Pakistan: Punjab Devolved Social Services Program

Sovereign Project | 32264-013

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Project Name Punjab Devolved Social Services Program
Project Number 32264-013
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2144-PAK: Punjab Devolved Social Services Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 75.00 million
Loan 2145-PAK: Punjab Devolved Social Services Program
Asian Development Fund US$ 75.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Education - Education sector development - social protection initiatives
Health - Health system development - Mother and child health care
Public sector management - Public administration - Social protection initiatives
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The Government of Punjab (PG) is short of resources in relation to its large socioeconomic needs. At the moment, the fiscal structure in Pakistan is heavily skewed in favor of the Government, with provinces and local governments both heavily reliant on fiscal transfers from the Government. In response, the Government has prepared a Poverty Reducation Strategy Paper (PRSP) with the provinces having developed similar province level PRSPs, which set out a comprehensive policy reform agenda to break the vicious cycle of poverty. Punjab's Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (P-PRSP) aims to improve governance, reform fiscal and financial management, create a supportive environment for private-sector led growth, improve the delivery of public services especially basic social services, and address vulnerabilities. PG is refocusing its expenditures on pro-poor sectors. PG has started preparing medium term budget framework (MTBF) to prioritize its expenditures since fiscal year (FY) 2003/04, which needs to be strengthened and expanded to cover all sectors. PG remains committed to continue the ongoing financial and governance reforms and this commitment has been expressed at the highest possible levels.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Government of Punjab (PG) is short of resources in relation to its large socioeconomic needs. At the moment, the fiscal structure in Pakistan is heavily skewed in favor of the Government, with provinces and local governments both heavily reliant on fiscal transfers from the Government. In response, the Government has prepared a Poverty Reducation Strategy Paper (PRSP) with the provinces having developed similar province level PRSPs, which set out a comprehensive policy reform agenda to break the vicious cycle of poverty. Punjab's Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (P-PRSP) aims to improve governance, reform fiscal and financial management, create a supportive environment for private-sector led growth, improve the delivery of public services especially basic social services, and address vulnerabilities. PG is refocusing its expenditures on pro-poor sectors. PG has started preparing medium term budget framework (MTBF) to prioritize its expenditures since fiscal year (FY) 2003/04, which needs to be strengthened and expanded to cover all sectors. PG remains committed to continue the ongoing financial and governance reforms and this commitment has been expressed at the highest possible levels.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Punjab Province
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Under the technical assistance (TA) component, a management firm will be recruited competitively following quality-and-cost-based system (QCBS) procedures to deliver the TA on a needs basis and only some consultants for the PSU will be recruited individually according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for engaging domestic consultants. The TA will provide a total of 36 person-months of international and 5,352 person months of domestic consulting services. Consultants include experts on finance and governance, poverty and gender, capacity building and training, community organization, contracting and personnel management, engineering, environment, economics, sector reform, and monitoring and evaluation.
Procurement

The loan proceeds will finance the foreign exchange costs (excluding local taxes and duties) of eligible items produced in and procured from ADB's member countries. ADB will have the right to audit the use of the proceeds of the loans and verify the accuracy of the Borrower's certification. PG will use counterpart funds in accordance with arrangement satisfactory to ADB, to support the development and reform of devolved social services in Punjab and incremental costs associated with the program, including increased costs of devolved administration and rehabilitation of social services, and up-front financing of LGs and CBOs. The Government and PG will certify the utilization of counterpart funds in line with the Loan Agreements through audited statements acceptable to ADB.

For the TA component, all procurement will be in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. Contract packages valued for $500,000 equivalent or less will follow international shopping procedures, except for vehicles, which may be procured through local competitive bidding (LCB). Minor packages costing $100,000 equivalent or less may be procured through LCB or direct purchase.

Responsible ADB Officer Linda Arthur
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Pakistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Planning & Dev. Dept., Govt. of the PunjabBRDPHQ@BRDP.BWP.BRAIN.NET.PKG.P.O. Box 92
Bahawalpur, Pakistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 20 Feb 2004
Fact Finding 06 Jul 2004 to 26 Jul 2004
MRM 30 Sep 2004
Approval 20 Dec 2004
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 31 Oct 2005
Last PDS Update 22 Jan 2007

Loan

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

Loan 2144-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Dec 2004 10 Jan 2005 27 Oct 2005 31 Mar 2008 15 Jun 2009 05 Jun 2009
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 75.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 75.00 20 Dec 2004 71.29 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 20 Dec 2004 71.29 0.00 100%

Loan 2145-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Dec 2004 10 Jan 2005 27 Oct 2005 31 Mar 2008 15 Jun 2009 05 Jun 2009
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 75.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 75.00 20 Dec 2004 75.59 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 20 Dec 2004 75.59 0.00 100%
Title Document Type Document Date
Punjab Devolved Social Services Program Project/Program Completion Reports Dec 2010
Punjab Devolved Social Services Program Progress Reports on Tranche Releases May 2009
Punjab Devolved Social Services Program Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2004

Safeguard Documents

See also: Safeguards
Title Document Type Document Date
Punjab Devolved Social Services Program Environmental Assessment and Measures Nov 2004

Evaluation Documents

See also: Independent Evaluation
Title Document Type Document Date
Pakistan: Punjab Devolved Social Services Program Project Performance Evaluation Reports Oct 2012

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