Facilitating Knowledge for Innovation and Technology Cooperation to Accelerate Development (ADB-52309-001)

  • East Asia and Pacific
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  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines
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India - Nation-wide; Indonesia - Nation-wide; Philippines - Nation-wide
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Mar 6, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Nov 20, 2019

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Project Description
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According to the bank document, the knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the Asian Development Bank's (ADB's) efforts to develop human capital to advance and share knowledge for innovation and technology adoption and diffusion in its developing member countries (DMCs). Aligned with ADB's Strategy 2030, the TA emphasizes _promoting the use of innovative technology_ and _strengthening knowledge services_, to accelerate and sustain economic development in the DMCs, by addressing increasingly complex development challenges facing the region.

The proposed TA is included in the 2019 work plan of the Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department. It is in line with the President's Planning Directions for 2019 to deliver quality operations through incorporating new approaches, knowledge creation and sharing with clients, advanced technologies, collaboration, and innovation.

This TA will support the implementation of the Korea-Asia and Pacific Tech Corp (KTC) Program which underlines the cooperation agreement ADB signed in May 2018 with the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of the Republic of Korea. The KTC program will engage experts from Asia and the Pacific, including Korea to help build the capacity in ADB's DMCs to learn new skills and adopt innovation. The KTC program is being implemented in Latin American countries in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).


Investment Description
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Responsible ADB Officer Vivek Raman

Responsible ADB Department Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department

Responsible ADB Division SDCC-KC

Executing Agencies

Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines

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