Regional : Enhancing Effectiveness of Subregional Programs to Advance Regional Cooperation and Integration in Southeast Asia (Phase 2)

Sovereign Project | 55269-001

The technical assistance (TA) will enhance the effectiveness of Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) and Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) as building blocks of and platforms for regional cooperation and integration (RCI) in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The TA will also provide capacity building support for developing member country (DMC) officials participating in these two programs, as well as the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) regional cooperation program. The TA is aligned with strategic documents endorsed by national leaders at the BIMP-EAGA and IMT-GT Summits in May 2023, including the Accelerating Cooperation Together (ACT) midterm review of the BIMP-EAGA Vision 2025 (BEV 2025), and the Review and Assessment of the IMT-GT Economic Corridors.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Krishnan, Gary P.
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Enhancing Effectiveness of Subregional Programs to Advance Regional Cooperation and Integration in Southeast Asia (Phase 2)
Project Number 55269-001
Country / Economy Regional
Cambodia
Indonesia
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Malaysia
Philippines
China, People's Republic of
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Viet Nam
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 10179-REG: Enhancing Effectiveness of Subregional Programs to Advance Regional Cooperation and Integration in Southeast Asia (Phase 2)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.00 million
Operational Priorities OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP4: Making cities more livable
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution

Finance / Infrastructure finance and investment funds

Industry and trade / Industry and trade sector development

Public sector management / Economic affairs management

Transport / Multimodal logistics

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Some gender elements
Description The technical assistance (TA) will enhance the effectiveness of Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) and Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) as building blocks of and platforms for regional cooperation and integration (RCI) in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The TA will also provide capacity building support for developing member country (DMC) officials participating in these two programs, as well as the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) regional cooperation program. The TA is aligned with strategic documents endorsed by national leaders at the BIMP-EAGA and IMT-GT Summits in May 2023, including the Accelerating Cooperation Together (ACT) midterm review of the BIMP-EAGA Vision 2025 (BEV 2025), and the Review and Assessment of the IMT-GT Economic Corridors.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed TA will build on the successes and lessons learned from the current TA ending in December 2023, ensuring continuity of support for the BIMP-EAGA and IMT-GT subregional programs, and for ADB-supported capacity building initiatives for DMC government officials in the region. It will continue most of the valuable activities of the current TA to take advantage of the momentum gained in advancing RCI through these programs.
Impact

Greater integration within BIMP-EAGA and within IMT-GT as well as greater integration among these subregional programs and with the larger ASEAN region

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

More effective implementation of BIMP-EAGA and IMT-GT subregional programs.

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Strategic, sector, and institutional links and coordination between subregional programs and ASEAN improved

Project development and managing for development results enhanced

Capacities of civil servants in design and implementation of regional cooperation and integration policies, programs, and projects enhanced

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Cambodia - Nation-wide; China - Guangxi, Yunnan; 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 Krishnan, Gary P.
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Regional Cooperation and Integration Unit, SERD (SERC)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Timetable
Concept Clearance 08 Aug 2023
Fact Finding 22 Jul 2021 to 22 Jul 2021
MRM -
Approval 10 Nov 2023
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 15 Aug 2023

TA 10179-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Nov 2023 - 10 Nov 2023 30 Nov 2026 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 06 Mar 2024 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Regional Development Analyst (Trainings and Knowledge Management) Individual - Consulting Closed
Regional Development Analyst Individual - Consulting Closed
Institutional and Capacity Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed

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