Lao People's Democratic Republic: Improved Public Financial Management Systems

Sovereign Project | 40300-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Improved Public Financial Management Systems
Project Number 40300-012
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4954-LAO: Improved Public Financial Management Systems
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 850,000.00
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
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nationwide

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

Component 1: international accounting and internal audit specialist (team leader, 4pm), an international accounting training apecialist (10 pm) and an international audit training specialist (3 pm).National audit specialist and 2 national software dev't/training specialists (35 pm)

Component 2: international state audit specialist (team leader, 2.5 pm) and an international audit training specialist (7 pm).

The consultants will eb engaged through a firm.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Prasanna Jena
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Sanya Praseuth (MOF) and Amphonnary Keola (SAO),, and
Minsitry of Finance, Cabinet office and State Audit Organization


Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2007
Fact Finding 30 Apr 2007 to 02 May 2007
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 02 Jul 2008
Last PDS Update 18 Oct 2010

TA 4954-LAO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Jul 2007 18 Dec 2007 18 Dec 2007 30 Jun 2009 31 Jan 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
850,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 850,000.00 26 Jul 2007 818,265.22
Title Document Type Document Date
Improved Public Financial Management Systems TA Completion Reports Jul 2012
Improved Public Financial Management Systems Consultants' Reports Nov 2010
Improved Public Financial Management Systems Technical Assistance Reports Jul 2007

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