Regional: Capacity Building for Project Implementation in South Asia
The TA objective is to develop and strengthen DMC capacity to implement ADB-financed projects, by providing EAs/IAs of ADB-financed projects with capacity building in ADB procedures. The TA aims to consolidate and further strengthen the institutional approach for delivering capacity development programs. The proposed support will progressively introduce new materials and instruments including: (i) generate options for low-cost assessment of EA capacity in ADB procedures (procurement, financial management, safeguards and gender) and develop tools for training needs assessment; (ii) develop modular tailored training to EAs with different capacity by introducing refresher courses, online and virtual training and helpdesk; and (iii) foster South-South knowledge sharing and cross-learning on flagship investment projects and good practices.
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- Public sector management
|Project Name||Capacity Building for Project Implementation in South 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
|Sector / Subsector||
Public sector management / Public administration
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The TA objective is to develop and strengthen DMC capacity to implement ADB-financed projects, by providing EAs/IAs of ADB-financed projects with capacity building in ADB procedures. The TA aims to consolidate and further strengthen the institutional approach for delivering capacity development programs. The proposed support will progressively introduce new materials and instruments including: (i) generate options for low-cost assessment of EA capacity in ADB procedures (procurement, financial management, safeguards and gender) and develop tools for training needs assessment; (ii) develop modular tailored training to EAs with different capacity by introducing refresher courses, online and virtual training and helpdesk; and (iii) foster South-South knowledge sharing and cross-learning on flagship investment projects and good practices.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||A recent review of CDRC courses indicates that improvements to training should be carried out in the following areas: (i) improve audience targeting; (ii) implement competency-based training focusing on expected competencies; (iii) translate overall course goals into more specific learning outcomes; (iv) classify CDRC courses according to the level of complexity and develop a learning roadmap for EAs; (v) use a more varied approach to content delivery to engage participants actively and make course more practical and applied; (vi) make the courses accessible anytime and anywhere by putting them online; (viii) improve course module structure; (ix) improve learning transfer and retention, and (x) convert courses to online modules. The TA aims to strengthen CDRC courses to meet these objectives. Strengthening DMC capacity for implementing ADB-financed projects requires going beyond classroom training and increasing support to EA staff after training events to build their confidence in applying what they have learned. The TA will develop tools for web-based clinics and EA coaching and will organize knowledge exchange and cross-learning activities such as project visits and peer-to-peer learning.|
|Impact||Operational effectiveness of ADB projects in South Asia enhanced.|
|Description of Outcome||Capacity of executing and implementing agencies to design and implement ADB-financed projects in South Asia increased.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Capacity building programs upgraded.
Digital solutions supported.
Sustainability of capacity building developed.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Bangladesh - Nation-wide; Bhutan - Nation-wide; India - Nation-wide; Maldives - Nation-wide; Nepal - Nation-wide; Sri Lanka - Nation-wide|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
The TA will engage 3 International consultants (9 person months); 4 National consultants
(21 person months); and Firms (digital solutions firm).
1. Capacity development expert (international, 6 person months)
2. E-learning specialist (national, 6 person months)
3. Instructional designer (national, 5 person months)
4. Capacity development analyst (national, 8 person months)
5. Virtual training expert (international, 1 person- month)
6. Videographer (national, 2 person months)
7. Institutional training specialist (international, 2 person months)
8. Web-based solutions (firm, international)
|Responsible ADB Officer||Asanova, Jazira|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Office of the Director General, SARD|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||30 Oct 2020|
|Approval||07 Dec 2020|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||23 Jun 2021|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|07 Dec 2020||-||07 Dec 2020||31 Dec 2022||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|300,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||300,000.00||23 Jun 2021||88,531.20|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Capacity Building for Project Implementation in South Asia: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2020|
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