Cook Islands: Infrastructure Services Delivery Improvement

Sovereign Project | 41170-012 Status: Closed


To strengthen infrastructure sector governance, build capacity, and improve financial and operational management assets.

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Project Name Infrastructure Services Delivery Improvement
Project Number 41170-012
Country Cook Islands
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7287-COO: Infrastructure Services Delivery Improvement
Japan Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform

Public sector management - Public expenditure and fiscal management

Transport - Transport policies and institutional development

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description To strengthen infrastructure sector governance, build capacity, and improve financial and operational management assets.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB's Country Partnership Strategy (2008-2012) recognizes that maintaining macroeconomic stability depends upon removing binding constraints to environmentally sustainable private sector-led economic growth and improving the quality of public sector governance. This TA will address these constraints through cacity building and efficiency improvements in the delivery of infrastructure services.
Impact Effective delivery of environmentally sustainable infrastructure and infrastructure services.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome An established governance framework supporting infrastructure management and development.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Rigorous planning and investment criteria for vetting infrastructure proposals

2. An asset management regime with adequate resource allocations for asset maintenance and asset management plans that are independently audited annually

3. Institutional adjustments and reforms for ensuring sector sustainability through regulatory reviews of tariff regimes and private sector participation.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The re-engaged consulting services commenced on 15 October 2012. As of the mission, all parties are satisfied with the consultant's performance. The consultant has collected the necessary information and is preparing draft changes and additions to selected legislation. The consultant's asset assessment team is scheduled to be in the field and collect data from 25 November 2012.

Based on the current TA progress, the government advised the mission that the TA completion date of 31 March 2013 remains unchanged. The draft final TA report will be submitted to ADB and the government in early April 2013.

Geographical Location Cook Islands
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultation was done with the EA and other stakeholders during TA design.
During Project Implementation Consultations with stakeholders were held during inception and before finalisation of the mid-term report.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services QCBS - International consultant inputs (18 person-months) will be required in the areas of Institutional Management (3 person-months), Asset Management (2 person-months), Urban Planning and Policy (3.5 person-months), Transport Planning and Policy (3.5 person-months), Legal Specialist (2 person-months), and Legal Draftsperson (4 person-months). National consultant inputs (6 person-months) will be required in the areas of stakeholder consultation and social analysis (2 person-months) and policy research assistance (4 person-months).
Responsible ADB Officer Maria Paniagua
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Subregional Office in Suva, Fiji
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance & Economic Management
Mr. Garth Henderson
P O Box 120 Rarotonga Cook Islands
Concept Clearance 11 Aug 2008
Fact Finding 24 Jun 2008 to 04 Jul 2008
Approval 19 May 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 24 Jul 2008
Last PDS Update 29 Mar 2013

TA 7287-COO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 May 2009 06 Jun 2009 06 Jun 2009 30 Sep 2011 31 Mar 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
600,000.00 0.00 66,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 666,000.00 19 May 2009 476,516.38
Title Document Type Document Date
Infrastructure Services Delivery Improvement TA Completion Reports Oct 2013
Infrastructure Services Delivery Improvement Technical Assistance Reports May 2009

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