Regional: Supporting Public Management through e-Government Capacity Development

Sovereign Project | 45147-001

Summary

This TA will support the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) e-Government projects under public sector programs in select DMCs. It will focus on specific e-Government projects that are either at the design or implementation stage, and will develop e-Government toolkits specific to the use of a Tax Administration Management Information System (TAMIS) and a Social Security Administration Information System (SSAIS). The TA will also benefit other DMCs through the various knowledge products that will be developed.

ADB will be the executing agency of the TA and will be responsible for the overall management and monitoring of activities. The implementing agencies for the respective country components will be the Ministry of Finance and Planning in Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection in Tajikistan, and the VSS in Viet Nam. ADB will closely collaborate with the government agencies of the Republic of Korea and will make a formal agreement for their in-kind contributions.

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Project Name Supporting Public Management through e-Government Capacity Development
Project Number 45147-001
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Public sector management - Public administration
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

This TA will support the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) e-Government projects under public sector programs in select DMCs. It will focus on specific e-Government projects that are either at the design or implementation stage, and will develop e-Government toolkits specific to the use of a Tax Administration Management Information System (TAMIS) and a Social Security Administration Information System (SSAIS). The TA will also benefit other DMCs through the various knowledge products that will be developed.

ADB will be the executing agency of the TA and will be responsible for the overall management and monitoring of activities. The implementing agencies for the respective country components will be the Ministry of Finance and Planning in Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection in Tajikistan, and the VSS in Viet Nam. ADB will closely collaborate with the government agencies of the Republic of Korea and will make a formal agreement for their in-kind contributions.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Innovation in information and communication technology (ICT) has had an enormous impact on the way governments carry out their functions. The use of appropriate ICT tools and applications has enabled governments to reduce corruption and to provide more efficient services to, communicate better and transform their relationship with, citizens, businesses and other public sector institutions. Recognizing that ICTs can be used to promote good governance by transforming internal bureaucratic processes, promoting transparency within and among organizations, and supporting the delivery of public services through modern ICTs, ADB has been continuously supporting e-Government projects since 2000 according to the ICT needs of DMCs from building infrastructure to promoting relevant applications.

In line with this, the proposed TA is proposed to help sustain the momentum gained from the initial e-Governance capacity development project and, more importantly, to complement ongoing ICT-supported public sector operations. The proposed TA has been discussed with concerned ADB regional departments to identify potential e-Government projects that will be supported in select DMCs where ADB's assistance can be relevant and useful in ongoing public sector reform programs, especially in areas where ADB had already provided or currently provides support. Priority e-Government applications and participating DMCs were identified through a brainstorming seminar under the Governance and Public Management Community of Practice and fact-finding missions during the TA preparation, as summarized below:

1) Tajikistan : Tax Administration Management Information System, Social Security Program Management Information System

2) Viet Nam : Social Security Program Management Information System (Yes)

3) Sri Lanka : Tax Administration Management Information System(Yes)

Impact Improved government work productivity and better public services using e-Government applications
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Successful e-Government projects and strengthened e-Governance capacity
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Development of e-Government toolkits on TAMIS

Development of e-Government toolkits on SSAIS

Capacity development for TAMIS and SSAIS for participating countries (Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, and Viet Nam)

Knowledge sharing and dissemination through a regional conference

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
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

A total of 36 person-months of national and international consulting services will be required to ensure that the technical assistance (TA) project is effectively managed and the intended outcome is achieved. The TA will require 12 person-months inputs of international consultants, 24 person-months inputs of national consultants.

The TA will require two international consultants, one each to work on the TAMIS and the SSAIS for the duration of the regional TA (6 person-months, on an intermittent basis). The international consultants will be responsible for: (i) overall project management in each domain area; (ii) the assessment e-Government capacity for the concerned government agencies; (iii) the development of e-Government toolkits for a specific application; (iv) the refinement of the e-Gov CMM and ICT guidebook, as necessary; (v) conduct of in-country training; and (vi) the development of knowledge products for the regional conference. Three national consultants will be contracted to liaise and facilitate communication between the Governments and ADB's public management specialists, and to provide research support (4 person-months each). An experienced national research consultant will assist in developing the e-Government toolkits and monitoring project progress (12 person-months, on an intermittent basis).

All consultants will be recruited as individuals in accordance with Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).

Responsible ADB Officer Seok Yong Yoon
Responsible ADB Department SDCC
Responsible ADB Division SDGG
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 23 Jul 2011
Fact Finding 05 Sep 2011 to 17 Oct 2011
MRM -
Approval 23 Dec 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 02 Nov 2011

TA 8033-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Dec 2011 - 23 Dec 2011 30 Jun 2013 31 Dec 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 23 Dec 2011 255,361.70

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