Regional: Using Frontier Technology and Big Data Analytics for Smart Infrastructure Facility Planning and Monitoring
The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will identify, demonstrate, and evaluate how to use high-level technologies to effectively plan high-quality infrastructure investments, especially for transport infrastructure, and measure their economic impacts.
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Request for information
|Project Name||Using Frontier Technology and Big Data Analytics for Smart Infrastructure Facility Planning and Monitoring|
|Country / Economy||Regional
Lao People's Democratic Republic
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Irrigation
Transport / Road transport (non-urban) - Transport policies and institutional development - Urban public transport - Urban roads and traffic management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will identify, demonstrate, and evaluate how to use high-level technologies to effectively plan high-quality infrastructure investments, especially for transport infrastructure, and measure their economic impacts.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The recent advances in high-level technology offer opportunities to plan, construct, and maintain high-quality infrastructure. Spatial information, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and Internet of things could be used for designing, constructing, maintaining, and monitoring high-quality infrastructure projects. DMC governments and international development agencies, however, have been struggling to find effective ways to use high-level technologies. Without proper planning and consideration of options available, valuable opportunities could be missed. The value of missed opportunities could be invaluable. Thus, there is a strong and urgent need to conduct pilot case studies involving the effective use of high-level technologies to draw policy recommendations.|
|Impact||Physical and financial sustainability of transportation infrastructure in ADB DMCs improved.|
|Description of Outcome||Transportation infrastructure monitoring and maintenance systems in ADB DMCs improved and operation and maintenance costs reduced|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Pre-feasibility study on the use of innovative technologies and data sources for enhanced monitoring of infrastructure quality conducted
Research studies and capacity building on urban infrastructure development and management in developing Asia conducted
Case studies on impacts of high-quality infrastructure conducted and disseminated
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Bangladesh - Nation-wide; Cambodia - Nation-wide; India - Nation-wide; Indonesia - Nation-wide; Lao People's Democratic Republic - Nation-wide; Pakistan - Nation-wide; Philippines - Nation-wide; Sri Lanka - Nation-wide; Thailand - Nation-wide; Viet Nam - Nation-wide|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|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. The TA requires up to 50 person months of international and up to 100 person months of national consultant inputs.|
|Procurement||The TA requires both macro and micro data. The data sets will be procured from government agencies, private data providers, and other research institutes. Equipment such as laptop computers, handheld devices, sensors and other infrastructure monitoring equipment and statistical software may also be procured for the TA where needed. Procurement of data, equipment, and software will be in accordance with ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the associated Staff Instructions. For the equipment, a certificate of equipment turnover or disposal will be submitted at the end of TA implementation.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Yamano, Takashi|
|Responsible ADB Department||Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Economic Analysis and Operations Support Division|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||20 May 2020|
|Fact Finding||02 Mar 2020 to 02 Mar 2020|
|Approval||17 Mar 2021|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||18 Mar 2021|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|17 Mar 2021||-||17 Mar 2021||31 Mar 2024||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||2,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2,000,000.00||17 Jun 2022||198,663.34|
Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program. Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.
The Access to Information Policy (AIP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.
The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Using Frontier Technology and Big Data Analytics for Smart Infrastructure Facility Planning and Monitoring: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Mar 2021|
Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.
None currently available.
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
None currently available.
None currently available.
The Access to Information Policy (AIP) establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced in its operations to facilitate stakeholder participation in ADB's decision-making. For more information, refer to the Safeguard Policy Statement, Operations Manual F1, and Operations Manual L3.
Requests for information may also be directed to the InfoUnit.
|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|GMS: Impact Evaluation Studies Using Frontier Technology and Big Data||Firm - Consulting||Closed||10 Jun 2022||24 Jun 2022|
|Data Scientist (geospatial analysis)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||13 May 2022||19 May 2022|
|Economic Analyst||Individual - Consulting||Closed||25 Feb 2022||03 Mar 2022|
|Data Scientist (international consultant)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||23 Feb 2022||01 Mar 2022|
|Research Associate (GIS Specialist)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||11 Nov 2021||17 Nov 2021|
|Economic Analyst||Individual - Consulting||Closed||11 Nov 2021||17 Nov 2021|
|Economic Analyst (infrastructure devt, land use, urbanization, industrial devt)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||02 Oct 2021||08 Oct 2021|
|Data Scientist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||08 Sep 2021||21 Sep 2021|
|Transport Infrastructure Quality Assessment Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||08 Sep 2021||14 Sep 2021|
|Transport Infrastructure Data Analyst||Individual - Consulting||Closed||08 Sep 2021||21 Sep 2021|
|Impact evaluation of iRoad project||Firm - Consulting||Closed||02 Jul 2021||29 Jul 2021|
|Senior Urban Economist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||15 Jun 2021||21 Jun 2021|
|Data Scientist (international consultant)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||27 Apr 2021||16 May 2021|
|Data Scientist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||23 Apr 2021||29 Apr 2021|
|Big Data Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||08 Apr 2021||14 Apr 2021|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Research and Development Technical Assistance||Technical Assistance 6721||10 Nov 2021||KPMG (SRI LANKA) | No. 32A, Sir Mohamed Macan Markar Mawatha, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka||Asian Development Bank||108,785.00||—|
None currently available.