Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 19 Jun 2014

Project Name Capacity Building for Portfolio Management
Country Bangladesh
Project/Program Number 45376-001
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 and/or Subsector Classification Public sector management
/ Economic and Public Affairs Management
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Mainstreaming Categories

Financing

Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance8426Technical Assistance Special Fund400
Counterpart 60
TOTAL US$ 460

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
Economic Relations Division (ERD) under the Ministry of Finance has been consulted in preparing the TA concept and COBP. Discussions were also held with Foreign Aided Projects Audit Directorate under the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General for the support to the audit process, and Central Procurement and Technical Unit under Ministry of Planning for support on procurement management. Action plans agreed during CPRM(2012) and TPRM (June 2012) were taken into account when formulating the TA. The impact, outcome, outputs, implementation arrangements, cost, financing arrangements, and terms of reference were agreed with the government during the fact-finding mission.
During Project Implementation
Training calendar for 2013 was discussed and shared with ERD.

Description

The TA will continue earlier support (see below) over a longer period and in a more targeted way primarily (i) addressing identified weak capacities of implementing/executing agencies (EA), line ministries, Foreign Aided Projects Audit Directorate, and Planning Ministry in project preparation, approval, monitoring and implementation; (ii) identifying and addressing bottlenecks/gaps; and (iii) support system development. This will lead to timely and early government approval of ADB projects; reduced time for contracting, land acquisition and resettlement; reduced start-up delays; improved governance and raised contract and disbursement ratios. TA design was formulated and will be implemented building on success and lessons learned from CDTA 7614 , including preparing of specific capacity building program at the outset of the assignment, more involvement of ADB staff and skilled government resource persons to make the training more cost effective and relevant, and using more realistic and measurable outcome and output indicators to allow for proper monitoring and evaluation of results.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

To provide technical assistance (TA) to support governance and capacity building to enhance operational efficiency of the ADB Bangladesh portfolio

Development Impact

Enhanced operational effectiveness of ADB' s Bangladesh portfolio

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Satisfactory implementation of projects in full compliance with ADB Guidelines
Progress Towards Outcome
Progress is satisfactory.

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
1. Improved capacity in procurement and governance of executing agencies and line ministries implementing ADB projects 2. Improved readiness of ADB projects 3. Improved financial reporting and auditing of ADB projects 4. Improved results-based monitoring of ADB projects, sharing of best practices, and knowledge management
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Planning consultant is already in place and reviewing the best practices of DPP/TPP approval in the region. Audit consultant is already in place and the progress for reviewing compliance with international standards with regard to FAPAD practices is ongoing. Procurement consultant and training consultant are expected to be onboard before mid May 2014. Workshop on Knowledge Dissemination and Sharing Experience on Gender Equality Results in Bangladesh and Two seminars on procurement and recruitment of consultant and two clinics on procurement and recruitment of consultant were in March 2014.
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2013 Aug 02
Consulting Services
The TA will be carried out by international and national individual consultants and resource persons (around 3 person-months of international and 18 person-months of national consultant inputs) who will be engaged following procedures for recruitment of individual consultants or resource persons as applicable on an as-needed basis for studies, training, or capacity development. The consultants engaged under the TA will be recruited by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). Equipment will be procured using shopping procedures in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time) and will be turned over to the government after completion of the TA. Consulting services will commence in August 2013 and continue on an intermittent basis till August 2015.
Procurement
n/a
Procurement and Consulting Notices
http://www.adb.org/projects/45376-001/business-opportunities

Timetable

Concept Clearance 24 Jun 2013
Fact-finding 23 Jun 2013 to 23 Jun 2013
Management Review Meeting
Approval 13 Aug 2013
Last Review Mission

Milestones

Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 8426 13 Aug 2013 26 Aug 2013 26 Aug 2013 15 Aug 2015

Utilization

Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
Cumulative Disbursements

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
Technical Assistance 8426 400 400 194 206 66 334

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Oleg Tonkonojenkov (otonkonojenkov@adb.org)
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies

Links

Project Website http://www.adb.org/projects/45376-001/main
List of Project Documents http://www.adb.org/projects/45376-001/documents