Bangladesh: Capacity Building for Portfolio Management

Sovereign Project | 45376-001 Status: Active


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Project Name Capacity Building for Portfolio Management
Project Number 45376-001
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8426-BAN: Capacity Building for Portfolio Management
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
TA 8426-BAN: Capacity Building for Portfolio Management (Supplementary)
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 - Economic affairs management

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Progress is satisfactory. Various training, seminars and workshops have been conducted in compliance with ADB guidelines.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. Procurement consultant and training consultant have been mobilized. (1) Workshops, clinic style seminars and on-the job training have been conducted. Over 250 participants have been trained. (2) A web-based procurement activities monitoring tools (PAMT) is under pilot-testing. Imparting training to officials in EAs/IAs both on-the-job and off-the-job training.

2. Planning consultant conducted a workshop on the best practices on the government approval (DPP/TPP) process in the region. He is also following up with DPP/TPP approval in different line ministries, planning divisions, planning commission and agencies etc.

3. Audit consultant conducted series of workshops for FAPAD staff and executing agencies staff on ADB's guidelines for financial reporting and auditing, international audit standards etc. Over 400 participants have been trained.

4. High level portfolio monitoring meetings/missions have been conducted primarily quarterly basis. Various workshops on Knowledge Sharing, Gender Equality, Environmental Safeguards and Compliance Measures, and Social Safeguards, including Involuntary Resettlement (IR) safeguards and Land Acquisition, and Indigenous Peoples (IP) safeguards. Over 380 participants have been trained.

TA closing date is currently 31 May 2016 and planned to be extended to December 2017 with additional financing.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Economic Relations Division (ERD) under the Ministry of Finance has been consulted in preparing the TA concept and COBP. Discussions were also held with Foreign Aided Projects Audit Directorate under the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General for the support to the audit process, and Central Procurement and Technical Unit under Ministry of Planning for support on procurement management. Action plans agreed during CPRM (2012 and after) and TPRM (June 2012 and after) were taken into account when formulating the TA. The impact, outcome, outputs, implementation arrangements, cost, financing arrangements, and terms of reference were agreed with the government during the fact-finding mission.
During Project Implementation Training plan and progress in 2013, 2014 and 2015 were shared with ERD.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will be carried out by international and national individual consultants and resource persons (around 3 person-months of international and 18 person-months of national consultant inputs) who will be engaged following procedures for recruitment of individual consultants or resource persons as applicable on an as-needed basis for studies, training, or capacity development. The consultants engaged under the TA will be recruited by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). Equipment will be procured using shopping procedures in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time) and will be turned over to the government after completion of the TA. Consulting services will commence in August 2013 and continue on an intermittent basis till August 2015.
Procurement n/a

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Yoshinobu Tatewaki
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Economic Relations Division (ERD), MOF
Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka_1207


Concept Clearance 24 Jun 2013
Fact Finding 23 Jun 2013 to 23 Jun 2013
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

TA 8426-BAN

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Aug 2013 26 Aug 2013 26 Aug 2013 15 Aug 2015 31 Dec 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
625,000.00 0.00 60,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 685,000.00 13 Aug 2013 343,104.86
Title Document Type Document Date
Capacity Building for Portfolio Management Technical Assistance Reports Aug 2013

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