Asian Economic Integration: Building Knowledge for Policy Dialogue, 2021-2022 (Subproject 2) (ADB-52206-003)

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
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Voting Date
Jul 20, 2021
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 1.20 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Apr 10, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Jul 20, 2021

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Project Description
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According to Asian Development Bank documents, The TA seeks to support ADB's mandate to promote regional cooperation and integration (RCI) by strengthening the quality and impact of ADB's RCI knowledge products, particularly the Asian Economic Integration Report (AEIR), and RCI-related databases. This subproject will produce and disseminate the AEIR 2022, which will feature a theme chapter on digital services trade.


While regional integration continues to deepen in Asia and the Pacific, regional cooperation efforts are likely to become more challenging as remaining areas of RCI are much more complex. Trade tariffs have come down but other border barriers such as quantitative restrictions, border administration, and clearance procedures will be harder to tackle. The same is true of behind-the-border constraints related to logistics, infrastructure, and institutions. These emerging challenges coupled with the fast-changing economic environment require policy makers to monitor regional economic issues and forge policy responses both nationally and regionally. ADB has the mandate and expertise in producing RCI-related knowledge products. Under its Strategy 2030, RCI is set as one of its operational priorities. Strategy 2030 also underscores the value of ADB's knowledge and research in raising understanding of critical issues for action and contributing to global and regional forums by offering regional perspectives.


Increased awareness and understanding of RCI-related issues and policy options to leverage RCI for inclusive and sustainable growth in Asia and the Pacific

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Responsible ADB Officer Kang, Jong Woo
Responsible ADB Department Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Responsible ADB Division ERCI
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Asian Development Bank
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Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines


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