Mongolia: Managing for Development Results

Sovereign Project | 44247-012

Summary

The TA will contribute to a stronger results orientation in national development planning and implementation processes, and to improved management of public resources. This will be achieved through: i) institutional and methodological support to the Government in applying MfDR in national planning; ii) mainstreaming MfDR in public sector financial management of selected line ministries and agencies, iii) improved results based delivery and coordination of official development assistance to Mongolia; and iv) continued institutional and human capacity building through advisory, analytical support and training.

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Project Name Managing for Development Results
Project Number 44247-012
Country Mongolia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7596-MON: Managing for Development Results
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.80 million
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 The TA will contribute to a stronger results orientation in national development planning and implementation processes, and to improved management of public resources. This will be achieved through: i) institutional and methodological support to the Government in applying MfDR in national planning; ii) mainstreaming MfDR in public sector financial management of selected line ministries and agencies, iii) improved results based delivery and coordination of official development assistance to Mongolia; and iv) continued institutional and human capacity building through advisory, analytical support and training.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The TA builds on achievements under the TA4957-MON: Mainstreaming Managing for Development Results in Investment Planning and Public Funds Management (MfDR), which introduced MfDR principles to investment planning, and developed options for improved public funds management. The MfDR TA was successful in demonstrating how public investment planning and monitoring can be linked with strategic sector objectives, and piloted the approach in key sectors. The Government has requested further assistance in applying MfDR in national planning, investment planning in selected line ministries, and related capacity development.

The TA supports activities to strengthen public investment planning and monitoring, including in ADB priority sectors. It is included in the Mongolia country operations business plan, 2009-2012.

Impact Results-based public investment planning, implementation and monitoring at the national level achieved.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The outcome of the TA is application of MfDR principles in planning and management by Ministry of Finance, National Development and Innovation Committee and concerned line ministries and agencies.
Progress Toward Outcome The TA has supported implementation of MfDR principles in various ministries and agencies.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. MfDR systems prepared and implemented in selected line ministries

2. Sector risk assessments and action plans undertaken in four sectors

3. Strengthened capacity in Ministry of Finance and four line agencies in audit, procurement and anticorruption processes and measures

4. Coordination, communication and reporting systems across institutions in place for effective integration, programming, and implementation of national development strategies

5. Increased public awareness, transparency, and capacity in public procurement

6. Knowledge gaps filled through advisory services, analytical work, and other knowledge services including policy briefs.

7. Improved human capacity in MfDR approaches

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The TA supported the development of MfDR-based monitoring system in the Cabinet Secretariat. The TA also assisted the Procurement Policy Department, Ministry of Finance to establish an accreditation and monitoring system of training institutions and to carry out training in public procurement for civil society. The TA helped to improve management of the ADB transport sector portfolio and developed an improved methodology for calculating infrastructure tariffs. The TA has also provided significant support for preparing legislation for the establishment of a sovereign wealth fund in Mongolia.
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design the government agencies were consulted during processing and will be key stakeholders during implementation.
During Project Implementation The relevant government agencies and line ministries are consulted during implementation. The MOF is the Executing Agency.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The total consultants' input is estimated at 35 person-months of international and 82 person-months of national consulting services. The international consultants will include public sector financial management and monitoring specialists (6 person months [pms]), sector specialists (20 pms), public financial sector specialist (6 pms), and procurement experts (3 pms). The national consultants will include a project coordinator (18 pms), monitoring and evaluation experts (14 pms), sector experts (22 pms), capital market expert (4 pms), training specialists (12 pms), and procurement experts (12 pms).
Procurement Not applicable
Responsible ADB Officer Jan Hansen
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Mongolia Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of FinanceD. Battur, State Secretary, Ministry of FinanceGovernment Building-2 Negdsen Undestnii gudamj-5/1 Ulaanbaatar-210646, Mongolia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 24 May 2010
Fact Finding 24 May 2010 to 27 May 2010
MRM -
Approval 07 Sep 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 25 Jun 2010
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2014

TA 7596-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Sep 2010 30 Sep 2010 30 Sep 2010 28 Feb 2013 28 Feb 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,800,000.00 0.00 320,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,120,000.00 07 Sep 2010 578,541.75
Title Document Type Document Date
Managing for Development Results: TA Completion Report TA Completion Reports Sep 2014
Managing for Development Results Technical Assistance Reports Aug 2010

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