Pakistan: Punjab Government Efficiency Improvement Program (Subprogram 1)

Sovereign Project | 41666-013 Status: Closed

Summary

ADB is supporting public policy reforms in Pakistan's Punjab province, which are designed to boost inclusive growth and the delivery of services. The project will improve public resource management and enhance the efficiency of the civil service and the management of the pension system. It will also promote greater private sector participation and facilitate public-private partnerships.

Latest Project Documents


Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program. Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.

The Public Communications Policy (PCP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.

The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.

In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.

 
Project Name Punjab Government Efficiency Improvement Program (Subprogram 1)
Project Number 41666-013
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2385-PAK: Punjab Government Efficiency Improvement Program (Subprogram 1)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 250.00 million
Loan 2386-PAK: Capacity Building for Punjab Government Efficiency Improvement
Asian Development Fund US$ 8.80 million
TA 7003-PAK: Effective Implementation of Punjab Government Efficiency Improvement Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 950,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The TA loan (2386-PAK) supports the implementation of policy actions under PGEIP. Currently, PGEIP SP3 is under preparation
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) A firm was hired in Spetember 2010 until the end of the project to support the reforms under CPA 1 Financial management and CPA 3 Civil Service Reform. Reforms under CPA 2 Pension Reforma and CPA 4 Private Sector Development are supported by individually hired consultants
Geographical Location Punjab, Pakistan

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 The Government of Punjab (GoPB) has laid down an ambitious Vision 2020 which aims to double per capita income over the next decade. They has also implemented service delivery reforms through ADB-supported Punjab Devolved Social Services Program (PDSSP) and judicial reforms through the federal level Access to Justice Program. GoPb requested ADB to undertake the second generation reforms to continue the PRMP.
During Project Implementation The Chief Secretary of GoPb has provided the overall vision for the integrated framework. A high level steeeing committee established chaired by Chief Secretary of GoPb will continue to provide guidance on the integrated clusters including PGEIP. GoPb has established the PRMP PMU in the Planning and Development. PRMP PMU will closely work with ADB and implementing agencies.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Under the TA Loan, consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time). A total of 40 person-months of international and 156 person-months of national consultants will be required.
Procurement Not applicable.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Priyanka Sood
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Planning & Development Department
c/o Mountain Inn Hotel
Chitral, Pakistan

Timetable

Concept Clearance 30 Jul 2004
Fact Finding 16 Jul 2007 to 31 Jul 2007
MRM 29 Aug 2007
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 20 Apr 2011

Loan 2385-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2007 14 Dec 2007 21 Dec 2007 30 Jun 2008 - 12 Feb 2008
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 250.25 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 250.00 10 Dec 2007 250.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.25 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 10 Dec 2007 250.00 0.00 100%

Loan 2386-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2007 14 Dec 2007 21 Dec 2007 31 May 2012 30 Jun 2012 26 Dec 2012
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 10.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 8.80 10 Dec 2007 6.92 0.00 100%
Counterpart 1.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 10 Dec 2007 6.92 0.00 100%

TA 7003-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2007 22 Feb 2008 22 Feb 2008 31 Dec 2009 31 Dec 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
950,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 950,000.00 10 Dec 2007 484,176.66
Title Document Type Document Date
Punjab Government Efficiency Improvement Program: Completion Report Project/Program Completion Reports Sep 2014
Amendment to the Loan Agreement for Punjab Government Efficiency Improvement Program - Subprogram 1 between Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Asian Development Bank dated 18 September 2009 Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Sep 2009
Capacity Building for Punjab Government Efficiency Improvement Program Project/Program Administration Manual Jun 2008
Project Agreement for Technical Assistance for Punjab Government Efficiency Improvement Program Implementation Support Project between Asian Development Bank and Province of the Punjab dated 14 December 2007 Project/Program Agreement Dec 2007
Loan Agreement for Technical Assistance for Punjab Government Efficiency Improvement Program Implementation Support Project between Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Asian Development Bank dated 14 December 2007 Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Dec 2007
Loan Agreement for Punjab Government Efficiency Improvement Program -- Subprogram 1 between Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Asian Development Bank dated 14 December 2007 Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Dec 2007
Program Agreement for Punjab Government Efficiency Improvement Program -- Subprogram I between Asian Development Bank and Province of the Punjab dated 14 December 2007 Project/Program Agreement Dec 2007
Proposed Program Cluster Procurement Plans Oct 2007
Punjab Government Efficiency Improvement Program Reports and Recommendations of the President Oct 2007
Punjab Government Efficiency Improvement Program (Subprogram 1) Design and Monitoring Frameworks Aug 2007

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.

None currently available.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

Title Document Type Document Date
Pakistan: Punjab Government Efficiency Improvement Program Validations of Project Completion Reports Jul 2015

Related Publications

None currently available.


The Public Communications Policy (PCP) establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced in its operations to facilitate stakeholder participation in ADB's decision-making. For more information, refer to the Safeguard Policy Statement, Operations Manual F1, and Operations Manual L3.

Requests for information may also be directed to the InfoUnit.