Regional : Preparation of the ADB Frontier Facility

Nonsovereign Project | 55353-001

The proposed transaction technical assistance (TRTA) will design, set up, and operationalize the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Frontier Financing Partnership Facility (ADB Frontier). ADB Frontier will house multi-donor trust funds and technical assistance (TA) that support and invest in private companies with potential to generate sustainable development goal (SDG) impact in frontier markets in Asia and the Pacific.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Mellor, Dominic P.
    Private Sector Operations Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Industry and trade
Project Name
Preparation of the ADB Frontier Facility
Project Number
55353-001
Country / Economy
  • Regional
Location
Regional
Type or Modality of Assistance
TA 6880-REG: Preparation of the ADB Frontier Facility
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 500,000.00
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.43 million
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
  • OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
  • OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
  • OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector
  • Industry and trade / Industry and trade sector development - Small and medium enterprise development

Gender
Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Sponsor(s)
    Objectives and Scope
    The proposed transaction technical assistance (TRTA) will design, set up, and operationalize the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Frontier Financing Partnership Facility (ADB Frontier). ADB Frontier will house multi-donor trust funds and technical assistance (TA) that support and invest in private companies with potential to generate sustainable development goal (SDG) impact in frontier markets in Asia and the Pacific.
    Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

    Safeguard Categories

    Environment
    Involuntary Resettlement
    Indigenous Peoples

    Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

    Environmental Aspects
    Involuntary Resettlement
    Indigenous Peoples
    Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

    Contact

    Responsible ADB Officer
    Mellor, Dominic P.
    Responsible ADB Division
    Office of the Director General, PSOD (OPSD)
    Responsible ADB Department
    Private Sector Operations Department

    Timetable for assistance design, processing, and implementation

    Concept Clearance
    -
    Credit Committee Meeting
    -
    Approval
    -
    Last PDS Update
    07 Sep 2023

    Funding

    TA 6880-REG

    Milestones
    Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
    Original Revised Actual
    14 Dec 2021 - 14 Dec 2021 30 Jun 2023 30 Jun 2024 -
    Financing Plan/TA Utilization
    ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
    Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
    4,431,062.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,431,062.00
    Cumulative Disbursements
    Date Amount
    10 Feb 2023 2,081,520.32

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    Title Document Type Document Date
    Preparation of the ADB Frontier Facility: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2021

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