Regional: Strengthening Knowledge Partnership to Support Project Development

Sovereign Project | 53183-001

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 Details

  • Project Officer
    Li, Dongxiang
    South Asia Department
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  • Country/Economy
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Strengthening Knowledge Partnership to Support Project Development
Project Number 53183-001
Country / Economy Regional
Sri Lanka
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9798-REG: Strengthening Knowledge Partnership to Support Project Development
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
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
Project Outcome
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
Implementation Progress
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
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
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.
Procurement Not applicable
Responsible ADB Officer Li, Dongxiang
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Concept Clearance 02 Jul 2019
Fact Finding -
Approval 09 Sep 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Jun 2021

TA 9798-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Sep 2019 - 09 Sep 2019 31 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2024 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 28 Jun 2022 178,992.82

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