The TA will build capacity of EAs to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate projects to enhance operational efficiency of ADB operations in Cambodia. The TA will also support development of knowledge products in support of strengthening the existing aid architecture in Cambodia.
|Project Name||Enhance Project Readiness and Effectiveness|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Public sector management - Public administration
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The TA will build capacity of EAs to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate projects to enhance operational efficiency of ADB operations in Cambodia. The TA will also support development of knowledge products in support of strengthening the existing aid architecture in Cambodia.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Impact||Improved development effectiveness through adoption of best project management practices.|
|Description of Outcome||Enhanced operational effectiveness of ADB's Cambodia portfolio.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||As envisioned under Output 1, the TA gravitated around the CPRM action plan and issues emerging from the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), such as advance actions, project governance, M&E and external audits. Capacity building in these areas was provided during workshops, on-the-job-training and analytical works. The effectiveness of the training was discussed during 5 regular portfolio review meetings with EAs and MEF by adding these issues to the agenda of the meetings. As planned for under Output 2, sector results framework monitoring matrices were updated and disseminated during the CPRM and COBP processes, effectively created a link (albeit still in a nascent state) between programming and portfolio management. 3 studies and 5 workshops were held to disseminate results. Output 2 successfully supported the joint portfolio reviews with MEF and DPs through development of background papers. Capacity development identified during the CPRM process was subsequently carried out under Output 1. Output 3 supported the harmonization and alignment work plan of CDC but only to a limited extent. Whilst CDC indeed identified a number of demands of support (such as results orientation in government's budget strategic papers) CDC was slow in articulating its needs in a clear and concise way. Consequently, funds available under this TA diminished rapidly since other government agencies were quicker to respond and absorb the TA funds (see below lessons learned). Overall, the TA effectively served as a tool to implement key areas of the CPRM action plan and the SOP. This meant that for the first time in Cambodia, the CPRM action plan was fully funded and all activities were carried out as planned.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Output 1: Country build of key EAs on operational issues
Output 2:_Results based country portfolio reviews
Output 3:_Support Harmonization Alignment Results action plan
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||The TA was financial closed on 23 September 2013. The TCR will be prepared during first quarter of 2014.|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||First individual consultant was engaged in April 2011.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Hakim, Januar|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Cambodia Resident Mission|
Cambodia Resident Mission
No. 93 Preah Norodom Blvd.
Sangkat Chey Chum Nas, Khan Daun Penh
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
|Concept Clearance||18 Mar 2011|
|Fact Finding||04 Mar 2011 to 08 Mar 2011|
|Approval||18 Mar 2011|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||30 Sep 2013|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|18 Mar 2011||-||18 Mar 2011||31 Dec 2012||31 May 2013||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|225,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||225,000.00||18 Mar 2011||206,224.16|
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