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Regional: Strengthening Knowledge Alliance for Innovation, Technology, and Regional Cooperation

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53286-001 Status: Active

The project will strengthen development research partnerships on the themes of innovation, technology, and regional cooperation by collaborating with policy research institutions in the region. It will promote new knowledge generated from these research works by organizing technical workshops, policy dialogues, and networking among government and research institutions.

Project Details

Project Officer
Kikkawa Takenaka, Aiko Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Industry and trade
 
Project Name Strengthening Knowledge Alliance for Innovation, Technology, and Regional Cooperation
Project Number 53286-001
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9914-REG: Strengthening Knowledge Alliance for Innovation, Technology, and Regional Cooperation
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Finance / Finance sector development

Industry and trade / Trade and services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The project will strengthen development research partnerships on the themes of innovation, technology, and regional cooperation by collaborating with policy research institutions in the region. It will promote new knowledge generated from these research works by organizing technical workshops, policy dialogues, and networking among government and research institutions.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Innovation and technological change are rapidly transforming the landscape of regional economy. Advancement of digital computing technologies and innovations such as mobile communications, artificial intelligence (AI), and robotics are changing the way we produce, transact and interact in the markets. Business processes have also benefited from a productivity boost through the emergence of the platform economy and e-commerce. Technologies have allowed much of the economic activities to transcend borders at much lower costs. Along with these also came increased complexity in economic relationships, cross-border interdependence and externalities, that generate new risks and vulnerabilities and may simultaneously affect multiple countries. These risks may come in the form of cyber attacks, transnational crimes, lack of protection for the rights of digital/online workforce, or financial contagion from increased cross-border financial transactions. Persistence of a wide digital divide within and across countries also continues to pose a threat to inclusive growth. Generating policy-relevant knowledge on the implications of innovation and technological change for regional cooperation is essential. However, there is limited research that evaluates the impacts and implications of innovation and technology on the regional economy. This proposed TA will respond to the need for building knowledge and strengthening knowledge sharing on the impacts and implications of innovation and technology to regional economies and regional cooperation.
Impact Policy formulation and project design in ADB's DMCs enhanced.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Knowledge on innovation, technology, and regional cooperation improved and knowledge alliance enhanced.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Study proposals from DMC development researchers submitted and collaborative research on three development topics conducted.

Development researchers from DMCs' think tanks improved research capacities and deepened knowledge on the themes.

Policy papers and reports printed published 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
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 commission the international consultants to conduct research on chosen topics. ERCI will work with the international consultants to produce research papers. National consultants will include project analysts, publications and/or website developers, and an event organizer. ADB will engage international experts, which may include ADB staff, as resource persons to present or facilitate discussion at seminars and other events. Engaging individual consultants is deemed more beneficial to ADB since the desired sector and/or country expertise and qualifications of individual consultants are varied. It will be difficult to find a firm that specializes in the range of topics and countries that the TA will cover.
Procurement The purchase of software and/or statistical databases will follow the ADB Procurement Policy and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time). Where applicable, the TA team will coordinate with ADB's Procurement, Portfolio and Financial Management Department and Office of the General Counsel before purchasing datasets and signing data use agreements with DMC statistical agencies and third-party database providers. Disbursements under this TA will be made in accordance with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Kikkawa Takenaka, Aiko
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 18 Nov 2019
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 16 Dec 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 19 Dec 2019

TA 9914-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2019 - 16 Dec 2019 30 Nov 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 16 Dec 2019 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Senior Economics Research Associate Individual - Consulting Active 27 Feb 2020 04 Mar 2020

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