Indonesia: Aligning Asian Development Bank and Country Systems for Improved Project Performance

Sovereign Project | 47287-001

Summary

The proposed TA is innovative in its approach to improve project performance through (i) promoting the use of CSS for the first time with an ADB developing member country, (ii) initiating the use of the new risk based approach to adopt country procurement systems, and (iii) improving alignment between ADB and government business processes for project preparation and start up.

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Project Name Aligning Asian Development Bank and Country Systems for Improved Project Performance
Project Number 47287-001
Country Indonesia
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8548-INO: Aligning Asian Development Bank and Country Systems for Improved Project Performance
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Decentralization - Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The proposed TA is innovative in its approach to improve project performance through (i) promoting the use of CSS for the first time with an ADB developing member country, (ii) initiating the use of the new risk based approach to adopt country procurement systems, and (iii) improving alignment between ADB and government business processes for project preparation and start up.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Improving coordination and harmonization of ADB and government project preparation and implementation processes and procedures will improve project readiness and quality at entry, enhance performance during administration, and increase development effectiveness of ADB projects. Safeguards and procurement present two of the greatest challenges for project preparation and implementation. The use of country systems for safeguards and procurement harmonization for ADB-financed projects provides a strategic measure to achieve smoother and more expedient project preparation and implementation. Greater alignment of ADB and government project procedures and cycles will improve preparation efficiency and the timely ability to meet project readiness criteria as well as accelerate project approvals and start-up activities, leading to improved implementation and greater development impact.
Impact Greater efficiency and effectiveness in preparing and implementing ADB-financed infrastructure projects in Indonesia
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased alignment of ADB and government systems procedures to prepare and implement projects
Progress Toward Outcome

As detailed in the implementation progress below, the project is currently on track in reaching the outcome of increased alignment of ADB and government systems procedures.

Overall, it is too early to assess the project outcome as the project is still progressing with only the Inception FGDs being conducted in the Procurement and Safeguard component. To be updated as the project progresses further.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Country Safeguard Systems

Harmonized Procurement

Improved Project Readiness and Start-up

Capacity Development

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

For project readiness aspect, the project has conducted two Focus Group Discussions (FGDs), which have identified and agreed on the gaps between GOI and ADB readiness criteria, as well as the recommendations to close the gaps. The consultant team is currently in the process of drafting the manual to be used in future project processing activities.

For safeguard aspect, the first FGD (Inception Workshop) has been conducted. Recruitment process for the Environment Acceptability Assessment Specialist and Resettlement Acceptability Assessment Specialist is ongoing. The Team Leader also needs to be re-recruited as the original Team Leader resigned from the project.

For procurement aspect, the first FGD (Inception Workshop) has been conducted. Recruitment process International Public Procurement Specialist is ongoing.

Capacity development aspect is integrated as a part of the major aspects in the project (project readiness, procurement, and safeguard).

No significant project implementation issues are noted at the moment.

Overall, it is too early to assess the project outcome as the project is still progressing with only the Inception FGDs being conducted in the Procurement and Safeguard component. To be updated as the project progresses further.

Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Project design and objective were agreed upon amongst the respective stakeholders during consultation and coordination meetings led by the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas).
During Project Implementation Consultation and coordination meetings to monitor the progress have been held several times and will be continued regularly during the TA implementation timeframe.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

The following consultancy services will be needed:

International: 1. Senior CSS Equivalence Assessment Specialist (4 pm); 2. Senior CSS Acceptability Assessment Specialist ( 8 pm); 3. Public Procurement Specialist (4 pm); 4. Project Management Specialist (5 pm). National: 1. Country and ADB Safeguard Specialist/Team Leader (10 pm); 2. Resettlement Legal Specialist (4 pm); 3. Environment Legal Specialist (4 pm); 4. Involuntary Resettlement Acceptability Specialist (8pm); 5. Asset Appraiser (3 pm); 6. Indigenous Peoples Specialist (2 pm); 7. Environmental Acceptability Specialist (10 pm); 7. Public Procurement Specialist and Program Coordinator (10 pm); 8. Procurement Training Specialist (10 pm); 9. Project Management Specialist (8 pm); 10. Public Finance and Fund Flow Specialist (4 pm); 11. Public Infrastructure Specialist (5 pm).

Responsible ADB Officer Renadi Budiman
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Indonesia Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS)Jl. Taman Suropati No. 2
Jakarta 10310
Indonesia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 06 Nov 2013
Fact Finding 07 Oct 2013 to 06 Nov 2013
MRM -
Approval 10 Dec 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2015

TA 8548-INO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2013 19 Jun 2014 19 Jun 2014 30 Jun 2016 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,600,000.00 10 Dec 2013 251,326.55

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