Lao People's Democratic Republic: Policy and Capacity Support for Improved Aid Effectiveness

Sovereign Project | 47171-001 Status: Approved


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Project Name Policy and Capacity Support for Improved Aid Effectiveness
Project Number 47171-001
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8610-LAO: Policy and Capacity Support for Improved Aid Effectiveness
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 450,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Improved alignment of ODA and government priorities and processes.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Country systems and mechanisms for policy dialogue strengthened to improve aid effectiveness
Progress Toward Outcome The macroeconomic working group meetings and infrastructure sector working group meetings shall be held more regularly compared to previous years starting 2015. The TA consultants will produce the working group papers to enhance the working groups meetings/works
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Policy dialogue on aid effectiveness improved

2. Project start-up delays reduced

3. Government capacity for management of ADB-financed project portfolio strengthened

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

There are one executive and two technical macroeconomic working group meetings being held toward the Rountable Implemtation Meeting on first two quarters 2015.

The sectariate committee of Macroeoconomic Working Group was set in quarter 4 2014

The donor consultation meetings to further improve the Infrastructure Sector Working Group and macroeconomic working group are planed on quarters 1 and 2 2015

The procurement of office equipment for the EA and IAs was partly done and the rest shall be procured within Quarter 1 2015.

The selection of international consultant (Team leader) and national consultant (Deputy team leader) are under process- it expects to complete by 15 January 2015

Geographical Location Vientiane Capital
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 The CDTA will provide a total of 46 person-months inputs comprising five person-months of international consultants and 41 person-months of national consultants in the area of ODA and portfolio management. All consultants will be recruited on an individual basis and engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amend from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Vanthong Inthavong
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Lao Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Planning and Investment
Luangprabang Road, Vientiane 01001, Lao
Concept Clearance 12 Nov 2013
Fact Finding 16 Jul 2013 to 03 Oct 2013
Approval 12 Dec 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 16 Dec 2014

TA 8610-LAO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Dec 2013 28 Jan 2014 28 Jan 2014 31 Dec 2015 30 Dec 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
450,000.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 475,000.00 12 Dec 2013 154,436.13
Title Document Type Document Date
Policy and Capacity Support for Improved Aid Effectiveness Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2013

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