Support for Trade Facilitation in Asia and the Pacific (ADB-50276-001)

Regions
  • East Asia and Pacific
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
B
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Dec 7, 2016
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Borrower
Regional
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.75 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Oct 21, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Dec 15, 2016


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Project Description
According to ADB website, the proposed TA will further enhance awareness of the benefits of trade facilitation among all stakeholders, provide a platform to share trade facilitation practices and knowledge among countries, improve capacities to introduce and implement trade policy reforms through the conduct of forums and meetings and training provision, and improve understanding and monitoring of trade facilitation by the conduct of a research study. It will build on past and present ADB interventions on trade facilitation by choosing topics and areas of study where additional work is needed such as looking at areas where trade facilitation can contribute to attaining sustainable development goals, studying previously employed methodologies and assessing their suitability, constructing a trade facilitation index for better monitoring, and assessing the impact on FDI, poverty reduction, and economic growth.
Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information
Project Officer: Kim, Kijin Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, ADB No contact information provided at the time of disclosure. ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main