According to the bank document, the knowledge and support technical assistance (KSTA) transfers knowledge and enhances technical capacity in the field of debt analytical methods and sustainability assessments in Asia and the Pacific.
There are two components to the KSTA:
(i) The centered on data analysis and research, will assess debt sustainability across the Asian Development Bank Developing Member Countries (DMCs). In-depth thematic, empirical and country studies, with the involvement of international scholars and practitioners, will shed light on the main aspects of vulnerability in the region and discuss remedial policy options. These studies will then be published as an edited collection for release into the public domain and free dissemination among stakeholders.
(ii) Enhance debt-analytical capacity among DMCs. Knowledge will be transferred through training activities followed by on-site tutoring and support, to secure effective absorption and application of the knowledge transferred. Drawing on an international pool of leading experts, capacity building will be tailored to meet local circumstances and demands, which the KSTA will identify in consultation with DMC stakeholders, ADB regional departments and international partner organizations, and meet within the limits of the TA budget.
Responsible ADB Department: Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Responsible ADB Division: Office of the Chief Economist, ERD
Responsible ADB Officer: Benno Ferrarini
*There is no further information being disclosed at this stage of the project*
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