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|PDS Creation Date||–|
|PDS Updated as of||18 Nov 2014|
|Project Name||Implementing the Greater Mekong Subregion Core Agriculture Support Program (Phase 2)|
|In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.|
|Sector||Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Industry and trade
Information and communication technology
Small and medium enterprise development
ICT industries and ICT-enabled services
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth (ESG)
Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Regional integration (RCI)
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development (GCD)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories||–|
|Type/Modality of Assistance||Approval Number||Source of Funding||Approved Amount (thousand)|
|Technical Assistance||8163||Technical Assistance Special Fund||500|
|Technical Assistance||8163||Sweden (Sida) (w/ LoA)||7,500|
|Technical Assistance||8163||Nordic Development Fund||5,000|
|Technical Assistance||8163||Water Financing Partnership Facility - Multi Donor||1,000|
|During Project Design
Close consultations with WGA, concerned ministries and government agencies, and stakeholders were carried out to obtain their views on needs of the GMS, priorities of the GMS countries, and support for the agriculture sector during project design and formulation.
|During Project Implementation
Regular communications and consultations with stakeholders are being maintained to ensure effective implementation of the project.
|Description of Outcome
|Progress Towards Outcome
TA Implementation Ongoing.
|Description of Project Outputs
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
The TA is steadily progressing in accordance with its planned implementation schedule. The TAs work plan for 2014, which was formulated in consultation with the implementing agencies and key stakeholders, was approved during the 11th Annual Meeting of the GMS WGA in March 2014. As envisaged, initial TA activities focused on instituting the foundation for a smooth and timely implementation by (i) fielding consultants and key experts; (ii) establishing the regional WGA Secretariat at ADB Thailand Resident Mission (TRM) in Bangkok; and (iii) creating the National Secretariat Support Unit in each Ministry of Agriculture in all GMS countries. Working towards an integrated regional collaboration effort, various TA activities are implemented in close coordination with other GMS working groups, particularly the Working Group on Environment, Working Group on Tourism, and the GMS Trade and Transport Facility. A major change in the TA to increase in the TA amount by $ 5.5 million equivalent comprising $5.0 million equivalent from the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) and $0.5 million from ADB Technical Assistance Special Fund was approved by ADB Board of Directors in October 2013) : As of August 2014, about $3.9 million had been committed as awarded contracts. Additional contracts, consultant recruitment, and preparation of Letters of Agreement with government agencies and Memorandum of Understanding with private companies are ongoing based on an annual rolling work plan agreed with GMS governments. It is expected that all TA funds will be committed by Q3 2015.
|Status of Development Objectives
|Status of Operation / Construction
|Date of First Listing||2010 Nov 03|
ADB will engage international and national consultants to provide about 700 person-months of consulting services to assist the GMS countries to expand subregional cooperation: (i) develop roadmaps and plans and implement each pillar of the CASP Phase II by conducting studies and pilot projects for scaling up regional investments, consistent with GMS Master Plan; (ii) mobilize resources from development partners and private sector to support CASP Phase II; and (iii) enhance institutional capacity for regional cooperation and ensure collaboration of R-PATA activities and outputs with activities of other GMS Working Groups and of development partners. In addition to international consultants, the TA will provide 546 person-months of individual national consultants to work together with international consultants in supporting the implementation of CASP Phase II. ADB will select and engage consultants in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (March 2013, as amended from time to time). Disbursements under the TA will conform to ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (May 2010, as amended from time to time). All procurement will be done in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (March 2013, as amended from time to time).
|Procurement and Consulting Notices
|Concept Clearance||14 Sep 2012|
|Fact-finding||09 Jan 2012 to 16 Feb 2012|
|Management Review Meeting||–|
|Approval||14 Sep 2012|
|Technical Assistance 8163||14 Sep 2012||–||14 Sep 2012||14 Sep 2017||–||–|
|Date||Approval Number||ADB (US$ thousand)||Others (US$ thousand)||Net Percentage|
|Cumulative Contract Awards|
|Approval Number||Approved Amount||Revised Amount||Total Commitment||Uncommitted Balance||Total Disbursement||Undisbursed Balance|
|Technical Assistance 8163||14,000||14,000||4,535||9,465||818||13,182|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Sununtar Setboonsarng (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD|
Asian Development Bank
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/39542-022/documents|