Regional: Implementing the Greater Mekong Subregion Strategic Framework 2030 for Supporting the COVID-19 Recovery

Sovereign Project | 55204-001

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will strengthen the role of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Economic Cooperation Program (the GMS Program) as a regional platform for supporting the GMS countries in their response to, and recovery from, the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The TA will support the implementation of both the GMS Economic Cooperation Program Strategic Framework 2030 (GMS-2030) and the GMS COVID-19 Response and Recovery Plan 2021-2023 (the GMS COVID-19 Plan). The TA builds on the work undertaken through the Technical Assistance for Sustaining the Gains of Regional Cooperation in the GMS and supports the critical role of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as the secretariat of the GMS Program. The TA will focus on strengthening coordination and decision-making mechanisms; improving identification of projects, resource mobilization, and results monitoring; and enhancing strategic planning and policy dialogue based on knowledge solutions.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Sumbal, Asadullah Khan
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Implementing the Greater Mekong Subregion Strategic Framework 2030 for Supporting the COVID-19 Recovery
Project Number 55204-001
Country / Economy Regional
Cambodia
Lao People's Democratic Republic
China, People's Republic of
Thailand
Viet Nam
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6917-REG: Implementing the GMS Strategy 2030
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 1.00 million
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Health / Health sector development and reform

Industry and trade / Industry and trade sector development - Trade and services

Public sector 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 The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will strengthen the role of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Economic Cooperation Program (the GMS Program) as a regional platform for supporting the GMS countries in their response to, and recovery from, the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The TA will support the implementation of both the GMS Economic Cooperation Program Strategic Framework 2030 (GMS-2030) and the GMS COVID-19 Response and Recovery Plan 2021-2023 (the GMS COVID-19 Plan). The TA builds on the work undertaken through the Technical Assistance for Sustaining the Gains of Regional Cooperation in the GMS and supports the critical role of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as the secretariat of the GMS Program. The TA will focus on strengthening coordination and decision-making mechanisms; improving identification of projects, resource mobilization, and results monitoring; and enhancing strategic planning and policy dialogue based on knowledge solutions.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed TA supports ADB's response to COVID-19 and is aligned with operational priorities of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Strategy 2030 of addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities (OP1), accelerating progress in gender equality (OP2), tackling climate change, building climate change and disaster resilience and enhancing environmental sustainability (OP3), making cities more livable (OP4), strengthening governance and institutional capacity (OP6), and fostering regional cooperation and integration (OP7). It is also linked to ADB's Operational Plan for Priority 7 Fostering Regional Cooperation and Integration, 2019-2024, which 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. The TA is aligned with relevant ADB country programs and is included in the indicative country pipelines and monitoring of Cambodia, Thailand, and Viet Nam for 2022-2024.
Impact Sustainable, inclusive, and resilient economic recovery from COVID-19 in the GMS enhanced
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Role of the GMS Program in supporting COVID-19 response and economic recovery strengthened
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Coordination and decision-making mechanisms supporting an integrated and effective COVID-19 response strengthened

COVID-19 recovery project identification improved and resource mobilization enhanced

Knowledge-based strategic planning and policy dialogue enhanced

Results and performance monitoring and outreach mechanisms improved

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Cambodia - Nation-wide; China - Nation-wide; Lao People's Democratic Republic - Nation-wide; Thailand - 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 Sumbal, Asadullah Khan
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, SERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 31 Aug 2021
Fact Finding 09 Sep 2021 to 09 Sep 2021
MRM -
Approval 18 May 2022
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 19 May 2022

TA 6917-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 May 2022 - 18 May 2022 30 Nov 2024 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,750,000.00 26 Jul 2022 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
GMS Secretariat Coordinator Peoples Republic of China Resident Mission Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Aug 2022 28 Aug 2022
GMS Secretariat Coordinator (Lao PDR) Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Aug 2022 17 Aug 2022
Regional Cooperation Coordination Specialist (Tourism, and Urban) Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Aug 2022 15 Aug 2022
Regional Cooperation Specialist (Agri, Energy, Environment) Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Aug 2022 15 Aug 2022
Regional Cooperation Specialist and Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Jul 2022 04 Aug 2022
Web and Content Manager and Writer Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Jul 2022 26 Jul 2022
Web Technical Developer and Administrator Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Jul 2022 26 Jul 2022
Regional Cooperation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Jul 2022 22 Jul 2022

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