Regional: Strengthening Public Financial Management Through Improved Fixed Asset Management

Sovereign Project | 39355-012 Status: Closed

Summary

To strengthen the capacity of EAs for the public financial management of ADB financed projects through improved fixed asset management.

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Project Name Strengthening Public Financial Management Through Improved Fixed Asset Management
Project Number 39355-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7544-REG: Strengthening Public Financial Management Through Improved Fixed Asset Management
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description To strengthen the capacity of EAs for the public financial management of ADB financed projects through improved fixed asset management.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB s Second Governance and Anticorruption Action Plan (GACAP II) has raised the profile of efforts to improve governance arrangements in developing member countries (DMCs). GACAP II is focused on improving ADB s performance in implementing governance and anticorruption policies in sectors where ADB is active. One of the three GACAP II thematic priorities is to improve and strengthen public financial management (PFM). This technical assistance (TA) will support GACAP II by strengthening the quality of PFM in Bangladesh and Samoa through improved fixed asset management. With the support of the Ministries of Finance in Bangladesh and Samoa, this TA will build on work already undertaken, including the Countercyclical Facility Support Program and Good Governance Program in Bangladesh and the TA on Strengthening Governance and Accountability in the Pacific Island Countries Phase 2. The TA will support ADB's commitment to implementing the 2005 Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and the follow up 2008 Accra Agenda for Action by focusing on the strengthening of country PFM systems. The TA is also supportive of Strategy 2020 which includes a core aim of building DMC s capacity for better infrastructure management .
Impact Strengthened PFM and financial reporting in selected developing member countries (DMCs)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved fixed asset management.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Review of fixed asset management systems including training needs analysis.

2. Workshop at Phase 1.

3. Agreed recommendations for developing capacity at selected line ministries and/or public sector bodies.

4. Workshop at Phase 2.

5. Fixed Asset Management PFM knowledge product.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Regional: Bangladesh and Samoa
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 two selected DMCs are Bangladesh and Samoa. The TA will require 200 person days of consulting services. Work will be co coordinated with other ongoing PFM reform work in Bangladesh and Samoa. The 200 days comprises 110 days of international consultant, FM Specialist and two national consultants for 90 days. The consultants will be engaged in accordance with the ADB Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time). Consultants will be engaged through a firm and will work under the supervision of the team leader, working closely with staff of relevant ADB departments.
Responsible ADB Officer Tariq H. Niazi
Responsible ADB Department SDCC
Responsible ADB Division SDGG
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Finance
Government of Samoa
Private Bag, Apia, Samoa
Ministry of Finance
Economic Relations Division (ERD), MOF
Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka_1207
Bangladesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance 05 Jul 2007
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2011 to 25 Mar 2011
MRM -
Approval 09 Jun 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 10 Mar 2006
Last PDS Update 30 Jul 2013

TA 7544-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Jun 2010 - 09 Jun 2010 31 Dec 2010 30 Jun 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 09 Jun 2010 198,493.88

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