Maldives: Strengthening Capacity for Operations Management

Sovereign Project | 45416-001

Summary

The TA aims to strengthen the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MOFT)'s operational capacity, improve financial monitoring of project implementation, promote best practice and boost South-South learning on programming and project implementation between Maldives and other developing member countries of ADB.

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Project Name Strengthening Capacity for Operations Management
Project Number 45416-001
Country Maldives
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8070-MLD: Strengthening Capacity for Operations Management
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
TA 8070-MLD: Strengthening Capacity for Operations Management (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 100,000.00
TA 8070-MLD: Strengthening Capacity for Operations Management (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Public sector management - Public expenditure and fiscal management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA aims to strengthen the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MOFT)'s operational capacity, improve financial monitoring of project implementation, promote best practice and boost South-South learning on programming and project implementation between Maldives and other developing member countries of ADB.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA will help the Government improve portfolio performance of ADB-assisted projects. Given that ADB has no country office in Maldives, it is important to focus on operational capacity building for MOFT in areas of programming and project financial monitoring and supervision, and operational support to strengthen coordination and communication with implementing agencies and ADB.
Impact More effective management of external assistance by the Government of Maldives
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved capacity of MOFT in portfolio management
Progress Toward Outcome

Special seminar on disbursement and procurement were conducted for concerned EA and IA staff.

Four staff from MOFT were sent to Singapore for an international training on contracts management.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

(1) Operational Action Plan for improved portfolio management

(2) Updated ERMD Operations Manual (OM)

(3) Trainings, seminars and workshops organized for MOFT / IA staff

(4) Improved communication and coordination with the Government

(5) Capacity assessment reports on governance, economic growth and environment

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

1. Operational action plan for improved portfolio management. Tripartite Portfolio Review Meetings (TPRM) were conducted in December 2014 and February 2015. The next TPRM is scheduled for mid-August 2015. A Portfolio and Government Relationship Manager has now been fully in place and is contributing substantially to coordinating ADB's portfolio with GOM.

2. Updated ERMD Operations Manual (OM). The manual has been prepared and is being updated regularly.

3. Training, seminars, and workshops organized for MOFT/IA staff. (a) Special seminar on disbursement and procurement were conducted for concerned EA and IA staff; (b) four staff members from MOFT were sent to Singapore for an international training on contracts management. A detailed portfolio review training (with staff inputs from OSFMD, CTL, and SARD Front Office) is to take place in August. Regular briefings and knowledge sharing sessions (along with the portfolio matters) are organized during the TPRMs. Finally, a proposal for a study tour of MOFT officials to Sri Lanka has been discussed with SLRM and is being prepared by MOFT.

4. Improved communication and coordination with the Government. The portfolio management officer in place has helped such communication and coordination; as has the videoconference facilities in MOFT (which, currently, is being refitted after the relevant division in the Ministry underwent some renovations).

5. Capacity assessment reports on governance, economic growth, and environment. All relevant assessment reports in conjunction with the CPS will be prepared in the next 6-8 months. In addition: (a) Manuscript for publication on the partnership between ADB and Maldives has been typeset, and approved for printing after incorporation of feedback from government; (b) work on the national development strategy is underway; the draft is expected within the coming weeks; and (c) knowledge partnership work with the Maldives Inland Revenue Authority and the Maldives Monetary Authority is ongoing.

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 TA will finance 18 person-months of national consulting services. Consultants will be engaged in accordance with ADB Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time)
Procurement Procurement of equipment will follow ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time)
Responsible ADB Officer Gambhir Bhatta
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and TreasuryAmeenee Magu
Male'
Republic of the Maldives
Timetable
Concept Clearance 20 Mar 2012
Fact Finding 22 Mar 2012 to 27 Mar 2012
MRM -
Approval 04 Apr 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 May 2015

TA 8070-MLD

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Apr 2012 - 04 Apr 2012 30 Jun 2013 31 Dec 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
825,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 825,000.00 04 Apr 2012 173,588.14

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