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Regional: Capacity Building for Project Implementation in South Asia

Sovereign (Public) Project | 54379-001 Status: Active

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 Details

Project Officer
Asanova, Jazira South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name Capacity Building for Project Implementation in South Asia
Project Number 54379-001
Country Regional
Bangladesh
Bhutan
India
Maldives
Nepal
Sri Lanka
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6644-REG: Capacity Building for Project Implementation in South Asia
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 300,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
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.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Capacity of executing and implementing agencies to design and implement ADB-financed projects in South Asia increased.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
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
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

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)

Procurement Not applicable
Responsible ADB Officer Asanova, Jazira
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Office of the Director General, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 30 Oct 2020
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 07 Dec 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 07 Dec 2020

TA 6644-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Dec 2020 - 07 Dec 2020 31 Dec 2022 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 07 Dec 2020 17,020.28

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