Maldives: Capacity Building for National Statistical System

Sovereign Project | 35385-012 Status: Closed

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Project Name Capacity Building for National Statistical System
Project Number 35385-012
Country Maldives
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4103-MLD: Capacity Building for National Statistical System
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 350,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The purpose of the TA is to enhance the Government's institutional and human capacity in collecting, consolidating and analyzing the economic and social data of the country, which will enable the Government to develop more responsive and effective economic growth and poverty reduction policies and programs and to monitor the country's progress in achieving the goals and targets in the PRPA and the MDG. The TA will support the Government for the expected outputs of (i) establishing an independent Department of Statistics supported with an appropriate mandate and legislative framework including upgrading the existing Statistical Rules and Regulations into a law for the Department; (ii) further strengthening the technical capacity for key economic and social statistics, particularly national accounts statistics; and (iii) upgrading human resource in statistics required for the full-functioning of the new Department through overseas studies/OJT and in-county seminars/workshop targeted at the concerned government staff including those in the atolls.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Male
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 The TA will be carried out with the assistance of international consultants, who will be engaged for a total of 9 person-months. The expertise required for international consultants will be (i) statistical capacity building and legal specialist (3 person-months) on institutional, legal, and human resource development aspects; (ii) surveys and price indices specialist (2 person-months) for improvement of survey exercise and price indices; (iii) national accounts specialist (2 person-months) for further improvement of national accounts statistics; and (iv) data processing specialist (2 person-months) for enhancement of the automation system.
Responsible ADB Officer Tadateru Hayashi
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and Treasury
Mr. Riluwan Shareef, Executive Director
Ameenee Magu Male' Republic of the Maldives
Concept Clearance 18 Mar 2003
Fact Finding 21 Feb 2003 to 27 Feb 2003
Approval 02 May 2003
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Aug 2007
Last PDS Update 20 Aug 2007

TA 4103-MLD

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 May 2003 05 Aug 2003 05 Aug 2003 30 Jun 2004 25 Feb 2009 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 02 May 2003 297,638.99
Title Document Type Document Date
Capacity Building for the National Statistical System TA Completion Reports Sep 2011
Capacity Building for the National Statistical System Technical Assistance Reports May 2003

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