Sri Lanka: Support for Planning and Policy Formulation, Phase 1

Sovereign Project | 44308-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Support for Planning and Policy Formulation, Phase 1
Project Number 44308-012
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7774-SRI: Support for Planning and Policy Formulation, Phase 1
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 300,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The project was succesful in addressing gaps in statistics and capacity in national planning. It supported the Government to prepare regional accounts data, prepare an updated Input Output (I-O) table, and undertake a preliminary economic analysis based on the I-O table (Subprojects 1-3). It also provided support to the Government to market PPP projects at the Common Wealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) Business Forum in November 2013 (Subproject 4). The project also focused on PPP capacity building at the National Planning Department staff and supported Government's PPP project pipeline (Subprojects 5-6). With the assistance of the consultants and resource person hired under various subprojects, the project was able to have wider policy discussion with the government officials.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The subprojects of the TA were revised as follows:

- Subproject 1: Preparation of Regional National Accounts

- Subproject 2: Preparation of Input-Output (I-O) table for Sri Lanka

- Subproject 3: Economic Analysis with I-O table for Sri Lanka

- Subproject 4: Common Wealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) Business Forum

- Subproject 5: Model PPP Project with the Water Treatment Plant at the Seethawake Special Economic Zone

- Subproject 6: PPP Capacity Building for National Planning Department (NPD) Staff and Support for PPP Project Pipeline

Subproject 1-3 were implemented mainly by the Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) and prepared provincial GDP data, I-O table, and economic analysis with the I-O matrix. The final I-O workshop was completed in August 2014, and was attended by participants from the DCS, National Planning Department, University of Colombo and Institute of Policy Studies. The final I-O Report was submitted to ADB after incorporating the comments received from a wider audience. The subproject also provided training sessions, computers, hard disks and software for DCS and NPD.

Subprojects 4-6 were included into the TA in November 2013. Subproject 4 supported the Government to showcase model PPP projects at the Business Forum of the Commonwealth Head of Government meeting (CHOGM) in November 2013. Under subproject 5, the Feasibility Study (including PPP Business Models) for capacity enhancement of water and wastewater treatment plants at the BOI Seethawake Special Economic Zone was prepapred and discussed with the National Planning Department and BOI. Subproject 6 targeted the staff of National Planning Department to enhance their knowledge on the subject PPP and to identify suitable PPP cadidate projects.

Geographical Location

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 TBD
Procurement TBD

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Tadateru Hayashi
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Sri Lanka Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and Planning
P.O. Box 277
The Secretariat Building, Colombo 1
Sri Lanka


Concept Clearance 30 Sep 2010
Fact Finding 19 Jul 2010 to 26 Jul 2010
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 26 Oct 2010
Last PDS Update 25 Mar 2015

TA 7774-SRI

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2010 03 Feb 2011 03 Feb 2011 31 Dec 2012 31 Dec 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
300,000.00 0.00 53,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 353,000.00 10 Dec 2010 220,067.85

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