Regional: Supporting Economic Corridor Development in Armenia and Georgia to Enhance Trade and Competitiveness

Sovereign Project | 54232-001

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will facilitate the development of a comprehensive scoping study and economic corridor framework to support the Economic Corridor Development in Armenia and Georgia (ECD-AG) to mainly enhance trade and competitiveness of Armenia and Georgia. ECD-AG is key to these countries as it will not only increase their bilateral trade, but also strengthen their economic linkages to the regional and global economies. Moreover, it will also help the governments prioritize their industrial developments to be in line with the economic corridors developed under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and other programs in the Eurasian region.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Sugiyarto, Guntur
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Industry and trade
Project Name Supporting Economic Corridor Development in Armenia and Georgia to Enhance Trade and Competitiveness
Project Number 54232-001
Country Regional
Armenia
Georgia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6589-REG: Supporting Economic Corridor Development in Armenia and Georgia to Enhance Trade and Competitiveness
Regional Cooperation and Integration 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
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade / Industry and trade sector development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will facilitate the development of a comprehensive scoping study and economic corridor framework to support the Economic Corridor Development in Armenia and Georgia (ECD-AG) to mainly enhance trade and competitiveness of Armenia and Georgia. ECD-AG is key to these countries as it will not only increase their bilateral trade, but also strengthen their economic linkages to the regional and global economies. Moreover, it will also help the governments prioritize their industrial developments to be in line with the economic corridors developed under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and other programs in the Eurasian region.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Economic corridor development (ECD) has contributed to and been influenced by regional and global trade and market integration, and its expansion has been driven by rapid increases in global production networks and global value chains. ECD has key features of spatial economic development characterized by economies of scale, agglomeration, diversification, and specialization. It includes infrastructure, industrial and urban developments to better connect producers and consumers though economic networks. It is often seen as a spatial economic development tool to facilitate more investment, production and trade. Successful ECD requires quality hard and soft infrastructures, strong trade facilitation, political commitment and the right policy incentives.
Impact integrated economic development through higher and more diversified growth in line with the aspirations of the governments of Armenia and Georgia
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome stronger analytical base for developing economic corridors resulting in greater economic cooperation and integration between Armenia, Georgia, and other countries in the region
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Scoping study on potential industries and planning for industry sector prioritization in line with ECD AG conducted

ECD AG framework prepared

Trade competitiveness improvement framework developed

Strategic Policy Note on ECD-AG prepared

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Armenia - Nation-wide; Georgia - 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
Responsible ADB Officer Sugiyarto, Guntur
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Guntur Sugiyarto
6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 14 May 2020
Fact Finding 11 Jun 2020 to 09 Sep 2020
MRM -
Approval 31 Oct 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 10 Nov 2020

TA 6589-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 Oct 2020 - 31 Oct 2020 31 Oct 2022 - -
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 18 Nov 2021 23,953.25

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Researcher and Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Jan 2021 13 Jan 2021
Supporting Economic Corridor Development in Armenia and Georgia to Enhance Trade and Competitiveness Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Dec 2020 03 Jan 2021
Supporting Economic Corridor Development in Armenia and Georgia to Enhance Trade and Competitiveness Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Dec 2020 03 Jan 2021

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