The draft Palau Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) 2009-2013 strategic directions are: (i) improving public sector effectiveness; (ii) facilitating private sector growth through provision of the necessary basic infrastructure; and (iii) improving environmental resilience through managing the threat of climate change. Included within the first strategic direction is the implementation of a medium-term budget framework which is the focus of this proposed TA.
|Project Name||Implementing a Medium-Term Budget Framework|
|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|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The draft Palau Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) 2009-2013 strategic directions are: (i) improving public sector effectiveness; (ii) facilitating private sector growth through provision of the necessary basic infrastructure; and (iii) improving environmental resilience through managing the threat of climate change. Included within the first strategic direction is the implementation of a medium-term budget framework which is the focus of this proposed TA.|
|Impact||A strengthened budget framework in the Republic of Palau.|
|Description of Outcome||A medium-term budget in place that aligns with the medium-term development strategy|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
(i) a fiscal policy framework that is updated annually;
(ii) a revenue projection model that produces medium-term forecasts;
(iii) annual budgets of selected line-ministries are consistent with the fiscal policy framework; and
(iv) a consolidated medium-term Government budget that is consistent with the fiscal policy framework and the medium-term fiscal strategy.
To contribute to the delivery of these outputs training will be undertaken in budget preparation and budget analysis techniques.
|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||The TA will finance up to 10 person-months of international consulting services and 22 person-months of national consulting services. The proposed international consultants will comprise: (i) budget expert/team leader (international, 8 person-months, intermittent); and (ii) economist (international, 2 person-months, intermittent). The proposed national consultant, a budget adviser, will be employed over the duration of the TA (22 person-months, intermittent). The expected completion date of the TA is June 2012.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Everett, Hayden B.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Pacific Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban, Social Development & Public Management Division, PARD|
Ministry of Finance
Hon. Kerai Mariur
3rd Floor, Executive Building, Ngerulmud, Palau 96939
|Concept Clearance||13 May 2009|
|Fact Finding||13 May 2009 to 15 May 2009|
|Approval||08 Dec 2009|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||20 May 2009|
|Last PDS Update||16 Feb 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|08 Dec 2009||08 Jan 2010||08 Jan 2010||30 Jun 2013||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|500,000.00||0.00||60,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||560,000.00||08 Dec 2009||495,554.29|
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