Micronesia, Federated States of: Strengthening Public Sector Performance

Sovereign Project | 41579-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Strengthening Public Sector Performance
Project Number 41579-012
Country Micronesia, Federated States of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7213-FSM: Strengthening Public Sector Performance
Japan Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Decentralization

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

The 3 selected departments' operational and budget plans delivered on time.

Increased public perception of Gov't accountability and responsiveness.

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

(i) Good governance and policy advisory program for implementation by the state legislature.

(ii) Implementation of a state public sector senior management strengthening program.

(iii) Implementation of a public information and awareness program.

Geographical Location Federated States of Micronesia

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design In preparing the proposed TA for inclusion into the country operations business plan, PARD held consultations with the Governors, Finance Departments and economic planning units in the National government and in the State governments of Pohnpei, Chuuk and Kosrae. Discussions were also held with the USDOI and PFTAC.
During Project Implementation

The Chuuk Women's Council study benefitted from 125 consultation rounds, gathering feedback from more than 6500 community members.

ADB's support to the Development Partners Forum, including the inputs from Dr Dante Canlas, was provided on the request of the FSM authorities. The Development Framework went through extensive rounds of consultation, including at the Forum itself.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

Consultant inputs.

(i) A total of 11 consultants have been mobilized since the TA commenced, and three consultants (Economic advisors, Public administration/Institutional development expert, and Compensation Expert are currently engaged.)

(ii) Re-extended to 30 September 2014 to continue working on the discussion paper on development strategy and preparation of a training program for government officials based on the government's request to be conducted in May or June 2014.

(iii) Economic adviser works for designing and implementing staff capacity development program.

(iv) Public administration/Institutional development expert and Compensation expert work to help the authorities prepare a medium-term public administration reform plan, organization review plan, and compensation reform options (staff grading and pay structure).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Usui, Norio
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban, Social Development & Public Management Division, PARD


Concept Clearance 23 Apr 2008
Fact Finding 11 Aug 2008 to 15 Aug 2008
Approval 11 Dec 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 25 Apr 2008
Last PDS Update 18 Feb 2015

TA 7213-FSM

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Dec 2008 24 Mar 2009 24 Mar 2009 28 Feb 2014 31 Aug 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
750,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 11 Dec 2008 607,858.72

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