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Regional: Partnership with the Private Sector for Sustainable Trade Facilitation Results in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53177-001 Status: Active

Project Details

Project Officer
Karimova, Zulfia K. East Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Industry and trade
 
Project Name Partnership with the Private Sector for Sustainable Trade Facilitation Results in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program
Project Number 53177-001
Country Regional
Afghanistan
Azerbaijan
Georgia
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyz Republic
Mongolia
Pakistan
China, People's Republic of
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9832-REG: Partnership with Private Sector for Sustainable Trade Facilitation Results in CAREC
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade / Trade and services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Trade among CAREC countries and with global markets via CAREC corridors expanded and expanded trade among CAREC countries and with global markets via CAREC corridors

Linkages between public and trade-related private sector strengthened

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Integrated and business-friendly transport and trade public-private sector linkages enhanced
Progress Toward Outcome

Development of the ADB-CI partnership roadmap has begun, with ADB and CI jointly working on all documentation. A familiarization and capacity-building workshop is scheduled in February 2020. Consultation meetings are set to outline and finalize the terms of the partnership roadmap.

Nov 2019: CFCFA has agreed to hold an ad hoc executive board meeting to discuss and agree on a sustainable way forward for the platform.

Mar 2020: Given the global public health situation related to COVID-19, all meetings and events for both the CFCFA and the CPMM partnership process have been postponed until the second half of 2020.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Private sector opportunities for wider-based involvement in trade facilitation developed

2. Institutional capacity of CFCFA strengthened

3. CPMM mechanism expanded and packaged for pilot replication

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Consultants have been engaged and MemoranDevelopment of the ADB-CI partnership roadmap has begun, with ADB and CI jointly working on all documentation. A familiarization and capacity-building workshop is scheduled in February 2020. Consultation meetings are set to outline and finalize the terms of the partnership roadmap.

Oct 2019: Consultants have been engaged and Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) signed with operational partners, to ensure the smooth continuation of the CAREC Corridor Performance Measurement and Monitoring (CPMM) mechanism.

Nov 2020: The CPMM 2018 Annual Report has been published and uploaded to the ADB and CAREC websites. It was launched and disseminated at the 18th CAREC Ministerial Conference. The Russian translation is under final pre-print proofing.

Nov 2020: The KSTA funded participation of CFCFA Chairman, and CFCFA Vice-chairman, at the 18th CAREC Ministerial Conference (Nov 2019) in Tashkent, for additional sideline consultation meetings on the future sustainability of the CFCFA.

Dec 2020: Consultants have been mobilized to work on a flagship publication for 2020 to assess and report on progress in trade facilitation measures in the CAREC region.

Jan 2020: Development of the ADB-CI partnership roadmap has begun, with ADB and CI jointly working on all documentation. A familiarization and capacity-building workshop is scheduled in February 2020. Consultation meetings are set to outline and finalize the terms of the partnership roadmap.

Jan 2020: Preparations for the CPMM 2019 Annual Report are underway with target publication of English- and Russian-language versions by May 2020. ADB and CI will work jointly on development of the 2019 annual report.

Mar 2020: Travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic have indefinitely delayed planned TA outputs which require face-to-face meeting: (i) ADB-CI CPMM familiarization and capacity-building workshop, and (ii) CFCFA executive board and general assembly meeting. These meetings are required to determine the next steps of TA implementation. Meanwhile, other TA outputs relevant to CFCFA are being consulted with the Executive Board for comments.

Geographical Location Afghanistan - Nation-wide; Azerbaijan - Nation-wide; China - Nation-wide; Georgia - Nation-wide; Kazakhstan - Nation-wide; Kyrgyz Republic - Nation-wide; Mongolia - Nation-wide; Pakistan - Nation-wide; Tajikistan - Nation-wide; Turkmenistan - Nation-wide; Uzbekistan - Nation-wide
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. ADB will select individual consultants to provide a total of 14.5 person-months of international consultancy, 22.5 person-months of national consultancy, and resource person inputs.
Responsible ADB Officer Karimova, Zulfia K.
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Mgt, Financial Sector and Regional Coop Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 29 Apr 2019
Fact Finding 01 May 2019 to 10 May 2019
MRM -
Approval 24 Oct 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 01 Apr 2020

TA 9832-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Oct 2019 - 24 Oct 2019 31 Mar 2021 - -
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 24 Oct 2019 120,403.71

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Corridor Performance Measurement and Monitoring Consultant - National Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Dec 2019 12 Dec 2019
Corridor performance measurement and monitoring expert Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Oct 2019 21 Oct 2019
Corridor performance measurement and monitoring expert Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Oct 2019 21 Oct 2019

Contracts Awarded

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