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Regional: Strengthening the Implementation of Regional Cooperation and Integration Initiatives of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53409-001 Status: Active

The TA aims to support the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and its eight member states in catalyzing and implementing policies and measures directed at increasing integration levels in and reinforcing the growth momentum of the region.

Project Details

Project Officer
Li, Dongxiang South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Industry and trade
 
Project Name Strengthening the Implementation of Regional Cooperation and Integration Initiatives of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
Project Number 53409-001
Country Regional
Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Bhutan
India
Maldives
Nepal
Pakistan
Sri Lanka
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6528-REG: Strengthening the Implementation of Regional Cooperation and Integration Initiatives of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 300,000.00
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade / Industry and trade sector development - Trade and services

Public sector management / Public administration

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The TA aims to support the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and its eight member states in catalyzing and implementing policies and measures directed at increasing integration levels in and reinforcing the growth momentum of the region.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy While SAARC has scored some successes on regional cooperation and integration, there are still notable challenges that impede the achievement of the full potential of RCI in the region.
Impact Regional cooperation and integration among member states of SAARC increased
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Implementation of RCI initiatives in SAARC enhanced
Progress Toward Outcome Analytical studies on trade and transport have commenced.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Analytical studies on priority regional development issues produced

Capacity building, knowledge sharing, and policy dialogues organized

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Consultants are engaged for the studies on trade and transport. The study on trade will focus on harmonization of 8-digit HS Tariff Lines of SAARC Member Countries while the study on transport will focus on updating of SAARC Regional Multimodal Transport Study (SRMTS) with a view to enhance transport connectivity among the Member States of the SAARC and to promote intra-regional trade and travel.
Geographical Location Afghanistan - Nation-wide; Bangladesh - Nation-wide; Bhutan - Nation-wide; India - Nation-wide; Maldives - Nation-wide; Nepal - Nation-wide; Pakistan - 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 consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions
Procurement The TA will use request for quotations to procure computers, software, and small office equipment.
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
Dongxiang Li, Lead Regional Cooperation Specialist
[email protected]
6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 13 Feb 2020
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 29 Jun 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Jun 2021

TA 6528-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Jun 2020 - 29 Jun 2020 31 May 2022 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 29 Jun 2020 67,766.51

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Transport Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Aug 2020 01 Sep 2020
Trade Facilitation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Jul 2020 27 Jul 2020
Regional Cooperation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Jul 2020 10 Jul 2020

Contracts Awarded

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