Lao People's Democratic Republic: Capacity Strengthening for Enhancing Aid Effectiveness

Sovereign (Public) Project | 41653-012 Status: Closed

The TA will assist the Government to further develop its capacity to improve aid effectiveness.

Project Details

Project Officer
Leuangkhamsing, Soulinthone Southeast Asia Department Request for information
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Public sector management
Project Name Capacity Strengthening for Enhancing Aid Effectiveness
Project Number 41653-012
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7193-LAO: Capacity Strengthening for Enhancing Aid Effectiveness
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA will assist the Government to further develop its capacity to improve aid effectiveness.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact The TA will assist the Government to further develop its capacity to improve aid effectiveness in consistency and collaboration with the RTP.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The Government exercises effective leadership in coordinating aid.
Progress Toward Outcome The outcome was achieved.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs (i) a further strengthened RTP coordination process, and in particular the infrastructure and macroeconomics and private sectors; (ii) enhanced capacity of DIC units in managing aid at one to three selected provinces; and (iii) strengthened capacity of the SWG secretariats and line ministries to coordinate policy and program approaches in the infrastructure sector and the macroeconomics and private sector.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

(i) Support to the RTM was completed in November 2010

(ii) Workshops were conducted at the provincial level to strenghthen capacity of the DIC staff

(iii) The training on program approaches under infrastructure, macroeconomics and private sector were conducted to strengthen capacity of SWG secretariats and line ministries.

(iv) The final report was submitted.

Geographical Location Lao PDR
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services To achieve TA outcomes a firm will be recruited, following the quality- and cost-based selection method after submission of a simplified technical proposal, to provide 10 person-months of international and 24 person-months of national consulting services in the form of (i) 1 international aid-effectiveness expert and team leader (8 person-months intermittently); (ii) 1 national aid management expert and deputy team leader (14 person-months intermittently); and (iii) 1 national capacity development expert (8 person-months intermittently). In addition, a number of resource persons (in total 2 person-months of international consultants and 2 person-months of national consultants) will be engaged to support capacity building and training, support preparation of discussion papers on key emerging issues, and discuss findings at forums, seminars, and workshops. The consultant firm will be engaged by ADB in accordance with Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time). Selection of the consultant firm will be done by a committee with representatives from ADB and the Government.
Responsible ADB Officer Leuangkhamsing, Soulinthone
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Lao Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Department of International Cooperation
Mr Somchith Inthamith
Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Planning and Investment Vientiane, Lao PDR
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2007
Fact Finding 18 Jan 2007 to 31 Jul 2008
Approval 09 Dec 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 04 Jun 2009
Last PDS Update 31 Aug 2011

TA 7193-LAO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Dec 2008 09 Apr 2009 09 Apr 2009 30 Nov 2010 28 Nov 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
600,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 09 Dec 2008 585,435.21

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Title Document Type Document Date
Capacity Strengthening for Enhancing Aid Effectiveness TA Completion Reports May 2013
Capacity Strengthening for Enhancing Aid Effectiveness Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2008

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