Cambodia: Enhance Project Readiness and Effectiveness

Sovereign Project | 44473-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Enhance Project Readiness and Effectiveness
Project Number 44473-012
Country Cambodia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7790-CAM: Enhance Project Readiness and Effectiveness
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Public administration

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome As envisioned under Output 1, the TA gravitated around the CPRM action plan and issues emerging from the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), such as advance actions, project governance, M&E and external audits. Capacity building in these areas was provided during workshops, on-the-job-training and analytical works. The effectiveness of the training was discussed during 5 regular portfolio review meetings with EAs and MEF by adding these issues to the agenda of the meetings. As planned for under Output 2, sector results framework monitoring matrices were updated and disseminated during the CPRM and COBP processes, effectively created a link (albeit still in a nascent state) between programming and portfolio management. 3 studies and 5 workshops were held to disseminate results. Output 2 successfully supported the joint portfolio reviews with MEF and DPs through development of background papers. Capacity development identified during the CPRM process was subsequently carried out under Output 1. Output 3 supported the harmonization and alignment work plan of CDC but only to a limited extent. Whilst CDC indeed identified a number of demands of support (such as results orientation in government's budget strategic papers) CDC was slow in articulating its needs in a clear and concise way. Consequently, funds available under this TA diminished rapidly since other government agencies were quicker to respond and absorb the TA funds (see below lessons learned). Overall, the TA effectively served as a tool to implement key areas of the CPRM action plan and the SOP. This meant that for the first time in Cambodia, the CPRM action plan was fully funded and all activities were carried out as planned.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The TA was financial closed on 23 September 2013. The TCR will be prepared during first quarter of 2014.
Geographical Location Nationwide

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 First individual consultant was engaged in April 2011.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Januar Hakim
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Cambodia Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Cambodia Resident Mission
No. 93 Preah Norodom Blvd.
Sangkat Chey Chum Nas, Khan Daun Penh
Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Concept Clearance 18 Mar 2011
Fact Finding 04 Mar 2011 to 08 Mar 2011
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Sep 2013

TA 7790-CAM

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Mar 2011 - 18 Mar 2011 31 Dec 2012 31 May 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 18 Mar 2011 206,224.16
Title Document Type Document Date
Enhance Project Readiness and Effectiveness TA Completion Reports Apr 2013

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