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Regional: Enhancing the Measures of Regional Cooperation and Integration: The Asia–Pacific Regional Cooperation and Integration Index

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53160-001 Status: Active

The proposed knowledge and technical assistance (TA) will support ADB's mandate to promote regional cooperation and integration (RCI) by maintaining and improving the ADB Asia-Pacific Regional Cooperation and integration Index (ARCII). The TA also aims to utilize ARCII to provide evidence-based, in-depth analysis of the impact of RCI for sustainable development, and promote its use by ADB developing member countries (DMCs) and at ADB for RCI-related policy and investment planning.

Project Details

Project Officer
Fahad H. Khan Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Industry and trade
 
Project Name Enhancing the Measures of Regional Cooperation and Integration: The Asia–Pacific Regional Cooperation and Integration Index
Project Number 53160-001
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9763-REG: Enhancing the Measures of Regional Cooperation and Integration: the Asia-Pacific Regional Cooperation and Integration Index
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Finance / Finance sector development - Money and capital markets

Industry and trade / Industry and trade sector development

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The proposed knowledge and technical assistance (TA) will support ADB's mandate to promote regional cooperation and integration (RCI) by maintaining and improving the ADB Asia-Pacific Regional Cooperation and integration Index (ARCII). The TA also aims to utilize ARCII to provide evidence-based, in-depth analysis of the impact of RCI for sustainable development, and promote its use by ADB developing member countries (DMCs) and at ADB for RCI-related policy and investment planning.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy While the ARCII is a significant step forward in monitoring and evaluation of regional cooperation and integration (RCI), there is considerable room for improvement. First, lack of data limits the country coverage. Currently, the overall ARCII can be computed for only 24 economies in Asia and the Pacific. Second, the 26 indicators and six dimensions may not fully capture the roles of RCI in achieving the aspirations of Strategy 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. Third, ARCII is an incomplete measure of economic openness to the rest of the world. In addition, as a new index, it needs to build credence.
Impact Comprehensive, aggregated, and up-to-date measurement of the progress of RCI in Asia and the Pacific is available for RCI-related policy making and development projects
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved and updated ARCII estimates with expanded country coverage are utilized in RCI-related research and referenced by policy makers, researchers, the media, and the general public
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

ARCII database and methodology are improved and maintained.

Support to ADB RCI operations is provided.

ARCII research papers are produced and disseminated.

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
Responsible ADB Officer Fahad H. Khan
Responsible ADB Department Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Responsible ADB Division ERCI
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 16 May 2019
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 12 Jul 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 15 Jul 2019

TA 9763-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Jul 2019 - 12 Jul 2019 31 Jul 2022 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 12 Jul 2019 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
RCI Index Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Aug 2019 14 Aug 2019

Contracts Awarded

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