Mongolia: Capacity Building for Enhanced Partnership and Development Impact

Sovereign Project | 44505-001

Summary

The TA will carry out capacity building programs and activities to enhance client agencies' awareness of and skills in (i) all aspects of project design, appraisal, and implementation; (ii) operational procedures under ADB's streamlined business processes; (iii) implementation and monitoring of safeguard action plans under ongoing projects financed by ADB, including those being processed; (iv) new ADB-financing modalities; (v) research methodologies for knowledge management; and (vi) new ADB initiatives (online system under eOperations, knowledge partnerships, and new areas of operations). The proposed TA will promote horizontal learning and knowledge exchange; and identify capacity development needs, select target beneficiaries or participants, and promote enhanced partnerships for capacity building activities.

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Project Name Capacity Building for Enhanced Partnership and Development Impact
Project Number 44505-001
Country Mongolia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7711-MON: Capacity Building for Enhanced Partnership and Development Impact
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Education - Technical and vocational education and training

Public sector management - Economic affairs management - Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The TA will carry out capacity building programs and activities to enhance client agencies' awareness of and skills in (i) all aspects of project design, appraisal, and implementation; (ii) operational procedures under ADB's streamlined business processes; (iii) implementation and monitoring of safeguard action plans under ongoing projects financed by ADB, including those being processed; (iv) new ADB-financing modalities; (v) research methodologies for knowledge management; and (vi) new ADB initiatives (online system under eOperations, knowledge partnerships, and new areas of operations). The proposed TA will promote horizontal learning and knowledge exchange; and identify capacity development needs, select target beneficiaries or participants, and promote enhanced partnerships for capacity building activities.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Capacity development is one of the thematic priorities of ADB's Strategy 2020 aimed at enhancing the effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of ADB interventions . Strengthened country capacity will contribute to achieve better public sector performance. Capacity development is particularly important as ADB starts scaling up its operations; and will work in sectors and with entities where problems of weak financial management, institutional capacity, and corporate governance are likely to be more acute.
Impact Increased development impact of ADB assistance to Mongolia
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Enhanced human resource development, and institutional and organizational capacity of client agencies in Mongolia.
Progress Toward Outcome Work in progress.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Capacity building programs and activities to enhance client agencies' awareness and skills.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. Capacity building programs and activities are being planned in close consultation with the Mongolia Ministry of Finance (MOF).

2. Leadership Training for MOF staff was held on 7-11 June 2012 in Ulaanbaatar for 19 participants. The training provided staff with necessary skills to have positive impact on teams and deliver better performance.

3. A Capacity Assessment expert has been recruited to assist the Government Procurement Agency in developing a detailed capacity assessment and capacity building plan for its staff.

Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The TA was prepared in consultation with the project executing agencies and the Ministry of Finance
During Project Implementation

Consultation mission was conducted in May 2011 to discuss with MNRM and the Government on the kick off of TA activities. Two consultation workshops have been organized in March 2014 to solicit ideas from the executing agencies and the project implementation units of the ADB-financed projects.

The Capacity Assessment expert has carried out number of consultations, meetings and interviews with stakeholders to collect information to do the capacity assessment of the GPA.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will be implemented over about 36 months from January 2011 to December 2013. It will require about 6 person-months of international and about 20 person-months of national consulting services to carry out the terms of reference (Appendix 3). The international and national consultants will have expertise in the following: (i) training and capacity building, (ii) institutional development, (iii) project management, (iv) procurement and consulting services, (v) disbursement, (vi) social development, (vii) resettlement, (viii) the environment, and (ix) audit and financial management. TA and workshop coordinators may be appointed after discussions with the steering committee. The required expertise and detailed terms of reference for specific assignments, including the duration and expected results, will be discussed and finalized by the steering committee. Given the nature of capacity building support that is proposed, ADB staff may be used as resource persons under the TA. To promote horizontal learning and knowledge exchange, well-qualified individual experts may be hired to provide training. Enhanced partnerships for capacity building activities may be entered into with institutes of excellence and external training programs for knowledge exchange, and skills enhancement may be organized. Additional international and national resource persons and short-term task-specific experts will be recruited to carry out well-defined tasks (e.g., case study papers, workshop presentations, participation in workshops, review of draft reports).
Responsible ADB Officer Anders Pettersson
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Mongolia Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 29 Nov 2010
Fact Finding 01 Dec 2010 to 01 Dec 2010
MRM -
Approval 14 Dec 2010
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Mar 2014

TA 7711-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2010 12 Jan 2011 12 Jan 2011 31 Dec 2013 31 Dec 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
600,000.00 0.00 120,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 720,000.00 14 Dec 2010 178,722.81

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