Lao People's Democratic Republic: Strengthening Capacity for Enhanced Operational Effectiveness

Sovereign Project | 45392-001 Status: Closed

Project Details

Project Officer
Phanouvong, Sisavanh Southeast Asia Department Request for information
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Technical Assistance
  • Public sector management
Project Name Strengthening Capacity for Enhanced Operational Effectiveness
Project Number 45392-001
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8047-LAO: Strengthening Capacity for Enhanced Operational Effectiveness
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 205,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Public administration

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome An institutional mechanism for result monitoring was established, pilot monitoring of the development results at sector level was substantially completed, the monitoring tools for sector and project level changes were prepared, and training on the use such tools were provided to government agencies and LRM concerned staffs.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

(i) In order to sustain sector result monitoring process, in October 2013, the consultant was hired to (1) institutionalize the monitoring process, and (2) design a result monitoring tool kit for use by sector minitries. The tool kits was finalized in March 2014 and the dissimination workshop was held on 9 May 2014. To strengthen the operational effectiveness, a workshop on National Request for Quotation for Procurement of Goods and Small works was held on 11 June 2014; and a workshop on Strengthening Capacity for Implementation of Project Gender Action Plans for project implementation agencies and gender consultants was held on 23 June 2014.

(ii) A diagnostic study on quality at project entry was undertaken and action plan for mainstreaming of project readiness filters was recommended including amending of the Government Standard Operating Procedure for enforcing advance contracting.

(iii) The TA supports the State Asset Management Department (SAMD), Ministry of Finance in developing a tool kits for managing project assets. A dessimination workshop of the toolkit was held on 28 February 2014; followed by on-the-job training for four PIUs during 2-5 September 2014.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultation with Department of International Cooperation (DIC) of Ministry of Planning Investment (MPI) was done
During Project Implementation Consultation with DIC, State Asset Management Department (SAMD) of Ministry of Finance is ongoing on asset management. More consultation will be held in Q4, 2013 under the additional consulting services in order to sustain and mainstream the achievements delivered under output 1 and 2.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Recruitment completed.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Phanouvong, Sisavanh
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Lao Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2015

TA 8047-LAO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Dec 2011 - 27 Dec 2011 31 Dec 2013 31 Dec 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
205,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 205,000.00 27 Dec 2011 166,336.85

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