Cambodia: Country Systems in Procurement and Financial Management

Sovereign Project | 46226-001

Summary

The objective of the proposed TA is to strengthen Cambodia's country systems in public procurement and financial management through human and institutional capacity building to increase transparency and accountability.

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Project Name Country Systems in Procurement and Financial Management
Project Number 46226-001
Country Cambodia
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8188-CAM: Country Systems in Procurement and Financial Management
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.00 million
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 The objective of the proposed TA is to strengthen Cambodia's country systems in public procurement and financial management through human and institutional capacity building to increase transparency and accountability.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Whilst the Government is committed to promoting good governance, there is a general perception of poor governance in public procurement and financial management in Cambodia. With the assistance of ADB, the Government developed and issued instruction in 2005 to implement (i) a Manual for Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) on Project Administration (PA) to increase aid effectiveness and improve management and administration of the externally assisted portfolio; (ii) a Procurement Manual (PM) to improve procurement performance of the portfolio; and (iii) a Financial Management Manual (FMM) to develop and maintain effective and efficient financial management of projects. This demonstrated Government's strong commitment to the Paris Declaration and development effectiveness. These Manuals were promulgated under a Sub Decree, thereby making their use mandatory.

Whilst the use of the Manuals were made mandatory by the Sub Decree, the capacity building efforts to ensure their effective implementation were not planned and organized in any sustainable and structured manner. The lack of institutionalized training was a major impediment in providing regular training on procurement and financial management.

Under the Joint ADB/JICA/WB Country Portfolio Review Action Plan agreed in 2012, the DPs required Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) to prepare a capacity building proposal to address institutional and human resources development. The TA is in response to this specific agreement reached with the DPs in the 2011 Action Plan and to further support the Government's progress towards the establishment of country systems for better management and implementation of aid.

Impact Improved aid effectiveness through increased use of Government systems.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Strengthened procurement, financial management and project management capacities of Government officials to better manage development partner funded projects and program.
Progress Toward Outcome The comprehensive training programs for Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Procurement, and Financial Managment were completed in 4th quarter of 2014 with 337 government officials (Financial Management: 128 participants; SOP: 175 participants; and Procurement: 34 participants).
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Training of Trainers (TOTs) implemented and trainers assist in delivering the training workshops.

2. Accelerated training on procurement, financial management and project administration implemented.

3. Interim certification program for, Procurement Officers and Finance Officers established and implemented.

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

Output 1:

- 337 government officials were selected for the TOT training program.

Output 2:

- 337 government officials were selected for the training programs on financial management, procurement and project implementation.

Output 3:

- 76 participants from the financial managment and 32 from procurement who have passed the final examinaiton will receive the interim certificates.

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 Individual consultants are expected to start in Q4 of 2012.
Procurement Procurement of goods are expected to start in Q4 of 2012
Responsible ADB Officer Januar Hakim
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Cambodia Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Economy and FinanceStreet 92, Sangkat Wat Phnom
Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh City
Cambodia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 19 Apr 2012
Fact Finding 19 Apr 2012 to 19 Apr 2012
MRM -
Approval 04 Oct 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Mar 2015

TA 8188-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Oct 2012 30 Oct 2012 30 Oct 2012 31 Oct 2014 31 Oct 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,000,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,100,000.00 04 Oct 2012 947,800.38
Title Document Type Document Date
Country Systems in Procurement and Financial Management Technical Assistance Reports Oct 2012

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