Regional: Advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, 2021-2024

Sovereign (Public) Project | 55177-001

The Asia and the Pacific region is off-track in achieving every one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has set the region back even further, especially for women, exacerbating vulnerabilities related to socially focused SDGs particularly poverty and inequality, health, education. Progress against environmental SDGs (for example, climate change action, promoting responsible consumption and production, and protecting life on land and below water) has been particularly slow. Fiscal constraints compounded by COVID-19 further impede the ability of developing member countries (DMCs) to address the SDGs in a holistic manner alongside short-term crisis-response measures.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Nakhooda, Smita L.
    Strategy and Policy Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Multisector
Project Name Advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, 2021-2024
Project Number 55177-001
Country Regional
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Mongolia
Sri Lanka
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 0052-REG: Advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, 2021-2024
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 3.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Multisector / ADB's corporate management, policy and strategy development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The Asia and the Pacific region is off-track in achieving every one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has set the region back even further, especially for women, exacerbating vulnerabilities related to socially focused SDGs particularly poverty and inequality, health, education. Progress against environmental SDGs (for example, climate change action, promoting responsible consumption and production, and protecting life on land and below water) has been particularly slow. Fiscal constraints compounded by COVID-19 further impede the ability of developing member countries (DMCs) to address the SDGs in a holistic manner alongside short-term crisis-response measures.

Achieving the 17 SDGs is a focus of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Strategy 2030. The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) cluster will--through practical research and analysis, policy advice, and capacity building--support DMCs to advance SDG implementation by enabling them to develop and deliver more effective results-based programming. Each of the four subprojects of the TA cluster will support: (i) enhanced DMC knowledge and capacity to align programs and financing with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; (ii) increased DMC awareness of experiences and lessons to strengthen development programming that advances the SDGs; and (iii) strengthened DMC capacity for result-based project design and management.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The emphasis on the SDGs in DMC national development planning and financing processes is uneven. DMCs' capacity to better manage results by designing and monitoring programs that will support progress in achieving the SDGs also remains limited. Good practices and lessons for ensuring that development partner and national government operations are effective in achieving the SDGs are not collected, disseminated, or applied regularly.

Although most DMCs have established SDG coordination institutions and are reporting on their efforts to achieve the SDGs, integration of the SDGs into critical national systems remains uneven. Significant gaps remain when it comes to integrating the SDGs into planning, budgeting, and financing, and developing SDG-targeted programs. Weaknesses in results-focused project design and monitoring have impinged on project success rates, signaling a need to help DMC counterparts develop and use more effective design and monitoring frameworks (DMFs).

Surveys of stakeholders in ADB DMCs suggest a strong need and demand for continued work on implementing the SDGs, including through sustaining, expanding, and ramping up partnerships. Gaps also remain in understanding lessons related to strengthened project design and results management from previous projects; ensuring that projects are effective and sustainable; and strengthening projects' contribution to the SDGs. There is also a need to continue to synthesize and disseminate lessons from completed operations for advancing the SDGs, and to continue to build DMC capacity for results focused project design and implementation.

Impact DMCs' effective and sustainable achievement of the SDGs increased.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Higher-quality programs and projects that advance the SDGs developed and delivered by ADB DMCs.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

DMC knowledge and capacity to align planned programs and financing with the SDGs enhanced

DMC's knowledge of good practices and lessons from operations increased

DMC's capacity for results-based project design and management strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Mongolia - Nation-wide; Sri Lanka - 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

1. Firm: SDG and COVID 19 Research: Competitive Recruitment based on CV; CQS, QBS, QCBS

2. Individual: SDG Financing Specialist: International Consultant; ICS

3. Individual: SDG Implementation Analyst: National Consultant; ICS

4. Results Communication Specialists: International Consultant; ICS

5. UNDP Administrative Agreement: Administrative Arrangement

6. UN ESCAP Administrative Agreement: Administrative Arrangement

Procurement

1. Databases and electronic resource (data subscription), micro data, or publications: direct contracting

2. Information and communication technology software

Responsible ADB Officer Nakhooda, Smita L.
Responsible ADB Department Strategy and Policy Department
Responsible ADB Division SPRA
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 28 May 2021
Fact Finding 26 Apr 2021 to 26 Apr 2021
MRM -
Approval 27 Jul 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 05 Aug 2021

TA 0052-REG

Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 - 0.00

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