Regional: Strengthening Digital Information of the National Statistical Data Systems

Sovereign Project | 54350-001

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support capacity enhancement of the national statistical data (NSD) systems of selected developing member countries (DMCs) in Asia and the Pacific to produce high-quality statistical information using modern technology, innovative data, advanced methods, and best practices. The Statistics and Data Innovation Unit (EROD-SDI ) of the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD) has undertaken capacity building initiatives in statistics, and this project, as one of those initiatives, supports the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through technology-focused capacity building, in line with Strategy 2030 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The project is aligned with operational priority (OP) 6 of Strategy 2030 (strengthening governance and institutional capacity) as it will enhance the capacity of statistical systems to produce information needed for evidence-based policy making and program monitoring.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Mariasingham, Mahinthan Joseph
    Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Strengthening Digital Information of the National Statistical Data Systems
Project Number 54350-001
Country Regional
Nauru
Samoa
Tuvalu
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6666-REG: Strengthening Digital Information of the National Statistical Data Systems
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Information and communication technology / ICT strategy and policy, and capacity development

Public sector management / Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support capacity enhancement of the national statistical data (NSD) systems of selected developing member countries (DMCs) in Asia and the Pacific to produce high-quality statistical information using modern technology, innovative data, advanced methods, and best practices. The Statistics and Data Innovation Unit (EROD-SDI ) of the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD) has undertaken capacity building initiatives in statistics, and this project, as one of those initiatives, supports the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through technology-focused capacity building, in line with Strategy 2030 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The project is aligned with operational priority (OP) 6 of Strategy 2030 (strengthening governance and institutional capacity) as it will enhance the capacity of statistical systems to produce information needed for evidence-based policy making and program monitoring. Statistics produced in participating DMCs will enable governments and ADB to track progress in alleviating poverty, in line with Strategy 2030 OP1 (addressing remaining poverty and reducing Inequalities). The project also supports OP7 of the strategy (fostering regional cooperation and integration) in that it will encourage country- and sector-specific participation in global statistical standards and methodologies. The TA is part of the approved workplan of ERCD and will enable ADB to expand its socioeconomic databases used for critical analysis.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

High-quality data that can be transformed and analyzed are needed to deliver the indicators in Strategy 2030 which can improve policy making, monitoring, and accountability of DMCs. In a globalized and digitalized world, relevant, accurate, timely, cross-cutting, readily accessible, and usable statistical information based on conventional and innovative data are critical to analyzing local and global socioeconomic issues. The use of modern technology, cutting-edge methods, and innovative data can significantly improve the quality and usability of statistics in, for example, formulating policies, and tracking progress toward development goals especially the SDGs, which ADB recommends using to guide recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID 19).

Although NSD systems in the target DMCs produce key socioeconomic indicators and even compile crucial data relevant to the SDGs, they have failed to adopt technological and technical innovations in the field of statistics and continue to compile statistics through outdated and/or costly means, which adversely affects the quality and timeliness of data. Furthermore, traditional data-release and dissemination methods severely limit the accessibility and usability of data. These shortcomings leave these NSD systems unable to provide critical and timely data. The selection of the DMCs will vary and will be broadly based on the following criteria: the DMCs (i) will be conducting a census, survey, administrative, or nontraditional data; (ii) should have qualified staff who can be trained in statistics; and (iii) should be keen to incorporate modern tools and statistical innovations into their systems.

The TA project will focus on innovative approaches to producing key socioeconomic and SDG-relevant statistics in two domains: (i) data collection, management, and dissemination; and (ii) knowledge sharing on innovations in statistics.

Impact DMCs capacity to produce information needed for rigorous evidence-based policy making and program monitoring particularly under the SDGs enhanced.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The capacity of DMCs' NSDatS in producing high quality, high frequency, and highly granular statistics on selected socioeconomic indicators strengthened.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Data collection, management, and dissemination through innovative technology

Knowledge sharing on technological, technical and data innovations in statistics

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nauru - Nation-wide; Samoa - Nation-wide; Tuvalu - 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

Under the TA, the following experts will be engaged:

(i) International Consultant to develop a customized software application to digitize CAPI/CATI/CAWI

(ii) International Consultant for SDMX

(iii) Economists or Statisticians

(iv) Research Assistants

Procurement The TA requires both micro and macro data. The datasets will be procured from DMC agencies as well as other research institutions. Equipment such as laptop computers and software may also be procured for the TA where needed. Procurement of data, equipment, and software will be in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2017, as amended from time to time). For the equipment, a certificate of equipment turnover or disposal will be submitted at the end of the TA implementation.
Responsible ADB Officer Mariasingham, Mahinthan Joseph
Responsible ADB Department Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Responsible ADB Division EROD-SDI
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 29 Oct 2020
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 09 Dec 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 04 Jan 2021

TA 6666-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Dec 2020 - 09 Dec 2020 31 Dec 2023 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 29 Sep 2021 29,217.31

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
International Consultant - CAPI/CATI/CAWI platform Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Oct 2021 07 Oct 2021
Research Assistant or Analyst (CAPI-CATI-CAWI) Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Aug 2021 20 Aug 2021
International Consultant for SDMX Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Jun 2021 02 Jul 2021
International Consultant for SDMX Individual - Consulting Closed 21 May 2021 27 May 2021
Research Assistant or Analyst (CAPI-CATI-CAWI) Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Apr 2021 04 May 2021
Research Assistant or Analyst (CAPI-CATi-CAWI) Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Apr 2021 12 Apr 2021
Research Assistant or Analyst (SDMX) Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Jan 2021 26 Jan 2021
Research Assistant or Analyst Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Jan 2021 12 Jan 2021

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found


Procurement Plan

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