Papua New Guinea: Supporting Public Financial Management, Phase 2

Sovereign Project | 44379-012 Status: Closed

Project Details

Project Officer
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  • Papua New Guinea
  • Technical Assistance
  • Public sector management
Project Name Supporting Public Financial Management, Phase 2
Project Number 44379-012
Country Papua New Guinea
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8213-PNG: Supporting Public Financial Management, Phase 2
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Public administration - Public expenditure and fiscal management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The PFMTA Phase II continues to make progress towards the more effective and efficient utilization of public finances for service delivery and infrastructure provision. This has included through the strengthening of public financial management systems through improved transparency, accountability, and efficiency in managing and using public resources by the national government.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Outputs under section 1 of the TA have included (i) a comprehensive draft concept paper on various options for financing the construction and maintenance of infrastructure from the sovereign wealth fund, (ii) a final concept paper that incorporates commentary from peer reviewers, (iii) presentation of the concept paper and peer review recommendations to the sovereign wealth fund implementation secretariat and other relevant stakeholders. The infrastructure financing expert has also administered consultation workshops disseminating findings of the analysis.

Outputs under section 2 of the TA have included (i) development of a work plan for the new Statutory Authorities Monitoring branch within Department of Finance, (ii) development of financial instructions covering performance and financial reporting by statutory authorities, (iii) creation of a a database to support the branch in its monitoring role, and (iv) ongoing work towards the development of monitoring reports for a pilot group of statutory authorities.

Activities under both of these components of the TA have now been completed with a final report prepared and submitted.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design In conceptualizing the assistance, preliminary consultations were conducted during the preparation of the country partnership strategy. A fact-finding mission took place from 3 to 7 September 2012 to discuss and agree the TA. The government concurred with the impact and outcome, the methodology and key activities, and the cost, financing, and implementation arrangements.
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will require international consultants (estimated 25 person-months) with skills and expertise in economics, finance, PFM, or governance, particularly in fund management governance arrangements, and statutory authority governance. All consultants will be engaged as individuals. ADB will engage consultants in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).
Procurement The TA is estimated to cost $1,000,000, of which the full amount will be financed on a grant basis by ADB's Technical Assistance Special Fund (TASF-IV). The government will provide counterpart support in the form of office accommodation for consultants, provision of counterpart staff and support services, and other in-kind contributions. Disbursements under the TA will be made in accordance with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Basnett, Yurendra
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Papua New Guinea Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Department of Treasury
6/F The Treasury Building, Lamana Road
P.O Box 542, Waigani Drive, NCD
Papua New Guinea


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 23 Jan 2015

TA 8213-PNG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Nov 2012 11 Dec 2012 11 Dec 2012 31 Oct 2014 31 May 2016 -
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 12 Nov 2012 735,911.03

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