India: Assam Governance and Public Resource Management (Subprogram II)

Sovereign Project | 36308-032

Summary

The objective of the TA will be to further improve and accelerate development management in Assam against the background of the reforms undertaken under Sub Program I and the Medium Term Expenditure Framework of the Government of Assam (GOA) following its commitment to achieve the targets under the Fiscal Responsibility Act. The TA would help the Assam government design and sequence further public resource management and governance reforms, and strengthen its implementation capacity. The TA will focus on (i) reform of state finances towards revenue augmentation and better debt management, (ii) fiscal governance reforms to strengthen fiscal discipline improve role of the state from a provider of services to a facilitator of services through governance and public management reforms to enhance cost-effective, sustainable, and quality public services through accountable, focused, and responsive government and limiting public sector enterprises to play an appropriate role.

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Project Name Assam Governance and Public Resource Management (Subprogram II)
Project Number 36308-032
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4866-IND: Assam Governance and Public Resource Management (Subprogram II)
Japan Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Public sector management - Public expenditure and fiscal management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The objective of the TA will be to further improve and accelerate development management in Assam against the background of the reforms undertaken under Sub Program I and the Medium Term Expenditure Framework of the Government of Assam (GOA) following its commitment to achieve the targets under the Fiscal Responsibility Act. The TA would help the Assam government design and sequence further public resource management and governance reforms, and strengthen its implementation capacity. The TA will focus on (i) reform of state finances towards revenue augmentation and better debt management, (ii) fiscal governance reforms to strengthen fiscal discipline improve role of the state from a provider of services to a facilitator of services through governance and public management reforms to enhance cost-effective, sustainable, and quality public services through accountable, focused, and responsive government and limiting public sector enterprises to play an appropriate role.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB country strategy and program (CSP) 2003-2006 for India was the first operational strategy proposed for India after the adoption of ADB's poverty reduction strategy in 1999 and its incorporation into the long and medium-term strategic frameworks. There have since been two udpates to the strategy CSP update 2005-2007 and CSP update 2006-2008. In the view of CSP, assistance for fiscal policy reforms, improved tax administration, and other fiscal management measures of the state governments will be significantly strengthened. Furthermore, greater accountability, transparency, and efficiency in service delivery will considerably be enhanced through this state-level fiscal policy and procedure reforms.
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 Assam State, India
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
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During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will require a total of 46 person-months of international (4 person-months) and domestic (42 person-months) consultant input. The international consultant input will comprise 2 experts: a Public Sector Restructuring Specialist for 2 person-months, a Public Finance and Budget Specialist for 2 person-months. The domestic consultant input will comprise a TA Coordination Specialist for 2 person-months, a Revenue Administration Specialist for 3 person-months, a Management Information System Specialist for 2 person-months, a Debt Management Specialist for 2 person-months, an Accounting and Internal Audit Specialist for 2 person-months, a Public Sector Restructuring Specialist for 4 person-months, a Public Administration Specialist for 3 person-months, a PPP and Investment Facilitation Specialist for 4 person-months, a Tourism Sector Specialist for 2 person-months and 3 support consultants for 6 person-months. Consultants will be selected and recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory for the selection of consultants.
Procurement tbd
Responsible ADB Officer Kevin Kyung-Nam Shin
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Finance Department, Government of AssamDr. Ashish Bhutaniashishbhutani@gmail.comAssam Secretariat Guwahati City - Dispur 781 006
Timetable
Concept Clearance 01 Sep 2006
Fact Finding 08 Aug 2006 to 14 Aug 2006
MRM -
Approval 13 Nov 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 06 Apr 2010
Last PDS Update 06 Apr 2010

TA 4866-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Nov 2006 18 Jan 2007 18 Jan 2007 30 Sep 2008 31 Dec 2009 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 13 Nov 2006 430,362.00

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