|Project Name||Policy Study on Government Public Expenditure in Agricultural Production|
|Country||China, People's Republic of
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Impact||The impact of the TA is the enhanced sustainable agricultural production and food security in the PRC.|
|Description of Outcome||Enhanced MOA ability to adopt effective public expenditure policies linked with the central and local governments' plans for increasing agricultural production.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||A one-day technical workshop will be held in early May 2013 for a final review by experts of relevant areas of all 10 reports (five technical reports have been prepared for the agriculture expenditure and investment component, and another five reports were prepared for the climate change component.), as well as the study on the public expenditure.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Reports on the PRC's agricultural expenditures, in terms of demand, supply, composition, subsector priorities, regional comparisons (with case studies from the western and coastal regions), and international experiences.
2. Reports on the decisionmaking process, management, supervision, and institutional development of the central and local governments' agricultural investments.
3. Reports on the impact of climate change on agricultural production and food security, and the central and local governments' response to mitigate it.
4. A synthesized policy recommendation note and advocacy for an enabling agricultural investment
strategy for a revitalized agriculture sector
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Five technical reports have been prepared for the agriculture expenditure and investment component, and another five reports were prepared for the climate change component. The former reports addressed a wide range of issues in agriculture. The latter reports focus on climate change impact on agriculture. Additional two international consultants and a national consultant have been engaged to conduct a study on the public expenditure in agriculture production, which will fill a gap between the existing studies and the expected TA outputs.
All the reports are compiled in a publication in Chinese with a summary in English and published in July 2013.
A policy paper and a policy brief on public expenditure on agriculture has been drafted for future publication.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation||For the agriculture expenditure and investment component, five technical reports were prepared, but they require further improvement. The climate change component so far produced two technical reports, which were published as ADB economics working papers, and other three reports that still require substantial work. In general, those papers demonstrated adequate analytical rigor, but still need to improve in terms of linkage to policy recommendations. Topics of those reports decided at early stage of the TA do not directly respond to the core question of government policies on agricultural expenditures and investments due to partly the limited access to such data and partly the difficulty in encompassing a broad array of policies concerning the public expenditures and investments, which are managed not only by the MOA, but also by different ministries. However, the existing papers would still be able to provide useful inputs for MOA's policy-making after further improvement.|
The technical assistance (TA) will require 9 person-months of international and 98 person-months of national consulting services. A team of international and national consultants will be recruited on an individual basis by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The indicative international and national consultants include (i) Agricultural Development and Investment Specialist, (ii) Agricultural Economists, (iii) Agricultural Policy Specialist, (iv) Fiscal Policy and Institutional Specialist, and (v) Climate Change and Economic Modeling Specialists
|Responsible ADB Officer||Ueda, Takeshi|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD|
Ministry of Agriculture
11 Nong Zhan Guan
Nan Li, Beijing
People's Republic of China
|Concept Clearance||04 Jun 2009|
|Fact Finding||30 Mar 2009 to 31 Mar 2009|
|Approval||06 Jul 2009|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||28 Jul 2010|
|Last PDS Update||30 Sep 2013|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|06 Jul 2009||05 Aug 2009||05 Aug 2009||31 Jul 2011||31 Jul 2013||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,200,000.00||0.00||122,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,322,000.00||06 Jul 2009||772,341.36|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Policy Study on Government Public Expenditure in Agricultural Production: Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Jun 2014|
|Policy Study on Government Public Expenditure in Agricultural Production (Cofinanced by the Climate Change Fund)||Technical Assistance Reports||Jul 2009|
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