Regional: Expanding Connectivity and Affordability to Address the Digital Divide

Sovereign Project | 55355-001

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Jeong, Yoonee
    Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Multisector
Project Name Expanding Connectivity and Affordability to Address the Digital Divide
Project Number 55355-001
Country / Economy Regional
Cambodia
Philippines
Vanuatu
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6954-REG: Expanding Connectivity and Affordability to Address the Digital Divide
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
High Level Technology 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
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Multisector / ADB's corporate management, policy and strategy development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Digital connectivity improved for closing the digital divide in select DMCs improved

Digital infrastructure improved, including fixed and wireless networks, especially for the underserved remote and rural areas

Access to technologies and knowledge to disadvantaged segments of society enhanced

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Digital connectivity support for closing the digital divide in select DMCs increased

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Innovative and affordable digital connectivity solutions and business models demonstrated

Investment strategies for digital infrastructure strengthened

Knowledge and partnerships to improve_ on digital connectivity enhanced

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Cambodia - Nation-wide; Philippines - 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
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will engage international and national consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time).
Procurement The TA will purchase hardware equipment (e.g., user terminals) for the pilot described above either directly or through the consultants and/or external partners. The purchase will follow ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Jeong, Yoonee
Responsible ADB Department Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Responsible ADB Division SDCC-DT
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Timetable
Concept Clearance 06 Jun 2022
Fact Finding 05 May 2022 to 06 May 2022
MRM -
Approval 19 Sep 2022
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 19 Sep 2022

TA 6954-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Sep 2022 - 19 Sep 2022 31 Aug 2025 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,750,000.00 27 Sep 2022 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
GIS Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Oct 2022 30 Oct 2022
Digital Infrastructure Investment Expert – Market and Strategy Lead Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Oct 2022 24 Oct 2022
Digital Infrastructure Investment Expert - Technical Lead Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Oct 2022 24 Oct 2022

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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