Nepal: Institutional Strengthening of Municipalities

Sovereign Project | 42162-012

Summary

The TA closely fits within the framework of the ADB's Country Strategy and Program for Nepal (2005-2009), which prioritizes good governance as one of the four pillars and focuses on supporting the Government's decentralization initiatives, including fiscal decentralization. Improving financial management including own revenue collection enhancement and capacity development for urban services delivery in municipalities are urgent needs that have become evident from experiences of the on-going Urban and Environmental Improvement Project (L1966-NEP) and will help facilitate smooth implementation and O&M of the two investment projects in the pipeline: Secondary Towns Integrated Urban Environmental Improvement Project (PPTA-7182 on-going and project-processing planned in 2010) and Kathmandu Sustainable Urban Transport Project (R-PPTA 7243 on-going and project-processing planned in 2010).

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Project Name Institutional Strengthening of Municipalities
Project Number 42162-012
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7355-NEP: Institutional Strengthening of Municipalities
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 900,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA closely fits within the framework of the ADB's Country Strategy and Program for Nepal (2005-2009), which prioritizes good governance as one of the four pillars and focuses on supporting the Government's decentralization initiatives, including fiscal decentralization. Improving financial management including own revenue collection enhancement and capacity development for urban services delivery in municipalities are urgent needs that have become evident from experiences of the on-going Urban and Environmental Improvement Project (L1966-NEP) and will help facilitate smooth implementation and O&M of the two investment projects in the pipeline: Secondary Towns Integrated Urban Environmental Improvement Project (PPTA-7182 on-going and project-processing planned in 2010) and Kathmandu Sustainable Urban Transport Project (R-PPTA 7243 on-going and project-processing planned in 2010).
Impact Improved quality and sustainability of urban service delivery by municipalities.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Capacity of municipalities strengthened for efficient, sustainable, and accountable urban service delivery.
Progress Toward Outcome Making progress to achieve the outcome. Participating municipalities are taking measures for improving financial management practices.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

The outputs are as follows:

1. Financial management system improved

a. Revenue projection made annually

b. Internal audit carried out annually

2. Planning mechanism strengthened and linked to budgeting system

3. Technical capacity of staff strengthened for better urban service delivery

4. GIS-based urban maps developed

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Consultants were mobilized in May 2010. Comprehensive financial management improvement plan is being developed for each municipality. Technical capacity of municipal staff for water supply and sanitation, solid waste management, urban transport, and overall urban planning, is being strengthened. GIS-based urban maps are being developed.
Geographical Location 4 municipalities (Kathmandu metropolitan city, Biratnagar, Birgunj and Butwal)
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design All the programs are implemented in close consultation with the central government and municipal officials. Municipal staff are expected to take the lead in implementing the comprehensive financial management improvement plan and municipal action plan to improve urban service delivery.
During Project Implementation Close consultation with the government and municipal officials is being carried out.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consulting services over the period of 18 months will be required. International expertise will be obtained in the areas of urban planning, financial management and urban service delivery. National consultants will have expertise in the fields of financial management, urban planning, accounting, urban service delivery, GIS, and geographic survey. The consultants will be engaged under one package by ADB in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time), using simplified technical proposals and the quality-and cost-based selection method with a standard quality-cost ratio of 80:20.
Responsible ADB Officer Norio Saito
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and TransportDeep BasnyatSinghadurbar Kathmandu, Nepal
Timetable
Concept Clearance 28 Jul 2009
Fact Finding 05 Aug 2009 to 11 Aug 2009
MRM -
Approval 24 Sep 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 04 May 2009
Last PDS Update 02 Aug 2011

TA 7355-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Sep 2009 26 Oct 2009 26 Oct 2009 30 Sep 2011 11 Nov 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
900,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,050,000.00 24 Sep 2009 830,012.14
Title Document Type Document Date
Institutional Strengthening of Municipalities TA Completion Reports Mar 2013
Institutional Strengthening of Municipalities Consultants' Reports Nov 2011
Institutional Strengthening of Municipalities Technical Assistance Reports Sep 2009

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