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Regional: Supporting Startup Ecosystem in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Region to Mitigate Impact of COVID-19 and Support Economic Revival

Sovereign (Public) Project | 54341-001 Status: Active

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will help the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) countries address challenges posed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and support economic revival using information and communication technologies (ICTs) and digital technologies. The TA will support the following activities: (i) implementing CAREC initiatives on digital transformation, and (ii) supporting startup ecosystem development in the CAREC region.

Project Details

Project Officer
Paracha, Saad Abdullah Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Information and communication technology
 
Project Name Supporting Startup Ecosystem in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Region to Mitigate Impact of COVID-19 and Support Economic Revival
Project Number 54341-001
Country Regional
Afghanistan
Azerbaijan
Georgia
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyz Republic
Mongolia
Pakistan
China, People's Republic of
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6602-REG: Supporting Startup Ecosystem in the CAREC Region to Mitigate Impact of COVID-19 and Support Economic Revival
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 500,000.00
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

Information and communication technology / ICT industries and ICT-enabled services - ICT strategy and policy, and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will help the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) countries address challenges posed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and support economic revival using information and communication technologies (ICTs) and digital technologies. The TA will support the following activities: (i) implementing CAREC initiatives on digital transformation, and (ii) supporting startup ecosystem development in the CAREC region.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Sustainable and shared digital development for economic growth in the CAREC region
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Enhanced use of ICTs and digital technologies to mitigate direct and economic impact of COVID-19 and enable economic revival in the region through increased cooperation among CAREC countries
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

CAREC initiatives on digital transformation implemented

Start-up ecosystem development for CAREC countries supported

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Afghanistan - Nation-wide; Azerbaijan - Nation-wide; China - Nation-wide; Georgia - Nation-wide; Kazakhstan - Nation-wide; Kyrgyz Republic - Nation-wide; Mongolia - Nation-wide; Pakistan - 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

To be selected and engaged by ADB

- Team of individual consultants formed by international experts (19 person-months) and national experts (46 person-months)

- Resource persons (international and national, 4.5 person-months)

Procurement

To be procured by the executing agency

Procurement of equipment will follow ADB procurement guidelines.

Responsible ADB Officer Paracha, Saad Abdullah
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 -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 18 Nov 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 18 Nov 2020

TA 6602-REG

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

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Supporting Startup Ecosystem in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Region to Mitigate Impact of COVID-19 and Support Economic Revival (Digital Strategy Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Apr 2021 10 Apr 2021
ICT Specialist (Azerbaijan, Georgia and Kazakhstan) Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Mar 2021 25 Mar 2021
Supporting Startup Ecosystem in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Region to Mitigate Impact of COVID-19 and Support Economic Revival (Communications Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Jan 2021 02 Feb 2021
ICT Specialist UZB - Supporting Startup Ecosystem in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Region to Mitigate Impact of COVID-19 and Support Economic Revival Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Dec 2020 22 Jan 2021
Supporting Startup Ecosystem in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Region to Mitigate Impact of COVID-19 and Support Economic Revival (Startup Ecosystem Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Dec 2020 17 Dec 2020
Supporting Startup Ecosystem in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Region to Mitigate Impact of COVID-19 and Support Economic Revival (ICT Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Nov 2020 02 Dec 2020
Supporting Startup Ecosystem in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Region to Mitigate Impact of COVID-19 and Support Economic Revival (Technical Assistance Coordinator) Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Nov 2020 02 Dec 2020

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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