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Regional: Enhancing Effective Regulation of Water and Energy Infrastructure and Utility Services

Sovereign (Public) Project | 41683-012 Status: Closed

RETA is designed to improve the quantity and quality of infrastructure and the delivery of water and energy utility services by conducting literature review and case study investigations into the formal and informal attributes of water nd energy regulation in several DMCs.

Project Details

Project Officer
Kala Mulqueeny Office of the General Counsel Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name Enhancing Effective Regulation of Water and Energy Infrastructure and Utility Services
Project Number 41683-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6424-REG: Enhancing Effective Regulation of Water and Energy Infrastructure and Utility Services
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 564,000.00
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 150,000.00
TA 6424-REG: Enhancing Effective Regulation of Water and Energy Infrastructure and Utility Services (Supplementary)
Government of Australia US$ 700,000.00
TA 6424-REG: Enhancing Effective Regulation of Water and Energy Infrastructure and Utility Services (2nd Supplementary)
Investment Climate Facilitation Fund under the Regional Cooperation and Integration Financing Partnership Facility US$ 400,000.00
TA 6424-REG: Enhancing Effective Regulation of Water and Energy Infrastructure and Utility Services (3rd Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description RETA is designed to improve the quantity and quality of infrastructure and the delivery of water and energy utility services by conducting literature review and case study investigations into the formal and informal attributes of water nd energy regulation in several DMCs. The RETA's key activities will be (i) a literature survey of issues relating to infrastructure regulation and its reform (ii) a review of ADB's experience in the relevant DMCs (iii) specific field case research of the formal and informal policy, institutional, and regulatory framework in several DMCs (iv) at least one workshop per DMC to solicit views from stakeholders (v) external and internal peer review of the draft report of findings (vi) workshops involving relevant ADB staff to explain findings of the RETA and to consider their relevance for ADB's operational work in infrastructure policy (vii) broad dissemination of the results of the investigation through written and web based publications and workshops involving DMC officials, consumers, and investors and (viii) further strengthening of ADB's Infrastructure Regulation 101 Series of knowledge products currently under preparation.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact The impact of this RETA is expected to be improved design and implementation of water and energy sector reforms by DMCs and their development partners (including ADB) as a result of an improved understanding of the effectiveness of water and energy regulatory reforms so far undertaken.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The outcome of this RETA will be to identify and publish institutional and technical factors influencing the effectiveness of water and energy regulatory reforms undertaken in selected DMCs.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs The successes and obstacles to effective infrastructure regulation in selected DMCs will be identified, together with suggestions to overcome them.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Regional
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 Consultants recruited as a firm: Eight personmonths of international consulting and 24 personmonths national consulting services to conduct literature review and country case studies, and prepare overall report of findings. Resource persons: 2.5 personmonths for peer review input and assist ADB at different stages.
Responsible ADB Officer Kala Mulqueeny
Responsible ADB Department Office of the General Counsel
Responsible ADB Division Office of the General Counsel
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 23 Nov 2007
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2007 to 25 Mar 2007
MRM -
Approval 10 Dec 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 14 Dec 2007
Last PDS Update 18 Dec 2007

TA 6424-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2007 - 10 Dec 2007 31 Jul 2009 30 Dec 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
939,000.00 1,100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,039,000.00 10 Dec 2007 1,776,058.89

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Title Document Type Document Date
Enhancing Effective Regulation of Water and Energy Infrastructure and Utility Services TA Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements Dec 2009
Enhancing Effective Regulation of Water and Energy Infrastructure and Utility Services TA Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements Aug 2009
Enhancing Effective Regulation of Water and Energy Infrastructure and Utility Services TA Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements Jun 2008
Enhancing Effective Regulation of Water and Energy Infrastructure and Utility Services Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2007

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