Kiribati: Economic Management and Public Sector Reform

Sovereign Project | 42035-012 Status: Closed

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Project Name Economic Management and Public Sector Reform
Project Number 42035-012
Country Kiribati
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7166-KIR: Economic Management and Public Sector Reform
Japan Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
TA 7166-KIR: Economic Management and Public Sector Reform (supplementary)
Government of Australia US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The TA succesfully assisted the Government in selling one of its SOE - Kiribati Supply Company Limited (KSCL) in 2011. Government has identified further SOEs for the TA to support - Betio Shipping Limited, Otintaai Hotel Limited, Kiribati Shipping Services Limited, Television Kiribati Limited and Bobotin Kiribati Limited. A MTFF was developed in 2010 which was used for the 2011 and the 2012 budget.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The TA has made good progress and assisted the Government to (i) review the draft Public Services Act, Kiribati conditions of services policy, Public Finance Ordinance and other financial legislation; (ii) put in place a draft medium-term budget framework, and (iii) prepare and implement a detailed strategy and step-by-step work plan for the sale of Kiribati Supply Company Limited (KSCL).
Geographical Location Republic of Kiribati

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A multi-donor mission from ADB/PFTAC/AusAID/NZAID in November/December 2006 consulted the Office of the President, MFED, the Office of Auditor General, the Office of Solicitor General, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, the Customs Office, the Kiribati Oil Company (KOIL), the Air Kiribati, and the ANZ Bank of Kiribati on the joint assistance program, including the intent of this TA.
During Project Implementation The scoping report, providing the objectives, impact, and outcomes for the TA, prepared by PFTAC was reviewed in September/October 2007 relevant Government agencies, including the MFED, the Office of the Auditor General, the Office of Attorney General, and the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Development.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will finance 23 person-months of international consulting services and 5 person-months of a national consultant. The proposed consultants will comprise (i) Public Financial Management Specialist/Team Leader (international; 9 person-months intermittent), (ii) Treasury Specialist (1 person-months, intermittent) (iii) Macroeconomist (international, 1 person-month intermitten), (iv) Capacity Development Specialist (international, 3 person-months intermittent) (v) Public Enterprise Reform Specialist (international, 7 person-months intermittent), (vi) Change Management Advisor (international, 2 person-months intermittent), and (vii) Facilitator (national, 5 person-months intermittent). ADB will engage the team of consultants as a firm based on a simplified technical proposal under the quality- and cost-based selection process.
Procurement Received additional funding from AusAid (AUD1.5million).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Malie Lototele
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Subregional Office in Suva, Fiji
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
Hon Natan Teewee
nteewe@mfep.gov.ki
Min. of Finance & Economic Development P O Box 67 Bairiki Tarawa, Kiribati

Timetable

Concept Clearance 03 Mar 2008
Fact Finding 24 Jun 2008 to 24 Jun 2008
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 22 May 2008
Last PDS Update 14 Nov 2011

TA 7166-KIR

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Nov 2008 04 Dec 2008 04 Dec 2008 30 Nov 2012 02 Sep 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 1,500,000.00 80,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,380,000.00 07 Nov 2008 2,222,548.87
Title Document Type Document Date
Economic Management and Public Sector Reform TA Completion Reports Jul 2014
Economic Management and Public Sector Reform: Final Report Consultants' Reports Sep 2013
Economic Management and Public Sector Reform Technical Assistance Reports Nov 2008

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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