Regional : Policy Advice for COVID-19 Economic Recovery in Southeast Asia (Phase 2)
This knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will further the timely and coordinated generation and delivery of knowledge solutions and policy advice to developing member countries (DMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and to subregional groups, to address the devastating health, social, economic, and financial impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The TA will help Southeast Asian DMCs' economic recovery and renewal, promote inclusive growth, and support the formulation and implementation of COVID-19 recovery strategies, policies, plans, and other knowledge products and services through in-depth analysis, stakeholder consultations, and high-level policy advice.
Rush, Jason M.
Southeast Asia Department
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|Project Name||Policy Advice for COVID-19 Economic Recovery in Southeast Asia (Phase 2)|
|Country / Economy||Regional
Lao People's Democratic Republic
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Operational Priorities||OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP4: Making cities more livable
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
|Sector / Subsector||
Education / Education sector development
Energy / Energy efficiency and conservation - Energy sector development and institutional reform
Finance / Finance sector development
Health / Health sector development and reform
Industry and trade / Industry and trade sector development
Information and communication technology / ICT strategy and policy, and capacity development
Public sector management / Economic affairs management - Public administration
Transport / Transport policies and institutional development
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development
|Gender||Some gender elements|
|Description||This knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will further the timely and coordinated generation and delivery of knowledge solutions and policy advice to developing member countries (DMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and to subregional groups, to address the devastating health, social, economic, and financial impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The TA will help Southeast Asian DMCs' economic recovery and renewal, promote inclusive growth, and support the formulation and implementation of COVID-19 recovery strategies, policies, plans, and other knowledge products and services through in-depth analysis, stakeholder consultations, and high-level policy advice. The TA will also increase ADB's operational efficiency and policy impact, and improve the efficacy of ADB's knowledge products, services, and support in Southeast Asia, while expediting DMCs' collaboration with solution providers from the private sector, academia, civil society, research institutes, and other development partners.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The TA supports ADB's Strategy 2030 operational priorities of tackling remaining poverty and reducing inequalities (OP1); accelerating progress in gender equality (OP2); dealing with climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and boosting environmental sustainability (OP3); making cities more livable (OP4); strengthening governance and institutional capacity (OP6) and fostering regional cooperation and integration (OP7). Under OP7, the TA focuses on (i) greater and higher quality connectivity between economies, (ii) expanded global and regional trade and investment opportunities, and (iii) increased and diversified regional public goods.|
(i) The efficacy of Southeast Asian DMCs' policies, initiatives, and reform programs bolstered, supporting their work to promote inclusive growth and advance green, resilient, and sustainable post-COVID-19 economic recovery, and
(ii) The use of ADB's KPS and knowledge solutions among Southeast Asian DMCs and subregional groups improved, and engagement broadened between (a) DMCs and subregional groups; and (b) solution providers from the private sector, academia, civil society, research institutes, and other development partners.
|Description of Outcome||
Assessment and adoption by the Southeast Asian DMCs and subregional groups of knowledge solutions that can address priority development challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, while supporting stronger policies and regulations that advance inclusive economic growth, promote green recovery, protect the poor and vulnerable, and foster RCI, increased.
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Knowledge solutions and policy guidance provided in a timely manner
Sharing of innovative knowledge solutions with and among DMCs supported
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Cambodia - Nation-wide; Indonesia - Nation-wide; Lao People's Democratic Republic - Nation-wide; Malaysia - Nation-wide; Philippines - Nation-wide; Thailand - Nation-wide; Timor-Leste - Nation-wide; Viet Nam - Nation-wide|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Rush, Jason M.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Regional Cooperation and Integration Unit, SERD (SERC)|
Asian Development Bank
|Concept Clearance||23 Dec 2020|
|Fact Finding||16 Nov 2020 to 31 Dec 2020|
|Approval||22 Aug 2022|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||09 Sep 2022|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|22 Aug 2022||-||22 Aug 2022||31 Jul 2024||21 Feb 2026||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|3,800,000.00||365,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||4,165,000.00||19 Sep 2023||663,932.17|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Policy Advice for COVID-19 Economic Recovery in Southeast Asia (Phase 2): Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Aug 2022|
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