Timor-Leste: Statistical and Macroeconomic Capacity Building

Sovereign Project | 43142-012

Summary

The TA will focus on building the capacity of the staff of the NDS by supporting staff to design and undertake business activity surveys for sectors to be determined jointly by ADB and NDS. The TA will support the collection, validation, processing, analysis, use and dissemination of the survey data by the NDS and the Macroeconomic Directorate. To develop this capacity, the TA will establish a partnering arrangement with a nearby Government statistical agency which will provide the required training, mentoring and twinning arrangements necessary to support the NDS in the completion of the surveys. The training will cover basic statistical skills in data collection, validation processing, analysis and use.

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Project Name Statistical and Macroeconomic Capacity Building
Project Number 43142-012
Country Timor-Leste
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7401-TIM: Statistical and Macroeconomic Capacity Building
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 560,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Public sector management - Public administration
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA will focus on building the capacity of the staff of the NDS by supporting staff to design and undertake business activity surveys for sectors to be determined jointly by ADB and NDS. The TA will support the collection, validation, processing, analysis, use and dissemination of the survey data by the NDS and the Macroeconomic Directorate. To develop this capacity, the TA will establish a partnering arrangement with a nearby Government statistical agency which will provide the required training, mentoring and twinning arrangements necessary to support the NDS in the completion of the surveys. The training will cover basic statistical skills in data collection, validation processing, analysis and use.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB's Country Operations Business Plan 2008-2010 aims to build government's capacity to manage and deliver quality basic social services. An interim CPS for 2009-2012 is now being finalized. This includes a focus on building state capacity, particularly in core areas of public administration (including statistics). The Timor-Leste Government has reaffirmed its desire for ADB to assist in this area, including in the areas of statistics capacity building and macroeconomic management within the Ministry of Finance.
Impact Relevant, reliable, regular, and timely statistics produced and disseminated by the National Directorate of Statistics (NDS) and sound macroeconomic advice and analysis provided by the Ministry of Finance.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Enhanced capacity of NDS in managing Timor-Leste's statistical system and enhanced capacity of the National Directorate of Macro-economy to provide macroeconomic advice and analysis.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Staff development in managing a national statistical office and English language skills

Statistical business register established at NDS and business activity survey and basic statistical skills and computer software course completed

Agricultural production survey and basic statistical skills and computer software course completed

Capacity to provide macroeconomic advice and analysis strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

(i) The Team Leader has been recruited and is currently supervising TA activities.

(ii) The ABS has supported the NDS in completing a business activity survey.

(iii) A study tour of five NDS senior officials to the ABS office in Canberra, Australia was held on 21-25 November 2010. The study tour is part of a long-term partnering arrangement with ABS.

(iv) Six to eight enumerators were hired to assist the National Directorate of Macroeconomy in the Ministry of Finance develop a database and macroeconomic framework.

(v) Training was conducted for senior officials from the NDS at the ABS in Darwin, Australia from 23 to 27 April 2012.

Geographical Location Timor-Leste
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 ADB will engage an international consulting firm using the quality and cost-based selection (QCBS) method (80:20) and through biodata technical proposals. The TA will involve the engagement of international consultants for 24 person-months and national consultants for 18 person-months.
Responsible ADB Officer Hayden Everett
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban, Social Development & Public Management Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
National Directorate of StatisticsMr. Elias dos Santos FerreiraRua de Caicoli, PO Box 10, Dili, Timor-Leste
Timetable
Concept Clearance 14 Sep 2009
Fact Finding 15 Sep 2009 to 18 Sep 2009
MRM -
Approval 01 Dec 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 05 Jul 2010
Last PDS Update 17 May 2012

TA 7401-TIM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Dec 2009 08 Jan 2010 08 Jan 2010 31 Dec 2012 30 Apr 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
560,000.00 0.00 70,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 630,000.00 01 Dec 2009 400,147.75
Title Document Type Document Date
Statistical and Macroeconomic Capacity Building TA Completion Reports Jun 2013
Statistical and Macroeconomic Capacity Building Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2009

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