China, People's Republic of: Fiscal Policy Support for Economic Development in Henan

Sovereign Project | 42002-012

Summary

The TA will support the PRC in identifying strategic fiscal policy measures for addressing the constraints to the economic development of Henan Province. The TA will prepare a strategic report on the use of fiscal instruments for stimulating economic growth in Henan. Five background papers will be prepared as inputs to the strategic report: (i) improving livelihood of the general population and promoting a harmonius society; (ii) industrial and infrastructure development and market transformation; (iii) modern services sector development; (iv) preservation of cultural resources; and (v) fiscal strategy for export promotion. The findings of some of the studies could have wider applicability to other similarly placed provinces. Lessons from the findings of similar provincial level studies will be incorporated.

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 Fiscal Policy Support for Economic Development in Henan
Project Number 42002-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7192-PRC: Fiscal Policy Support for Economic Development in Henan
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 - Public expenditure and fiscal management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA will support the PRC in identifying strategic fiscal policy measures for addressing the constraints to the economic development of Henan Province. The TA will prepare a strategic report on the use of fiscal instruments for stimulating economic growth in Henan. Five background papers will be prepared as inputs to the strategic report: (i) improving livelihood of the general population and promoting a harmonius society; (ii) industrial and infrastructure development and market transformation; (iii) modern services sector development; (iv) preservation of cultural resources; and (v) fiscal strategy for export promotion. The findings of some of the studies could have wider applicability to other similarly placed provinces. Lessons from the findings of similar provincial level studies will be incorporated.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA directly supports ADB's Country Partnership Strategy 2008-2010 (CPS) for the People's Republic of China (PRC) through the CPS' key pillar of inclusive growth and balanced development, with focus on operations in poorer provinces and promoting integrated rural and urban development. The PRC Government suggested Henan for the study because it is one of the poorer provinces.
Impact The impact of the TA is improved economic performance of Henan Province through better fiscal policies and programs.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The outcome of the TA is enhanced fiscal policy for Henan Province aimed at improved access to employment and social services, rural development and restructuring and modernization of the industrial sector.
Progress Toward Outcome The outcomes will be assessed during the preparation of the TA completion report.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs (i) Strategic report on fiscal policy program for Henan Province, including seminar/meetings for discussion; (ii) Background paper on improving access to employment, education, health and social security using fiscal instruments, including workshops; (iii) Background paper on stimulating rural development, promoting agricultural reforms and enhancing access to rural finance through fiscal policy, including workshops; (iv) Background paper on fiscal policies for reforming state-owned enterprises in the industrial sector, including workshops; (v) Background paper on fiscal policy options for promoting a resource-conserving and environmentally-friendly society, including workshops; (vi) Background paper on strengthening the fiscal management system, including workshops.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The final review workshop was held in Beijing on 6 June 2011. The Chinese version of the final report was reviewed and approved by the EA and ADB, and English translation is being carried out and will be submitted to the EA and ADB for review soon. The TA completion date has been extended to 31 July 2011, a month later than originally scheduled.
Geographical Location Henan Province, PRC
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design ADB conducted consultations with key government institutions like the MInistry of Finance, National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Health and the Institute of Fiscal Studies.
During Project Implementation China Development Research Foundation, Henan Provincial Finance Bureau, Henan Provincial Development Research Center, Henan University of Economics and Law, Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou University, Wuhan University, Henan Provincial Academy of Social Sciences were consulted.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will recruit an International Fiscal Management Expert (3 person-months) and National Fiscal Policy/Development Experts (duration of engagement in person-months is still being determined). The consultants will be selected and engaged on an individual basis in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Procurement The TA will purchase office equipment, including laptops, printers, copiers, scanners and projectors. Upon completion of TA project, the equipment will be transferred to the EA. The equipment will be purchased using shopping method.
Responsible ADB Officer Long Yun Peng
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Henan Finance BureauMr. Fan Xiaofx371@126.comZhengzhou, Henan Province
Timetable
Concept Clearance 18 Mar 2008
Fact Finding 14 Apr 2008 to 21 Apr 2008
MRM -
Approval 10 Dec 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 22 Apr 2008
Last PDS Update 01 Sep 2011

TA 7192-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2008 30 Jan 2009 30 Jan 2009 31 Jul 2010 31 Jul 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
400,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 550,000.00 10 Dec 2008 368,385.43

Safeguard Documents

See also: Safeguards

No documents found.

Evaluation Documents

See also: Independent Evaluation

No documents found.


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.