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 Name||Upgrading the Asia Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Monitor|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Knowledge solutions
|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|
|Description of Outcome||SME business environment improved through enhanced evidence-based policymaking on SME development in DMCs|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|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)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
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
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||Shinozaki, Shigehiro|
|Responsible ADB Department||Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Office of the Chief Economist, ERD|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||22 Feb 2019|
|Fact Finding||09 Jan 2019 to 09 Jan 2019|
|Approval||17 Jun 2019|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||18 Jun 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|17 Jun 2019||-||17 Jun 2019||31 May 2022||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|2,200,000.00||1,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||3,200,000.00||17 Jun 2019||333,742.56|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Upgrading the Asia Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Monitor: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Jun 2019|
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|The COVID-19 Impact on Philippine Business: Key Findings from the Enterprise Survey||Reports||Jul 2020|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Upgrading the Asia Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Monitor||Individual - Consulting||Closed||11 Jun 2020||17 Jun 2020|
|Upgrading the Asia Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Monitor||Individual - Consulting||Closed||01 Apr 2020||07 Apr 2020|
|Upgrading the Asia Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Monitor||Individual - Consulting||Closed||04 Feb 2020||10 Feb 2020|
|Upgrading the Asia Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Monitor||Firm - Consulting||Closed||07 Sep 2019||21 Sep 2019|
|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|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Research and Development||Technical Assistance 9746||06 Nov 2019||ORIENT INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS, INC. (PHILIPPINES)||Unit 518 5/F Union Square Condominium, 145 15th Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City, Phi||Asian Development Bank||Consulting Services||139,425.00||—|
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