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Regional: Promoting Innovations in Regional Cooperation and Integration in the Aftermath of COVID-19

Sovereign (Public) Project | 54127-001 Status: Active

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) aims to promote innovations in implementing Strategy 2030 Operational Plan for Priority 7 (RCI-OP) by (i) supporting sector and/or subsector diversification in RCI; (ii) fostering systematic development of non-sovereign RCI; (iii) exploring opportunities in inter-subregional cooperation; and (iv) supporting the developing member countries (DMCs) that have lagged in RCI. To the extent possible, the TA will integrate considerations and measures to address the risks posed by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and help ADB DMCs in post pandemic recovery.

Project Details

Project Officer
Zhang, Yuebin Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Industry and trade
 
Project Name Promoting Innovations in Regional Cooperation and Integration in the Aftermath of COVID-19
Project Number 54127-001
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6628-REG: Promoting Innovations in Regional Cooperation and Integration in the Aftermath of COVID-19
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 500,000.00
United Kingdom Fund for Asia Regional Trade and Connectivity under the Regional Cooperation and Integration Financing Partnership Facility US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Health / Disease control of communicable disease

Industry and trade / Trade and services

Transport / Multimodal logistics

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) aims to promote innovations in implementing Strategy 2030 Operational Plan for Priority 7 (RCI-OP) by (i) supporting sector and/or subsector diversification in RCI; (ii) fostering systematic development of non-sovereign RCI; (iii) exploring opportunities in inter-subregional cooperation; and (iv) supporting the developing member countries (DMCs) that have lagged in RCI. To the extent possible, the TA will integrate considerations and measures to address the risks posed by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and help ADB DMCs in post pandemic recovery.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA will support implementation of the RCI-OP by addressing selectively some of the most pressing needs of DMCs for medium-term post COVID-19 recovery in the areas of (i) developing higher-quality connectivity, focusing on greening and improving the resilience of maritime transport; (ii) expanding regional and global trade and investment, focusing on the development of resilient regional service value chains and support to SMEs through regional financial cooperation; and (iii) supporting SIDS in mitigating climate change and transboundary health risks. While the proposed TA is not intended to be an immediate response to the COVID-19 crisis, due consideration has been given to the need for integrating health resilience in RCI operations over the medium-term by mitigating accentuated risks to maritime goods trade growth recovery, promoting wider socially inclusive benefits from trade and investment, and reducing post pandemic impacts on environmental sustainability.
Impact Inclusive, sustainable, and resilient intra- and intersubregional cooperation and integration in Asia and the Pacific supported (Strategy 2030 Operational Plan for Priority 7: Fostering Regional Cooperation and Integration, 2019-2024)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Innovative RCI operations in the areas of connectivity, trade and investment, and RPGs increased in selected DMCs
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Best practices and investment opportunities for green and resilient port development identified

Knowledge on regional tourism value chains for recovery and resilience improved

Opportunities to cooperate for resilient and sustainable livelihoods in atoll nations explored

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Regional
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The need for the TA was discussed with DMCs on various occasions, including during the 2019 RCI conference.
During Project Implementation Consultation with various stakeholders will be conducted during TA implementation, and information will be updated regularly.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Resource persons will be engaged, as needed, to provide qualitative and quantitative inputs supporting and supplementing the studies required by the TA, including participation in seminars, meetings, training events, and dissemination workshops. Output-based or lumpsum contracts, indefinite contracts or framework agreements for consulting services, and use of fixed out-of-pocket expenses will be considered where appropriate with the concurrence of the Procurement, Portfolio and Financial Management Department. 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.
Responsible ADB Officer Zhang, Yuebin
Responsible ADB Department Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Responsible ADB Division SDTC-RCI
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 21 May 2020
Fact Finding 15 Jun 2020 to 15 Aug 2020
MRM -
Approval 03 Dec 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 03 Dec 2020

TA 6628-REG

Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,500,000.00 - 0.00

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