China, People's Republic of: Management System and Legislative Mechanism for Nonprofit Organizations

Sovereign Project | 45514-001

Summary

The TA will have three main outputs and diverse deliverables as specified below. First, the TA will produce a research report and a series of policy recommendations focusing on four areas: (i) identifying challenges and options to support the development of NPOs in the PRC; (ii) improving the regulatory framework and legislative safeguards for NPOs, based on theoretical and practical analysis of international and domestic experience; (iii) revising the taxation system, internal management mechanism and operational guidelines for NPOs; and (iv) establishing a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system to measure the contribution of NPOs to inclusive growth and social development.

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Project Name Management System and Legislative Mechanism for Nonprofit Organizations
Project Number 45514-001
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7855-PRC: Management System and Legislative Mechanism for Nonprofit Organizations
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Public sector management - Economic affairs management - Law and judiciary
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

The TA will have three main outputs and diverse deliverables as specified below. First, the TA will produce a research report and a series of policy recommendations focusing on four areas: (i) identifying challenges and options to support the development of NPOs in the PRC; (ii) improving the regulatory framework and legislative safeguards for NPOs, based on theoretical and practical analysis of international and domestic experience; (iii) revising the taxation system, internal management mechanism and operational guidelines for NPOs; and (iv) establishing a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system to measure the contribution of NPOs to inclusive growth and social development. Policy recommendations will be drawn from: (i) an analysis of the current domestic experiences, challenges and different options for NPO structures, operations, and accountability in the PRC, including in-depth assessment of selected pilot cases; and (ii) a review of relevant international NGO governance experience with lessons for the PRC.

Second, the TA will provide options for regulations and related systems of registration, reporting and oversight based on the first output and findings from the pilot cases. Key activities include: (i) an overseas study visit to learn from successful NPO management and legal systems; (ii) design, implementation and evaluation of a pilot program; and (iii) training sessions for NPO administrators and government officials.

Third, the TA will disseminate research findings and policy suggestions through seminars and the publication of a bilingual policy note. Two national workshops (inception and midterm) and one international seminar will be organized to discuss NPO policy; a bilingual policy note will be compiled and disseminated among the NDRC, relevant government agencies and selected NPOs; and a final conference on findings and recommendations will be convened.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA directly supports the ADB country partnership strategy (CPS) for the PRC (2008 2010) and the anticipated priorities of the CPS now under preparation. The TA builds on the findings of Nongovernment Organization-Government Partnerships in Village-Level Poverty Alleviation, in particular the successfully tested model for government services procurement from NGOs. The TA will also consider experiences and lessons regarding community-driven development practices reviewed under the ongoing East West Partnerships for Poverty Reduction.
Impact Improved contribution of NPOs to poverty reduction and inclusive growth in the PRC
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Strengthened policy and regulatory framework for NPOs in the PRC
Progress Toward Outcome The outcome will be assessed upon completion of the TA.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Research report and policy recommendations

Options for regulations and related systems of registration, reporting and oversight based on output 1 and pilot testing results

Dissemination of research findings and policy suggestions on institutional enhancement and improved legislation for NPOs through seminars and diffusion of a bilingual policy note

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

The TA inception workshop was held on 17 July 2012, and representatives from ADB, EA, the consultant team and other relevant government agencies attended the workshop. Following a change in focus in the scope of the TA proposed by the EA after the inception workshop, the consultant team was reassembled to adjust the expertise to the new requirements.

The consultant team was reassembled in October 2012 and the tripartite meeting among the EA, the consultant team and ADB was organized on 25 October 2012, which clarified project outputs, identified consultants' work plan, and set short-term research targets.

As of 26 September 2014, the consultant team is working on the draft final report and translation work is processing simultaneously. The draft final report is expected to be completed at the end of October. An overseas study tour will be organized by EA scheduled in November 2014 and an international workshop after that.

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 govenrments, EAs, and academic circle are involved in project design process through participatory approach and consultations sessions conducted.
During Project Implementation Stakeholders from the govenrments, EAs, and academic circle are involved in project design process through participatory approach and consultations sessions conducted.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA requires expert inputs equivalent to a total of 24 person-months of individual consulting services (two international consultants for 5 person-months and four national consultants for a total of 19 person-months). In dialogue with the EA, ADB will recruit national and international experts to provide inputs as formal consultants, short-term resource persons, and task-specific experts. The international and national consultants will be selected and engaged on an individual basis by ADB in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (April 2010, as amended from time to time). Individual consultants will be chosen based on their academic qualifications and relevant work experience. The consultant team will be responsible for producing the TA outputs and deliverables, in a timely and effective manner, and for organizing and carrying out all TA activities.
Procurement Specific package for equipment procurement is subject to ADB prior approval. Upon completion of the TA project, the equipment will be transferred to the EA. The equipment will be procured using shopping method.
Responsible ADB Officer Fiona Connell
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
National Development and Reform CommissionNo. 8 South Yuetan St.
Beijing 100824
China
Timetable
Concept Clearance 23 May 2011
Fact Finding 01 Jun 2011 to 20 Jul 2011
MRM -
Approval 02 Sep 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 07 Oct 2014

TA 7855-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Sep 2011 05 Oct 2011 05 Oct 2011 30 Nov 2013 30 Jun 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
400,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 02 Sep 2011 128,473.15

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