Philippines: Local Government Finance and Fiscal Decentralization Reform Program - Subprogram 1

Sovereign Project | 44253-013

Summary

The proposed Program aims to improve service delivery in the Philippines by assisting the development of efficient and transparent local governments within an adequate and equitable fiscal framework.

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Project Name Local Government Finance and Fiscal Decentralization Reform Program - Subprogram 1
Project Number 44253-013
Country Philippines
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3111-PHI: Local Government Finance and Fiscal Decentralization Reform Program - Subprogram 1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 250.00 million
Loan: Local Government Finance and Fiscal Decentralization Reform Program - Subprogram 1
Agence Francaise de Developpement US$ 150.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Decentralization - Public expenditure and fiscal management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The proposed Program aims to improve service delivery in the Philippines by assisting the development of efficient and transparent local governments within an adequate and equitable fiscal framework.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Philippines Development Plan (PDP) 2011-2016 identifies specific challenges for Local Government Units (LGUs) in the achievement of its main goals: promoting inclusive growth and generating employment, improving governance and human development standards, and achieving macroeconomic and fiscal sustainability. Reducing local disparities in access to services is critical to achieving the government's goal of inclusive growth and poverty reduction.
Impact Improved efficiency in the delivery of services by local government units
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Efficient and transparent local governments with an adequate and equitable fiscal framework.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

An intergovernmental fiscal system conducive to inclusive growth.

Adequate and equitable local resource frameworks for fiscal sustainability.

Strengthened local public financial management systems.

Transparent, accountable and participatory local governance.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project will have no negative environmental impact. It will support the development of the Seal of Disaster Preparedness and the Seal of Environmental Management, performance measurement instruments for local governments in the Philippines.
Involuntary Resettlement The proposed Program aims to improve service delivery in the Philippines by increasing the efficiency and transparency of local governance and financial management systems. The program stresses the reform linkages between local economic development and transparent and participatory governance. The program has no involuntary resettlement impacts.
Indigenous Peoples The proposed Program aims to improve service delivery in the Philippines by increasing the efficiency and transparency of local governance and financial management systems. The program stresses the reform linkages between local economic development and transparent and participatory governance. The program will have no impacts on indigenous peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The program design has been anchored on broad based consultations articulated through the Coordinating Committee on Decentralization, the Philippines Development Forum's Working Group on Decentralization and Local Governance, and through regular consultations with all relevant stakeholders on specific policy issues.
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Juan Gomez Reino
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of FinanceDOF Building
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex
Roxas Blvd., Manila, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Jun 2013
Fact Finding 18 Apr 2013 to 21 May 2013
MRM 03 Jul 2013
Approval 13 Feb 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 18 Sep 2013

Loan 3111-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Feb 2014 14 Feb 2014 27 May 2014 31 Dec 2014 - 15 Aug 2014
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 401.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 250.00 13 Feb 2014 250.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 1.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 150.00 13 Feb 2014 250.00 0.00 100%

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