Pacific Fellows Program (ADB-50308-001)

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
Active
Bank Risk Rating
U
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
Aug 30, 2017
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Borrower
Regional: Pacific
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
Grant
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.90 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.90 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Oct 6, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Sep 4, 2017


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Project Description
The proposed technical assistance (TA) will build the capacity of Pacific Developing Member Countries (PDMCs) to promote and manage their sustainable economic development. The TA will finance a fellows program for mid-level staff in executing and implementing agencies from PDMCs to support mutual learning and knowledge sharing, and contribute to effective project design and implementation. The fellows will gain professional work experience in ADB operations as well as contribute to ADB operations by applying their skills and insights from a local and/or DMC perspective. IMPACT (i) Costs reduced: improving the availability, affordability and reliability of energy, information communication technology, and transport infrastructure. (ii) Risks managed: greater resilience to external economic and financial shocks, climate change, and natural disasters. (iii) Value creation enabled: better environment for private sector development, productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation. CONSULTING SERVICES Two international consultants will be recruited for this TA. The positions include a strategic Advisor (international, 3 person-months intermittent) and a Program Manager (national, 26 person-months continuous).
Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information
ADB Project Officer Everett, Hayden B. Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Sydney, Australia 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