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Regional: Upgrading the Asia Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Monitor

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53046-001 Status: Active

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support governments of Asian Development Bank's (ADB) developing member countries (DMCs) to promote evidence-based policy design on small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) development through: (i) provision of a country and regional index prepared by using a multivariate analytical approach which will be accessed by the DMCs: and (ii) provision of a comparative country data platform which will cover financial and nonfinancial aspects of SME development in DMCs and will be updated periodically. The proposed TA will also help ADB operations formulate new ideas for SME projects with use of innovative approaches through pilot project proposals that will be discussed in an ADB planned annual issuance called the Asia Small and Medium Enterprise Monitor (ASM).

Project Details

Project Officer
Shigehiro Shinozaki Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Industry and trade
 
Project Name Upgrading the Asia Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Monitor
Project Number 53046-001
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9746-REG: Upgrading the Asia Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Monitor
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade / Small and medium enterprise development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support governments of Asian Development Bank's (ADB) developing member countries (DMCs) to promote evidence-based policy design on small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) development through: (i) provision of a country and regional index prepared by using a multivariate analytical approach which will be accessed by the DMCs: and (ii) provision of a comparative country data platform which will cover financial and nonfinancial aspects of SME development in DMCs and will be updated periodically. The proposed TA will also help ADB operations formulate new ideas for SME projects with use of innovative approaches through pilot project proposals that will be discussed in an ADB planned annual issuance called the Asia Small and Medium Enterprise Monitor (ASM).
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy SME development is a key policy agenda toward inclusive growth in most DMCs. The appropriate design of SME policy has become more challenging due to the complexity of the SME business environment and the rapidly changing external environment. For instance, the Fourth Industrial Revolution , represented by emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and Internet of Things, has been dramatically changing Asia's business environment and influencing how SMEs operate. While this may bring a negative impact of reducing workforces mainly from large and established firms, it can create more viable SME bases, especially tech-based SMEs that support creating more quality jobs and attracting more investments. Technology, as an enabler of innovation, is a key survival tool for growth-oriented SMEs including startup companies. DMC governments will need to timely monitor changing business climates so that they can design enforceable policy support for SME development.
Impact Private sector-led economic growth promoted through the expansion of viable SME base in DMCs
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome SME business environment improved through enhanced evidence-based policymaking on SME development in DMCs
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Small and Medium Enterprise Development Index designed

Pilot projects supporting SME development operations identified

Upgrade edition of Asia Small and Medium Enterprise Monitor delivered

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
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS)

The international consulting firm will be hired to support the ADB project team in data processing for the planned annual issuance of the Asia Small and Medium Enterprise Monitor (ASM) and in designing an open data portal. Details to be provided during TA implementation.

Individual Consultants Selection

This method will be used to engage 31 person-months' international and 62 person-months' national individual consultant services comprising: (i) 18 person-months for a lead SME development international specialist, (ii) 7 person-months for a SME development training international expert, (iii) 6 person-months for an international editor of the ASM, (iv) 56 person-months for two national SME data analysts (ADB headquarters), and (v) 6 person-months for a data portal national expert. ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions

Procurement

Shopping for Goods - $9,000

Shopping for goods includes survey software and social database subscriptions. Details to be provided during TA implementation.

Responsible ADB Officer Shigehiro Shinozaki
Responsible ADB Department Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Responsible ADB Division Office of the Chief Economist, ERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 22 Feb 2019
Fact Finding 09 Jan 2019 to 09 Jan 2019
MRM -
Approval 17 Jun 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 18 Jun 2019

TA 9746-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Jun 2019 - 17 Jun 2019 31 May 2022 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
600,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,600,000.00 17 Jun 2019 27,196.09

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
SME Data Analyst 1 Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Jun 2019 26 Jun 2019
Lead SME Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Jun 2019 26 Jun 2019
SME Data Analyst 2 Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Jun 2019 26 Jun 2019

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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