The TA will support the implementation of the COVID-19 Countercyclical Pandemic Response Option loans, as well as guide developing member countries (DMCs) in Southeast Asia to bounce back in their economic performance to pre-COVID-19 levels. Experts will be engaged to help DMCs prepare recovery and transformation plans.
|Project Name||Policy Advice for COVID-19 Economic Recovery in Southeast Asia|
|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||
Finance / Banking systems and nonbank financial institutions - Finance sector development
Industry and trade / Industry and trade sector development - Small and medium enterprise development
Public sector management / Economic affairs management - Public expenditure and fiscal management - Social protection initiatives
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The TA will support the implementation of the COVID-19 Countercyclical Pandemic Response Option loans, as well as guide developing member countries (DMCs) in Southeast Asia to bounce back in their economic performance to pre-COVID-19 levels. Experts will be engaged to help DMCs prepare recovery and transformation plans.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The TA aims to enhance capacity of Southeast Asian DMCs to design and implement comprehensive policy responses to support economic recovery from the COVID-19 outbreak. The TA will have special focus on protecting the poor and vulnerable with due regard for gender considerations and promoting RCI.|
|Impact||Southeast Asian DMCs' bounce back in their economic performance to pre-COVID-19 levels achieved|
|Description of Outcome||Capacity of Southeast Asian DMCs to design and implement comprehensive policy responses to support inclusive economic recovery from the COVID-19 outbreak enhanced|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Support for effective implementation of CPRO loans provided
Incisive assessments and analysis undertaken of the impact of COVID-19 and the policy measures
Policy consultations with senior officials held to guide the formulation of recovery and transformational strategies and plans
Recovery and transformational strategies and action plans formulated
RCI implications and knowledge sharing among Southeast Asian countries distilled
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Under Output 1, country teams have prepared quarterly progress reports on the implementation of the country engagement frameworks for the CARES program. Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand have actively utilized TA support to engage experts. Monitoring reports on the implementation of CPRO loans were completed for Indonesia (September 2020 and March 2021), the Philippines (February 2021), and Cambodia (March 2021). The monitoring report for Thailand is expected by April. The implementation of the CARES program in Myanmar is temporarily on hold given the evolving situation in the country.
For Output 2, a firm, Alphabeta (Sg) Pte Ltd Singapore, was engaged to assess the impact of COVID-19 focusing on thematic issues common across countries in Southeast Asia, i.e., post-COVID-19 recovery strategies, domestic resource mobilization, green recovery and application of big data and new technologies. AlphaBeta has submitted a draft final report. Based on the report, four policy briefs were prepared and released on 17 March with the full reports to be published later this year.
Under Outputs 3 and 4, the following activities were completed: (i) ADB convened on 9 June 2020 a panel of high-level health experts, economists, social policy experts, finance professionals and government policy makers for a dialogue on near-term policy challenges and recovery strategies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Southeast Asia. A follow-on meeting was held on 17 August 2020 to further discuss measures to support the Philippine Government's recovery efforts.; (ii) Experts from the University of Chicago and Quantitative Health Group LLC were engaged to develop an epidemiological and serological testing model of COVID-19 in Indonesia. The model aims to guide policy makers on the appropriate suppression policy (adaptive control) to implement and incorporate key considerations on vaccination policy. (iii). Findings from the AlphaBeta report were disseminated through thematic discussions with experts and country consultation in the first quarter of 2021. Deep dive workshops for government officials were conducted on 18 March during the Southeast Asia Development Symposium.
For output 5, three experts were engaged to examine the implications of COVID-19 on regional cooperation and integration such as on trade, investments and supply chains, and on poverty.
|Geographical Location||Cambodia - Nation-wide; Indonesia - Nation-wide; Myanmar - Nation-wide; Philippines - Nation-wide; Thailand - Nation-wide|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation||ADB consults regularly with various government offices or agencies in assessing areas for assistance to help the government formulate or implement policies or measures in response to COVID-19.|
Consulting firm or firms,
About 13 International experts, 52 person-months
About 10 National experts, 68 person-months
|Responsible ADB Officer||Rush, Jason M.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, SERD|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Fact Finding||17 Apr 2020 to 17 Apr 2020|
|Approval||24 Apr 2020|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||29 Mar 2021|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|24 Apr 2020||-||24 Apr 2020||31 Dec 2021||31 Dec 2022||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|5,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||5,000,000.00||24 Apr 2020||899,358.74|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Policy Advice for COVID-19 Economic Recovery in Southeast Asia: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Apr 2020|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|ADB’s Rapid COVID-19 Response in Southeast Asia||Brochures and Flyers||Jun 2021|
|Implementing a Green Recovery in Southeast Asia||Papers and Briefs||Mar 2021|
|Harnessing the Potential of Big Data in Post-Pandemic Southeast Asia||Papers and Briefs||Mar 2021|
|Supporting Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery in Southeast Asia||Papers and Briefs||Mar 2021|
|Strengthening Domestic Resource Mobilization in Southeast Asia||Papers and Briefs||Mar 2021|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|CAM: HH Survey Program-Statistician/Economist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||29 May 2021||04 Jun 2021|
|PHI-Special Holding Company (Management Consulting Firm: Corporate Organization and Structure)||Firm - Consulting||Closed||27 May 2021||16 Jun 2021|
|Knowledge Sharing Expert 3 (outreach)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||13 May 2021||15 May 2021|
|INO-International Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor||Individual - Consulting||Closed||28 Apr 2021||04 May 2021|
|National Knowledge Sharing Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||21 Apr 2021||27 Apr 2021|
|International Knowledge Sharing Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||21 Apr 2021||27 Apr 2021|
|Knowledge Sharing Expert 2 (website management)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||21 Apr 2021||27 Apr 2021|
|Knowledge Sharing Expert 1 (web content)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||21 Apr 2021||27 Apr 2021|
|INO: Support for Indonesia’s Health Sector Reform Strategy (HSRS)||Firm - Consulting||Closed||16 Apr 2021||05 May 2021|
|CPRO Implementation#4 THA||Individual - Consulting||Closed||12 Mar 2021||18 Mar 2021|
|Regional Cooperation Expert (Poverty/Inequality)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||23 Feb 2021||01 Mar 2021|
|CPRO (National-Thailand)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||12 Feb 2021||18 Feb 2021|
|Roundtable _Fiscal Resources Management_RP2||Individual - Consulting||Closed||03 Feb 2021||09 Feb 2021|
|THA_Household Debt Analysis (national-Senior)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||01 Feb 2021||14 Feb 2021|
|THA_Household Debt Analysis (national)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||01 Feb 2021||12 Feb 2021|
|Research Associate||Individual - Consulting||Closed||30 Jan 2021||05 Feb 2021|
|Epidemiology Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||29 Jan 2021||04 Feb 2021|
|CPRO (Intl-Thailand)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||29 Jan 2021||01 Feb 2021|
|Research Associate||Individual - Consulting||Closed||29 Jan 2021||04 Feb 2021|
|Country Economist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||29 Jan 2021||04 Feb 2021|
|Philippine Identification System||Firm - Consulting||Closed||21 Nov 2020||11 Dec 2020|
|CPRO (National-CAM_Gender)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||17 Nov 2020||23 Nov 2020|
|CPRO (Intl-CAM)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||20 Sep 2020||27 Sep 2020|
|CPRO (National-CAM)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||12 Sep 2020||18 Sep 2020|
|COVID Assessment and Recovery Plan||Firm - Consulting||Closed||12 Aug 2020||25 Aug 2020|
|CPRO (Intl-PHI)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||12 Aug 2020||24 Aug 2020|
|CPRO (National-PHI)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||22 Jul 2020||28 Jul 2020|
|Output 5: RCI expert (international)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||17 Jul 2020||23 Jul 2020|
|PACER RCI expert (national)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||09 Jul 2020||15 Jul 2020|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Policy and Advisory||Technical Assistance 9964||27 Oct 2020||ALPHABETA (SG) PTE LTD(SINGAPORE)||1 Upper Circular Road, #04-01 Singapore Singapore||Asian Development Bank||468,057.00||—|
None currently available.