China, People's Republic of: Facility for Policy Reform and Capacity Building III

Sovereign Project | 42127-012 Status: Closed

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Project Name Facility for Policy Reform and Capacity Building III
Project Number 42127-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7313-PRC: Facility for Policy Reform and Capacity Building III
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.20 million
TA 7313-PRC: Facility for Policy Reform and Capacity Building III(Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 300,000.00
TA 7313-PRC: Facility for Policy Reform and Capacity Building III (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Land-based natural resources management

Education - Technical and vocational education and training

Energy - Energy efficiency and conservation

Health - Health sector development and reform - Health system development

Industry and trade - Trade and services

Public sector management - Economic affairs management - Public administration - Public expenditure and fiscal management - Social protection initiatives

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban housing - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The outcome will be assessed upon completion of the TA.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

As of August 2015, the accomplished subprojects under Component 1 include: (i) SP1.1 Assessment of Application of the Labor Contract Law to Informal Sector Employment; (ii) SP1.2 Internal Audit Roles and Best Practices; (iii) SP1.3 Quality Supervision and Control of Health Reform Projects; (iv) SP1.5 Application of International Best Practices of Social Welfare Reforms to Social Assistance Policy in the PRC; (v) SP1.6 Fiscal Policy for Rural Environmental Protection in Liaoning Province; (vi) SP1.7 Evaluation of Models for Urban Medical and Health Institutions to Support Township Hospitals in Hebei Province; (vii) SP1.8 Development of China Voluntary Emission Reduction Standards Related to Trading Platform; (viii) SP1.9 Impact of Fiscal and Monetary Policies on the Employment under Financial Crisis in the PRC; (ix) SP1.10 Research on Hunan Tourism Industry Impact on Economic Development;(x) SP1.11 Elimination of some Major Problems of Poverty Belt around Beijing and Tianjin;(xi) SP1.12 Pilot Testing Project on School-Enterprises Cooperation for Skills Development in the PRC;(xii) SP1.13 Study on Legal System for Low-and-middle-income Housing Supply in the PRC;(xiii) SP1.14 Policy Options to Develop Service Institutions for the Elderly in the PRC;(xiv) SP1.15 Research on the Strategy of Coordinated Development of Urban Agriculture, Urbanization and Industrialization;(xv) SP1.16 Policy Studies on Speeding Up the Opening-up of Hunan Economy;(xvi) SP1.17 Research on Central China Taking in Industrial Transfer and Promoting Industrial Upgrading;(xvii)SP1.19 Coordination and Development of Urban and Rural Medical and Health Service System-Chongqing Exploration and Innovation;(xviii) SP1.20 Consulting Service Development in Underdeveloped Area in the Industrial Transition and Upgrading Process; (xix) 1.21 Mechanism of Economic Compensation for Arable Land Protection (xx) SP1.22 Quality Supervision and Control of Agricultural Projects; (xxi) SP1.23 Innovation Mechanism of Hebei Green Lighting Project; (xxii) 1.24 Enhancing Real Sector Cooperation and Integration with Good Practices of the GMS; (xxiii ) 1.25 Midterm Evaluation of the 12th Five-year Plan. and (xxiv) 1.26 Study on Finance & Taxation Policies for Accelerating Development of Tourism. All above completed subprojects are well received by related government agencies.

Thirteen workshops under Component 2 were conducted and accomplished with expected results: (i) SP2.1 The 2009 Dissemination of ADB TA Best Practice; (ii) SP2.2 PRC-ADB Conference on TA cooperation and sharing experiences; (iii) SP2.3 ADB-PRC TA Award Ceremony and Knowledge Sharing Workshop on TA Cooperation; (iv) SP2.4 Workshop on Non-Sovereign and Private Sector Operations; (v) SP2.5 Training Workshop for EA for Delegated TAs; (vi) SP2.6 Public-Private Partnerships in Urbanization; (vii) SP2.7 PRC-ADB Strategic TA Programming Workshop; (viii) 2.8 The 2nd PRC-ADB Strategic TA Programming Workshop; (ix) 2.9 Workshop on Results Based Lending and Policy Lending; (x) SP2.10 Public-Private Partnerships Capacity Buidling in Gansu Province; (xi) SP2.11 PPP Capacity Building of the Chongqing Municipal Government; (xii) SP2.12 Introducing Third-party Review Mechanism in ADB TA Management; and (xiii) 2.13 2015 PRC Country Programming.

Geographical Location country wide

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During country programming mission discussions in December 2008, MOF noted that ADB's responsiveness to Government requests for policy advice will be critical over the period of 2009-2012 when the Government is expected to formulate and decide on various policy measures and reforms to mitigate adverse effects from economic slowdown, and to prepare the 12th Five Year Plan (2011-2015). The TA concept was formulated in close consultation with MOF, related government agencies who will be potential IAs, and key think-tanks and academic institutions.
During Project Implementation Throughout the TA implementation period, ADB and the EA will continue consulting and accepting subproject proposals from government organizations, various institutions, NGOs, and, in special cases, a unit within the EA or ADB.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA requires 120 person-months of international and national consultants/resource persons. The areas of expertise include poverty reduction, rural finance and development, private sector development, project evaluation, macroeconomic management, public administration management, public service provision, social insurance and social safety net, law and regulations in the related areas, and capacity building.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Aihua Wu
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Wang Ying
TA Division, International Department, Ministry of Finance Sanlihe, Xicheng District Beijing, 100820, PRC

Timetable

Concept Clearance 23 Mar 2009
Fact Finding 21 Apr 2009 to 01 Jun 2009
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 15 May 2009
Last PDS Update 17 Sep 2015

TA 7313-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Jul 2009 02 Sep 2009 02 Sep 2009 31 Aug 2012 30 Sep 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,000,000.00 0.00 420,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,420,000.00 20 Jul 2009 1,786,286.85
Title Document Type Document Date
Facility for Policy Reform and Capacity Building III: Sub-project 1.24 - Enhancing Real Sector Cooperation and Integration with Good Practices of GMS: Synopsis of Final Report Consultants' Reports Mar 2014
Facility for Policy Reform and Capacity Building III: Study on Chongqing Urban Rural Healthcare Insurance Integration-Exploration and Innovation Consultants' Reports Nov 2013
Facility for Policy Reform and Capacity Building III: Sub-project 1.15 - Policy Study on Urban Modern Agriculture in Tianjin Consultants' Reports Apr 2013
Facility for Policy Reform and Capacity Building III: Sub-project 1.22 - Quality Supervision and Control of Agricultural Capital Construction Project through Developing Project Performance Management System Consultants' Reports Dec 2012
Facility for Policy Reform and Capacity Building III Technical Assistance Reports Jul 2009
Facility for Policy Reform and Capacity Building III: Sub-project 1.23 - Study on Innovation Mechanisms for the Green Lighting Project in Hebei Consultants' Reports Jul 2009
Facility for Policy Reform and Capacity Building III: Sub-project 1.11 - Study on Elimination of Several Major Problems of the Poverty Belt around Beijing and Tianjin Consultants' Reports Jul 2009
Facility for Policy Reform and Capacity Building III: Sub-project 1.16 - Policy Research on Boosting the Open Economy Development in Hunan Province Consultants' Reports Jul 2009
Facility for Policy Reform and Capacity Building III: Sub-project 1.20 - Research on Consulting Service in Industrial Transition and Upgrading in Anhui Consultants' Reports Jul 2009
Facility for Policy Reform and Capacity Building III: Sub-project 1.17 - Research on Central PRC Undertaking Industrial Transfer and Promoting Industrial Upgrade Consultants' Reports Jul 2009

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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