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Regional: Enhancing Developing Member Countries' Knowledge and Awareness of ADB's Financing Modalities and Products

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53287-001 Status: Active

The TA aligns with ADB''s strategic direction of strengthening the institutional capacity of DMCs to enhance their ability to address development issues and deliver projects, as articulated in Strategy 2030. The outcome of the TA will be knowledge and awareness of government officials on ADB's financing modalities applied.

To achieve the outcome, the TA plans to complete the following outputs: 1) Knowledge and awareness of government officials on ADB's lending modalities and products enhanced; and 2) Quality learning materials produced and disseminated.

Project Details

Project Officer
Joel V. Mangahas Strategy and Policy Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name Enhancing Developing Member Countries' Knowledge and Awareness of ADB's Financing Modalities and Products
Project Number 53287-001
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9757-REG: Enhancing Developing Member Countries' Knowledge and Awareness of ADB's Financing Modalities and Products
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The TA aligns with ADB''s strategic direction of strengthening the institutional capacity of DMCs to enhance their ability to address development issues and deliver projects, as articulated in Strategy 2030. The outcome of the TA will be knowledge and awareness of government officials on ADB's financing modalities applied.

To achieve the outcome, the TA plans to complete the following outputs: 1) Knowledge and awareness of government officials on ADB's lending modalities and products enhanced; and 2) Quality learning materials produced and disseminated.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Strategy 2030 articulates that ADB will strive to be stronger, better, and faster. In this regard, ADB will improve its products and instruments to provide tailored support to public and private sector clients. ADB will also strengthen its role as a knowledge provider, working closely with DMCs to identify their needs and generate relevant knowledge products and services. Further, ADB will strengthen the institutional capacity of DMCs to more effectively address development challenges and achieve results. ADB will promote development and sharing of knowledge within the organization and across the region.

ADB''s financial products include loans, grants, guarantees, and equity extended to both public and private clients. As of 2018, project lending is the most common product (82% of total approvals in terms of volume), with sovereign operations also using policy-based lending (12% of total approvals) and results-based lending (3% of total approvals). In 2018, ADB introduced new products and modalities, including project readiness financing, the small expenditure financing facility, policy-based guarantees, and the public- private partnership standby financing facility. These products seek to address identified gaps in ADB''s product offerings to better meet the financing needs of its DMCs. ADB is mainstreaming results-based lending as a regular financing instrument of ADB, which is expected to expand opportunities for scaling up RBL operations. ADB''s Board of Directors is expected to discuss the mainstreaming in September 2019.

ADB''s client DMCs are extremely diverse, in terms of levels of economic development, access to various financing sources, and capacity levels. It is important that DMCs are fully aware of ADB''s full product suite. ADB , through SPBP and regional departments, aims to widen the knowledge and awareness of DMC clients on the menu of available sovereign lending (and grant) modalities. Since 2017, SPBP has been conducting training and outreach activities for DMC and staff on ADB's financing modalities. However, using its departmental budget, SPBP has only been able to field a limited number of missions to DMCs for this purpose. Through the proposed regional TA, SPBP will be able to extend its training and outreach activities to more DMCs so that government officials become more familiar with the key features of each modality. This knowledge will allow DMCs to make more informed decisions for accessing and utilizing ADB assistance that aligns well with their development needs. SPBP will customize the outreach sessions according to the needs of DMCs, in close consultation with regional departments and resident missions.

The proposed regional TA will support the delivery of SPBP''s outreach program for an initial set of DMCs for the next 1.5 years. Depending on the progress and results of the TA, SPBP will consider expanding the scope in the future to cover additional DMCs.

Impact Strengthening the institutional capacity of DMCs to enhance their ability to address development issues and deliver projects.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Knowledge and awareness of government officials on ADB's lending modalities applied
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Knowledge and awareness of government officials on ADB's lending modalities and products enhanced

Quality learning raising materials 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 Joel V. Mangahas
Responsible ADB Department Strategy and Policy Department
Responsible ADB Division SPBP
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 21 Jun 2019 to 21 Jun 2019
MRM -
Approval 03 Jul 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 03 Jul 2019

TA 9757-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Jul 2019 - 03 Jul 2019 31 Dec 2020 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 03 Jul 2019 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Training Coordinator Individual - Consulting Active 11 Jul 2019 17 Jul 2019
Training and Communications Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Jul 2019 16 Jul 2019

Contracts Awarded

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