Tajikistan: Local Government Finance Capacity Building

Sovereign Project | 38247-012

Summary

The TA outcome will be a raion budget funding and expenditure system that reflects expressed priorities of local citizens. The expected impact is that additional raions will choose to shift to this improved budgeting system, incorporating successful output-based submissions, public consultation, and reporting to the public on budget requests, approvals and utilization.

The TA will result in MOF accepting a higher percentages of submitted budgets in the target raions (taking into account that budget submissions will be formulated on the basis of greater realism and a sounder analytical basis); a jointly determined budget based on CBO and local government collaborative processes; higher citizen awareness of and agreement with budget priorities, expenditure levels, and local budget uses; and a model that MOF and the target raions successfully share with other raions for implementation.

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Title Document Date
Local Government Finance Capacity Building Oct 2005

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Project Name Local Government Finance Capacity Building
Project Number 38247-012
Country Tajikistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4661-TAJ: Local Government Finance Capacity Building
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 200,000.00
Governance Cooperation Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Public sector management - Decentralization
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description

The TA outcome will be a raion budget funding and expenditure system that reflects expressed priorities of local citizens. The expected impact is that additional raions will choose to shift to this improved budgeting system, incorporating successful output-based submissions, public consultation, and reporting to the public on budget requests, approvals and utilization.

The TA will result in MOF accepting a higher percentages of submitted budgets in the target raions (taking into account that budget submissions will be formulated on the basis of greater realism and a sounder analytical basis); a jointly determined budget based on CBO and local government collaborative processes; higher citizen awareness of and agreement with budget priorities, expenditure levels, and local budget uses; and a model that MOF and the target raions successfully share with other raions for implementation.

The TA will install an improved budget submission and reporting process, establish and operationalize a joint CBO-local government budget consultation structure, and enable MOF and raions to share learning and new processes with other raions.

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 Republic of Tajikistan
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 engage one individual international consultant (local government budget specialist) for 8 person-months and an NGO to provide domestic consultants for 96 person-months. The domestic consultants will include a budgeting and expenditure monitoring specialist (24 person-months), a civil society consultation specialist (24 person-months), and others to be proposed by MOF in consultation with the local government budget specialist following the selection of the four participating raions and prior to shorlisting. Separate budgets are provided to engage resource persons to participate in training and seminars. The international consultant will be engaged on an individual basis, and the NGO will be selected following the QCBS selection method using the simplified technical proposal, in accordance with ADB Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Responsible ADB Officer Asadullah Sumbal
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance3, Academic Rajabovs,_Dushanbe
Tajikistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 09 Mar 2004
Fact Finding 31 Jan 2005 to 05 Feb 2005
MRM -
Approval 03 Oct 2005
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 17 Aug 2006
Last PDS Update 15 Jan 2008

TA 4661-TAJ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Oct 2005 19 Dec 2005 19 Dec 2005 31 Oct 2007 31 Oct 2008 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
200,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 03 Oct 2005 615,086.82
Title Document Type Document Date
Local Government Finance Capacity Building Technical Assistance Reports Oct 2005

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