Mongolia: Transparency and Efficiency in Public Financial Management

Sovereign Project | 47200-001 Status: Active

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Project Name Transparency and Efficiency in Public Financial Management
Project Number 47200-001
Country Mongolia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8742-MON: Transparency and Efficiency in Public Financial Management
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.10 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

The outcome will be improved functionality and system integration of the public investment information management and monitoring platform, and the e-taxation system. Training and policy recommendations will be conducted and prepared for components 1 and 2 respectively.

As of Sept 2015

- All individual consultants and consulting firms have been engaged in components 1 and 2 respectively.

- Based on respective TORs, each of consultants and firms are conducting their tasks to deliver the planned outputs.

As of March 2016:

- Existing ICT system related to budge planning, execution and monitoring have been identified and assessed for component 1.

- A map of existing e-tax related systems has been prepared, which presented the connection between each systems, and the fragmentation of the systems for component 2.

- Based on the map, the existing e-tax related ICT systems have been assessed.

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

As of March 2015:

- The individual international consultants have been selected for components 1 and 2 respectively.

- Respective selections of national firms are being processed.

- Upon the completion of all selections, the inception meetings will be held in UB, MON respectively for the components 1 and 2.

As of September 2015

- The selections of all consultants, including individual consultants and consulting firms, have been completed.

- Respective inception meetings have been conducted for component 1 in May 2015, and component 2 in June 2015. Respective inception reports have been also completed and submitted to the IAs and ADB.

- Component 1: the initial assessment of the existing related systems are being conducted.

- Component 2: The consultant teams plan to be fielded to Mongolia before the end of 2015 to conduct further review and assessment of the existing related systems.

As of March 2016:

Component 1:

- related ICT systems have been identified and assessed.

- project reports have been drafted.

- technical and investment recommendations have been included in the draft reports.

- training will be conducted by June 2016.

- all project reports will be finalized after the workshop.

- planned procurement is being processed.

Component 2:

- All existing e-tax related IT system in MTA have been identified and assessed.

- based on the assessment, a map prepared which present the connection and fragmentation of those systems.

- based on the assessment and the map, technical and investment recommendations are being prepared.

- training will be conducted by June 2016.

Workshop:

- A workshop, covering components 1 and 2, will be held in April 2016.

- Project findings will be presented and discussed at the workshop.

- Relevant officers from local governments will also attend the workshop.

- Resource person from Japan Tax Authority will deliver a session at the workshop.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The project scope, training scope, and focal issues to be analyzed were discussed and agreed with the government (the EA and the IAs) during the project processing.
During Project Implementation

The focal issues closely relate to the business procedures and ICT for both components. Therefore, each of project activities will be closely coordinated among the relevant personnel of the IAs, other related officials and project consultants. The further needs and related policy issues will be discussed at the workshops.

As of September 2015

Respective IAs have been consulted during the inception meeting. In addition, project consulting teams have also conducted the initial consultation with related institutions and agencies as a part of initial assessment of the related systems for components 1 and 2 respectively.

As of March 2016

- The IAs of components 1 and 2 had close discussion with the project team to identify the target ICT systems in their institutions, and assess those systems.

- Particularly, ICT personnel has collaborated well with the project team. Also, the related officers who use the system worked closely with the ICT personnel and the project team to conduct project activities.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

A. Consulting Firm (Component 1: Transparency and Efficiency in Public Investment)

1. International management information system specialist and team leader (7.5 person-months)

2. International management information system and information and communication technology specialist (4.5 person-months)

3. National information and communication technology specialist (programming) (8.5 person-months)

4. National information and communication technology specialist (network) (8.5 person-months)

5. National information and communication technology translation specialist (4 person-months)

B. Consulting Firm (Component 2: E-Taxation System)

6. International information and communication technology and e-taxation specialist and team leader (8 person-months)

7. International information and communication technology and e-taxation specialist (4 person-months)

8. International tax administration specialist (1 person-month).

9. National information and communication technology specialist (software) (4 person-months)

10. National information and communication technology specialist (information and communication technology infrastructure) (5 person-months)

11. National information and communication technology specialist (database management) (4 person-months).

12. National information and communication technology specialist (business processes and procedures) (5 person-months)

13. National information and communication technology translation specialist (2 person-months)

C. Individual Consultant

14. International information and communication technology specialist (2 person- months)

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Hiroko Shiroishi
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Mgt, Financial Sector and Regional Coop Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Government Building-2
Negdsen Undestnii gudamj-5/1
Ulaanbaatar-210646, Mongolia

Timetable

Concept Clearance 13 Sep 2014
Fact Finding 28 Mar 2014 to 03 Apr 2014
MRM -
Approval 29 Oct 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

TA 8742-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Oct 2014 10 Nov 2014 10 Nov 2014 30 Nov 2016 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,100,000.00 29 Oct 2014 544,406.61

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