The TA will continue earlier support (see below) over a longer period and in a more targeted way primarily (i) addressing identified weak capacities of implementing/executing agencies (EA), line ministries, Foreign Aided Projects Audit Directorate, and Planning Ministry in project preparation, approval, monitoring and implementation; (ii) identifying and addressing bottlenecks/gaps; and (iii) support system development. This will lead to timely and early government approval of ADB projects; reduced time for contracting, land acquisition and resettlement; reduced start-up delays; improved governance and raised contract and disbursement ratios.
|Project Name||Capacity Building for Portfolio Management|
|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
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The TA will continue earlier support (see below) over a longer period and in a more targeted way primarily (i) addressing identified weak capacities of implementing/executing agencies (EA), line ministries, Foreign Aided Projects Audit Directorate, and Planning Ministry in project preparation, approval, monitoring and implementation; (ii) identifying and addressing bottlenecks/gaps; and (iii) support system development. This will lead to timely and early government approval of ADB projects; reduced time for contracting, land acquisition and resettlement; reduced start-up delays; improved governance and raised contract and disbursement ratios. TA design was formulated and will be implemented building on success and lessons learned from CDTA 7614 , including preparing of specific capacity building program at the outset of the assignment, more involvement of ADB staff and skilled government resource persons to make the training more cost effective and relevant, and using more realistic and measurable outcome and output indicators to allow for proper monitoring and evaluation of results.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||To provide technical assistance (TA) to support governance and capacity building to enhance operational efficiency of the ADB Bangladesh portfolio|
|Impact||Enhanced operational effectiveness of ADB''s Bangladesh portfolio|
|Description of Outcome||Satisfactory implementation of projects in full compliance with ADB Guidelines|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Progress is satisfactory. Various training, seminars and workshops have been conducted in compliance with ADB guidelines.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Improved capacity in procurement and governance of executing agencies and line ministries implementing ADB projects
2. Improved readiness of ADB projects
3. Improved financial reporting and auditing of ADB projects
4. Improved results-based monitoring of ADB projects, sharing of best practices, and knowledge management
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
1. Procurement consultant and training consultant have been mobilized. (1) Workshops, clinic style seminars and on-the job training have been conducted. Over 250 participants have been trained. (2) A web-based procurement activities monitoring tools (PAMT) is under pilot-testing. Imparting training to officials in EAs/IAs both on-the-job and off-the-job training.
2. Planning consultant conducted a workshop on the best practices on the government approval (DPP/TPP) process in the region. He is also following up with DPP/TPP approval in different line ministries, planning divisions, planning commission and agencies etc.
3. Audit consultant conducted series of workshops for FAPAD staff and executing agencies staff on ADB's guidelines for financial reporting and auditing, international audit standards etc. Over 400 participants have been trained.
4. High level portfolio monitoring meetings/missions have been conducted primarily quarterly basis. Various workshops on Knowledge Sharing, Gender Equality, Environmental Safeguards and Compliance Measures, and Social Safeguards, including Involuntary Resettlement (IR) safeguards and Land Acquisition, and Indigenous Peoples (IP) safeguards. Over 380 participants have been trained.
TA closing date has been extended to December 2017 with additional financing of $225,000.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Economic Relations Division (ERD) under the Ministry of Finance has been consulted in preparing the TA concept and COBP. Discussions were also held with Foreign Aided Projects Audit Directorate under the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General for the support to the audit process, and Central Procurement and Technical Unit under Ministry of Planning for support on procurement management. Action plans agreed during CPRM (2012 and after) and TPRM (June 2012 and after) were taken into account when formulating the TA. The impact, outcome, outputs, implementation arrangements, cost, financing arrangements, and terms of reference were agreed with the government during the fact-finding mission.|
|During Project Implementation||Training plan and progress has been shared with ERD.|
|Consulting Services||The TA will be carried out by international and national individual consultants and resource persons (around 3 person-months of international and 18 person-months of national consultant inputs) who will be engaged following procedures for recruitment of individual consultants or resource persons as applicable on an as-needed basis for studies, training, or capacity development. The consultants engaged under the TA will be recruited by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). Equipment will be procured using shopping procedures in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time) and will be turned over to the government after completion of the TA. Consulting services will commence in August 2013 and continue on an intermittent basis till August 2015.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Bar, Gobinda|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Bangladesh Resident Mission|
Ministry of Finance
Economic Relations Division (ERD), MOF
Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka_1207
|Concept Clearance||24 Jun 2013|
|Fact Finding||23 Jun 2013 to 23 Jun 2013|
|Approval||13 Aug 2013|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||30 Mar 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|13 Aug 2013||26 Aug 2013||26 Aug 2013||15 Aug 2015||31 Dec 2018||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|850,000.00||0.00||60,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||910,000.00||13 Aug 2013||447,897.51|
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