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Regional: Enabling a Conducive Environment for the Digital Economy

Sovereign (Public) Project | 54395-001 Status: Active

The TA is aligned with ADB's regional/subregional cooperation strategies and operational plans. Furthermore, the TA supports Strategy 2030's goal of expanding private sector development as well as fostering regional cooperation and integration and promoting digital transformation by helping in the harmonization or standardization of policies and practices relating to global standards proposed by the United Nations. With a focus on strengthening the legal and regulatory framework for e-commerce, the TA will also complement other ongoing TAs. The TA is also aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8.2 on achieving higher levels of economic productivity through technological upgrading and innovation, and SDG 9 on fostering innovation.

Project Details

Project Officer
Konysbayev, Baurzhan Office of the General Counsel Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Information and communication technology
 
Project Name Enabling a Conducive Environment for the Digital Economy
Project Number 54395-001
Country Regional
Georgia
Kyrgyz Republic
Mongolia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6618-REG: Enabling and Conducive Environment for E-Commerce
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change 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 No gender elements
Description The TA is aligned with ADB's regional/subregional cooperation strategies and operational plans. Furthermore, the TA supports Strategy 2030's goal of expanding private sector development as well as fostering regional cooperation and integration and promoting digital transformation by helping in the harmonization or standardization of policies and practices relating to global standards proposed by the United Nations. With a focus on strengthening the legal and regulatory framework for e-commerce, the TA will also complement other ongoing TAs. The TA is also aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8.2 on achieving higher levels of economic productivity through technological upgrading and innovation, and SDG 9 on fostering innovation.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The TA's objective is to deepen knowledge and enhance national and regional expertise on legal and regulatory framework for e-commerce in select ADB developing member countries (DMCs), to provide capacity building to private sector and government officials, and to promote policy dialogue to enable the expansion of the digital economy. The TA is consistent with ADB's Strategy 2030, in particular, Operational Priorities 6 and 7, where ADB will proactively promote the use of advance technologies in DMCs while assisting them to develop policies, facilities and capacities, improve regulatory environment for the digital economy, and thereby expand global and regional trade opportunities, reaffirming its commitment to improving governance and institutional capacity.

This TA aims to conduct in-depth assessment to identify legal and regulatory barriers to effective and efficient development of e-commerce in select DMCs. The proposed diagnostics would help determine areas for harmonizing legal regimes and streamlining applicable standards and requirements, facilitate information sharing on best practices, and provide opportunities for regional integration and cooperation. Based on TA findings, it will provide capacity building to private sector and relevant government officials on international conventions and bilateral treaties concerning e-commerce, relevant national laws and how they are intended to work from a business perspective, as well as internationally accepted best practices. The TA will build upon extensive research materials and datasets developed by the Asian Development Bank, United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), UNCTAD, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), CAREC Institute and other content providers.

Impact Greater penetration of e-commerce in participating DMCs.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Recommendations on improvements to legal and regulatory framework governing electronic transactions in participating DMCs developed.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Legal and regulatory barriers to effective and efficient e-commerce identified and recommendations for improvement developed

E-Learning Modules Developed

Policy Dialogue Network Established

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Georgia - Nation-wide; Kyrgyz Republic - Nation-wide; Mongolia - 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
Responsible ADB Officer Konysbayev, Baurzhan
Responsible ADB Department Office of the General Counsel
Responsible ADB Division Office of the General Counsel
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 30 Sep 2020 to 30 Sep 2020
MRM -
Approval 25 Nov 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 08 Dec 2020

TA 6618-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Nov 2020 - 25 Nov 2020 31 Dec 2022 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 25 Nov 2020 0.00

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Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Senior Project Implementation Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 21 May 2021 27 May 2021

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