Philippines: Support to Local Government Accountability Systems

Sovereign Project | 44253-014

Project Name Support to Local Government Accountability Systems
Project Number 44253-014
Country / Economy Philippines
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9041-PHI: Support to Local Government Accountability Systems
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
TA 9041-PHI: Support to Local Government Accountability Systems (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 150,000.00
TA 9041-PHI: Support to Local Government Accountability Systems (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 350,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Decentralization - Public expenditure and fiscal management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact The Philippines Development Plan's 2011- 2016 objectives to ensure high-quality, effective, efficient, transparent, accountable, economically and physically accessible and nondiscriminatory delivery of public services.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Systems for local government accountability and financial management reporting improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

LGU performance monitoring mechanisms improved

Financial management reporting systems' efficiency enhanced

Proposals for amendment of the LGC drafted and disseminated

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) An increase in TA amount was approved On 4 December 2019 increasing the TA amount from $650,000 to $1 million. The additional funding will be allocated to provide support for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). The TA closing date was also extended from 30 March 2020 to 30 March 2021. Capacity building activities for BARMM officials will be conducted and additional national experts will be engaged to conduct intergovernmental consultation activities and provide advisory and technical support to strengthen BARMM's fiscal, legal, and borrowing capacity. National experts on reform coordination, legal reform, local budget operations, local treasury operations, and intergovernmental fiscal relations. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, recruitment of experts to support activities for BARMM was put on hold.
Geographical Location Nation-wide
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

The TA will provide a mix of individual and firm consulting inputs to deliver the activities outlined.

A total of 11 person-months of international input and 53 person-months of national consultants will be delivered.

A Team Leader will be recruited to provide specialized technical input into all activities, coordinate the inputs of the different consultants and serve as first counterpart to the different agencies.

For output 1, a Monitoring and Evaluation expert will provide technical assistance on the re-design of the LGPMS and its integration with other tools, thus guiding software and system development. An IT firm will be engaged, using Fixed Budget Selection, to develop the software packages for the re-design LGPMS, including the core system functionalities and additional modules needed. Maintenance of the system and al roll-out activities will be supported by the DILG. Lump-sum, output-based contracts will be used as a preferred option. Proceeds of the TA will be disbursed in line with Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010 as amended from time to time). Purchase of equipment will be done in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015 as amended from time to time). All equipment will be turned over to the EA upon completion of TA activities.

The drafting of a roadmap for the integration of the several financial reporting systems for LGUs under output 2 will be led by the Lead Team Leader and a Senior National Local Public Financial Management expert, who will produce a technical assessment of current systems and develop proposals for simplification and improvement.

For output 3, the Team Leader will lead the preparation of all activities under this output, assisted by a pool of national and international decentralization experts, which will provide on-demand support to the dissemination of the proposals for amendment of the code, the drafting of bills, and inputs to the drafting of an engagement note on local government reforms for the next administration.

Responsible ADB Officer Chongvilaivan, Aekapol
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of Interior and Local Government
4th Floor, A. Francisco Gold Condominium
II, EDSA cor. Mapagmahal St.,
Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 29 Sep 2015
Fact Finding 01 Sep 2015 to 21 Sep 2015
MRM -
Approval 10 Dec 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Sep 2020

TA 9041-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2015 26 Jan 2016 26 Jan 2016 30 Sep 2017 31 Dec 2022 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 17 Jun 2022 541,513.39

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The Access to Information Policy (AIP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
National Legal Expert (Natural Resource-Based Economy and Non-Tax Revenue) Individual - Consulting Closed 06 May 2022 12 May 2022
Support on the Formulation of Bangsamoro Budgeting Frameworks (Public Financial Management/Budget Expert) Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Apr 2022 05 May 2022
National Natural Resource-Based Economy and Non-Tax Revenue Policy Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Apr 2022 22 Apr 2022
Support on the Systems and Software Development of the Bangsamoro Budget Office Processes National Information Technology Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Mar 2022 27 Mar 2022
Support on the Development of Fiscal Policy Framework for the Bangsamoro Government (Macro/Fiscal Policy Expert) Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Mar 2022 18 Mar 2022
Support on the Development of Legal and Regulatory Framework Surrounding Fiscal Policy and Public Financial Management (PFM) for the Bangsamoro Government (Legal/PFM Expert) Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Mar 2022 18 Mar 2022
Research Associate-BARMM Support Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Feb 2022 10 Feb 2022
Fiscal and Administrative Decentralization, and Local PFM and Autonomy Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Dec 2021 02 Jan 2022
National IT Consulting Firm (LIFT Enhancements) Firm - Consulting Closed 25 May 2021 31 May 2021
National Reform Coordination Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Jan 2020 31 Jan 2020
National Inter-governmental Fiscal Relations Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Jan 2020 31 Jan 2020
Local Budget Operations Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Jan 2020 31 Jan 2020
Legal Reform Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Jan 2020 31 Jan 2020
National Local Treasury Operations Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Dec 2019 31 Jan 2020
Subnational Government Credit and Debt Financing Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 16 May 2019 22 May 2019
Insurance/Finance Policy Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 16 May 2019 24 May 2019
Local Revenue Generation Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 10 May 2019 19 May 2019
Project and Policy Coordination Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Apr 2019 15 Apr 2019
PFM Capacity Development Expert (DOF-BLGF) Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Apr 2019 30 Apr 2019
IT Specialist/Programmer Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Apr 2019 30 Apr 2019
Resource Person-Local Government Finance and Fiscal Decentralization Reform Program Completion Report Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Apr 2019 10 Apr 2019
Infographic Webpage Designer and Programmer Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Mar 2019 05 Apr 2019
IT Systems Design and Process Development Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Jan 2019 25 Jan 2019
National Information Technology Expert/Programmer Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Dec 2018 10 Dec 2018
Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Nov 2018 15 Nov 2018
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Oct 2018 31 Oct 2018
Economist (STATA Expert) Individual - Consulting Closed 23 May 2018 27 May 2018
PFM Capacity Development Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Mar 2018 29 Mar 2018
National Fiscal Decentralization Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Mar 2018 24 Mar 2018
PFM Capacity Development Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Mar 2018 23 Mar 2018
Policy and Legal Review Specialist (BLGF Issuances and Ruling Database Review) Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Feb 2018 05 Mar 2018

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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