According to the bank's website, the transaction technical assistance (TA) facility "will provide project preparatory support and capacity building to a series of ensuing projects in the human and social development (HSD) sectors in Southeast Asia with listed in Appendix 1. The initial focus will be on programs and projects included in country operations business plans up to 2023, and on assistance for ongoing project implementation. The TA facility will contribute to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) response to Southeast Asian developing member countries' (DMCs') emerging needs brought about by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The TA facility will support evidence-based policy and technical advice and build capacity of selected ongoing projects which are facing difficulty in implementing the reforms. It will also support analysis and knowledge management on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic that will be shared with and among Southeast Asian DMCs and used in preparing programs and projects. While phase 1 of the TA facility supported regular projects in the pre-COVID-19 period, phase 2 will focus on preparing COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 recovery responses. Drawing upon lessons from phase 1, phase 2 will ensure ADB responds with greater flexibility to DMCs' emerging needs for short- and medium-term investment and knowledge in HSD sectors."
Southeast Asia Department
Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Asian Development Bank
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
You can submit an information request for project information at: https://www.adb.org/forms/request-information-form
ADB has a two-stage appeals process for requesters who believe that ADB has denied their request for information in violation of its Access to Information Policy. You can learn more about filing an appeal at: https://www.adb.org/site/disclosure/appeals
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.