Regional: Strengthening Approaches for Operationalizing Diversified Growth in Central Asia

Sovereign Project | 54121-001

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will support policymakers of the five Central Asian countries-Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan-to strengthen operational approaches and the how-to aspects to deepen diversified growth, especially at the provincial levels.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Vasudevan, Rajesh
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Strengthening Approaches for Operationalizing Diversified Growth in Central Asia
Project Number 54121-001
Country Regional
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyz Republic
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6785-REG: Strengthening Approaches for Operationalizing Diversified Growth in Central Asia
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 700,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will support policymakers of the five Central Asian countries-Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan-to strengthen operational approaches and the how-to aspects to deepen diversified growth, especially at the provincial levels.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA will develop a competitiveness diagnostic for the Central Asia subregion, roadmaps for downstream implementation of tailored approaches for diversified growth in select provinces, formulate recommendations and decision support tools to increase private sector participation and strengthen public-private sector dialogue and coordination for diversifying and upgrading the provincial economies. The TA will build on the wide body of analytical work that has been undertaken on diversification and adapt approaches on diversified growth to the Central Asian subregional context. It will enable ADB to deepen its country-focused approach, in line with Strategy 2030. Most planned activities will be initially in two selected provinces in two Central Asian countries and then scaled-up to other participating countries based on the lessons identified.
Impact Organizational and implementational ability of governments to catalyze diversified growth improved in the five Central Asian countries
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved coordination between public and private sector investments realized for diversified growth.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Competitiveness diagnostic developed.

Tailored roadmaps for downstream implementation in targeted provinces prepared.

Evidence-based recommendations, and decision support tools to strengthen private sector participation formulated.

Public-private dialogues and coordination on diversification facilitated.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Kazakhstan - Nation-wide; Kyrgyz Republic - Nation-wide; Tajikistan - Nation-wide; Turkmenistan - Nation-wide; Uzbekistan - 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 A team of individual consultants will be engaged to support the implementation of the TA, with approximately 22 person-months of international and 24 person-months of national consulting services. A firm can be possibly engaged if the required expertise can be provided.
Procurement Procurement of software, O365 licenses, and other services such as translation, printing, among others will be based on the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions
Responsible ADB Officer Vasudevan, Rajesh
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 27 Aug 2021
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 30 Sep 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 01 Oct 2021

TA 6785-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Sep 2021 - 30 Sep 2021 30 Sep 2024 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 22 Oct 2021 0.00

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