Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 11 Sep 2014

Project Name Local Government Finance and Fiscal Decentralization Reform Program - Subprogram 1
Country Philippines
Project/Program Number 44253-013
Status Approved
Geographical Location
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Public sector management
Subsector Decentralization
Public expenditure and fiscal management
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth (ESG)
Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Drivers of Change Gender equity and mainstreaming (GEM)
Governance and capacity development (GCD)
Knowledge solutions (KNS)
Partnerships (PAR)
Private sector development (PSD)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Category 3: Some gender elements (SGE)

Financing

Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan3111Ordinary capital resources250,000
Counterpart 1,000
TOTAL US$ 251,000

Safeguard Categories

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Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
The project will have no negative environmental impact. It will support the development of the Seal of Disaster Preparedness and the Seal of Environmental Management, performance measurement instruments for local governments in the Philippines.
Involuntary Resettlement
The proposed Program aims to improve service delivery in the Philippines by increasing the efficiency and transparency of local governance and financial management systems. The program stresses the reform linkages between local economic development and transparent and participatory governance. The program has no involuntary resettlement impacts.
Indigenous Peoples
The proposed Program aims to improve service delivery in the Philippines by increasing the efficiency and transparency of local governance and financial management systems. The program stresses the reform linkages between local economic development and transparent and participatory governance. The program will have no impacts on indigenous peoples.

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
The program design has been anchored on broad based consultations articulated through the Coordinating Committee on Decentralization, the Philippines Development Forum's Working Group on Decentralization and Local Governance, and through regular consultations with all relevant stakeholders on specific policy issues.
During Project Implementation

Description

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Philippines Development Plan (PDP) 2011-2016 identifies specific challenges for Local Government Units (LGUs) in the achievement of its main goals: promoting inclusive growth and generating employment, improving governance and human development standards, and achieving macroeconomic and fiscal sustainability. Reducing local disparities in access to services is critical to achieving the government s goal of inclusive growth and poverty reduction.

Development Impact

Improved efficiency in the delivery of services by local government units

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Efficient and transparent local governments with an adequate and equitable fiscal framework.
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
An intergovernmental fiscal system conducive to inclusive growth. Adequate and equitable local resource frameworks for fiscal sustainability. Strengthened local public financial management systems. Transparent, accountable and participatory local governance.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing
Consulting Services
Procurement
Procurement and Consulting Notices
http://www.adb.org/projects/44253-013/business-opportunities

Timetable

Concept Clearance 10 Jun 2013
Fact-finding 18 Apr 2013 to 21 May 2013
Management Review Meeting 03 Jul 2013
Approval 13 Feb 2014
Last Review Mission

Milestones

Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 3111 13 Feb 2014 14 Feb 2014 27 May 2014 31 Dec 2014 15 Aug 2014

Utilization

Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
20 Oct 2014 Loan 3111 250,000 0 100.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
20 Oct 2014 Loan 3111 250,000 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 3111

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Juan Gomez Reino (jlgomez@adb.org)
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SERD
Executing Agencies Department of Finance
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Links

Project Website http://www.adb.org/projects/44253-013/main
List of Project Documents http://www.adb.org/projects/44253-013/documents