46506-001: Implementing the Pacific Regional Audit Initiative in Pacific Island Countries, Phase 2 | Asian Development Bank

Regional: Implementing the Pacific Regional Audit Initiative in Pacific Island Countries, Phase 2

Sovereign (Public) Project | 46506-001 Status: Active

The proposed TA will enable continuing funding support to the Pacific Regional Audit Initiative.

Project Details

Project Officer
Asistin, Flordeliza R. Pacific Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name Implementing the Pacific Regional Audit Initiative in Pacific Island Countries, Phase 2
Project Number 46506-001
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8517-REG: Implementing the Pacific Regional Audit Initiative in Pacific Island Countries, Phase 2
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.30 million
TA 8517-REG: Implementing the Pacific Regional Audit Initiative in Pacific Island Countries, Phase 2 (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Public administration - Public expenditure and fiscal management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The proposed TA will enable continuing funding support to the Pacific Regional Audit Initiative.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

This TA is consistent with ADB's Pacific Approach 2010-2014, which identifies continued support to good governance and regional cooperation and integration activities, including in public financial management. Also, in supporting regional and international declarations on development partner coordination and aid effectiveness, development partners have committed to relying on country public financial management systems, including audit institutions.

Furthermore, ADB is a signatory to the Memorandum of Understanding between the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) and the Donor Community, under which development partners have committed to supporting strengthening of public financial management in partner countries, including the government auditing function, with a view to ensuring that public resources are properly used and that funding reaches the intended end user.

Impact Public entities in Pacific island countries improve transparency and accountability in managing and using their public resources.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) operate in accordance with uniform high standards at a measurably higher level.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Strengthened SAI independence

2. Strengthened transparency and accountability by contributing to and promoting an integrated approach to public financial management

3. Strengthened public financial reporting, public audit, and legislative oversight

4. Strengthened capacity and capability of SAIs to perform their mandates

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

Consultants with skills in peformance auditing, the provision of legal and governance support, and communications, have been engaged to support PASAI in the delivery of its activities.

In addition, the Subregional Audit Support Program (Round 4) covering Solomon Islands, Kiribati, and Tuvalu, has been completed. Round 5 of the SAS program completed, SAS post implementation committee meeting held 9-10 February 2016. A systems analyst was engaged to improve PASAI's interactive website and repository of SAI documents. Work completed.

Extension of closing date to 30 June 2017 has been approved. A further extension of TA completion date to 31 January 2018 was approved.

Geographical Location Regional
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The PRAI design was developed by the Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions, with support from ADB and Australia, under the coordination of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat.
During Project Implementation ADB, Australia, the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) Development Initiative, New Zealand, and the World Bank, are supporting the implementation and delivery of PRAI outputs.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will require international consultants (estimated 30 person-months of inputs) and national consultants (estimated 24 person-months of inputs) with skills and expertise in public auditing, performance auditing, legal and governance support, capacity development, and TA administration. All consultants will be engaged on an individual basis. The consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). TA activities will be implemented over 30 months, from 1 January 2014 to 30 June 2016.
Procurement Disbursements under the TA will be made in accordance with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time). The equipment will be purchased in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Asistin, Flordeliza R.
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban, Social Development & Public Management Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 22 Apr 2013
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 25 Nov 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Sep 2017

TA 8517-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Nov 2013 - 25 Nov 2013 30 Jun 2016 24 Nov 2018 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
400,000.00 1,300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,700,000.00 25 Nov 2013 1,206,392.43

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Title Document Type Document Date
Implementing the Pacific Regional Audit Initiative (Phase 2) Technical Assistance Reports Nov 2013

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