Philippines: Governance in Justice Sector Reform Program - Subprogram 2

Sovereign Project | 41380-023 Status: Closed

Summary

ADB is helping the Philippines address weaknesses in the judiciary and justice sector agencies. The project supports efforts to strengthen the justice sector’s fiscal autonomy and accountability, improve its access to resources, enhance integrity and efficiency, improve access to justice for the poor and vulnerable groups, and expand delivery of justice through alternative dispute resolution.

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Project Name Governance in Justice Sector Reform Program - Subprogram 2
Project Number 41380-023
Country Philippines
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2840-PHI: Governance in Justice Sector Reform Program - Subprogram 2
Ordinary capital resources US$ 300.00 million
TA 8006-PHI: Capacity Development for the Judiciary and Justice Sector Agencies
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Law and judiciary

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Greater public trust and confidence in the justice system

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome A more efficient justice sector
Progress Toward Outcome In progress
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Strengthened judicial fiscal autonomy, and improved justice sector accountability and access to resources

Enhanced justice sector integrity

Supporting efficiency in the justice sector

Access to justice by the poor and vulnerable groups

Expanding delivery of justice through alternative dispute resolution

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

For the Loan under subprogram 2, the total loan amount has been fully disbursed in Feb 2012.

For the TA 7210-PHI, this has been financially closed in Oct 2012.

For the TA 8006-PHI, implementation is on going. Several individual consultants have been engaged and whose contracts are still on going. In various levels and capacity, they are assisting and providing technical support to SC, DOJ and other justice sector agencies. Workshops and trainings are also conducted as part of capacity building activities under the TA.

Geographical Location Philippines

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

This is subprogram 2 of the program cluster approved in December 2008.

A loan to the Government of the Republic of the Philippines for The Governance in Justice Sector Reform Program (GJSRP) for the Republic of the Philippines was approved on 16 December 2008, for $300,000,000 (ADB. 2008. Report and Recommendation of the President to the Board of Directors on a Proposed Program Cluster, Loan for Subprogram 1 and Technical Assistance Grant Republic of the Philippines: Governance in Justice Sector Reform Program. Manila (Loan No. 1946 for $300 million, approved on 16 December 2008). This loan was disbursed under subprogram 1. The policy measures were anchored in the Medium-Term Philippines Development Plan 2004-2010 (MTPDP). The MTPDP envisions judiciary that is independent, effective, and efficient, resulting from reforms in the justice system.

the procesing of the policy based loan commenced in June with a reconissance mission, followed by a fact0finding mission in August. This proposed program is in advanced stage of processing, and further progress is awaited

During Project Implementation

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Joven Balbosa
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Supreme Court of the Philippines
Padre Faura
Ermita, Manila
Department of Finance
DOF Building
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex
Roxas Blvd., Manila, Philippines

Timetable

Concept Clearance 09 Jul 2008
Fact Finding 01 Aug 2011 to 23 Aug 2011
MRM 06 Oct 2011
Approval 16 Dec 2011
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 26 Jan 2010
Last PDS Update 30 Sep 2014

Loan 2840-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2011 13 Jan 2012 15 Feb 2012 31 Mar 2012 - 31 Mar 2012
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 300.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 300.00 16 Dec 2011 300.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 16 Dec 2011 300.00 0.00 100%

TA 8006-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2011 22 Feb 2012 22 Feb 2012 28 Feb 2014 31 Oct 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 16 Dec 2011 733,497.96

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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