|Project Name||Support to Local Government Accountability Systems|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Public sector management / Decentralization - Public expenditure and fiscal management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|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.|
|Description of Outcome||Systems for local government accountability and financial management reporting improved|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|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)||To date, key achievements under the TA include the (i) completion of the IT roadmap for enhancing and integrating LGU financial reporting mechanisms; (ii) supported stakeholders' consultations and subsequent drafting of the Bills to amend the local government code; (iii) completion of the development of a web-based electronic compendium of BLGF issuances and legal opinions; (iv) conducted trainings to BLGF staff on the use of the STATA software, including development of trainer training modules and student modules for the use of the software; (v) development of an IT roadmap that integrates and processes inputs from various stakeholders, leading to the streamlining of various reporting mechanisms; and (vi) development of a competency framework for local budget officers, including development of a course curriculum for each competency level to be implemented by the DBM for national government PFM practitioners. 4. The following activities are ongoing and expected to be completed within the current closing date (i) review of current methodology for subnational borrowings, debt management, and sustainability; and formulation of policy notes to address issues found during the review; (ii) review of the current IT systems used (such as the LIFT, ENR database, eSRE budget module, and eSRE expenditure module used by BLGF, electronic budget preparation by DBM, and the eSRE LGU-level data entry module) to harmonize and integrate outputs of these systems into the LIFT allowing all oversight agencies real-time access to the information and identify enhancements required to conduct financial analysis and generate reports; (iii) review of the LGU Mandatory Property Insurance Act and development of an administration version of the Bill, briefing and advocacy materials, implementing rules and regulation, and recommendations and other policy instruments that will be used for the passage of legislation; and (iv) assessment of the competency gaps for SEAL, identify training requirements, and develop training modules to support attainment of competency requirements for effective and efficient discharge of local treasury duties and functions. With the opening of the 18th Congress of the Philippines, the DILG has commenced conducting a series of consultations to enable consolidation of the Legislative Agenda of the DILG to include Bills that have been developed in relation to the review of the LGC. These consultations will enable DILG to solicit support and commitment of the Congressional Coalition of Legislators to proposed policy reforms pursued by the DILG, including the LGC amendments, in the 18th Congress. As of 25 September 2019, contracted amount is $468,983 (72% of the total TA amount), disbursed amount is $342,132 (73% of the contracted amount), and the uncommitted balance is $181,017 (28% of the total TA amount). Currently, TASU is seeking approval to extend the completion date from 30 September 2019 to 30 March 2020 to include capacity building support for Bangsomoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
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||Robert Boothe|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SERD|
Department of Interior and Local Government
4th Floor, A. Francisco Gold Condominium
II, EDSA cor. Mapagmahal St.,
Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||29 Sep 2015|
|Fact Finding||01 Sep 2015 to 21 Sep 2015|
|Approval||10 Dec 2015|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||25 Sep 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|10 Dec 2015||26 Jan 2016||26 Jan 2016||30 Sep 2017||30 Mar 2020||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|650,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||650,000.00||10 Dec 2015||362,314.72|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Support to Local Government Accountability Systems: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2015|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Insurance/Finance Policy Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||16 May 2019||24 May 2019|
|Subnational Government Credit and Debt Financing Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||16 May 2019||22 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|
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