Project Name Fiscal Policy for Urbanization, Industrialization, and Agricultural Modernization in Henan
Project Number 46056-001
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8208-PRC: Fiscal Policy for Urbanization, Industrialization, and Agricultural Modernization in Henan
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development

Industry and trade - Large and medium industries - Small and medium enterprise development

Public sector management - Public expenditure and fiscal management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The TA will assist the Henan provincial government to analyze the interlinkages among various aspects of urbanization, industrialization, and agricultural modernization; and to formulate effective fiscal policy recommendations to support integrated development led by new urbanization. Building on previous TAs, the TA will focus on defining fiscal policy choices to support the integrated three transformations development strategy. The policy recommendations will be made relevant not only to Henan and the central government, but also to the neighboring provinces included in the Central Plain Economic Zone. The TA findings can also serve as case studies for further work of Government and ADB on local government financing and fiscal decentralization.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact A better integrated urbanization, industrialization, and agricultural modernization process in Henan

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Effective fiscal policy to support the integrated three transformations from the traditional agriculture economy and rural society to one urbanized, industrialized, with a modernized agriculture sector
Progress Toward Outcome Consultants submitted final reports and policy paper to ADB and the EA. The EA and the Executive Vice Governor of the Henan Provincial Government appreciated the TA outputs.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Analysis of key constraints and drivers, and design of monitoring and evaluation of the integrated three transformations

2. Fiscal policy for the integrated three transformations

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The inception workshop was held in May 2014 and inception report was approved by the EA. The national consultants conducted extensive consultations with key stakeholders, including provincial government and other regions' industrial zone, in formulating fiscal policy proposals. Draft, mid-term, and final reports have been submitted and reviewed. Final review meeting was held in July 2015.
Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The Henan Department of Finance was actively engaged in project preparation. In addition, consultation was undertaken with the Scientific Research Institute; the Henan Provincial Department of Agriculture; the Henan Provincial Department of Housing and Construction Office; the Henan Provincial Industry & Information Technology Department; the Huaxian County Finance Bureau; the Huaxian County Industry Cluster District; and the Bao Zhuang Village Committee.
During Project Implementation The EA and other stakeholders have been consulted and communicated closely.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

The TA will require a total of 3 person-months of international consulting services (Public Finance Specialist) and 24 person-months of national consulting services (Senior Public Finance Specialist/Team Leader, Development Survey Specialist, Urban Development Economist, Rural Development Specialist, and Development Economists).

The consultants will deliver a comprehensive report comprising eight studies. The EA will select international and national consultants to provide inputs as well as short-term resource persons and task-specific experts. ADB will negotiate and sign the contracts with the consultants and resource persons.

The consultants will be hired in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (April 2010, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Kim, Ahyoung
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Mgt, Financial Sector and Regional Coop Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
International Division
No. 25 Jingsan Road Zhengzhou, PRC


Concept Clearance 03 Sep 2012
Fact Finding 18 Jul 2012 to 22 Jul 2012
Approval 12 Nov 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 15 Sep 2015

TA 8208-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Nov 2012 27 Dec 2012 27 Dec 2012 31 Jul 2014 31 Jul 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 12 Nov 2012 88,258.31

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