Regional: Support for Implementation of the Second Governance and Anticorruption Action Plan

Sovereign Project | 41251-012

Summary

The Governance Cooperation Fund (GCF) has an important role to play in adding value to the implementation of ADB's Governance and Anticorruption Policies,and specifically will support the implementation of ADB's Second Governance and Anticorruption Action Plan (GACAP II). The expected impact is improved quality of governance which contributes to sustainable development in DMCs. The expected outcome is strengthened governance in participating DMCs in areas of PFM, procurement, and combatting corruption.

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Project Name Support for Implementation of the Second Governance and Anticorruption Action Plan
Project Number 41251-012
Country Regional
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6445-REG: Support for the Implementation of the Second Governance and Anticorruption Action Plan
Governance Cooperation Fund US$ 2.60 million
TA 6445-REG: Support for Implementation of the Second Governance and Anticorruption Action Plan (Supplementary)
Governance Cooperation Fund US$ 391,000.00
TA 6445-REG: Support for Implementation of the Second Governance and Anticorruption Action Plan (Supplementary)
Governance Cooperation Fund US$ 272,000.00
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 Governance Cooperation Fund (GCF) has an important role to play in adding value to the implementation of ADB's Governance and Anticorruption Policies,and specifically will support the implementation of ADB's Second Governance and Anticorruption Action Plan (GACAP II). The expected impact is improved quality of governance which contributes to sustainable development in DMCs. The expected outcome is strengthened governance in participating DMCs in areas of PFM, procurement, and combatting corruption.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact The expected impact is improved quality of governance, which contributes to sustainable development in DMCs.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The expected outcome is strengthened governance in participating DMCs in areas of PFM, procurement, and combating corruption.
Progress Toward Outcome The subprojects in output 2 have contributed to strengthening governance in participating DMCs by implementing risk mitigation measures identified in ADB's governance risk assessments and management plans. In Mongolia, procurement in the education sector has been improved through development of a comprehensive procurement manual, procurement and anticorruption training and a code of ethics and handbook. In PRC, internal control manuals were prepared for wastewater and rural development projects. In Bhutan, leadership and management development training programs on public service delivery, business and IT for good governance have been conducted to enhance government capacity. In the Philippines, detailed recommendations have been developed for a revised governance structure for the electricity market operator, transition plan and rule changes to implement the new structure. In Armenia, a road map for institutional development and capacity building to strengthen PFM professionals has been developed. In PRC, advice was provided to the Jilin Province Investment Group on its corporate vision and strategic plan which contributed to the company's plans for restructuring its balance sheet. In Cambodia, the school improvement grant program has been strengthened by production of a technical and financial manual to support financial planning and management of school improvement grants and an action plan for school performance monitoring system.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs 1. Risk assessment and risk mitigation plans (RAMP) for projects in ADB priority sectors. 2. Subprojects addressing risk mitigation measures at country, sector, and or project level in priority areas for ADB operations. 3. Subprojects Addressing Knowledge Dissemination and Monitoring. 4. Long term national governance consultants placed in at least five Resident Missions to support implementation of GACAP II.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. RAMPs have been completed for the following projects: Water and Sanitation Services Improvement Project in Uzbekistan; Preparation of Transmission and Distribution of Metering Project in Kyrgyzstan; Regional Transmission Project in Tajikistan; Punjab Cities Improvement Investment Program in Pakistan; Power Sector Rehabilitation Project in Kyrgyz Republic; and Renewable Energy Development Sector Investment Program in Pakistan. 2. Seven subprojects have been completed while four subprojects are ongoing.

3. No subproject has been developed under Output 3, but the subprojects under Output 2 already include arrangements for monitoring and dissemination.

4. From 2009-2013, six NGCs were engaged and performed services for a total of 12.8 person years in RMs in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Mongolia, Nepal and Uzbekistan. In 2014, three new NGCs have been recruited for the RMs in Cambodia, Tajikistan and Viet Nam.

Geographical Location
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 TA will require international consultants (estimated at 40 person months) and national consultants (estimated at 290 person months) with skills and expertise in governance, public financial management, and anticorruption at country level and in priority sectors for ADB operations, as defined in MTS II and CPSs for participating DMCs. One consultant administrator will also be recruited to provide support to RSCG to coordinate RETA activities. Consultants will be recruited as individuals.
Responsible ADB Officer Claudia Buentjen
Responsible ADB Department SDCC
Responsible ADB Division SDGG
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 09 Jul 2007
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2007 to 25 Mar 2007
MRM -
Approval 18 Feb 2008
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 03 Dec 2014

TA 6445-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Feb 2008 - 18 Feb 2008 31 Jan 2011 31 Dec 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 3,263,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,263,000.00 18 Feb 2008 2,123,613.93

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