), ADBs previous and ongoing TA projects contributed to institutional establishment and functioning of the CAREC Institute in delivering its mandate as a knowledge arm of the CAREC Program. In addition to TA support, ADB team is providing intellectual support to the CAREC Institutes activities, with regular guidance and technical advice from ADBs Central and West Asia Department and other ADB departments and units. Over time, the CAREC Institute has significantly shored up its institutional capacity.

In the process of becoming a reputable regional think tank, the CAREC Institute, however, is still at an early stage of development. There is a need to deepen the CAREC Institutes in-house expertise and for the CAREC Institute to devise ways to meet its aspirations with limited resources. The CAREC Institute should also build up its brand and reputation in a systemic yet gradual way, through the development of a few key (flagship) products and activities, and the gradual expansion to other carefully selected areas.

Impact Stronger regional cooperation among CAREC member countries based on high-quality policy dialogue and value-adding knowledge work realized
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The CAREC Institute functioning as an independent entity delivering high quality knowledge services.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Institutional capacity and financial sustainability strengthened

Knowledge functions enhanced

Knowledge management improved

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Afghanistan - Nation-wide; Azerbaijan - Nation-wide; China - Nation-wide; Georgia - Nation-wide; Kazakhstan - Nation-wide; Kyrgyz Republic - Nation-wide; Mongolia - Nation-wide; Pakistan - Nation-wide; Tajikistan - Nation-wide; Turkmenistan - Nation-wide; Uzbekistan - 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 Sabyrova, Lyaziza G.
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 07 Oct 2020
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 18 Dec 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 18 Dec 2020

TA 6694-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Dec 2020 - 18 Dec 2020 30 Sep 2023 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
3,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,000,000.00 18 Dec 2020 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
CAREC Institute Peer Reviewer Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Apr 2021 04 May 2021
Road Safety Engineering Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Apr 2021 30 Apr 2021
Financial Management Assessment (FMA) Expert - National PRC Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021

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