|Project Name||Strengthening Fiscal Policy and Public Finance Reform Over the Medium-Term|
|Country||China, People's Republic of|
|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 - Decentralization - Economic affairs management - Public administration - Public expenditure and fiscal management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Impact||Improved framework for fiscal policy and public finance reform.|
|Description of Outcome||Comprehensive study and road map for reform for fiscal and public finance system accomplished.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||
The project activities are being conducted based on the revised schedule, which will be completed on 30 June 2013.
Based on ADB review and consultation with the executing agency, scope of the project has been changed to enhance capacity development for local governments with focus on the capacity of local public finance management.
|Description of Project Outputs||
Policy-related knowledge products geared to researchers and senior policy decision makers
Road map for fiscal and public finance reforms over the medium-term, including proposed ADB interventions.
Comprehensive study on fiscal policy and public finance reform.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
A review mission was fielded on 7-8 March 2011. Recruitment of international and national consultants were finalized and already in the field.
To date (the end of September 2012):
(i) The project completion date has been extended to 30 June 2013;
(ii) Capacity development activities are included in the project to enhance the capacity of local government public finance management;
(iii) The training focuses on the middle and senior level officials of the relevant line ministries/departments of local government;
(iv) The Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Centre (AFDC) is the implementing agency for the capacity development activities.
A review meeting was fielded on 16 January 2013 and discussed a capacity development program for local governments with focus on local finance management to complete the TA's objectives. The following schedule has been set:
1. Advice on outlines of technical reports - 31 Jan 2013
2. First draft of technical reports for circulation - 7 Mar 2013
3. First draft of synthesis paper - 21 Mar 2013
4. First training - 28-29 Mar 2013
5. Second training - 24 - 26 Apr 2013
6. Revised synthesis paper - 30 Apr 2013
7. Revised technical reports - 15 May 2013
8. Final workshop - 30 May 2013
9. Draft final reports circulation - 7 Jun 2013
10. Final reports circulation - 25 June 2013
Based on the above schedule, the technical reports have been drafted, and the first training workshop will be organized in Shanghai on 28 and 29 March. Experts will deliver training sessions for local relevant officers. Experts will revise the drafts after the training.
- The 2 training workshops were organized in March and April 2013 targeting the local government officials at the provincial level.
- The final workshop was held in Beijing on 25 June 2013 to discuss and disseminate the project outputs among the relevant government officials.
To produce a publish-ready knowledge product, the project completion date has been extended to 31 March 2014.
All project activities have been completed as scheduled.
The final synthesis paper has been reviewed and edited for publishing as a knowledge product, and printing of the KP is underway.
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Regarding the capacity development activity targeted local public finance management, the EA, the IA and ADB discussed and agreed on the scope of the project and focal issues to be covered by the activity.|
|During Project Implementation||
After the inception meeting, the IA consulted the discussed and agreed issues with the EA. At the training workshops, stakeholders, i.e., the Ministry of Finance, and Financial Bureau at provincial level will discuss the issues and outputs produced by experts.
At the 2 training workshops, Financial Bureau at provincial level discussed the focal issues with the experts and the IA.
The final project outputs were discussed at the final workshop among the EA, the IA, and other relevant government officials and experts.
|Consulting Services||A firm will be recruited to provide international and national consultants. If no appropriate firm(s) can be identified the consultants will be recruited on an individual basis. For recruitment of a firm, QCBS method will be followed with a quality-cost ratio of 80:20.|
|Procurement||The consultants will be engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Shiroishi, Hiroko Uchimura|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Public Mgt, Financial Sector and Regional Coop Division, EARD|
Ministry of Finance
Sanlihe, Xicheng District
People's Republic of China
|Concept Clearance||01 Dec 2010|
|Fact Finding||10 Feb 2011 to 23 Feb 2011|
|Approval||29 Dec 2010|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||25 Mar 2014|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|29 Dec 2010||02 Feb 2011||02 Feb 2011||30 Jun 2012||31 Mar 2014||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|700,000.00||0.00||100,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||800,000.00||29 Dec 2010||513,032.97|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Strengthening Fiscal Policy and Public Finance Reform Over the Medium-Term||TA Completion Reports||Aug 2014|
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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Local Public Finance Management in the People’s Republic of China: Challenges and Opportunities||Reports||Jul 2014|
|中国地方财政管理: 挑战与机遇||Reports||Jul 2014|
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