Regional Forum on Successful Project Design and Implementation: Strengthening Project Readiness and Monitoring in a Post-Covid Asia and Pacific

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Regional Forum on Successful Project Design and Implementation: Strengthening Project Readiness and Monitoring in a Post-Covid Asia and Pacific

06 September 2022 to 08 September 2022

The Regional Forum on Successful Project Design and Implementation is a gathering of developing member countries’ policy makers, practitioners, and project implementers for a series of solution seeking discussions and knowledge sharing to improve processes and results in ADB-supported projects. This year’s theme is Strengthening Project Readiness and Monitoring in a Post-Covid Asia and Pacific.

An in-person event for the first time in two years since the pandemic, the forum brings together executing agencies and implementing agencies across the Southeast Asia region from 6-8 September in Jakarta, Indonesia. The event follows a hybrid format.

Context

The Asia Pacific region is contending with a series of crises including climate change, food security, and post- pandemic effects with far-reaching impact on project implementation. While the COVID-19 Omicron variant has had a milder impact than other variants and mass vaccination has allowed economies across developing Asia to remain open, COVID-19 remains a threat. The current Omicron outbreaks can still impact regional growth and supply chains. Moreover, escalating geopolitical tensions could impede trade and production, and stoke inflationary pressures.

Against this backdrop, ADB supported Asia and the Pacific’s COVID-19 response whilst pursuing the seven operational priorities under Strategy 2030, such as climate change, governance, food security, and gender equality. Building on lessons learned from 2020, ADB adopted and mainstreamed innovative approaches in project monitoring to improve the quality of project design and implementation. Amid lockdowns and quarantines, ADB strengthened the roles and responsibilities of its resident missions, contractors, and consultants amongst others.

While ADB’s portfolio performance of 2021 remained on track, the series of global crises exacerbated the persistent delays in project implementation. This was attributed to two factors: weak project design and capacity among executing agencies and implementing agencies which can affect project performance.

Approach and Objectives

Recognizing that solutions should be responsive to country context, participants will examine the approaches used to address project-related issues and the results achieved or expected. By the end of the forum, participants should have an array of sound project practices. More specifically they would be able to:

  • Understand the benefits of a holistic approach to project readiness not just in design and procurement but also in safeguards, legal and policy framework, and institutional capacity.
  • Share good practice on using tools and approaches for integrating monitoring and evaluation at various stages of the project cycle.
  • Discuss lessons learned in the application of project readiness and monitoring in procurement, financial management, and safeguards.
  • Participate in cross-regional and peer learning through in-person interaction between experts and practitioners and set the stage for cross-collaboration.
Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
06 Sep 2022 Presentations Project Readiness
This presentation gives an overview of key indicators and importance of Project readiness.
Rehan Kausar
06 Sep 2022 Presentations Venturing Beyond Procurement and Design Ready: A Case Study from India
This presentation demonstrates how a 'readiness checklist' for projects under preparation helps achieve the expected project key results through improved...
Rishikesh Singh
06 Sep 2022 Presentations Learning from Evaluation for Improving Project Effectiveness
This presentation emphasizes the value of using evaluation lessons and findings to improve project performance and strengthen accountability and learning...
Sonia Chand Sandhu
06 Sep 2022 Presentations Core and Non-Core Criteria
This presentation gives an overview of core and non-core project evaluation criteria.
Brahm Prakash
06 Sep 2022 Presentations Monitoring and Management Actions during Project Development and Implementation
This presentation identifies key management actions to address challenges, and monitoring solutions during project development and implementation.
Balabhaskara Reddy Bathula
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
07 Sep 2022 Presentations Social Safeguards: Strengthening Project Readiness and Monitoring
This presentation gives an overview ofsocial safeguards as a contributing factor throughout project design and implementation to strengthen project readiness...
Rangina Nazrieva, Naning Mardiniah
07 Sep 2022 Presentations Environmental Safeguards and their Role in Successful Project Design and Implementation
This presentation gives an overview of the importance of environmental safeguards as integral to good project design and implementation, especially in...
Antoine Morel, Dennie Mamonto
07 Sep 2022 Presentations Financial Management in Project Processing and Implementation
This presentation gives an overview of finance managementreadiness criteria and examines issues and challenges in project implementation that are common...
Sevil Maharramova, Trang Le
07 Sep 2022 Presentations Strengthening of Project Loan Monitoring in Indonesia
This presentation gives an overview of Project Financial Reporting and Audit and Loan Monitoring and Evaluation process of Indonesia.
Endah Martiningrum
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
08 Sep 2022 Presentations Procurement Readiness, Advance Action, and Retroactive Financing
This presentation gives an overview of the measures taken to achieve procurement readiness.
Keiko Koiso
08 Sep 2022 Presentations Procurement Policy on Foreign Loan or Grant
This presentation gives an overview of how Indonesia's national procurement agency navigates project readiness.
Dwi Wahyuni Kartianingsih
08 Sep 2022 Presentations 2017 Procurement Framework Implementation Update
This presentation gives an overview of the uses and benefits of the 2017 Procurement Framework, including the new procurement guidance notes (e.g., sustainable...
Rustam Abdukayumov
08 Sep 2022 Presentations Value for Money: Life Cycle Cost and Merit Point Scoring
This presentation gives an overview of the application of merit points and life cycle cost in bids evaluation.
Jesper Pedersen
08 Sep 2022 Presentations Electronic Procurement in Indonesia
This presentation gives an overview of Indonesia LKPP's e-procurement process, from planning, implementation, and financing. It demonstrates how e-procurement...
Dwi Wahyuni Kartianingsih
08 Sep 2022 Presentations Contract Management
This presentation gives an overview of theroles and responsibilities in contract management and the transitionto the FIDIC Red book.
Jesper Pedersen

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