Uzbekistan: Public Finance Management Reform

Sovereign Project | 41041-013 Status: Closed


ADB is helping Uzbekistan improve the allocation and utilization of public resources. The project will put in place a government financial management information system. It will focus on establishing a nationwide network of treasury offices and modernizing treasury operations. It will improve transparency, accountability, and efficiency of public finance management processes.

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Project Name Public Finance Management Reform
Project Number 41041-013
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2338-UZB: Public Finance Management Reform
Ordinary capital resources US$ 20.70 million
TA 4946-UZB: Supporting Public Finance Management Reform
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
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 The project progress has been slow. However, government is very committed to Treasury reforms.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The implementation is ongoing.

Procurement: Bidding for Package 1: Procurement of GFMIS and Main Servers is near complete. Bid opening for the first stage of GFMIS package took place on 28 April 2010. First stage evaluation was approved in May 2011 and second stage bids were opened on 23 June 2011. BER was submitted to ADB and is under review.

Biddings for Package 2(PCs) and 3 Package (Telecom equipment) are ongoing and bids were opened on 20 July 2011 and are being evaluated by the EA.

Geographical Location Uzbekistan

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Project expects minor civil works for refurbishment of treasury offices and development of LAN that will be carried out in strict compliance with appropriate local legislation and monitored by authorized environmental agency.
Involuntary Resettlement Project is not expected to cause direct or indirect involuntary resettlements of people
Indigenous Peoples No issues.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services An International IT/procurement adviser will provide 8 person/months of consultancy to assist the PMO in conducting ICB procurements of the various components of the GFMIS, in particular the development and implementation of GFMIS software. The executing agency (EA) will engage an individual international consultant in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and Its Borrowers (2006).
Procurement Goods and services will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2006), as amended from time to time. Major contracts to be financed by the ADB's loan for information technology (IT) software and equipment costing $0.5 million equivalent or more will be awarded through International Competitive Bidding (ICB), while contracts estimated between $0.1 million and $0.5 million will be awarded on the basis of National Competitive Bidding (NCB). Before commencement of NCB procurement, ADB and the Borrower will review the Borrower's procurement procedures to ensure consistency with ADB requirements. Any necessary modifications or clarifications to the Borrower's procedures will be documented in the procurement plan. Shopping procedure will be used for contracts valued at $100,000 equivalent or less. For the procurement of items below $10,000, the EA may purchase the items directly from the supplier. In such cases, ADB should be satisfied that the price paid is reasonable. All goods and services financed by the loan shall be procured from ADB member countries. In addition, where the value of goods financed by the loan exceeds $1.0 million, a pre-shipment certificate from a reputable agency, acceptable to ADB, may be required. The award of all contracts and substantial contract variations will be subject to prior approval by ADB.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Bobir Gafurov
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Uzbekistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Bakhrom Ashrafkhanov
5 Mustaqiliik Square
Tashkent 100008
Republic of Uzbekistan


Concept Clearance 02 Jan 2007
Fact Finding 31 Jan 2007 to 19 Feb 2007
MRM 21 Mar 2007
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 06 Apr 2007
Last PDS Update 02 Sep 2011

Loan 2338-UZB

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Jun 2007 10 Dec 2007 14 Dec 2007 31 Jul 2012 - 21 Nov 2012
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 37.48 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 20.70 28 Jun 2007 6.36 0.00 100%
Counterpart 16.78 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 28 Jun 2007 6.36 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory - - - - Satisfactory

TA 4946-UZB

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Jun 2007 04 Sep 2007 04 Sep 2007 31 Dec 2009 30 Dec 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 28 Jun 2007 557,368.68
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory - - - - Satisfactory

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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