Regional: Supporting Internationalization of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises:Linking India and the Greater Mekong Subregion

Sovereign Project | 53112-001

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will operationalize initiatives that catalyze trade and cross border investment (internationalization) by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) between India and countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), contributing to enhanced regional integration and higher and more inclusive growth in both the GMS and South Asian regions. It will focus on Cambodia, Thailand, and Viet Nam among countries in the GMS. The TA builds on recommendations of analytical studies that looked at the potential and challenges of connecting SMEs across Cambodia, India, and Thailand.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Nguyen, Hung Ba
    Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Industry and trade
Project Name Supporting Internationalization of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises:Linking India and the Greater Mekong Subregion
Project Number 53112-001
Country Regional
Cambodia
India
Thailand
Viet Nam
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9937-REG: Supporting Internationalization of Small and Medium Enterprises: Linking India and the Mekong Region
United Kingdom Fund for Asia Regional Trade and Connectivity under the Regional Cooperation and Integration Financing Partnership Facility US$ 3.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade / Small and medium enterprise development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will operationalize initiatives that catalyze trade and cross border investment (internationalization) by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) between India and countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), contributing to enhanced regional integration and higher and more inclusive growth in both the GMS and South Asian regions. It will focus on Cambodia, Thailand, and Viet Nam among countries in the GMS. The TA builds on recommendations of analytical studies that looked at the potential and challenges of connecting SMEs across Cambodia, India, and Thailand.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA will seek to do this by (i) establishing and/or partnering with business accelerators in India and Thailand (to cover GMS) to identify SMEs with the potential to internationalize; and providing the identified SMEs with a composite package including information on opportunities, industry expertise, mentoring, and guidance on market entry issues to assist their internationalization; (ii) supporting linkages between business associations and/or organizations promoting SME internationalization; and (iii) supporting linkages between business accelerators and financial intermediaries.
Impact Movement of internationalized SMEs between India and the GMS increased
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Internationalization of SMEs supported
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

International business accelerators established

Cooperation between India and GMS countries''business associations and/or organizations supporting SMEs facilitated

Coordination between financial intermediaries and accelerators of SMEs strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Cambodia - Nation-wide, Cambodia; India - Nation-wide, India; Thailand - Nation-wide, Thailand; Viet Nam - Nation-wide, Vietnam
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations with stakeholders in the participating countries were conducted during TA preparation, and the feedbacks received were incorporated in the TA design.
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Nguyen, Hung Ba
Responsible ADB Department Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Responsible ADB Division SDTC-RCI
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 28 Jun 2019
Fact Finding 11 Feb 2019 to 11 Feb 2019
MRM -
Approval 20 Dec 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 03 Jan 2020

TA 9937-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Dec 2019 - 20 Dec 2019 30 Nov 2021 28 Feb 2022 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 18 Nov 2021 1,152,933.03

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
International Business Accelerator Firm - Consulting Closed 18 Jan 2020 21 Feb 2020
Business Associations Firm - Consulting Closed 18 Jan 2020 21 Feb 2020

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 9937 31 Jul 2020 IMC Worldwide Ltd. (IMC)(UNITED KINGDOM) in association with MEKONG INSTITUTE(THAILAND) | WSP HOUSE, 70 CHANCERY LANE LONDON WC2A Kingdom/ 64-68 London Road, Redhill Surrey RH1 1 LG United Kingdom Asian Development Bank 1,217,030.00

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