Philippines: Support to Local Government Accountability Systems
Southeast Asia Department
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- Technical Assistance
- Public sector management
|Project Name||Support to Local Government Accountability Systems|
|Country / Economy||Philippines
|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)||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.|
|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||Chongvilaivan, Aekapol|
|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||22 Sep 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|10 Dec 2015||26 Jan 2016||26 Jan 2016||30 Sep 2017||31 Dec 2022||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|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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|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|
|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|
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