Regional: Public Policy Training Program 2007-2010

Sovereign Project | 41142-012

Summary

The RETA is designed to undertake continuation of the Public Policy Training Program (PPTP) activities during 2007-2010, following up on the start-up activities under the PPTP. The full implementation will involve a number of activities - short-term and long-term, in country and abroad - all aimed at helping build sustained domestic institutional capacity in the RETA participating countries including Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam. This will be done through solid formal and informal skill training, and upgrading of government officials at various levels. The RETA will also aim at enhancing the specialized leadership management program for senior leaders through exposure to various technical and nontechnical programs.

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Project Name Public Policy Training Program 2007-2010
Project Number 41142-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6412-REG: Public Policy Training Program 2007-2010
Japan Fund for Public Policy Training US$ 17.80 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Public sector management - Economic affairs management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The RETA is designed to undertake continuation of the Public Policy Training Program (PPTP) activities during 2007-2010, following up on the start-up activities under the PPTP. The full implementation will involve a number of activities - short-term and long-term, in country and abroad - all aimed at helping build sustained domestic institutional capacity in the RETA participating countries including Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam. This will be done through solid formal and informal skill training, and upgrading of government officials at various levels. The RETA will also aim at enhancing the specialized leadership management program for senior leaders through exposure to various technical and nontechnical programs.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam are all going through significant changes from planned to market-oriented economies. For these transformations to succeed, staff of the civil service in these countries need to be trained to efficiently manage their respective public administration systems. The RETA was developed in line with each country's civil service training strategies and overall GMS strategy.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

(a) Implementation of core competency courses in public policy for mid-career to senior level civil servants in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam with courses focusing on (i) The Economics of Government; (ii) Transition to the Market and International Integration; (iii) Public Finance; and (iv) Public Management, Leadership and Change.

(b) preparation and delivery of priority thematic short-course training programs in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam on such topics as (i) International Taxation Management; (ii) Macroeconomic Analysis and Forecasting; (iii) Regional and Provincial Planning; (iv) Public Private Partnerships; (v) National Debt Management; and (vi) Capital Flows Management.

(c) Implementation of leadership and change management courses for senor government leaders in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam.

(d) a teaching support component to generate teaching materials in public policy that are relevant to the contexts of the 3 countries and can be utilized by respective training Institutes for future programs

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Knowledge networking partnerships established with outstanding regional and international

institutions in public policy;

2. Knowledge exchange hubs established with better articulation of needs and identification of

outstanding regional and international institutions;

3. Core groups of trainees and trainers created in civil service system of Cambodia, Lao PDR, and

Viet Nam through public policy training.

1. Knowledge networking partnerships established with outstanding regional and international

institutions in public policy;

2. Knowledge exchange hubs established with better articulation of needs and identification of

outstanding regional and international institutions;

3. Core groups of trainees and trainers created in civil service system of Cambodia, Lao PDR, and

Viet Nam through public policy training

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The implementation of the RETA, originally due to close on 31 Dec 2010, and extended to 30 June 2011, has fully achieved targeted outputs and 3-Year program objectives. For the 3 program countries, a total of 1,600 mid-level and senior-level government officials have attended the executive public policy training program while approximately 765 senior government officials have attended the various priority thematic courses.
Geographical Location Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam
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

A program advisor, program facilitators, and technical experts were engaged by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (February 2007, as amended from time to time).

For the actual design and delivery of the training programs, the RETA has engaged selected academic institutions through single source selection based on demonstrated credibility and record of excellence in their respective fields. The involved institutions have had extensive relevant experience in the three respective project countries as well as experience in other regional countries.

Responsible ADB Officer Eiko Izawa
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Viet Nam Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Asian Development BankYumiko Tamuraytamura@adb.orgADB Viet Nam Resident Mission, 23 Phan Chu Trinh, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Timetable
Concept Clearance 27 Mar 2007
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2007 to 25 Mar 2007
MRM -
Approval 13 Sep 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 28 Jun 2007
Last PDS Update 29 Apr 2011

TA 6412-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Sep 2007 - 13 Sep 2007 31 Dec 2010 30 Apr 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 17,800,000.00 3,600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 21,400,000.00 13 Sep 2007 12,865,365.17

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