To strengthen infrastructure sector governance, build capacity, and improve financial and operational management assets.
|Project Name||Infrastructure Services Delivery Improvement|
|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||
Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform
Public sector management - Public expenditure and fiscal management
Transport - Transport policies and institutional development
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||To strengthen infrastructure sector governance, build capacity, and improve financial and operational management assets.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||ADB's Country Partnership Strategy (2008-2012) recognizes that maintaining macroeconomic stability depends upon removing binding constraints to environmentally sustainable private sector-led economic growth and improving the quality of public sector governance. This TA will address these constraints through cacity building and efficiency improvements in the delivery of infrastructure services.|
|Impact||Effective delivery of environmentally sustainable infrastructure and infrastructure services.|
|Description of Outcome||An established governance framework supporting infrastructure management and development.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Rigorous planning and investment criteria for vetting infrastructure proposals
2. An asset management regime with adequate resource allocations for asset maintenance and asset management plans that are independently audited annually
3. Institutional adjustments and reforms for ensuring sector sustainability through regulatory reviews of tariff regimes and private sector participation.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
The re-engaged consulting services commenced on 15 October 2012. As of the mission, all parties are satisfied with the consultant's performance. The consultant has collected the necessary information and is preparing draft changes and additions to selected legislation. The consultant's asset assessment team is scheduled to be in the field and collect data from 25 November 2012.
Based on the current TA progress, the government advised the mission that the TA completion date of 31 March 2013 remains unchanged. The draft final TA report will be submitted to ADB and the government in early April 2013.
|Geographical Location||Cook Islands|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Consultation was done with the EA and other stakeholders during TA design.|
|During Project Implementation||Consultations with stakeholders were held during inception and before finalisation of the mid-term report.|
|Consulting Services||QCBS - International consultant inputs (18 person-months) will be required in the areas of Institutional Management (3 person-months), Asset Management (2 person-months), Urban Planning and Policy (3.5 person-months), Transport Planning and Policy (3.5 person-months), Legal Specialist (2 person-months), and Legal Draftsperson (4 person-months). National consultant inputs (6 person-months) will be required in the areas of stakeholder consultation and social analysis (2 person-months) and policy research assistance (4 person-months).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Paniagua, Maria P.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Pacific Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Pacific Subregional Office in Suva, Fiji|
Ministry of Finance & Economic Management
Mr. Garth Henderson
P O Box 120 Rarotonga Cook Islands
|Concept Clearance||11 Aug 2008|
|Fact Finding||24 Jun 2008 to 04 Jul 2008|
|Approval||19 May 2009|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||24 Jul 2008|
|Last PDS Update||29 Mar 2013|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|19 May 2009||06 Jun 2009||06 Jun 2009||30 Sep 2011||31 Mar 2013||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|600,000.00||0.00||66,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||666,000.00||19 May 2009||476,516.38|
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