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

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

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Nov 2020 - 18 Nov 2020 31 Dec 2023 - -
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 1,000,000.00 18 Nov 2020 85,938.58

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