Regional: Enhancing Knowledge as Public Goods for Project Innovation, Demonstration, and Replication

Sovereign (Public) Project | 54106-001

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will enhance knowledge sharing, contribute to increased capacity of policymakers and project managers, and promote innovation in development projects among ADB's developing member countries (DMCs). The TA will support the identification, capture, and dissemination of good and innovative practices and lessons from ADB projects in the People's Republic of China (PRC); and disseminate these through knowledge products; multimedia products; and trainings, workshops, and field visits for government officials from other DMCs. The TA will enable the close coordination among ADB regional departments in identifying and designing these knowledge products and events. 1. The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will enhance knowledge sharing, contribute to increased capacity of policymakers and project managers, and promote innovation, demonstration and replicability of development projects among ADB's developing member countries (DMCs).

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Hagiwara, Akiko
    East Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Enhancing Knowledge as Public Goods for Project Innovation, Demonstration, and Replication
Project Number 54106-001
Country Regional
Afghanistan
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Cambodia
Georgia
India
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyz Republic
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Mongolia
Nepal
Pakistan
China, People's Republic of
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Viet Nam
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6699-REG: Enhancing Knowledge as Public Goods for Project Innovation, Demonstration, and Replication
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will enhance knowledge sharing, contribute to increased capacity of policymakers and project managers, and promote innovation in development projects among ADB's developing member countries (DMCs). The TA will support the identification, capture, and dissemination of good and innovative practices and lessons from ADB projects in the People's Republic of China (PRC); and disseminate these through knowledge products; multimedia products; and trainings, workshops, and field visits for government officials from other DMCs. The TA will enable the close coordination among ADB regional departments in identifying and designing these knowledge products and events. 1. The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will enhance knowledge sharing, contribute to increased capacity of policymakers and project managers, and promote innovation, demonstration and replicability of development projects among ADB's developing member countries (DMCs). The TA will support both north-south and south-south knowledge sharing through the identification, capture, and sharing of innovative practices and lessons for the People's Republic of China (PRC) as well as for other DMCs; and disseminate these through knowledge products; multimedia products; and knowledge events such as trainings, workshops, and field visits for government officials from other DMCs. The TA will explore new partnerships with external institutions as well as enable the close coordination among ADB operation departments in identifying and designing these knowledge activities.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB's experience in development work in the PRC holds much potential for replication in other DMCs. This potential has not been fully harnessed. Good and innovative practices in development have not been replicated, and lessons have not been effectively shared with other DMCs. This could be attributed to: (i) a lack of formal mechanisms to capture and share knowledge and innovative practices from ADB projects; (ii) lessons and practices have not been effectively identified, captured, and documented; and (iii) the limited knowledge of government officials. This has, in turn, contributed to the recurrence of similar mistakes and pitfalls in the design and implementation of new ADB projects. However, these could be attributed to two root causes the lack of incentives in ADB to encourage staff to capture and share knowledge from projects; and the limited interactions among policymakers and project implementers across DMCs, and staff across ADB divisions and departments.
Impact Project design and implementation in ADB's DMCs improved
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Commitment of DMCs to integrate innovative and successful practices into project design and implementation increased
Progress Toward Outcome The TA team has reached out to different departments in ADB to identify possible areas for south-south sharing.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Cases and multimedia products on ADB projects in the PRC produced.

Lessons from ADB projects in the PRC disseminated to other DMCs.

Knowledge and understanding of government officials on new and innovative practices in project design strengthened.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Presentations were made to various sector and thematic groups and a call for proposals was made to support south-south knowledge sharing under the TA. An online application form for proposals has been developed.

The TA is supporting the development of multimedia products (videos) on ADB projects in the PRC on green development/climate change. The multimedia products will be shared in several seminars for other ADB DMCs. The TA is also supporting the design of said seminars which will be venues for South-South sharing based on ADB's climate-related projects in the PRC.

Geographical Location Afghanistan - Nation-wide; Azerbaijan - Nation-wide; Bangladesh - Nation-wide; Bhutan - Nation-wide; Cambodia - Nation-wide; China - Nation-wide; Georgia - Nation-wide; India - Nation-wide; Kazakhstan - Nation-wide; Kyrgyz Republic - Nation-wide; Lao People's Democratic Republic - Nation-wide; Mongolia - Nation-wide; Nepal - Nation-wide; Pakistan - Nation-wide; Tajikistan - Nation-wide; Turkmenistan - Nation-wide; Uzbekistan - Nation-wide; Viet Nam - Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Regular communications and coordination with PRC MOF, selected local government units, ADB DMCs, other ADB departments, and partners will be undertaken to identify specific activities under the TA.
During Project Implementation Regular communications and coordination with PRC MOF, selected local government units, ADB DMCs, other ADB departments, and partners will be undertaken to implement specific activities under the TA.
Responsible ADB Officer Hagiwara, Akiko
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Office of the Director General, EARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 04 Sep 2020
Fact Finding 01 May 2020 to 30 Sep 2020
MRM -
Approval 23 Dec 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Sep 2021

TA 6699-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Dec 2020 - 23 Dec 2020 21 Dec 2023 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 21 Sep 2021 0.00

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