Pakistan: Public Sector Enterprise Reforms Project

Sovereign Project | 48031-001 Status: Active

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Project Name Public Sector Enterprise Reforms Project
Project Number 48031-001
Country Pakistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3214-PAK: Public Sector Enterprise Reform (TA Loan)
Asian Development Fund US$ 20.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Economic affairs management - Reforms of state owned enterprises

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 Ministry of Finance is in the process of establishing the project management unit and recruiting its staff. The Ministry has advertised the position of the energy consulting firm. The Privatization Commission has not yet started recruitment of consultants under the Project.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Privatization transactions are proceeding without project support.

Progress is being made without assistance from the project.

Project activities have not yet started.

The Ministry of Finance is in the process of establishing the project management unit and recruiting its staff. The Ministry of Finance and the Privatization Commission have not yet started recruitment of consultants under the Project.

Geographical Location Pakistan

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The Project will finance technical assistance to support government's reforms in public sector enterprises (PSEs). It is anticipated that it will have no adverse environmental impacts.
Involuntary Resettlement The Project does not include civil works with land acquisition. It will finance consulting services to support government's policy reforms.
Indigenous Peoples The Project will finance consulting services to support government's reforms in public sector enterprises (PSEs). The reforms will be applied across PSEs and are not expected to have adverse impacts on any specific minority ethnic groups in the country.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The main stakeholders are PSEs management and staff, regulatory authorities, ministries, consumer organizations, and labor unions. Representatives of these stakeholders were consulted throughout project processing. The beneficiaries will primarily be the domestic, industrial, agricultural, and commercial clients of public goods and services provided by PSEs, who will gain from improved service delivery. Taxpayers and recipients of government services will indirectly benefit from reduced fiscal costs of PSEs. Workers in PSEs are expected to benefit from a consistent and fair approach to labor retrenchment to be provided through the mitigation framework for labor-related matters to be developed under the Project.
During Project Implementation Representatives of the stakeholders will continue to be consulted throughout project processing. The Project will prepare a public communications strategy to ensure transparency, understanding, and public support to PSE reforms by all stakeholders. The customer surveys to be financed by the Project will monitor service delivery and tariff structures of PSEs throughout project implementation, with specific consideration of poor consumers.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services All consultants will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Joonho Hwang
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
SO_ADB_I@EAD_CC.SDNPK.UNDP.ORG
Economic Affairs Div.
Rm. 308 Block "C" Secretariat Bldg
Islamabad, Pakistan

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

Loan 3214-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Dec 2014 27 Jan 2015 17 Apr 2015 30 Jun 2020 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 22.54 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 20.00 04 Dec 2014 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 2.54 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 04 Dec 2014 0.00 0.00 0%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

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