Cambodia: Support for Financial Sector Program Cluster 3

Sovereign Project | 42305-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Support for Financial Sector Program Cluster 3
Project Number 42305-012
Country Cambodia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7520-CAM: Support for Financial Sector Program Cluster 3
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 700,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Finance - Finance sector development

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location National

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consulted the National Bank of Cambodia (EA), the Ministry of Economy and Finance and Ministry of Commerce (IAs) during design of PPTA. The Securities and Exchange Commission of Cambodia was also consulted during this phase.
During Project Implementation The international firm of Maxwell Stamp has been contracted to undertake the TA work which commenced in October 2010. An initial draft Financial Sector Development Strategy (FSDS) 2011-2020 was circulated to the ADB, MEF, MOC, NBC and the SECC on 24 January 2011 for comments. Based on comments received, the revised FSDS was further discussed at a Government workshop hosted by the NBC on 1 March 2011 in Phnom Penh. Comments received during the above workshop plus further consultations by the team of consultants resulted in the re-submission of a revised draft FSDS to the Government on 4 April 2011. A series of workshops were held with each government agency from 7-10 June 2011 plus a joint government agencies' workshop on 16 June 2011 which helped build government ownership of the document. The draft FSDS 2011-2020 was further revised by the various government agencies and consolidated by the ADB Mission on 1 July 2011 and discussed at a one day national workshop with all related stakeholders on 19 July 2011. After it was reviewed and endorsed by the FS Steering Committee, it was endorsed by the Finance and Economic Policy Committee (chaired by the Deputy PM and Minister for Economy and Finance) before it was submitted to the Council of Ministers in early October 2011. The Khmer version of the FSDS 2011-2020 was adopted by the Council of Ministers on 25 November 2011. Translated to English and reviewed by the inter-ministerial technical working of the government, the draft FSDS is being reviewed and prepared by the ADB Department of external Relations before printing. The draft final report of the consulting firm was finalized in December 2011. The TA closing date has been extended to August 2012 to allow for printing and distribution of the English version of the FSDS 2011-2020. Work on the English version took much longer as it had to be translated to Khmer for the government's final inputs and submission to the Council of Ministers. After its approval by the Council of Ministers on 25 November 2011, the FSDS was translated back to English and reviewed by the Mission and then submitted for DER's editing and compliance review. The Khmer version of the FSDS was officially launched on 6 July 2012 in Phnom Penh. The English version will be finalized for printing in August 2012.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

A. International Consulting Firm

(i) Banking Expert and Team Leader - 6 person-months (PM), international

(ii) Microfinance Expert - 2.5 PM, international

(iii) Insurance and Pension Fund Expert - 2.5 PM, international

(iv) Leasing Expert (2.0 PM, international)

(v) Commercial Law Expert (3 PM, international)

(vi) Capital Market Expert (2 PM, international)

(vi) Money and Interbank Market Expert (2 PM, international)

(vii) Accounting Expert (2 PM, international)

B. National Consulting Firm

(i) Financial Sector Expert ( 8 PM, national)

(ii) Insurance Expert (4 PM, national)

(iii) Capital Market Expert (3 PM, national)

(iv) Legal Expert (4 PM, national)

(v) Accounting Expert (3 PM, national)

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Samiuela Tukuafu
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
National Bank of Cambodia
P.O. Box 25
22-24 Norodom Blvd.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Concept Clearance 16 Apr 2010
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Apr 2010
Last PDS Update 26 Jul 2012

TA 7520-CAM

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Apr 2010 18 May 2010 18 May 2010 31 Aug 2011 31 Oct 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
700,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 850,000.00 16 Apr 2010 600,672.61

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