Project Name Strengthening Governance and Improving Local Government Capacity for Results-Based Service Delivery
Project Number 46388-001
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8248-UZB: Strengthening Governance and Improving Local Government Capacity for Results-Based Service Delivery
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 340,000.00
TA: Strengthening Governance and Improving Local Government Capacity for Results-Based Service Delivery
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 300,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome ongoing
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The Academy for Public Administration, implementing agency of the TA, underwent a revamp in early September 2015. New deputy rectors will also be appointed in the coming months. A Midterm Review Mission is scheduled in November 2015 during which a detailed assessment on the TA's objectives and scope will be conducted.
Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Various stakeholders were consulted during project design, including community groups.
During Project Implementation TA implementation has been slow with no contract awarded or disbursed. The original TA design made effective implementation difficult as the executing agency and implementing agencies were the intended beneficiaries of TA inputs. Four ADB missions discussed the TA with the government and after these detailed discussions, a minor change in TA scope and implementation arrangements has been agreed to alight TA inputs to needs of the government. An Action Plan has been prepared that will be followed to keep TA implementation on track.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will respond to revised government requirements by hiring following individual consultants instead of the consulting firm: (i) 1 international consultant (4 person-months), (ii) 6 national consultants (24 person-months), and (iii) 10 international resource persons. The international consultant (results-based management advisor) and 2 national consultants (a local government training advisor and a public management specialist) will assist the MOE in developing and delivering a training program for their Academy staff dealing with regional development and macroeconomic analysis. Four national consultants will work with the international resource persons and help the Academy develop new curriculum and training modules in results-based planning, monitoring and evaluation. The international resource persons will be drawn from leading universities and institutions around the world including those with which the Academy has signed partnerships, and they will focus on modern themes and subjects including: regional social and economic planning, results-based management, public management, public administration, social sector strategy, decision making, leadership, marketing, urban planning, e-government and information and communication technology and will help develop new curriculum and training modules for the Academy.
Procurement The allocation for equipment, software, reference materials was reduced from $80,000 to $30,000 in line with the revised needs articulated by the government. Two new cost categories were created: reference books and materials, and seminars/workshops/training. The reference books and teaching and training materials will help the Academy to meet costs of introducing revised curriculum and new training modules in relevant areas. The training component (seminars, workshops, etc) will be delivered through the Academy as implementing agency using individual resource persons and trainers.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Asadullah Sumbal
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Uzbekistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Economy
Uzbekistan Avenue, 45A Tashkent, 100060, Republic of Uzbekistan

Timetable

Concept Clearance 08 Oct 2012
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Sep 2015

TA 8248-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2012 08 Jan 2013 08 Jan 2013 31 Dec 2015 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
340,000.00 0.00 70,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 410,000.00 10 Dec 2012 12,666.35

 
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