The TA responds to the needs of countries in Asian Development Bank (ADB)'s South Asia Department (SARD) for innovative and cross-cutting solutions to address challenges posed by the remaining infrastructure deficit, rapid pace of urbanization, and climate change
|Project Name||Strengthening Knowledge Partnership to Support Project Development|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform
Public sector management / Public administration
Transport / Rail transport (non-urban) - Transport policies and institutional development
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The TA responds to the needs of countries in Asian Development Bank (ADB)'s South Asia Department (SARD) for innovative and cross-cutting solutions to address challenges posed by the remaining infrastructure deficit, rapid pace of urbanization, and climate change|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The region still needs substantial resources to fill infrastructure deficits especially in lagging areas. Many still have no access to safe drinking water and lack basic sanitation. SARD countries still experience power outages which restrain economic growth and underdeveloped transportation networks restrict the flow of people, goods, and services. Rehabilitation and better management and maintenance of infrastructure assets are essential. All of these need substantial financial resources of which participation from the private sector will be a key component, as well as knowledge. Promoting innovative technology into infrastructure and public services will reduce life-cycle costs and increase durability, improve the efficiency and quality of services, and minimize negative environmental and social impacts.|
|Impact||Efficient infrastructure development and provision of quality public service by South Asian DMCs|
|Description of Outcome||Pipeline of projects with innovative technologies and cross-cutting solutions increased|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Technical support on analytical studies and capacity building activities were provided for SARD developing member countries in partnership with selected agencies from Republic of Korea|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Analytical studies on innovative technologies and cross-cutting solutions on areas of priority prepared
Knowledge on innovative technologies and cross-cutting solutions enhanced
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
(i) Supported the preparation of proposal report for Dhaka Water Supply Sewerage Authority (Dhaka WASA), in collaboration with Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-water), to improve its training center, establish its own research center, and develop an integrated water operations center. Organized a workshop to present results of study and gather feedback from relevant stakeholders.
(ii) Organized two capacity building workshops in Daejeon, Republic of Korea for officials from Dhaka WASA, in partnership with K-water.
(iii) Provided support in the conduct of Training and Knowledge Sharing on Floating Solar PV Technology in Republic of Korea for officials from Government of Bangladesh and Nepal with support from K-water.
(iv) Organized Republic of Korea-ADB Environmental Cooperation Forum for government officials of India in partnership with Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute (KEITI). The forum aimed to showcase technological innovations from Republic of Korea on water supply, and wastewater and solid waste management.
(v) Provided technical support to government of Uttarakhand for the preparation of feasibility study for solid waste management in Haridwar and Rishikesh in partnership with KEITI.
(vi) Provided support in the preparation of the proposed Inclusive Resilient and Sustainable Housing for the Urban Poor project in Tamil Nadu in partnership with Seoul Housing and Communities Corporation
|Geographical Location||Bangladesh - Nation-wide; Bhutan - Nation-wide; India - Nation-wide; Maldives - Nation-wide; Nepal - Nation-wide; Sri Lanka - Nation-wide|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||ADB will engage a number of individual consultants for the implementation of TA activities. 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.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Hayashi, Tadateru|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, SARD|
|Concept Clearance||02 Jul 2019|
|Approval||09 Sep 2019|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||16 Nov 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|09 Sep 2019||-||09 Sep 2019||31 Aug 2022||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||500,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||500,000.00||09 Sep 2019||178,992.82|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Strengthening Knowledge Partnership to Support Project Development: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Sep 2019|
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