Samoa: Private Sector Development Project

Sovereign Project | 46436-001 Status: Closed

Summary

The project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) will be carried out in two phases. Phase 1: To finalize overall project concept and key parameters with government and the private sector based on selected products and respective analyses. Phase 2: Based on the agreements in phase 1 to (i) undertake due diligence covering technical, financial, economic, poverty and social and safeguards aspects in order to determine detailed project components; (ii) establish ownership by the government, the private sector, possible cofinanciers and other stakeholders of the design process and respective contributions; (iii) assess and agree with the government and the private sector on the scope of the proposed project, detailed components, implementation arrangements and financing mechanism; (iv) undertake capacity assessment of executing agency and implementing agencies; and (vi) collaborate with the Private Sector Operations Department on potential complementary investment activities.

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Project Name Private Sector Development Project
Project Number 46436-001
Country Samoa
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8231-SAM: Private Sector Development Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural production

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) will be carried out in two phases. Phase 1: To finalize overall project concept and key parameters with government and the private sector based on selected products and respective analyses. Phase 2: Based on the agreements in phase 1 to (i) undertake due diligence covering technical, financial, economic, poverty and social and safeguards aspects in order to determine detailed project components; (ii) establish ownership by the government, the private sector, possible cofinanciers and other stakeholders of the design process and respective contributions; (iii) assess and agree with the government and the private sector on the scope of the proposed project, detailed components, implementation arrangements and financing mechanism; (iv) undertake capacity assessment of executing agency and implementing agencies; and (vi) collaborate with the Private Sector Operations Department on potential complementary investment activities.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy A PPTA will be required to undertake detailed project preparation. Due to ADB's limited engagement in the sector in Samoa and the novelty for stakeholders involved, a two-phased approach is suggested to (i) finalize the overall project concept with the government and the private sector based on selected products and respective analyses, and (ii) carry out due diligences of proposed project strategy as identified in the first phase.
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
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

Technical assistance requirements for phase 1: 4 international consultants (9.5 person-months) and 1 national consultants (3 person-months), to be recruited through individual consultant selection. Consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). The consultant requirements for phase 2 will be determined based on the outcome of phase 1.

International

PPTA Team Leader/Agribusiness Specialist, 5.5 pm

Private Sector Development Specialist, 2.5 pm

Gender Specialist, 1.0 pm

Facilitator, 0.5 pm

Other specialists (tbd after completion Phase 1), 6.0 pm

National

Agricultural Value Chain Specialist, 3.0 pm

Phase 2:

International Legal Expert (0.30 pm)

International Banking Specialist (0.5pm)

Other specialists (tbd after completion Phase 1), 2.0 pm

Procurement None

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Sabine Spohn
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Sydney, Australia
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Finance
Government of Samoa
Private Bag, Apia, Samoa

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Jan 2013

TA 8231-SAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Dec 2012 28 Dec 2012 28 Dec 2012 30 May 2014 29 May 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 04 Dec 2012 515,307.82
Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing the Private Sector Development Project Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2012

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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