India: Mizoram Public Resource Management Program

Sovereign Project | 41607-013

Summary

The program seeks to help the state government of Mizoram (SGM) to create fiscal space by (i) enhancing tax and nontax revenue measures and rationalizing expenditures; (ii) bringing about service improvements in two key sectors (health and education) in a cost-effective manner; (iii) ensuring better debt management; (iv) reforming the state pension system; and (v) restructuring public sector enterprises, including through closure, as needed.

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Project Name Mizoram Public Resource Management Program
Project Number 41607-013
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2536-IND: Mizoram Public Resource Management Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 94.00 million
Loan 2537-IND: Developing Public Resource Management Program in Mizoram
Ordinary capital resources US$ 6.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Public expenditure and fiscal management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The program seeks to help the state government of Mizoram (SGM) to create fiscal space by (i) enhancing tax and nontax revenue measures and rationalizing expenditures; (ii) bringing about service improvements in two key sectors (health and education) in a cost-effective manner; (iii) ensuring better debt management; (iv) reforming the state pension system; and (v) restructuring public sector enterprises, including through closure, as needed.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The rationale for the program is based on two underlying factors: (i) the political commitment of SGM to bring about necessary fiscal reforms to set the fiscal situation on a trajectory that is balanced, sustainable, and geared to meeting the long-term needs of the population of the state; and (ii) the need of the state economy for a program that takes a holistic view of fiscal reforms ranging from a focus on macro and, for example, medium-term expenditure frameworks to a focus on micro reforms such as ensuring that sector reforms contribute to improved service delivery and enhanced fiscal space. The program directly addresses key issues facing SGM as it tries to direct the economy on a more sustainable development path.
Impact State government of Mizoram increases investments of public funds for improved social and gender-inclusive human development in the state
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Creation of greater fiscal space in, and financial flexibility of, the budget of the state government of Mizoram
Progress Toward Outcome

The program loan is fully disbursed. The program loan helped use of objective valuation methodology (OVM), implementation of debt management software, prepayment of high-cost loans, preparation of budget for Health and Family Welfare and for School Education Departments in line with medium-term expenditure frameworks (MTEFs). The Program helped service improvement in health sector, significant progress in treasury computerization, pension reforms, PSE restructuring etc.

The associated $6 million technical assistance (TA) loan has helped SGM in charting out the roadmap to IT implementation and associated process reforms. Also, it has helped SGM achieve significant progress in computerization of treasuries across the state.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Tax and nontax revenue reforms successfully implemented

2. Government debts are effectively restructured and managed

3. The management of public expenditure is rationalized

4. Services in the health and education sectors are more accessible and improved

5. The government pension scheme is reformed and made more financially sustainable

6. Loss-making PSEs are restructured or closed

7. Program supervision and management.

8. Revenue Administration (LN 2537)

9. Project Appraisal and Monitoring (LN 2537)

10. Preparation of MTEFs (LN 2537)

11. Treasury Automation (LN 2537)

12. Debt Management (LN 2537)

13. Support to Program Management (LN 2537)

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

The program and project loans were extended for two years till January 2015.

The Program loan has been completed and fully disbursed. It is in the process of being closed.

Under the project loan, SGM has achieved significant progress in computerization of treasuries across the state. A Management Information System (MIS) consulting firm was mobilized to support the SGM in preparation of Information Technology (IT) roadmap and associated process related reforms across seven government departments under this loan.

Geographical Location State of Mizoram, Northeast India
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 Discussions with government officials both in Mizoram and at DEA (Delhi), and some members of the academia.
During Project Implementation Continuous discussions with government officials (in Mizoram and at DEA) to ensure program progress.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The revised procurement arrangement suggests a consulting package, a MIS package and a procurement expert for capacity enhancement of GoM in procurement of the aforementioned consulting and MIS packages. The packages which are operational and the treasury computerization package, which the GoM wishes to take up separately, are kept outside the purview of these three packages. However in July-August 2014 TPRM, in view of short implementation time till the scheduled closure of the loan, it was advised to not go ahead with the consulting and IT packages.
Procurement The revised procurement plan has been finalized in October 2013 and also been published in ADB public domain. However, in view of scheduled closure of the loan in January 2015 and consequent short implementation time, it was decided to not go ahead with the award for large packages.
Responsible ADB Officer Ashis Bhadra
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Department of Economic AffairsMinistry of Finance
North Block
New Delhi-110001, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 18 Dec 2008
Fact Finding 03 Nov 2008 to 11 Nov 2008
MRM 16 Jan 2009
Approval 18 Aug 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 08 Jan 2009
Last PDS Update 18 Mar 2015

Loan 2536-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Aug 2009 17 Sep 2009 19 Oct 2009 31 Jan 2013 31 Jan 2015 02 Mar 2015
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 94.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 94.00 18 Aug 2009 94.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Aug 2009 94.00 0.00 100%

Loan 2537-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Aug 2009 17 Sep 2009 19 Oct 2009 31 Jan 2013 31 Jan 2015 28 May 2015
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 6.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 6.00 18 Aug 2009 1.26 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Aug 2009 1.26 0.00 100%

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