Regional: Strengthening Judicial Capacity Towards Sustainable Economic Development in Asia and the Pacific

Sovereign (Public) Project | 54414-001

This knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support judiciaries across ADB developing member countries (DMCs) to strengthen their capacity in key areas of the law with significant development outcomes in their countries or subregion, develop resources to assist in more effective and efficient adjudication of disputes, and create an integrated Asia and the Pacific judicial platform for knowledge sharing and cross-pollination. This TA builds on ADB's work with judiciaries in the areas of commercial and environmental and climate change laws which have been supported by various TAs over the years. Through this TA, ADB will continue its assistance to the judiciaries in a more programmatic way to foster longer-term engagement towards improved sustainable outcomes.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Pak, Christina U.
    Office of the General Counsel
    Request for information
  • Country
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Strengthening Judicial Capacity Towards Sustainable Economic Development in Asia and the Pacific
Project Number 54414-001
Country Regional
Cambodia
Philippines
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6703-REG: Strengthening Judicial Capacity Towards Sustainable Economic Development in Asia and the Pacific
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Law and judiciary

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description This knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support judiciaries across ADB developing member countries (DMCs) to strengthen their capacity in key areas of the law with significant development outcomes in their countries or subregion, develop resources to assist in more effective and efficient adjudication of disputes, and create an integrated Asia and the Pacific judicial platform for knowledge sharing and cross-pollination. This TA builds on ADB's work with judiciaries in the areas of commercial and environmental and climate change laws which have been supported by various TAs over the years. Through this TA, ADB will continue its assistance to the judiciaries in a more programmatic way to foster longer-term engagement towards improved sustainable outcomes.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Strong and well-equipped judiciaries who uphold the rule of law is essential to ensuring development goals are met in ADB DMCs. Strengthening the capacity of judiciaries can help encourage foreign and domestic investments and private sector development through the effective and efficient resolution of commercial disputes and enforcement of contracts. Judiciaries can also positively impact the sustainability outcomes in ADB DMCs by implementing and enforcing environmental and climate change policies and laws and developing seminal jurisprudence that is responsive to sustainable development issues. Nevertheless, judiciaries across the region face significant challenges, ranging from inadequate resources to lack of training especially in adjudicating complex and specialized areas of the law. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has put judiciaries under further pressure to increase efficiency while ensuring quality decisions and access to justice.
Impact Strengthened rule of law through independent, impartial and skilled judiciaries
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved capacity of judiciaries in adjudicating commercial and environmental and climate change disputes
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

(i) Judicial capacity building programs and knowledge resources on adjudication of commercial disputes developed,

(ii) Judicial capacity building programs and knowledge resources on adjudication of environmental and climate disputes cases developed

(iii) Regional judicial dialogue, knowledge sharing and cooperation strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Cambodia - Nation-wide; Philippines - 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

International expertise (24 person-months)

National expertise (36 person-months)

Procurement No procurement anticipated for this project.
Responsible ADB Officer Pak, Christina U.
Responsible ADB Department Office of the General Counsel
Responsible ADB Division Office of the General Counsel
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 26 Nov 2020
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 19 Dec 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 12 Jan 2021

TA 6703-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Dec 2020 - 19 Dec 2020 31 Dec 2024 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 12 Jan 2021 58,094.96

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Senior Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Jul 2021 15 Jul 2021
Judicial Capacity Building and Knowledge Management Expert (national consultant) Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Feb 2021 28 Feb 2021
Judicial Capacity Building Team Leader (Environmental and Climate Change Laws) Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Feb 2021 28 Feb 2021
Judicial Capacity Building Team Leader (Commercial Law) Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Feb 2021 28 Feb 2021

Contracts Awarded

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