Regional: Enhancing Engagement with Pacific Developing Member Countries

Sovereign Project | 41658-012

Summary

To generate economic growth through the sectors of ADB focus. The TA has three key outcomes: (i) enhanced relationship with host governments; (ii) improved donor coordination; and (iii) improved country portfolio performance.

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Project Name Enhancing Engagement with Pacific Developing Member Countries
Project Number 41658-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6475-REG: Enhancing Engagement with Pacific Developing Member Countries
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description To generate economic growth through the sectors of ADB focus. The TA has three key outcomes: (i) enhanced relationship with host governments; (ii) improved donor coordination; and (iii) improved country portfolio performance.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA is included in the Pacific Regional Operations Business Plan 2007-2010
Impact Economic growth generated in Samoa, Solomon Islands and Tonga through the sectors of ADB focus
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

1. Enhanced relationship between ADB and participating governments

2. Improved development partner coordination and harmonization

3. Improved ADB country portfolio performance

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Communication and coordination activities facilitated by country focal points supporting implementation of national strategies and promoting aid coordination.

2. Midterm and final TA reviews

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design ADB Governors for Samoa, Solomon Islands and Tonga have been consulted and are supportive of the liaison offices. The World Bank Sydney office is a partner in conceptualizing the joint liaison offices in Samoa and Tonga. All parties are supportive.
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will finance 39 person-months of international consulting services and 180 person-months of national consulting services. The proposed consultants will be: (i) country focal point, Solomon Islands (international, 36 person-months); (ii) country focal points, Samoa and Tonga (national, 72 person-months); (iii) administrative assistants, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Tonga (national, 108 person-months); and (iv) organizational and performance evaluation specialist (international, 3 person-months, intermittent).
Responsible ADB Officer Emma M. Veve
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Office of the Director General, PARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development BankStephen J. Pollardspollard@adb.orgPacific Department, Asian Development Bank
Timetable
Concept Clearance 05 Oct 2007
Fact Finding 10 Mar 2008 to 24 Mar 2008
MRM -
Approval 06 Aug 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 02 Nov 2007
Last PDS Update 14 Mar 2011

TA 6475-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Aug 2008 - 06 Aug 2008 31 Mar 2012 31 Mar 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 0.00 80,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,580,000.00 06 Aug 2008 2,257,230.44
Title Document Type Document Date
Enhancing Engagement with Pacific Developing Member Countries Technical Assistance Reports Aug 2008

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