China, People's Republic of: Strengthening Institutional Reform and Capacity Building

Sovereign Project | 45157-001

Summary

This TA was included in the TA pipeline for the People's Republic of China (PRC) during the December 2010 Country Programming Mission, responding to the government's request for a new facility-type TA for 2011-2013. Beginning in 2004, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has granted several facility-type TA projects to provide flexible and timely knowledge products and services to the government to respond effectively to emerging policies and capacity development needs. The facility TA is the fifth of a series whose success has proven the effectiveness of the facility modality. The implementation period of the TA will coincide with the first three years of the Twelfth Five-Year Plan, 2011-2015, which will allow ADB to provide timely support for the PRC's reform process and help address development constraints.

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Project Name Strengthening Institutional Reform and Capacity Building
Project Number 45157-001
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7862-PRC: Strengthening Institutional Reform and Capacity Building
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
TA 7862-PRC: Strengthening Institutional Reform and Capacity Building_(Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Public sector management - Economic affairs management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description This TA was included in the TA pipeline for the People's Republic of China (PRC) during the December 2010 Country Programming Mission, responding to the government's request for a new facility-type TA for 2011-2013. Beginning in 2004, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has granted several facility-type TA projects to provide flexible and timely knowledge products and services to the government to respond effectively to emerging policies and capacity development needs. The facility TA is the fifth of a series whose success has proven the effectiveness of the facility modality. The implementation period of the TA will coincide with the first three years of the Twelfth Five-Year Plan, 2011-2015, which will allow ADB to provide timely support for the PRC's reform process and help address development constraints. Activities will be divided into two categories, Policy Advice (Output 1) and Capacity Development (Output 2), overseen by the executing agency (EA) in close consultation and coordination with the implementing agencies (IAs), ADB, and relevant stakeholders. Under Output 1, the TA subprojects will allow selected central and provincial government agencies to be provided with policy advice on priority development issues in relation to the implementation of the 12th FYP. Under Output 2, the TA subprojects will help develop the capacity of selected central and provincial government agencies through organizational diagnostics, capacity assessments, training, program implementation, workshops, conferences and knowledge management interventions.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The strategic goal of ADB's Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for the PRC (2008-2010), as well as the anticipated priorities of the new CPS currently under preparation, is to help the PRC build a harmonious and moderately prosperous society through inclusive growth and environmentally sustainable development. By focusing on key implementation issues under the framework of the 12th FYP, the proposed TA will strengthen the strategic partnership and all-round cooperation on the PRC's overall development agenda, based on the Government's needs and ADB's strengths. Cooperation under the proposed TA will contribute to achieving the goals set in the government's development agenda, and in ADB's Strategy 2020, which share the same developmental targets of inclusive growth, environmentally sustainable growth, and regional integration.
Impact Enhanced economic policy formulation to support implementation of the Twelve Five-Year Plan accomplished
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Policy recommendations under the TA adopted by government agencies
Progress Toward Outcome The outcome will be assessed upon completion of the TA.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Policy Advice: at least seven bilingual studies that assess and provide concrete recommendations for priority policy issues and at least one dissemination workshop to present the main results of the studies

Capacity Development: (i) Activity reports and at least one bilingual policy brief to disseminate key findings to government and other stakeholders ; (ii) Annual conferences on experience sharing and dissemination of lessons learned and ADB TA best practices in selected themes or sectors, and workshops on ADB procedures for existing or potential implementing agencies; and (iii) Capacity assessments and corresponding institutional development plans prepared

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

On 28 May ADB management approved to increase the TA amount by an additional $800,000, resulting in a revised amount of $1.3 million. Subsequently, the TA completion date was extended until 31 July 2015.

ADB and MOF have approved 20 proposals under Component 1 (Policy Advice) covering diverse areas of policy-making as of 21 March 2013, bringing the cumulative commitments under the TA to $1,150,000.

In a joint review meeting convened on 27 June 2013, ADB and MOF reached an agreement on the cancellation of Subproject-17 Developing Vocational Education in Rural Hubei Based on International Experience. The previously committed fund will return to the TA Facility pool. This cancellation would increase the uncommitted funds under the TA to $200,000, which could be allocated to additional prioritized subprojects and the proposed dissemination workshop next year.

Communications with the respective implementing agencies on subproject implementation are going smoothly, and consultant recruitment is completed.

As of 31 December 2014, a total of $1,250,000 has been committed to 21 subprojects covering different policy advice and capacity development needs. Implementation has progressed well. 18 subprojects have completed all their outputs (including 12 which have financially concluded and the other 6 physically completed). The other 2 more have planned final workshops in Q1 2015.

Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholders from the government, EAs, and academia are involved in the project design process through participatory approach and consultations sessions conducted.
During Project Implementation Stakeholders from the government, EAs, and academia are involved in the project design process through participatory approach and consultations sessions conducted.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services In dialogue with the EA and/or relevant IAs, ADB will recruit consultants as individual consultants, in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (April 2010, as amended from time to time). ADB will recruit national (35 person-months equivalent) and international (5 person-months equivalent) experts to provide inputs as formal consultants, short-term resource persons, and task-specific experts. The terms of reference, including the duration and expected results, will be endorsed by ADB. Additional resource persons and task specific experts will carry out specific tasks (e.g., case-study papers, workshop presentations, review of draft reports, etc.).
Procurement All procurement under the TA will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (April 2010, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Niny Khor
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of FinanceSanlihe, Xicheng District
Beijing,100820
People's Republic of China
Timetable
Concept Clearance 11 Jul 2011
Fact Finding 27 Jul 2011 to 27 Jul 2011
MRM -
Approval 09 Sep 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Jan 2015

TA 7862-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Sep 2011 10 Oct 2011 10 Oct 2011 30 Apr 2013 31 Dec 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,300,000.00 0.00 175,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,475,000.00 09 Sep 2011 857,779.74
Title Document Type Document Date
Study on Countermeasures for Promoting Traffic Channels into Trade Corridors under the Regional Economic Cooperation between the XUAR and Central Asian Countries (Sub-project 1.19): Synopsis of Final Report Consultants' Reports Oct 2014
Promoting CSR in the PRC Electronics and Information Industry (Sub-project 1.13): Synopsis of Final Report Consultants' Reports Aug 2014
Identification and Review of GHG Emission Reduction Activities in Poverty Alleviation Projects (Sub-project 1.4): Synopsis of Final Report Consultants' Reports Aug 2014
An Action Framework and Activities for Low Carbon Campus Creation (Sub-project 1.8): Synopsis of Final Report Consultants' Reports Aug 2014
A Report on How to Build a Robust Rural Factor-Market to Promote Urban Rural Integration through Reforming the Financial and Other Types of Guarantee Systems (Sub-project 3): Synopsis of Final Report Consultants' Reports May 2014
Study on the Construction of the Most Stringent Water Resources Management Evaluation System (Sub-project 1.14): Synopsis of Final Report Consultants' Reports Mar 2014
Strengthening Institutional Reform and Capacity Building: A Study on Financial Input Mechanisms to Promote Innovative Development in Shanghai Consultants' Reports Feb 2014
Mineral Resources Taxation Reform in the People's Republic of China: Restructuring Incentive Mechanisms for Green Development (Sub-project 1): Synopsis of Final Report Consultants' Reports Nov 2013
Fiscal and Taxation Policies Supporting the Development of Strategic Emerging Industries: Shandong Case Study (Sub-project 11): Synopsis of Final Report Consultants' Reports Nov 2013
Local Government Financing Vehicle’s Debt Management and Risk Control - Replacing Shadow Bank Financing with Local Government Bond (Sub-project 1.7): Synopsis of Final Report Consultants' Reports Oct 2013
Study on Participation of Private Capital in Social Housing (Sub-project 1.5): Synopsis of Final Report Consultants' Reports Sep 2013
Strengthening Institutional Reform and Capacity Building Technical Assistance Reports Sep 2011

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