Regional : Supporting the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Institute

Sovereign Project | 52370-001

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
    Mogilevskii, Roman
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Industry and trade
Project Name Supporting the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Institute
Project Number 52370-001
Country / Economy 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
People's Republic of China Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund US$ 1.00 million
Operational Priorities OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade / Industry and trade sector development

Gender 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 Mogilevskii, Roman
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Regional Cooperation and Integration Unit, CWRD (CWRC)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
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 30 Sep 2025 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 17 Jul 2023 769,986.66

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Title Document Type Document Date
Supporting the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Institute: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2020

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
CAREC Institute Midterm Review Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Turkmenistan (Replacement for Selection 185935) Individual - Consulting Closed
Uzbekistan Individual - Consulting Closed
Climate Sector Expert (Tajikistan) Individual - Consulting Closed
Turkmenistan Individual - Consulting Closed
Sociologist Individual - Consulting Closed
Climate Sector Expert (Uzbekistan) Individual - Consulting Closed
Climate Sector Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Climate Sector Expert (Kyrgyz Republic) Individual - Consulting Closed
Climate Sector Expert (Kazakhstan) Individual - Consulting Closed
Climate Sector Expert (Turkmenistan) Individual - Consulting Closed
Kazakhstan Individual - Consulting Closed
Tajikistan Individual - Consulting Closed
Water Sector Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Kyrgyz Republic Individual - Consulting Closed
Gravity Model Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
National Consultant – Water Sector Financing in in the Kyrgyz Republic Individual - Consulting Closed
National Consultant – Water Sector Financing in Turkmenistan Individual - Consulting Closed
National Consultant – Water Sector Financing in Uzbekistan Individual - Consulting Closed
National Consultant – Water Sector Financing in Tajikistan Individual - Consulting Closed
National Consultant – Water Sector Financing in Kazakhstan Individual - Consulting Closed
CAREC Institute Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Communications, Survey, and Media Expert (Output 3: CI’s knowledge management improved) Individual - Consulting Closed
Climate Change Expert - CAREC Institute Regional Climate Vulnerability in CAREC and Perspectives for Regional Cooperation (Phase 2, Stage I) Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

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