India: Assam Governance and Public Resource Management Program

Sovereign Project | 36308-013

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Project Name Assam Governance and Public Resource Management Program
Project Number 36308-013
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2141-IND: Assam Governance and Public Resource Management Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 125.00 million
Loan 2142-IND: Assam Governance and Public Resource Management (Project Loan)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 22.03 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Public expenditure and fiscal management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The Program supports ASG's stabilization and consolidation of state finances to enhance growth and reduce poverty by strengthening public finances; fiscal governance; and core governance through policy, legal, regulatory, and institutional reforms.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

India's economic growth over the last two decades has been accompanied by rising fiscal imbalances. The deteriorating fiscal position since fiscal year (FY) 1998 has impeded both central and state governments in their efforts to effectively finance desirable public investment and provide social sector expenditure to foster poverty reduction. To successfully achieve fiscal and governance reforms, the state governments must join the central Government in addressing fiscal imbalance problems as the states collectively account for about half of the country's aggregate fiscal deficit.

The Assam state government (ASG) faces fiscal and governance-related structural problems; its limited infrastructure endowment lags most Indian states. The state's fiscal position is weak due to stagnation of tax and nontax revenues and growing revenue expenditures. ASG must also contend with high interest debt, rising government wage and salary expenditure, and pension liabilities. The several public sector enterprises (PSEs) that are loss making impose a considerable budgetary burden, suppress competition, and deter private sector participation.

ASG is therefore facing increasing fiscal stress from mounting and unsustainable fiscal deficits and concomitant large public debt. Without meaningful fiscal stabilization and consolidation, and governance reforms to promote efficiencies and plug leakages, deteriorating fiscal imbalances and governance deficiencies will increasingly erode physical and human capital expenditures and crowd out private investment. This will prevent Assam from reaching its potential growth in a sustainable fashion. To successfully fulfill its development objectives, including poverty reduction, ASG must address its fiscal imbalances and enhance governance efficiencies.

Impact Stabilize and consolidate Assam state government (ASG) finances
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Necessary and sufficient conditions met for a sustainable reduction in fiscal and revenue deficits
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Enhanced fiscal responsibility

Broadened tax base and enhanced tax collection

Enhanced nontax revenues

Restructured state debt

Containment of state pension liabilities

Improved state budgeting and expenditure orientation

PSE reforms and strengthened public-private partnerships

Public administration review

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Assam
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
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 tbd
Procurement tbd
Responsible ADB Officer Cigdem Akin
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Finance Department, Government of AssamRAJIVBORA@YAHOO.COMAssam Secretariat, Guwahati-781006
Guwahati City, Assam
India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 20 Feb 2004
Fact Finding 04 May 2004 to 22 May 2004
MRM 20 Sep 2004
Approval 16 Dec 2004
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 06 Apr 2010

Loan 2141-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2004 16 Dec 2004 17 Dec 2004 31 Dec 2007 - 25 Jun 2007
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 125.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 125.00 16 Dec 2004 125.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 16 Dec 2004 125.00 0.00 100%

Loan 2142-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2004 16 Dec 2004 17 Dec 2004 30 Jun 2010 15 Feb 2013 14 Feb 2013
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 35.03 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 22.03 16 Dec 2004 22.03 0.00 100%
Counterpart 13.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 16 Dec 2004 22.03 0.00 100%
Title Document Type Document Date
Assam Governance and Public Resource Management Sector Development Program Project/Program Completion Reports Oct 2013
Assam Governance and Public Resource Management Project Procurement Plans Sep 2008
Assam Governance and Public Resource Management Program Progress Reports on Tranche Releases Jun 2007
Assam Governance and Public Resource Management Sector Development Program Progress Reports on Tranche Releases Nov 2005
Assam Governance and Public Resource Management Sector Development Program Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2004

Safeguard Documents

See also: Safeguards
Title Document Type Document Date
ASSAM Governance and Public Resource Management Sector Development Program Environmental Assessment and Measures Dec 2004

Evaluation Documents

See also: Independent Evaluation
Title Document Type Document Date
India: Assam Governance and Public Resource Management Sector Development Program Validations of Project Completion Reports Nov 2014

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