Regional: Development of New Statistical Resources and Building Capacity in New Data Sources and Technologies

Sovereign Project | 55242-001

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) aims to equip policymakers with necessary tools to understand the impact of shocks on different sections of the economy and society in a timely and granular way. The TA is designed to create a broad set of use cases for these data tools that can be broadly categorized as Big Data and advanced statistical tools, such as satellite accounts and seasonal adjustment of economic indicators. These tools and techniques have wide applications in the areas of public sector management, public finance, climate change, poverty reduction, and health. Through the development of these data tools and use cases, developing member countries (DMCs) can gain knowledge solutions to measure and track different areas of their society and economy, and thus will be better prepared to cope with future crises. These goals are aligned with ADB Strategy 2030 operational priorities. The TA also facilitates better monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Tan, Elaine S.
    Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Development of New Statistical Resources and Building Capacity in New Data Sources and Technologies
Project Number 55242-001
Country Regional
Armenia
Georgia
Indonesia
Kazakhstan
Maldives
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Viet Nam
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6856-REG: JFPR KSTA 2021: Development of New Statistical Resources and Building Capacity in New Data Sources and Technologies
Japan Fund for Prosperous and Resilient Asia and the Pacific US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) aims to equip policymakers with necessary tools to understand the impact of shocks on different sections of the economy and society in a timely and granular way. The TA is designed to create a broad set of use cases for these data tools that can be broadly categorized as Big Data and advanced statistical tools, such as satellite accounts and seasonal adjustment of economic indicators. These tools and techniques have wide applications in the areas of public sector management, public finance, climate change, poverty reduction, and health. Through the development of these data tools and use cases, developing member countries (DMCs) can gain knowledge solutions to measure and track different areas of their society and economy, and thus will be better prepared to cope with future crises. These goals are aligned with ADB Strategy 2030 operational priorities. The TA also facilitates better monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the need for more granular and timely data, as available official statistics have a time lag and may not be sufficiently detailed to support actionable plans. Mobility restrictions affected data collection activities, necessitating the use of nontraditional data sources for critical socio-economic indicators. The pandemic also highlighted the importance of food security especially within the context of rising food prices during the past two years. Good quality agricultural statistics are therefore critically important. As traditional methods of data collection such as administrative records and sample surveys exist, they continue to be affected by measurement errors. The application of remote sensing technology is a viable alternative. Moreover, while gross domestic product and System of National Accounts (SNA) track the broad performance of the economy, they may not be granular enough for targeted policymaking in sectors that may be harder hit by shocks. This is where satellite accounts are very useful, as they capture more detailed structural relationships in specific sectors, and are supplemental to, and consistent with SNA. They are highly useful frameworks for specific sectors, such as tourism and digital economy.
Impact Evidence-based policy making to track impact of shocks on different sections of the economy enhanced
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Knowledge solutions from these data tools generated, and the capacity of participating DMCs to produce these data tools increased
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Granular poverty maps developed using machine learning algorithms
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Armenia - Nation-wide; Georgia - Nation-wide; Indonesia - Nation-wide; Kazakhstan - Nation-wide; Maldives - 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
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The proposed TA will require international and national consultants that will work in the areas of poverty mapping, remote sensing, big data studies, satellite accounts, and seasonal adjustment for selected ADB developing member economies. ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. Firms will also be recruited using quality-and cost-based selection method, and single-source selection as needed and strongly justified particularly in relation to the big data studies where survey companies may be engaged.
Procurement The proposed TA will require procurement of data, subscriptions, conduct of surveys, and other related equipment. Procurement will follow the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Tan, Elaine S.
Responsible ADB Department Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Responsible ADB Division EROD-SDI
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 06 Sep 2021
Fact Finding 01 Mar 2021 to 31 Aug 2021
MRM -
Approval 07 Dec 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 07 Dec 2021

TA 6856-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Dec 2021 - 07 Dec 2021 31 Dec 2024 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 07 Jan 2022 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Research Analyst (Seasonal Adjustment Component) Individual - Consulting Active 15 Jan 2022 21 Jan 2022
Research Analyst (AgStat/Remote Sensing Component) Individual - Consulting Active 15 Jan 2022 21 Jan 2022

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