China, People's Republic of: Supporting Reforms in Taxation and Budget Management

Sovereign Project | 44044-012

Summary

The PRC country partnership strategy, 2008-2010 under the pillar "inclusive growth and development," emphasizes support for fiscal reforms to strengthen central and provincial government resources and to promote the development of poor interior provinces.

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Project Name Supporting Reforms in Taxation and Budget Management
Project Number 44044-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7568-PRC: Supporting Reforms in Taxation and Budget Management
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.20 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Finance - Finance sector development
Public sector management - Economic affairs management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The PRC country partnership strategy, 2008-2010 under the pillar "inclusive growth and development," emphasizes support for fiscal reforms to strengthen central and provincial government resources and to promote the development of poor interior provinces.
Impact Strengthened fiscal policy, taxation, and budget management in the PRC.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved fiscal, taxation, and budget management framework designed.
Progress Toward Outcome

Progress is being achieved for all of the three components.

Major activities have been conducted for the three components, and the final outputs are being prepared.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Study on tax system reform, including reports on

(i) rationalizing the tax structure

(ii) determining the optimal formal tax revenue proportion of gross domestic product

(iii) identifying interaction between tax system reform and sustainable macroeconomic development

(iv) reforming the taxsharing system between central and local government

2. Framework for SDRF policy and implementing regulations

3. Framework for complete implementation of the TSA and realtime budget monitoring system for all national and subnational governments prepared

4. Policy-related knowledge products geared to researchers and senior policy and decision makers

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

A TA review mission visited Beijing on 3-9 May 2011.

Component 1 has finished their first national seminar/workshop on July 2011. Reports on the result of the seminar was submitted to ADB.

Component 2 has finished the international study tour in Canada and USA on 27 Sep 2011, and the national workshop on 25 November 2011 at Sanya, Hainan.

For Component 3:Framework for national and subnational introduction of the Treasury Single Account and real-time monitoring system for budget execution: Finalize inception report and start research by end of October 2011.

ADB mission participated the international workshop held on 5-7 December 2011 at Sanya, Hainan under Component 1.

Component 1: the draft final report is being prepared, and will be completed in November 2012. The final workshop is planned to be organized in November to disseminate the major findings and discuss further challenges.

Component 2: the draft final report is being prepared, and will be circulated to the relevant government officials and other stakeholders before it will be completed in November 2012.

Component 3: the draft final report is being prepared and will be completed in November 2012. The final workshop will be organized in November to disseminate major findings and discuss further challenges. The relevant officials of selected provinces are planned to be invited to the workshop to present their current status on the focal issue.

ADB mission will participate in the final workshops in the PRC under component 1 and component 3 in November 2012.

As planned, final reports of three components have been completed and submitted by 31 December 2012.

Component 1 organized the final workshop (national workshop) in November 2012m and Component 3 organized the final workshop (international workshop) also in November 2012. ADB mission participated in the final workshop of Component 3.

All activities under the TA have been completed by 31 December 2012.

Geographical Location PRC
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

The relevant governments were consulted during the implementation of researches.

The project outputs were disseminated to the relevant governments including local governments at the workshops. At the workshops, the participants also discussed the further challenges.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Component 1 is recruiting a firm to provide national consultants. The smaller Components 2 and 3 have recruited individual consultants. The international consultants have been recruited on an individual basis.
Responsible ADB Officer Hiroko Uchimura-Shiroishi
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Mgt, Financial Sector and Regional Coop Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of FinanceSanlihe, Xicheng District
Beijing,100820
People's Republic of China
Timetable
Concept Clearance 26 Mar 2010
Fact Finding 06 Apr 2010 to 09 Apr 2010
MRM -
Approval 26 Jul 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Apr 2010
Last PDS Update 21 Mar 2013

TA 7568-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Jul 2010 10 Sep 2010 10 Sep 2010 31 Dec 2012 31 May 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,200,000.00 26 Jul 2010 941,807.11
Title Document Type Document Date
Supporting Reforms in Taxation and Budget Management TA Completion Reports Sep 2013
Supporting Reforms in Taxation and Budget Management Technical Assistance Reports Jul 2010

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