Palau: Implementing a Medium-Term Budget Framework

Sovereign Project | 42436-012

Summary

The draft Palau Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) 2009-2013 strategic directions are: (i) improving public sector effectiveness; (ii) facilitating private sector growth through provision of the necessary basic infrastructure; and (iii) improving environmental resilience through managing the threat of climate change. Included within the first strategic direction is the implementation of a medium-term budget framework which is the focus of this proposed TA.

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Project Name Implementing a Medium-Term Budget Framework
Project Number 42436-012
Country Palau
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7421-PAL: Implementing a Medium-Term Budget Framework
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
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
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The draft Palau Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) 2009-2013 strategic directions are: (i) improving public sector effectiveness; (ii) facilitating private sector growth through provision of the necessary basic infrastructure; and (iii) improving environmental resilience through managing the threat of climate change. Included within the first strategic direction is the implementation of a medium-term budget framework which is the focus of this proposed TA.
Impact A strengthened budget framework in the Republic of Palau.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome A medium-term budget in place that aligns with the medium-term development strategy
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

(i) a fiscal policy framework that is updated annually;

(ii) a revenue projection model that produces medium-term forecasts;

(iii) annual budgets of selected line-ministries are consistent with the fiscal policy framework; and

(iv) a consolidated medium-term Government budget that is consistent with the fiscal policy framework and the medium-term fiscal strategy.

To contribute to the delivery of these outputs training will be undertaken in budget preparation and budget analysis techniques.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Palau
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will finance up to 10 person-months of international consulting services and 22 person-months of national consulting services. The proposed international consultants will comprise: (i) budget expert/team leader (international, 8 person-months, intermittent); and (ii) economist (international, 2 person-months, intermittent). The proposed national consultant, a budget adviser, will be employed over the duration of the TA (22 person-months, intermittent). The expected completion date of the TA is June 2012.
Responsible ADB Officer Hayden Everett
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban, Social Development & Public Management Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of FinanceHon. Kerai Mariur3rd Floor, Executive Building, Ngerulmud, Palau 96939
Timetable
Concept Clearance 13 May 2009
Fact Finding 13 May 2009 to 15 May 2009
MRM -
Approval 08 Dec 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 20 May 2009
Last PDS Update 16 Feb 2011

TA 7421-PAL

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Dec 2009 08 Jan 2010 08 Jan 2010 30 Jun 2013 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 60,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 560,000.00 08 Dec 2009 495,554.29
Title Document Type Document Date
Implementing a Medium-Term Budget Framework TA Completion Reports Jul 2013
Implementing a Medium-Term Budget Framework Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2009

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