The proposed TA focuses on assisting the Government in implementing the National Strategic Plan 2011-15. The technical assistance will have the following components: (i) improving the legislative mandate to implement the NSP; (ii) strengthening annual corporate planning linkages with budget formulation and NSP priorities; (iii) developing rolling public investment programs; (iv) establish a central database that can be used by all economists; (v) follow up training on forecasting models; (vi) developing a macroeconomic model for policy analysis and simulations an additional step to the forecasting models already developed; and (vii) training in the use of macroeconomic models.
|Project Name||Supporting the Implementation of the National Development Strategy|
|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 - Economic affairs management - Public expenditure and fiscal management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The proposed TA focuses on assisting the Government in implementing the National Strategic Plan 2011-15. The technical assistance will have the following components: (i) improving the legislative mandate to implement the NSP; (ii) strengthening annual corporate planning linkages with budget formulation and NSP priorities; (iii) developing rolling public investment programs; (iv) establish a central database that can be used by all economists; (v) follow up training on forecasting models; (vi) developing a macroeconomic model for policy analysis and simulations an additional step to the forecasting models already developed; and (vii) training in the use of macroeconomic models.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
Improved development planning is consistent with ADB's 2009-2011 Interim Country Partnership Strategy (ICPS) for Solomon Islands, as well as ADB's 2010 Solomon Islands Economic Recovery Support Program (ERSP) and 2011 ERSP II. It is also consistent with the 2008-2010 Medium Term Development Strategy of the Solomon Islands.
Previous ADB assistance, TA-7616 Support for the Formulation of a National Strategic Plan, supported the Government in the formulation of the Solomon Islands National Strategic Plan 2011-2015 (NSP). The Government has requested follow up assistance in the implementation of the NSP. In particular previous experience in the Pacific has shown that in order for the development strategy to be effective, ongoing linkages need to be established with other government plans, especially the budget and Medium-Term Fiscal Strategy (MTFS). Production of an MTFS and its integration with the NSP will require a macroeconomic modeling capability for forecasting and policy analysis. Further assistance is required to develop this capability in Solomon Islands.
|Impact||Sustainable pro-poor growth through effective policy reform and strategy implementation|
|Description of Outcome||Improved public expenditures and policies as a result of a strengthened development planning process|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Medium-term expenditure framework
Rolling 3-year implementation plans from corporate plans consistent with the NDS
Annual monitoring and evaluation of the NDS
Enhanced capacity of staff of MDPAC and relevant line ministries
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
Consulting services of a total of 36 person-months (14 person-months international, 22 person-months national) will be required for the implementation of the TA:
1. Senior Public Finance Economist-Team Leader (1 international, 10 person-months)
2. Public Finance Economist (1 international, 4 person-months)
3. Planning Specialists (2-3 national, 22 person-months total)
|Responsible ADB Officer||Lucich, Milovan Stephen|
|Responsible ADB Department||Pacific Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Sydney, Australia|
Ministry of Finance and Treasury
P.O. Box 26
Honiara, Solomon Islands
|Concept Clearance||14 Sep 2011|
|Approval||02 Dec 2011|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||21 Nov 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|02 Dec 2011||02 Jan 2012||02 Jan 2012||31 Jan 2014||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|600,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||600,000.00||02 Dec 2011||583,521.14|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Supporting the Implementation of the National Development Strategy||TA Completion Reports||Jun 2014|
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