The TA aims to strengthen the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MOFT)'s operational capacity, improve financial monitoring of project implementation, promote best practice and boost South-South learning on programming and project implementation between Maldives and other developing member countries of ADB.
|Project Name||Strengthening Capacity for Operations Management|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Public sector management - Public expenditure and fiscal management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The TA aims to strengthen the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MOFT)'s operational capacity, improve financial monitoring of project implementation, promote best practice and boost South-South learning on programming and project implementation between Maldives and other developing member countries of ADB.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The TA will help the Government improve portfolio performance of ADB-assisted projects. Given that ADB has no country office in Maldives, it is important to focus on operational capacity building for MOFT in areas of programming and project financial monitoring and supervision, and operational support to strengthen coordination and communication with implementing agencies and ADB.|
|Impact||More effective management of external assistance by the Government of Maldives|
|Description of Outcome||Improved capacity of MOFT in portfolio management|
|Progress Toward Outcome||
Special seminar on disbursement and procurement were conducted for concerned EA and IA staff.
Four staff from MOFT were sent to Singapore for an international training on contracts management.
|Description of Project Outputs||
(1) Operational Action Plan for improved portfolio management
(2) Updated ERMD Operations Manual (OM)
(3) Trainings, seminars and workshops organized for MOFT / IA staff
(4) Improved communication and coordination with the Government
(5) Capacity assessment reports on governance, economic growth and environment
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
1. It was agreed at the last tripartite portfolio review meeting (TPRM), held in Male in October 2015, that the Government will develop a comprehensive plan for capacity development under the TA. Based on the plan, ADB will organize related workshops and training sessions for the relevant Government officials of Maldives.
2. Three staff from the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MOFT) of Maldives participated in a study tour to Sri Lanka on 3-5 November 2015. The main objective of the visit was to strengthen MOFT's internal process for TPRM and improve the performance and delivery of programs and projects funded by ADB and other donors. MOFT staff attended as observers the TPRM conducted by ADB's Sri Lanka Resident Mission and the Government of Sri Lanka on 3-4 November 2015. The staff also shared country experience and knowledge on project and portfolio management with the Government of Sri Lanka.
3. ADB is also planning to conduct a portfolio management seminar in Male in 2016. This seminar will be attended by relevant staff from different implementing agencies and project monitoring units of the Government of Maldives.
4. The Terms of Reference for the Portfolio and Government Relationship Management consultant based in MOFT in Maldives has been revised to include additional responsibilities. The consultancy assignment/contract has been extended to 31 December 2016.
1. A portfolio management seminar for the government officials from Maldives was organized by the South Asia Department of ADB in Male on 18-21 July 2016. The seminar was attended by concerned staff from various executing, implementing and project management agencies of ADB projects in Maldives. Resource persons from India and Sri Lanka Resident Missions of ADB delivered lectures on project management, procurement, consultant recruitment, disbursement and financial management.
2. The recruitment process for the international consultant for the Document Management System under the TA is ongoing. The consultant will help design the document management system as a whole as requested by the Ministry of Finance and Treasury.
3. A feasibility study will be undertaken under the TA to help the Government of Maldives further strengthen its capacity to determine relevant strategic and operational priorities and pipeline projects for ADB.
As of March 2017
1. As requested by the government, an international consultant (Document Management Solution Architect) has been recruited under the TA to help design the document management system of MOFT. The consultant's final report has been prepared and was submitted to ADB in December 2016.
2. ADB organized the Greater Male' Region Comprehensive Development Consultation Workshop in Male' on 6 December 2016, to support the government in formulating development strategy for the region. Over 60 officials from the Government of Maldives and representatives from state owned enterprises attended the workshop.
3. On 2-3 March 2017, ADB organized a workshop on Financial Management Arrangements for ADB-funded projects in Sri Lanka. The objective of the workshop was to strengthen the financial management capacity of executing and implementing agencies of projects funded by ADB. Government officials from concerned ministries/agencies, who are involved in the management of ongoing ADB projects in Maldives participated in this workshop.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The TA will finance 18 person-months of national consulting services. Consultants will be engaged in accordance with ADB Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time)|
|Procurement||Procurement of equipment will follow ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time)|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Nakane, Masato|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, SARD|
Ministry of Finance and Treasury
Republic of the Maldives
|Concept Clearance||20 Mar 2012|
|Fact Finding||22 Mar 2012 to 27 Mar 2012|
|Approval||04 Apr 2012|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||08 Mar 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|04 Apr 2012||-||04 Apr 2012||30 Jun 2013||31 Dec 2017||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|825,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||825,000.00||04 Apr 2012||572,901.56|
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