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

Sovereign 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
    Tang, Hsiao Chink
    East Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name
Enhancing Knowledge as Public Goods for Project Innovation, Demonstration, and Replication
Project Number
54106-001
Country / Economy
  • 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
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
TA 6699-REG: Enhancing Knowledge as Public Goods for Project Innovation, Demonstration, and Replication (Supplementary)
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 250,000.00
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
  • OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
  • OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector
  • Public sector management / Public administration

Gender
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 causesthe 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)

The TA supported the First East Asia Forum (EAF) held on 20-21 April 2022. The TA supported the production of a video on ADB's initiatives on air pollution in the PRC, particularly in the Beijiing-Tianjin-Hebei (BTH) region. The video showcased the key interventions and highlights of the integrated approach to air pollution in the PRC and was shared in the EAF, which was attended by participants from various DMCs.

The TA also supported shorter clips on livable cities, and high quality growth, sharing the PRC's experience on these areas during the EAF.

The TA also supported the participation of panelists in the EAF - Mr. Ma Jun who shared the framework for financing climate transitions; and Mr. Jonathan Walters who provided an overview of decarbonization trends globally. The TA also supported the publication of two blogs: Your Questions Answered: How Do We Achieve Decarbonization? published by Mr. Jonathan Walters and Ms. Akiko Terada-Hagiwara on 8 August 2022; and Transition Finance is Critical to Address Climate Change by Mr. Ma Jun and Ms. Akiko-Terada Hagiwara published on 8 September 2022.

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.

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Tang, Hsiao Chink
Responsible ADB Department
East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Office of the Director General, EARD (EAOD)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank

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
30 Sep 2022

Funding

TA 6699-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Dec 2020 - 23 Dec 2020 21 Dec 2023 21 Dec 2025 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
07 Jun 2024 587,937.31

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Enhancing Knowledge as Public Goods for Project Innovation, Demonstration, and Replication - Knowledge Management Analyst Individual - Consulting Closed
Enhancing Knowledge as Public Goods for Project Innovation, Demonstration, and Replication - Communications Consultant (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Presenter - East Asia Forum 2023 Individual - Consulting Closed
Knowledge Specialist - Enhancing Knowledge as Public Goods for Project Innovation, Demonstration, and Replication Individual - Consulting Closed
Communications Specialist - Social Media Individual - Consulting Closed
Communications Consultant-Writer Individual - Consulting Closed
Case Writer Individual - Consulting Closed
Communications and Outreach Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

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