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  • Business Plan Development for Commercialisation of Vaccines against Bio-threats in Europe, America and Australia
  • Client - US Homeland Security, UK Govt DEFRA, CSIRO, ICFD - Canada
    Country United Kingdom, Australia, USA
    Position Project Economist and Financial Analyst
    Timing 07/04 10/04

    Development of project evaluation and monitoring guidelines for Asian Development Bank financing of agricultural and natural resources research projects. Guidelines include:
    • Rationale as to why ADB supports natural resources research and value CGIAR and non-CG centres bring to this objective;
    • Review of research financing experience and concerns that have emerged in the last few years,
    • Outline of the selection process- including consultation with stakeholders, rationale for the proposed investment, expected benefits, development of benefit monitoring and logical project framework, understanding with agriculture ministries, links with ADB projects, the country strategy; and
    • Overview of the time schedule for submission of proposals- including process of scrutiny and evaluation, along with yard sticks that will be applied for accepting or rejecting proposals.
    Above elements incorporated in administration, monitoring, reporting and evaluation framework. Guidelines to be used for assessing and managing ADB natural resources research investments