Mongolia: Deepening ADB-Mongolia Partnership for its 30th Anniversary

Sovereign Project | 54415-001

TA will support the design and implementation of a year-round commemoration of 30th anniversary of ADB-Mongolia partnership. Commemoration will include series of innovative events and inclusive activities that will aim to trigger innovation and a commitment to further deepen and broaden the relationship.

ADB will jointly evaluate, with the government, the results and lessons learnt from the 30 years of working together. Beyond the retrospective cataloguing of lessons, the commemoration will also provide an opportunity to explore future needs and demands and outline some emerging priorities.

Impact stories about how ADB-supported projects and programs have improved the lives of many Mongolians will be documented during the anniversary year. Planned activities including journalistic stories and public speaking competitions will engage a broad range of stakeholders.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Ganzorig, Gantuya
    East Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Mongolia
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Deepening ADB-Mongolia Partnership for its 30th Anniversary
Project Number 54415-001
Country / Economy Mongolia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6622-MON: Deepening ADB-Mongolia Partnership for its 30th Anniversary
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

TA will support the design and implementation of a year-round commemoration of 30th anniversary of ADB-Mongolia partnership. Commemoration will include series of innovative events and inclusive activities that will aim to trigger innovation and a commitment to further deepen and broaden the relationship.

ADB will jointly evaluate, with the government, the results and lessons learnt from the 30 years of working together. Beyond the retrospective cataloguing of lessons, the commemoration will also provide an opportunity to explore future needs and demands and outline some emerging priorities.

Impact stories about how ADB-supported projects and programs have improved the lives of many Mongolians will be documented during the anniversary year. Planned activities including journalistic stories and public speaking competitions will engage a broad range of stakeholders.

A high-quality publication will be produced to provide a historical account of ADB's intervention in Mongolia's development. A knowledge product will be prepared capture the results, impacts, forward-looking solutions, and possible follow-up actions of the discussions.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

ADB has been Mongolia's largest multilateral development partner since 1991, supporting the country's development priorities. Over the 30 years of partnership, ADB has developed a strong relationship with the key stakeholders of Mongolia and built a solid reputation as a results-oriented institution and a trustworthy partner.

ADB will enter into a new Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) 2021-2024 with Mongolia in 2021. This follows ADB's largest ever CPS. As well as representing the start of the new CPS period, 2021 commemorates the 30th anniversary of Mongolia joining ADB. Over the 30 years that the ADB has partnered with Mongolia, the country has opened to the world and made remarkable progress in transforming its economy and society.

To ensure successes are well understood and that lessons are learnt and not forgotten, it is important to look back at the past 30 years of collaboration. The commemoration of the 30th anniversary of ADB-Mongolia partnership will provide ADB and Mongolia a platform to jointly assess the current state of development in the country, the relationship between the two institutions, document achievements and setbacks, share experience and knowledge, and determine future directions.

Impact Partnership between ADB and key stakeholders in Mongolia strengthened
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Commitment of stakeholders to use knowledge and lessons learned from 30-year ADB-Mongolia partnership increased
Progress Toward Outcome The small scale technical assistance is approved on 30 November. Individual consultants are recruited. To ensure successes are well understood and that lessons are learnt, ADB is carrying out a series of commemorative activities to engage all its key stakeholders, including the government, civil society, private sector, academia, youth, and media, in a forward-looking discussion. As part of this, a series of five provincial-level regional conferences are being organized to facilitate a dialogue between ADB and local stakeholders on the region's development challenges and on-site project experiences. The first three conferences were held in June, August, and September comprising southern, central, and eastern provinces. Upcoming two conferences will comprise the northern and western regions. These outreach events will provide opportunity for local governments, civil society, and project beneficiaries from all over the country to share innovative practices and lessons from project design and implementation.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Awareness on 30-year ADB-Mongolia partnership and lessons learned from ADB operations increased

ADB-Mongolia partnership impact stories documented and disseminated

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The small scale technical assistance is approved on 30 November. The consultants recruitments have been completed. A nationwide undergraduate students' competition was organized to stimulate discussion on why partnership matters to development and what the new generation is expecting, taking the theme "Importance of Partnership Through My Eyes." Due to COVID-19 restrictions, students submitted their speeches in a prerecorded video. The 28 entries received were scored by a panel of judges on their significance and expressiveness, originality and creativity, presentation skill, quality, and utilization of time. A nationwide journalistic story competition on "New Beginning Post-COVID" was organized jointly with the Economics Journalists and Experts Club of Mongolia and open to all journalists and media freelancers. Entrants submitted 40 published and broadcast stories, which were evaluated based on their originality and creativity, significance and expressiveness, adherence to the concept, accuracy and quality of research, professionalism, and audience impact. ADB has closed the submission of research papers focusing on forward-looking aspects of one of the three strategic priorities of our recently approved CPS, which are socio-economic development, infrastructure development, and green development. The competition aims to promote high quality research, encourage research inputs for future ADB operations, and enable a forward-looking discussion on selected topics. ADB is developing a publication to provide a historical account of ADB's intervention in Mongolia's development in the last 30 years, covering all sectors of engagement and impact stories from beneficiaries. It will tell a story in three decades and have a chapter on future collaboration opportunities. ADB is also developing a documentary to show how ADB, in partnership with the government, has been helping people change their lives for better. It will be based on the impact stories from ADB project beneficiaries and will aim to cover all historic milestones and main operational sectors.
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The events and activities will be designed and organized to ensure active engagement from all key stakeholders of ADB.
During Project Implementation To ensure successes are well understood and that lessons are learnt, ADB is carrying out a series of commemorative activities to engage all its key stakeholders, including the government, civil society, private sector, academia, youth, and media, in a forward-looking discussion.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

One international and three national individual consultants will be recruited to complete the TA. One international (2 person-month) and one national (7 person-month) content writing experts will be recruited to provide content writing service for a high-quality publication about ADB-Mongolia 30-year partnership. One national event coordinator (5 person-month) will be recruited to facilitate the preparation and organization of commemoration events including one main high-level event, two provincial-level conferences and two competitions. One national media expert (5 person-month) will be recruited to execute a year-round media campaign to showcase the positive impact of 30-year partnership. All individual consultants will be recruited through individual consultant selection method.

Two national firms will be engaged to provide nonconsulting services. A national video production firm will be recruited to develop a documentary and a series of short videos for the 30th anniversary. A local publishing firm will be contracted to carry out the layout, typesetting and printing of a high-quality publication about ADB-Mongolia partnership. The firms will be recruited through request for quotation (RFQ) method.

ADB will engage the consultants and firms following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.

Procurement No procurement planned under the TA.
Responsible ADB Officer Ganzorig, Gantuya
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Mongolia Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 12 Oct 2020 to 12 Oct 2020
MRM -
Approval 30 Nov 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2021

TA 6622-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Nov 2020 - 30 Nov 2020 31 Mar 2022 - 30 Jun 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 19 Aug 2022 159,608.24

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
National Media Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Sep 2021 10 Oct 2021
International content writing expert Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Apr 2021 14 Apr 2021
National Media Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Jan 2021 20 Jan 2021
National Event Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Jan 2021 20 Jan 2021
National content writing expert Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Dec 2020 25 Dec 2020

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