Regional: Supporting Innovative Knowledge Solutions in South Asia

Sovereign Project | 56269-001

The knowledge and support TA will support formulation, implementation and dissemination of operationally relevant knowledge solutions for development strategies in South Asia, particularly strategies, policies, plans, and other knowledge products and services for a green and resilient post-COVID recovery, through in-depth analysis, stakeholder consultations, and high-level policy advice.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Asanova, Jazira
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Multisector
Project Name Supporting Innovative Knowledge Solutions in South Asia
Project Number 56269-001
Country / Economy Regional
Bangladesh
Bhutan
India
Maldives
Nepal
Sri Lanka
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA: Supporting Innovative Knowledge Solutions in South Asia
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.38 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The knowledge and support TA will support formulation, implementation and dissemination of operationally relevant knowledge solutions for development strategies in South Asia, particularly strategies, policies, plans, and other knowledge products and services for a green and resilient post-COVID recovery, through in-depth analysis, stakeholder consultations, and high-level policy advice.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy South Asia has about 1.5 billion people and is one of the poorest regions in the world. Although globalization has brought opportunities, so far only a small percentage of people have benefited. Despite high rates of economic growth in recent years and steady progress in poverty reduction, the region is still home to nearly half of the world's poor. The region is prone to climate and geological disasters such as floods, droughts, cyclones or storms, earthquakes, and landslides. Increasing average temperatures and changes in seasonal rainfall patterns are already having adverse effects across South Asia affecting populations, infrastructure, ecosystems, and livelihoods.
Impact

Green and resilient post-COVID recovery and inclusive economic growth in SARD countries improved and sustained.

Outcome

Knowledge solutions adopted by SARD countries

Outputs

Integrated and multi-disciplinary approach for strengthening country knowledge programming delivered.

Knowledge sharing, dissemination and learning events enhanced

Regional and country-level innovation supported

Geographical Location Bangladesh - Nation-wide; Bhutan - Nation-wide; India - Nation-wide; Maldives - Nation-wide; Nepal - Nation-wide; Sri Lanka - 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 ADB will engage a mix of consulting firms, individual consultants and resource persons and carry out procurement following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. Consultants' qualifications selection will be used if consulting services are engaged through a firm. Experts will be contracted via consulting firms or as individuals depending on the scope and requirements of the planned activities. Output based and/or lump-sum contracts will also be considered, but time-based contracts will be used as appropriate.
Procurement Not applicable
Responsible ADB Officer Asanova, Jazira
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Office of the Director General, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Timetable
Concept Clearance 18 Oct 2022
Fact Finding 26 Sep 2022 to 30 Sep 2022
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 20 Oct 2022

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