Cambodia: Developing an Institutional Framework for Decentralization Reforms

Sovereign Project | 41356-012

Summary

To pursue a program on decentralization and deconcentration (D&D), reform the structure of roles and responsibilities for subnational administration and to institute appropriate fiscal arrangements at subnational levels.

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Project Name Developing an Institutional Framework for Decentralization Reforms
Project Number 41356-012
Country Cambodia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7373-CAM: Developing an Institutional Framework for Decentralization Reforms
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
TA 7373-CAM: Developing an Institutional Framework for Decentralization Reforms (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Decentralization

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description To pursue a program on decentralization and deconcentration (D&D), reform the structure of roles and responsibilities for subnational administration and to institute appropriate fiscal arrangements at subnational levels.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB has been providing assistance to D&D reforms through its Commune Council Development Project, phase 2 of which started in 2008. These projects have provided commune councils with necessary facilities (offices); capacity development for commune councilors and officials and establishment of a civil registration system. ADB Country Strategy and Program 2005-2009 and the subsequent Country Operations Business Plan for Cambodia for 2008-2010 highlights the importance of ADB's involvement in strengthening public administration reforms in Cambodia, particularly, in areas of public financial management and decentralization. Moreover, ADB can contribute strategically by providing a strong link between decentralization and good local governance on one hand, and strong public financial management in national ministries, on the other. A strong link between national priorities and plans with decentralized service delivery will enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of Government's resource utilization. In addition, it will also strengthen accountability and transparency mechanism across institutions - from national to local government institutions.
Impact The regulatory framework for decentralization is in place and operationalized.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome A regulatory framework for decentralization is adopted by policy makers.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Proposal for functional assignments prepared for all levels of the Government

Proposal for legal/ regulatory regime for fiscal arrangements, including related laws

Intergovernmental financing arrangements with focus on unconditional and conditional grants

Strengthening network arrangements between and capacity of oversight agencies

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

The TA has completed a Draft Manual for Functional Reviews, currently being discussed with government counterparts. A study tour of Cambodian high level officials is being organized to observe regional relevant experiences on fiscal decentralization.

The TA provided advisory assistance to the drafting of the recently approved Sub-national Finance Law and to the draft regulation on the forthcoming District Development Fund. In addition, assistance is being provided to the drafting of key implementing regulations for the Sub-national Finance Law.

The TA is engaging advisory assistance fopr the design of the forthcoming Sub-national Investment Facility (SNIF) and the feasibility study of the future Local Government Academy.

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

About 28 person-months of iternational consulting inputs and about 22 person-months of national consulting inputs will be required. All consultants will be hired individually.

INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANTS (28 person-months)

(i) Regional Autonomy and Fiscal Policy Adviser/Team Leader (12 person-months);

(ii) Fiscal Decentralization and Expenditure Management Adviser (10 person-months);

(iii) Decentralization Adviser (2 person-months); and

(iv) Capacity Building Adviser (4 person-months).

NATIONAL CONSULTANTS (22 person-months)

(i) Regional Autonomy Expert/Logistics Coordinator (12 person-months); and

(ii) Capacity Building Expert (10 person-months).

Responsible ADB Officer Juan Gomez Reino
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Nat'l Committee for Democratic Devt at Subnatl LvlMr. Ngan Chamroeunngan.chamroeun@ncdd.gov.khMinistry of Interior Norodom Blvd., Sangkat Tonle Bassac, Khan Chamcar Mon, Phnom Penh
Timetable
Concept Clearance 04 Aug 2009
Fact Finding 08 Jul 2009 to 17 Jul 2009
MRM -
Approval 29 Oct 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 09 Dec 2009
Last PDS Update 25 May 2011

TA 7373-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Oct 2009 11 Jan 2010 11 Jan 2010 31 Oct 2011 31 Dec 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,200,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,400,000.00 29 Oct 2009 1,030,544.35

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