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Regional: Digital Development Facility for Asia and the Pacific

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53116-001 Status: Active

The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support ADB's developing member countries (DMCs) by (1) identifying digital development opportunities, (2) enhancing design quality of digital technology components in ADB projects, and (3) improving the capacity of DMCs through knowledge activities.

Through the TA, digital components will be included in more ADB projects, the design quality of the projects will be improved, and better outcomes from the use of digital technology will be realized.

Project Details

Project Officer
Seok Yong Yoon SDTC Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Information and communication technology
 
Project Name Digital Development Facility for Asia and the Pacific
Project Number 53116-001
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9794-REG: Digital Development Facility for Asia and the Pacific
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Education / Education sector development

Information and communication technology / ICT industries and ICT-enabled services - ICT infrastructure - ICT strategy and policy, and capacity development

Public sector management / Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support ADB's developing member countries (DMCs) by (1) identifying digital development opportunities, (2) enhancing design quality of digital technology components in ADB projects, and (3) improving the capacity of DMCs through knowledge activities.

Through the TA, digital components will be included in more ADB projects, the design quality of the projects will be improved, and better outcomes from the use of digital technology will be realized.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

As a result of increasing global connectivity and mobility, digital technology is rapidly transforming products, services, businesses, and industries in diverse fields. Moreover, its potential to support the development agenda is becoming increasingly apparent with implications for improving the design, delivery, and monitoring of programs and projects across many sectors. However, meeting the full potential of digital technology for development is not straightforward. Regulatory environments conducive to the spread of digital innovation often do not exist in DMCs, and more than half of the world's population the vast majority in the developing world lacks access to the internet and, therefore, unable to participate in the digital economy.

In addition to internet connectivity, other critical enabling factors in the economy that drive the digital transformation process, such as appropriate regulations and policies, basic digital literacy of citizens, and the workforce's digital skills, are often lacking to provide environment and incentive for the private sector to invest in digital technology products, and services, and create new businesses in a country. These enabling factors boost private sector participation in the digital economy, particularly in the early stages of digital transformation in DMCs, specifically in sectors or areas where the private sector is not willing to do business due to lack of commercial viability such as in rural and remote areas.

Despite DMCs' aspirations for digital transformation, investments on digital technology for development are not always prioritized in the national and subnational plans, leading to forgone opportunities. Insufficient scoping studies on potential digital opportunities and inappropriate project designs often result in sub-optimal benefits from digital development investments.

Impact National policies of DMCs in support of their digital transformation developed
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Digital technology for ADB operations in line with Strategy 2030 promoted
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Digital development opportunities in Strategy 2030 operational priorities identified

Design quality of DT components in selected projects enhanced

Capacity of developing member countries on digital development through knowledge activities enhanced

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

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. Lump-sum payments and output-based contracts will be considered for consulting services, where appropriate.

The TA will require approximately 18 person-months of international consulting services, 60 person-months of national consulting services and 10 person-months of resource persons, including members of the AGDT. All consultants will be selected and engaged individually by ADB in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).

Responsible ADB Officer Seok Yong Yoon
Responsible ADB Department SDTC
Responsible ADB Division SDCC-DT
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 24 May 2019
Fact Finding 15 Feb 2019 to 15 Feb 2019
MRM -
Approval 30 Aug 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Aug 2019

TA 9794-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019 31 Dec 2022 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 30 Aug 2019 19,368.65

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