Original disclosure @ ADB website
Updated in EWS May 21, 2020
Disclosed by Bank Nov 21, 2019
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According to the bank website, "the objective of the proposed TA is to promote modern regulation of energy utilities in the Pacific through the development of a regional platform for delivery of capacity-building interventions, the exchange of knowledge and skills, and leveraging of Pacific countries' limited resources to address common challenges. The TA will, in the first instance, elaborate a model for the institutionalization (without prejudice as to eventual legal status) of a Pacific Energy Regulators Alliance, define its administrative and governance structures and scope of activities, determine its resource requirements, and prepare an initial workplan to provide for its sustainability and mechanisms for attraction and management of additional financial resources, including support from other development partners and from members of the Alliance themselves.
The proposed TA will advance the Alliance's development by assignment of consultants to engage with the Alliance's members, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, and prospective development-partner contributors to:
(i) elaborate a model for the institutionalization of the Alliance (without prejudice as to eventual legal status);
(ii) define its administrative and governance structures and scope of activities;
(iii) determine its resource requirements; and
(iv) prepare an initial workplan to provide for its sustainability and mechanisms for attraction and management of additional financial resources, including support from other development partners and from members of the Alliance themselves.
Additionally, the proposed TA will demonstrate the tangible value of the creation of a regional platform for knowledge sharing and skills development by hosting one regional training workshop on regulatory fundamentals for the benefit of regulatory body employees and/or policymakers from current and prospective Alliance member countries. The workshop will also be the venue for presentation of consultants' findings and recommendations relating to the Alliance's institutionalization and further development and activities."
Responsible ADB Officer J. Michael Trainor
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PAEN
Executing Agencies Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
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