Regional: Strengthening Capacity of Developing Member Countries in Resource Mobilization and Implementation of Cofinanced Projects

Sovereign Project | 45387-001

Summary

The TA will contribute to DMCs by assisting them to increase their portfolio of cofinanced projects in line with ADB's long-term objective of increasing direct value-added cofinancing. This will be measured by the Strategy 2020 monitoring reports for the progress of partnerships. The TA project outcome will be a more systematic approach to potential donors for increasing cofinancing opportunities for DMCs. The impact of this TA will be measured by the increased pipeline of potential cofinancing projects, more practical dialogue on the potential future financing opportunities and collaboration with ADB, and closer person-to-person networks among DMC officials, the cofinancing anchors network, and donors.

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Project Name Strengthening Capacity of Developing Member Countries in Resource Mobilization and Implementation of Cofinanced Projects
Project Number 45387-001
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8031-REG: Strengthening Capacity of Developing Member Countries in Resource Mobilization and Implementation of Cofinanced Projects
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The TA will contribute to DMCs by assisting them to increase their portfolio of cofinanced projects in line with ADB's long-term objective of increasing direct value-added cofinancing. This will be measured by the Strategy 2020 monitoring reports for the progress of partnerships. The TA project outcome will be a more systematic approach to potential donors for increasing cofinancing opportunities for DMCs. The impact of this TA will be measured by the increased pipeline of potential cofinancing projects, more practical dialogue on the potential future financing opportunities and collaboration with ADB, and closer person-to-person networks among DMC officials, the cofinancing anchors network, and donors.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Increased cofinanced portfolio across ADB developing member countries.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased knowledge, skills, and confidence of key DMC government officials in external resource moblization and utilization through effective dialogue among ADB and financing partners with systematic approach to potential financing partners.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

To develop a comprehensive modular internet based platform for internal and external users (including DMCs, financing partners, and ADB staff), comprising a cofinancing e-learning course, a module on financing partner information, and a platform for networking and knowledge exchange, as well as through pilot workshops on the ground.

Clarifications of Outputs:

The TA specifies three outputs: (i) Comprehensive tools and materials for external cofinancing seminars; (ii) a financing partners handbook, based on the seminar tools and materials, and (iii) a knowledge platform for information sharing among DMCs, financing partners and ADB.

Output 1: The seminar tools and materials will be developed with two perspectives in mind: (i) to increase the understanding of DMCs, financing partners and ADB staff, particularly in field offices on how to collaborate, access, process and implement cofinancing for ADB projects, and (ii) to increase DMCs, financing partners' and ADB staff's understanding and ease of integrating cofinancing into ADB's operations cycle. Corresponding to these perspectives, the materials will be developed as a comprehensive cofinancing training course and will include information on ADB's cofinancing processes and procedures during all processing stages. Information on the current setup of financing partners will also be prepared. The seminars will take the form of workshops to highlight their hands-on nature.

Output 2: The financing partners' handbook will rather than as a printed handbook be delivered as an online compendium of the current setup of financing partners developed under output 1. In addition, the cofinancing training course developed under output 1 will be delivered as an e-learning course.

Output 3: The knowledge platform for information sharing will be web-based and will seek to integrate the information in the compendium and the e-learning course in a user-friendly format.

We would like to note that the envisaged database for single and multidonor trust funds, including the Financing Partnership Facilities is not currently relevant to the three outputs as defined in the TA paper.

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 The consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (April 2010, as amended from time to time). The assignment will require input from international (10 person-months) and national (18 person-months) consultants on an intermittent basis. The consultants will be recruited on an individual basis.
Procurement ADB is the executing agency. Disbursements under the TA will be done in accordance with the Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Karen Decker
Responsible ADB Department Office of Cofinancing Operations
Responsible ADB Division Office of Cofinancing Operations
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 21 Oct 2011
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 13 Dec 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 11 Jan 2012

TA 8031-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2011 - 13 Dec 2011 31 Jul 2013 30 Jun 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 13 Dec 2011 75,578.98

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