Regional: Tax Policy and Administration Research and Capacity Development

Sovereign Project | 47231-001 Status: Approved

Summary

Public financial management, including tax administration and policy, is a core thematic priority under the Second Governance and Anticorruption Action Plan (GACAP II) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which is mainstreamed throughout ADB's operations. Moreover, ADB's Strategy 2020 (2008) emphasizes good governance, capacity development and partnership as key drivers of change. Tax administration is an important tool for strengthening governance, which is also a component of the regional public goods pillar of the ADB's Regional Cooperation and Integration (RCI) strategy.

In order for ADB's developing member countries (DMCs) to reform their tax policy and administration, and for the ADB to provide relevant advice to DMCs, it is essential to have information on internationally comparable data, benchmarks and good practices, which can be adapted to each DMC's context. Better designed tax policy and administration in turn will help increase tax revenue collection.

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Project Name Tax Policy and Administration Research and Capacity Development
Project Number 47231-001
Country Regional
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8450-REG: Tax Policy and Administration Research and Capacity Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 300,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Public expenditure and fiscal management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description

Public financial management, including tax administration and policy, is a core thematic priority under the Second Governance and Anticorruption Action Plan (GACAP II) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which is mainstreamed throughout ADB's operations. Moreover, ADB's Strategy 2020 (2008) emphasizes good governance, capacity development and partnership as key drivers of change. Tax administration is an important tool for strengthening governance, which is also a component of the regional public goods pillar of the ADB's Regional Cooperation and Integration (RCI) strategy.

In order for ADB's developing member countries (DMCs) to reform their tax policy and administration, and for the ADB to provide relevant advice to DMCs, it is essential to have information on internationally comparable data, benchmarks and good practices, which can be adapted to each DMC's context. Better designed tax policy and administration in turn will help increase tax revenue collection.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Domestic resource mobilization through sound tax policy and administration is a key pillar for sustainable development. It is particularly relevant in developing Asia, where a large number of revenue authorities have low tax collection rates. The objective of this technical assistance (TA) is to increase capacity for better informed tax policy and administration. An important dimension of the TA will be knowledge sharing across the Asia-Pacific region.
Impact Better designed tax policy and administration and increased tax revenue collection in participant developing member countries (DMCs).
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Participant DMCs are better informed about tax policy and administration reform options.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Tax Administration in Asia and the Pacific Comparative Analysis.

2. Capacity Development Activities for Ministry of Finance and Tax Administration Officials.

3. Revenue Statistics in Asia.

4. Empirical Analysis of Tax Administration Performance in Asia.

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 To be decided.
Procurement To be determined.
Responsible ADB Officer Donghyun Park
Responsible ADB Department Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Responsible ADB Division ERMR
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 27 Feb 2012
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 18 Sep 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 09 Aug 2013

TA 8450-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Sep 2013 - 18 Sep 2013 30 Jun 2015 30 Nov 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 18 Sep 2013 139,392.19
Title Document Type Document Date
Tax Policy and Administration Research and Capacity Development Technical Assistance Reports Sep 2013

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