Viet Nam: Capacity Building and Coordination Improvement for Effective Regional Cooperation Investment Planning

Sovereign Project | 46008-001 Status: Active

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Project Name Capacity Building and Coordination Improvement for Effective Regional Cooperation Investment Planning
Project Number 46008-001
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8310-VIE: Capacity Building and Coordination Improvement for Effective Regional Cooperation Investment Planning
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome List of project proposals for GMS Regional Investment Framework submitted to GMS Secretariat.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Output 1: First network meeting took place on 29 November 2013. GMS focals from key agencies were assigned and participated in the meeting. Second network meeting was held on 19 November 2014 to update members on recent TA accomplishments, GMS events, and ADB's support to other regional cooperation and integration initiatives involving Viet Nam.

Output 2: the TA has actively assisted in GMS RIF preparation and started supporting Cambodia-Laos-Viet Nam Development Triangle Area (CLV DTA) to improve its master plan and broaden development partners' engagement to mobilize more investment funding. A CLV DTA development partner forum was organized in April 2014. The TA continued to support government consultation on regional investment planning in general but also conceptualization and coordination for RCI-related projects and activities such as development of cross-border economic zones which is included in the GMS RIF.

Output 3: Capacity Building Specialist is on board starting January 2014. Comprehensive training needs assessment and proposed training programs have been prepared, discussed with EA, and presented at the second network meeting (under Output 1) in November 2014.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

Based on findings and recommendations of TA 4788-VIE: Capacity Strengthening of Viet Nam's Regional Cooperation Coordination and Public Investment Programming, the ADB project team had several meetings with MPI who was also the EA of TA 4788-VIE to discuss how best to implement the TA's recommendations to effectively and sustainably address pending issues in coordinating and planning regional cooperation activities. Lessons learnt from the completed TA 4788-VIE had been seriously discussed and agreed to be taken into account in the design of the new TA. The ADB project team also took into account concerns of MOFA, the government focal point for several major regional cooperation initiatives shared in their proposal for ADB's support in strengthening their capacity for regional cooperation coordination.

Other key central government agencies and provinces along the GMS economic corridors involved in RCI projects/initiatives were also consulted to formulate the project concept paper.

During Project Implementation Stakeholders within the government both at the central and provincial levels are regularly consulted on and involved in TA implementation. Key development partners are also invited to some TA activities as speakers or resource persons. As the TA is supported by JFPR, the Embassy of Japan and JICA have been closely informed on TA implementation progress. TA has been extended to 31 Dec 2016

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

The TA will require 8 person-months of international consulting services in the area of regional cooperation institutional development, and 84 person-months of national in regional cooperation, economic planning, information and communication technology, and project coordination. Specifically, a group of six consultants will be recruited: (i) a regional cooperation institutional development specialist - team leader (international) for 8 person-months; (ii) a regional cooperation specialist - project coordinator (national) for 20 person-months; (iii) an economic planning specialist (national) for 10 person-months; (iv) an information technology specialist (national) for 6 person-months; and (v) two project analysts (national) for 24 person-months each.

The consultants will be recruited individually by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).

Procurement Small provision for office equipment estimating at US$2,600.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Yumiko Kawano (Tamura)
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

Timetable

Concept Clearance 03 Apr 2012
Fact Finding 05 Apr 2012 to 19 Apr 2012
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

TA 8310-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Dec 2012 29 May 2013 29 May 2013 31 Dec 2015 31 Dec 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 800,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 900,000.00 21 Dec 2012 321,512.09

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