India: Preparing the Assam Governance and Public Resource Management Program

Sovereign Project | 36308-012

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Project Name Preparing the Assam Governance and Public Resource Management Program
Project Number 36308-012
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4150-IND: Preparing the Assam Governance and Public Resource Management Program (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 100,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Public sector management - Public expenditure and fiscal management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The objective of the TA is to improve and accelerate development management in Assam by supporting Government of Assam in the design and sequencing of priority public resource management and governance reforms against the background of the Medium Term Fiscal Reform Program (MTFRP) MOU through a focus on: (i) fiscal reforms to improve resource mobilization; (ii) fiscal reforms on public expenditure management to strengthen fiscal discipline, improve resource allocation and enable better operational management; (iii) fiscal reforms to stabilize government finances; and (iv) governance and public management reforms to enhance cost effective, sustainable and quality public services through decentralized delivery, and accountable, focused and responsive government and public sector enterprises limited to the appropriate role in modern economy supporting revenue growth and expenditure management.

The TA will be implemented under the following four components, (i) Fiscal Reforms (Revenues); (ii) Fiscal Reforms (Public Expenditure Management); (iii) Fiscal Reforms (Debt and Fiscal Responsibility); (iv) Governance and Public Management Reforms.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
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 India
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
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 ADB will engage a team of international and domestic consultants to execute the TA. Consultant input will comprise approximately 16 person-months by international consultants and 32 person-months by domestic consultants. The consultants will have experience and expertise in public finances, VAT, and tax administration/legislation, public expenditure and public sector enterprise restructuring, utility pricing, sectoral user fees and cost recovery, fiscal and administrative decentralization, performance accountability and land titling, settlement and revenue. The team of consultants, including both a firm and individual consultants will be selected and engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB on the engagement of domestic consultants.
Procurement To be determined.
Responsible ADB Officer Arjun Goswami
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Finance Department, Government of AssamMr. Rajiv Bora, Secretaryrajivbora@yahoo.comAssam Secretariat, Guwahati-781006 Guwahati City, Assam India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 30 Apr 2003
Fact Finding 11 May 2003 to 24 May 2003
MRM -
Approval 17 Jul 2003
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Jan 2007

TA 4150-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Jul 2003 07 Aug 2003 07 Aug 2003 30 Jun 2004 30 Jun 2005 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 17 Jul 2003 698,574.24

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