Détails du projet

Vue d'ensemble

Titre du projet

Enhancing the Measures of Regional Cooperation and Integration: The Asia–Pacific Regional Cooperation and Integration Index - RCI Index Project Analyst

Programme National / Plan d'Action
Tender / Procurement notice
20 déc 2019
Re-advertisement / Re-launch
11 jan 2020
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8 fév 2020
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25 fév 2020


25 février 2020

Date limite

2 mars 2020


8 500 USD

Type d'approvisionnement

Consultants indépendants


53160-001 Package RCI Index Project Analyst

Bailleur de fonds

ADB - Banque Asiatique de Développement

Durée estimée

3 mois



Date Published: 25-Feb-2020 Deadline of Submitting EOI: 02-Mar-2020 11:59 PM Manila local time


Consultant Type Individual
Selection Method Individual Consultant Selection (ICS)
Source National
Technical Proposal Not Applicable

Selection Title Enhancing the Measures of Regional Cooperation and Integration: The Asia–Pacific Regional Cooperation and Integration Index

Package Name RCI Index Project Analyst

Advance Action No

Engagement Period 3 MONTH

Consulting Services Budget USD 8,500

Budget Type Estimated

Approval Number 9763
Approval Date 12-Jul-2019
Estimated Short-listing Date 02-Mar-2020
Estimated Commencement Date 23-Mar-2020
Open to non-Member Countries No

Additional Information

Possibility of contract extension Yes
Possibility of consideration for downstream assignment Not known

Country of assignment Philippines

Country of eligibility for national consultants Same as country of assignment

Contact Information

Project Officer Rolando Avendano
Designation Economist
Asian Development Bank
Email ravendano@adb.org


Primary Agency Country Agency Role Contact Person
Asian Development Bank Regional Implementing Agency
Asian Development Bank Regional Executing Agency

Cost Estimate

Cost Items Amount in USD
Remuneration and Other Expenses
All activities and inputs in the TOR but not limited to remuneration, per diem, air travel, miscellaneous travel expenses, report preparation, production, and transmission, land transportation, communications, etc. 7,997
Contingency 503



Terms of Reference (Individual Consultant)

Expertise RCI Index Project Analyst
Expertise Group Economics/Financial Analysis
Consultant Source National
TOR Keywords analyst, composite index

Objective and Purpose of the Assignment

The proposed knowledge and technical assistance (TA) will support ADB’s mandate to promote regional
cooperation and integration (RCI) by maintaining and improving the ADB Asia-Pacific Regional Cooperation
and Integration Index (ARCII). The TA also aims to utilize ARCII to provide evidence-based, in-depth
analysis of the impact of RCI for sustainable development, and promote its use by ADB developing member
countries (DMCs) and at ADB for RCI-related policy and investment planning. To strengthen the ARCII as
a tool for evaluating RCI progress, the TA will review and improve the ARCII methodology and database in
collaboration with international experts and other international organizations and UN agencies, provide
support for the RCI Thematic Group (RCI-TG) and RCI-related operations of ADB, and produce evidence-
based research on RCI-related issues using the ARCII.

The TA will improve the ARCII and its methodology by closing data gaps and evaluating other indicators
for inclusion in ARCII. It will also update the ARCII estimates annually and do the same for benchmark
indexes of comparable regions such as Africa, the European Union, and Latin America. The TA will
provide knowledge support using the ARCII estimates catering to ADB’s RCI operations and subregional
cooperation programs such as the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC), Greater Mekong
Subregion (GMS), and South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC). Knowledge support and capacity building activities for research institutes and ADB’s operational departments will also be provided,
with the intention of adopting ARCII for the ADB-supported subregional initiatives. Reports and analyses
of these indexes will be produced in collaboration with relevant ADB departments and units.

To provide solid empirical and analytical research on RCI, the TA will commission research papers using
the ARCII data. The specific topics for research will be based on consultation with DMC policy makers
and ADB operational departments, including those leading the ADB-initiated subregional programs. The
papers may be published as separate policy briefs or working papers and will serve as inputs to a report
on the improved ARCII estimates. The ARCII report will be launched in coordination with a reputable
regional research or international organization. The TA will also organize seminars to promote the
ARCII, disseminate research findings, and gather comments for the study’s refinement and improvement.

Scope of Work

The national consultant will assist in the updating and maintaining the ARCII database and estimates,
undertake analytical work to improve the ARCII estimates, and conduct empirical research using the ARCII
estimates. The candidate is expected to have strong analytical and quantitative skills. Programming
skills and experience are a plus. The assignment will be initially for a period of three months, with
possibility of further extension on satisfactory performance.

Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output

Under the supervision of the project leader and/or other TA members, the expert will:
(i) Gather and process data for the estimation of ARCII and globalization indexes;
(ii) Organize and automate the updating of the ARCII and globalization openness index databases;
(iii) Assist in the preparation of technical notes or user guide on the estimation of ARCII and
globalization indexes;
(iv) Conduct analytical and empirical research using the ARCII estimates, including data gathering and
processing, econometric analysis, and preparation of draft;
(v) Assist in the production of publications and papers under the TA, including drafting of write ups on
assigned sections of research papers;
(vi) Prepare presentation materials;
(vii) Draft summary proceedings of seminars, workshops, and meetings; and
(viii) Perform other related tasks as may be required.

The contract is subject to performance evaluation review, conducted at midpoint or annually, whichever
comes first. The review shall be based on achievement of assignment specific outputs on time and on
budget. Any changes in stated outputs need to be approved by ADB. ADB reserves the right to terminate
the contract (i) if outputs are not achieved on time and at quality level acceptable to ADB; ( ii)
services are no longer required; or (iii) for any other reasons in the interest of the project. Pre-
termination of the contract is subject to 2-week notice.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Preferably with at least 4 years of relevant work experience, the expert should have extensive knowledge
of economic databases, strong analytical skills and proficiency in the use of statistical applications
such as Stata and Eviews, statistical software programming (such as R) and econometric modeling and
analysis. Research experience on composite index construction and a master’s degree in economics,
statistics, or related field would be an advantage.

Minimum General Experience 4 Years
Minimum Specific Experience (relevant to assignment) 4 Years
Regional/Country Experience Required

Schedule and Places of Assignment (chronological and inclusive of travel)

Schedule Type Continuous
Max. Working Days/Week Home Office 5 Field 6

City and Country Working Days Estimated Start Date Estimated End Date
Manila, Philippines 66 23-Mar-2020 22-Jun-2020 ADB HQ

Total 66

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