Viet Nam: Support to Improve Portfolio Performance and Aid Effectiveness

Sovereign Project | 45280-001 Status: Closed


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Project Name Support to Improve Portfolio Performance and Aid Effectiveness
Project Number 45280-001
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8034-VIE: Support to Improve Portfolio Performance and Aid Effectiveness
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
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The TA activities has contributed to improve the performance of the ADB portfolio in Vietnam. The disbursement ratio in 2014 was 19.17%, which was higher than that of 2013 (18.12%) and was almost double the 2012 ratio (10.05%).
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

harmonized PDO refined and proposed for institutionalization sent to MPI.

Decree 38 on ODA Utilization and Management approved in April 2013 allows advance actions in PMU establishment, procurement and resettlement. Guidance on implementation of AA under ADB projects prepared and dissemianted.

Handbook reflecting Decree 38 was completed. The Handbook will be further updated to reflect the revisions to Decree 38 which is ongoing.

An ADB-WB joint Study on Provincial Project Management Units completed.

16 projects to be approved from 2012 onwards are implementing advance actions.

A quarterly portfolio review meeting was organized on 12 October 2012. Sector reviews were conducted for energy, transport and Agriculture and natural resources sectors in 2013 and 2014.

Sector results monitoring matrix being finalized. A training on results framework and monotoring results was organized for VRM staff and line agencies in December 2012. Finalizing sector results monitoring matrix is an action of 2012 CPRM action plan.

About 1,200 staff of EA and IAS were trainned.

Report of each training include data on the female and male participants.

Economic reports for CG 2012, 2013 and 2014 were prepared with TA support include recommnedations.

Economic reports presented at CG 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The TA is based on findings and recommendations of recent ADB Country Portfolio Performance Reviews and other ODA management forums such as Consultative Group, Six Banks, and the Aid Effectiveness Forum. In conceptualizing the TA, the ADB project team held preliminary discussions with MPI on key portfolio management issues along with immediate possible actions to improve the performance of ADB's portfolio in Viet Nam along with the mid- and longer term actions to institutionalize the gains achieved in portfolio management. MPI proved strong commitment to and ownership in the proposed TA by offering to provide counterpart contributions, including the co-financing of TA activities.
During Project Implementation The Ministry of Planning and Investment as the EA of the TA will directly involved in all TA activities. Other ministries/agencies will be consulted on TA activities through the Government Inter-Ministerial Task Force for ODA Problems Solving. Other bank members of the Six Banks group will also contribute technical inputs to various activities of the TA.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

A total of 39 person-months of consulting services (7 pm international and 32 pm national consultants) will be recruited individually to carry out TA activities. The consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time), and will comprise:

International Experts:

(i) Institutional Development Specialist (5 person-months)

(ii) Strategic Planning Specialist (2 person-months)

National Experts:

(iii) Institutional Development Specialists /Team Leader (20 person months)

(iv) Portfolio Management Specialists (6 person-months)

(v) Economists (4 person months)

(vi) Public Policy Specialist (2 person months)


Procurement will be undertaken in accordance with ADB Procurement Guidelines (April 2010 as amended from time to time)

- PMU office equipment (Goods)

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Binh Nguyen
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Viet Nam Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Planning and Investment
6 B Hoang Dieu street, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi, Viet Nam


Concept Clearance 10 Nov 2011
Fact Finding 17 Nov 2011 to 17 Nov 2011
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 01 Apr 2015

TA 8034-VIE

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Dec 2011 20 Apr 2012 20 Apr 2012 30 Nov 2014 30 Jun 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 22 Dec 2011 665,587.18

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