Subproject 2: Aid for Trade for Inclusive Growth, 2020-2022 (ADB-52189-003)

  • Papua New Guinea
  • Vanuatu
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
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
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Dec 28, 2020
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.
  • Industry and Trade
  • Technical Cooperation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.12 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Feb 11, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Dec 22, 2020

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

According to the bank's website, "ADB has been an active partner of and contributor to the World Trade Organization (WTO)-led Aid for Trade Global Review since its inception in 2005. ADB's main contribution consists of a research report, Aid for Trade in Asia and the Pacific, launched at the Aid for Trade Global Review, as well as organization of side events. The report provides an update on Aid for Trade trends and patterns in Asia and the Pacific. In addition, the report includes in-depth analyses on topical issues related to the inclusiveness and sustainability of trade growth, in the context of a biennial work program approved and circulated by WTO's Committee for Trade and Development. The TA subproject 2 will have the following outcome: DMCs' understanding of relevant trade opportunities, bottlenecks, and issues improved. The TA subproject 2 will contribute to the TA cluster's overall outcome by producing and disseminating the Aid for Trade Report 2021, organizing related knowledge sharing events, and publishing background papers as policy briefs and working papers."

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.

Government of Australia US$ 0.125

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Responsible ADB Officer Helble, Matthias
Responsible ADB Department Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Responsible ADB Division ERCI


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