|Project Name||Preparing the Assam Governance and Public Resource Management Program|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Public sector management - Public expenditure and fiscal management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
The objective of the TA is to improve and accelerate development management in Assam by supporting Government of Assam in the design and sequencing of priority public resource management and governance reforms against the background of the Medium Term Fiscal Reform Program (MTFRP) MOU through a focus on: (i) fiscal reforms to improve resource mobilization; (ii) fiscal reforms on public expenditure management to strengthen fiscal discipline, improve resource allocation and enable better operational management; (iii) fiscal reforms to stabilize government finances; and (iv) governance and public management reforms to enhance cost effective, sustainable and quality public services through decentralized delivery, and accountable, focused and responsive government and public sector enterprises limited to the appropriate role in modern economy supporting revenue growth and expenditure management.
The TA will be implemented under the following four components, (i) Fiscal Reforms (Revenues); (ii) Fiscal Reforms (Public Expenditure Management); (iii) Fiscal Reforms (Debt and Fiscal Responsibility); (iv) Governance and Public Management Reforms.
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||ADB will engage a team of international and domestic consultants to execute the TA. Consultant input will comprise approximately 16 person-months by international consultants and 32 person-months by domestic consultants. The consultants will have experience and expertise in public finances, VAT, and tax administration/legislation, public expenditure and public sector enterprise restructuring, utility pricing, sectoral user fees and cost recovery, fiscal and administrative decentralization, performance accountability and land titling, settlement and revenue. The team of consultants, including both a firm and individual consultants will be selected and engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB on the engagement of domestic consultants.|
|Procurement||To be determined.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Goswami, Arjun|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SARD|
Finance Department, Government of Assam
Mr. Rajiv Bora, Secretary
Assam Secretariat, Guwahati-781006 Guwahati City, Assam India
|Concept Clearance||30 Apr 2003|
|Fact Finding||11 May 2003 to 24 May 2003|
|Approval||17 Jul 2003|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||31 Jan 2007|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|17 Jul 2003||07 Aug 2003||07 Aug 2003||30 Jun 2004||30 Jun 2005||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|100,000.00||700,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||800,000.00||17 Jul 2003||698,574.24|
Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program. Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.
The Public Communications Policy (PCP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.
The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Preparing the Assam Governance and Public Resource Management Program||Technical Assistance Reports||Jul 2003|
Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.
None currently available.
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
None currently available.
None currently available.
The Public Communications Policy (PCP) establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced in its operations to facilitate stakeholder participation in ADB's decision-making. For more information, refer to the Safeguard Policy Statement, Operations Manual F1, and Operations Manual L3.
Requests for information may also be directed to the InfoUnit.