Kyrgyz Republic: Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building for Tax Administration Reform

Sovereign Project | 39015-032

Summary

The TA will help State Tax Service (STS) to: (i) build capacity for modern tax administration practices, (ii) establish a goal-setting and performance management framework, and (iii) establish taxpayer education and services and conduct a public awareness campaign, in order to promote voluntary compliance.

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Project Name Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building for Tax Administration Reform
Project Number 39015-032
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4941-KGZ: Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building for Tax Administration Reform
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Public sector management - Public expenditure and fiscal management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA will help State Tax Service (STS) to: (i) build capacity for modern tax administration practices, (ii) establish a goal-setting and performance management framework, and (iii) establish taxpayer education and services and conduct a public awareness campaign, in order to promote voluntary compliance.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TAs piggy-backed to Grant 0077-KGZ will ensure effective implementation of the Project by addressing two complementary areas: (1) reform measure that are independent of computerization and physical upgrading, but are essential for tax administration reform; and (ii) adjustment measures to enable STS to make optimal use of its modern facilities.
Impact Increased contribution of tax administration to fiscal consolidation and macroeconomic stability
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Effective, modernized, and efficient State Tax Service
Progress Toward Outcome The TA effectively complemented the physical modernization of the project through trainings based international practice. Internal regulations, supported by the TA, were were effective in implementing the staff performance mechanism and goal setting.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

STS staff skills upgraded

STS staff performance objectives regularly set and monitored

Information and customer services provided to taxpayers to promote volunatry compliance and reduce compliance costs

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The TA supported upgrading the skills of STS staff on modern tax administration. STS also adopted internal regulations to monitor staff performance and strengthen monitoring and sanctions against corruption and official misconduct. Public awareness campaigns were conducted to gain public support in the project's modernization efforts.
Geographical Location Kyrgyz Republic
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Reforming the tax policy and tax administration is akey part of the Government's Country Development Strategy (CSD) for 2006-2010.
During Project Implementation The Government and fiscal agencies concerned remain committed to tax administration reform and modernization.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will require 16 person-months of international and 18 person-months of national consulting services.
Responsible ADB Officer Jose Antonio R. Tan III
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
State Tax ServiceMr. Ernst Kaldybaev219, Chui Prospect, Bishkek, 720040 Kyrgyz Republic
Prime Minister's Office58 Erkindik Street, Bishkek City
720874, Kyrgyz Republic
Timetable
Concept Clearance 19 Oct 2006
Fact Finding 17 Oct 2006 to 25 Oct 2006
MRM -
Approval 14 Jun 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 11 Jan 2007
Last PDS Update 19 May 2011

TA 4941-KGZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Jun 2007 11 Jul 2007 11 Jul 2007 31 Dec 2009 31 Dec 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 575,000.00 14 Jun 2007 460,927.61

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