Regional: Policy Advice for COVID-19 Economic Recovery in Southeast Asia (Phase 2)

Sovereign Project | 54449-001

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.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Rush, Jason M.
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Policy Advice for COVID-19 Economic Recovery in Southeast Asia (Phase 2)
Project Number 54449-001
Country / Economy Regional
Cambodia
Indonesia
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Malaysia
Philippines
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Viet Nam
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6952-REG: Policy Advice for COVID-19 Economic Recovery in Southeast Asia (Phase 2)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.50 million
TA 6952-REG: Policy Advice for COVID-19 Economic Recovery in Southeast Asia (Phase 2)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 100,000.00
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 200,000.00
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 365,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
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 Equity and Mainstreaming 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.
Impact

(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.

Project Outcome
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
Implementation Progress
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
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
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 Operations Coordination Div, SERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Timetable
Concept Clearance 23 Dec 2020
Fact Finding 16 Nov 2020 to 31 Dec 2020
MRM -
Approval 22 Aug 2022
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 09 Sep 2022

TA 6952-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Aug 2022 - 22 Aug 2022 31 Jul 2024 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,800,000.00 365,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,165,000.00 11 Jan 2023 27,994.64

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
National Knowledge Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Oct 2022 07 Oct 2022
Communications and Public Relations Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Sep 2022 22 Sep 2022
Website Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Sep 2022 23 Sep 2022
Knowledge Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Sep 2022 16 Sep 2022
Communications and Web Content Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Sep 2022 16 Sep 2022

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