Indonesia: Strengthening Capacity and Knowledge Management in the National Development Planning Agency to Enhance Projects' Effectiveness

Sovereign Project | 43212-012

Summary

The Government of Indonesia under the Jakarta Commitment has taken a number of initiatives, with the support of development partners, to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of ODA-supported activities. In this context, BAPPENAS requested ADB to provide TA for enhancing the capacity and knowledge of officials in BAPPENAS. The TA will focus on ODA-supported projects in Indonesia. It will include in-depth and comprehensive training in results-based project management and in ways to enhance the generation, capture, and dissemination of knowledge products and services from projects to improve project performance and impact.

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Project Name Strengthening Capacity and Knowledge Management in the National Development Planning Agency to Enhance Projects' Effectiveness
Project Number 43212-012
Country Indonesia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7682-INO: Strengthening Capacity and Knowledge Management in the National Development Planning Agency to Enhance Projects' Effectiveness
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 - Economic affairs management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The Government of Indonesia under the Jakarta Commitment has taken a number of initiatives, with the support of development partners, to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of ODA-supported activities. In this context, BAPPENAS requested ADB to provide TA for enhancing the capacity and knowledge of officials in BAPPENAS. The TA will focus on ODA-supported projects in Indonesia. It will include in-depth and comprehensive training in results-based project management and in ways to enhance the generation, capture, and dissemination of knowledge products and services from projects to improve project performance and impact.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA will contribute to ADB's commitment to support capacity development for aid effectiveness in its developing member countries. It would be complementary to other ADB initiatives to improve country systems in Indonesia, such as in audit, procurement, local governance finance and governance reform, and in sustainable capacity development for decentralization. It would also be complementary to the efforts by the Government, supported by various development partners, to enhance the development effectiveness of ODA-supported activities.
Impact Enhanced effectiveness of development projects
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Strengthened capacity of BAPPENAS to plan ODA-supported projects and to manage knowledge
Progress Toward Outcome After all training sessions completed in 2012, the TA produced a series of 10 Knowledge Products. These Knowledge Products were produced based on the training materials for the participants. The Knowledge Products will also available for use in the BAPPENAS Training Program in the future and the Centre of Training of BAPPENAS will be the focal point. The Knowledge Products are essential for BAPPENAS in organizing project assessment training included participants from a wide range of sector agencies. This has strengthened BAPPENAS capacity to plan ODA-supported projects and to manage knowledge and served the agency to guide other agencies in the preparation of knowledge plan.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Improved skills of selected staff trained in the principles of results-oriented project management and the application of such principles to assess case studies of ongoing and completed projects, and extract lessons from such projects

Enhanced ability of BAPPENAS staff to generate and capture knowledge products on project performance and related issues on development

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) BAPPENAS appointed its 10 young staff, later known as the Core Group, to participate in all training and one special training of PCR process. The Core Group joined PCR mission for selected ADB projects. With their improved skills, the Core Group is the key officials in project proposal assessment. They will also serve as facilitators/trainers in future training.
Geographical Location Indonesia
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Relevant divisions in Bappenas and GTZ.
During Project Implementation Discussion was held with the World Bank to introduce the implementation of the TA and invite one of their officers as resource person in one of the training. The inclusion of World Bank officer is based on BAPPENAS inputs to showcase project preparation and implementation from other development partners beside the Asian Development Bank.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The international consultant (team leader), a national consultant, and the project analyst (national) have been mobilized. Other consultants will be engaged at a later date.
Responsible ADB Officer Anthony Robert Gill
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Indonesia Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS)Jl. Taman Suropati No. 2
Jakarta 10310
Indonesia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 12 Aug 2010
Fact Finding 06 Oct 2010 to 13 Oct 2010
MRM -
Approval 06 Dec 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 28 Jul 2010
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2014

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Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Dec 2010 04 Jan 2011 04 Jan 2011 31 Dec 2012 31 Dec 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 625,000.00 06 Dec 2010 437,324.12

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