Regional: Advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development - Subproject 2

Sovereign Project | 55177-003

The TA will support the following outcome: Higher-quality programs and projects that advance the SDGs developed and delivered by ADB DMCs. Subproject 1 has supported efforts to build knowledge in DMCs to enable policies, plans, strategies, and programs that advance SDG attainment in Mongolia, the Laos PDR, and Sri Lanka, as well as regional knowledge generation on prospects for SDG attainment and financing. Subproject 2 will build on these efforts through cross cutting SDG knowledge support to increase DMC capacity and country level knowledge on SDG financing and implementation._

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Bashnin, Mirza Nadia
    Strategy, Policy, and Partnerships Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Multisector
Project Name Advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development - Subproject 2
Project Number 55177-003
Country / Economy Regional
Armenia
Cook Islands
Micronesia, Federated States of
Georgia
Kiribati
Nauru
Niue
Pakistan
Palau
China, People's Republic of
Marshall Islands
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Thailand
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6953-REG: Advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development - Subproject 2
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.25 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 TA will support the following outcome: Higher-quality programs and projects that advance the SDGs developed and delivered by ADB DMCs. Subproject 1 has supported efforts to build knowledge in DMCs to enable policies, plans, strategies, and programs that advance SDG attainment in Mongolia, the Laos PDR, and Sri Lanka, as well as regional knowledge generation on prospects for SDG attainment and financing. Subproject 2 will build on these efforts through cross cutting SDG knowledge support to increase DMC capacity and country level knowledge on SDG financing and implementation._

The TA will emphasize the cross-cutting and interlinked challenges of poverty and inclusion (SDGs 1 and 10), gender equality (SDG 5), and climate change and environmental sustainability (SDGs 12 and 13). It supports implementation of ADB Management's response to the 2021 Annual Evaluation Review (AER) from ADB's Independent Evaluation Department (IED), which recommended that ADB sustain and deepen its support for country level action to implement the SDGs in the context of COVID-19 recovery, and to assess SDG financing needs and opportunities in a context of fiscal stress, and compounding crises._

In developing the precursor sub-projects of this cluster TA, SPRA has consulted actively with regional departments to identify opportunities for knowledge work to complement country programming and knowledge. It has established processes through which operational department leads, particularly those based in resident missions, can express interest in using the TA resources for knowledge and capacity building work including (i) enabling country level SDG outreach and convening, (ii) supporting governments to integrate SDGs in national policy efforts/by (a) linking SDGs to integrated national policy efforts, (b) providing SDG financing and costing analysis or (c) data for the SDGs and (iii) laying the groundwork for SDG financing/operations.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

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 (e.g., taking action on climate change, 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.

The TA cluster will address the following issues: (i) emphasis on the SDGs in DMC national development planning and financing processes is uneven, (ii) 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, (iii) DMCs' capacity to better manage results by designing and monitoring programs that will support progress in achieving the SDGs also remains limited.

Impact

DMCs effective 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 capacity to align programs and financing with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development enhanced

DMC knowledge of good practices and lessons from operations increased

DMC capacity for result-based project design and management strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Armenia - Nation-wide; China - Nation-wide; Cook Islands - Nation-wide; Georgia - Nation-wide; Kiribati - Nation-wide; Marshall Islands - Nation-wide; Micronesia, Federated States of - Nation-wide; Nauru - Nation-wide; Niue - Nation-wide; Pakistan - Nation-wide; Palau - Nation-wide; Samoa - Nation-wide; Solomon Islands - Nation-wide; Thailand - Nation-wide; Tonga - Nation-wide; Tuvalu - Nation-wide; Vanuatu - 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 Bashnin, Mirza Nadia
Responsible ADB Department Strategy, Policy, and Partnerships Department
Responsible ADB Division SPRA
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 24 Jun 2022 to 24 Jun 2022
MRM -
Approval 15 Sep 2022
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 16 Sep 2022

TA 6953-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Sep 2022 - 15 Sep 2022 30 Jun 2024 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,250,000.00 22 Sep 2022 10,710.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
SDG Private Financing Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Oct 2022 23 Oct 2022
Research Analyst - Advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development - Subproject 2 Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Sep 2022 02 Oct 2022
SDG Financing and Implementation Specialist - Advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development - Subproject 2 Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Sep 2022 27 Sep 2022

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