The proposed policy and advisory and technical assistance (TA) aims to develop key strategies and policies that foster financial arrangements which will further support and susatin the economic growth of Harbin municipality. This objective will both support the development of the city's current master plan, "Further Developing the Northern, Southern and Central Parts of Harbin Municipality as well as the Affiliated Countries" and also serve as a pilot for exploring, developing, and promoting sound fiscal policies for local governments across the PRC.
|Project Name||Innovative Financing for Urban Infrastructure and Municipal Services in Harbin|
|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 - Public expenditure and fiscal management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||The proposed policy and advisory and technical assistance (TA) aims to develop key strategies and policies that foster financial arrangements which will further support and susatin the economic growth of Harbin municipality. This objective will both support the development of the city's current master plan, "Further Developing the Northern, Southern and Central Parts of Harbin Municipality as well as the Affiliated Countries" and also serve as a pilot for exploring, developing, and promoting sound fiscal policies for local governments across the PRC.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Impact||The impact of the TA will be the strengthened capacity of local governments to manage municipal finances. This strengthened financial capacity will contribute to smooth economic growth and help provide jobs and increased social services for the migrating rural poor entering the city.|
|Description of Outcome||Harbin's municipal financing mechanism options deepened|
|Progress Toward Outcome||The assistance is in the final stages of implementation.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Analysis of current HMG's fiscal structure and health
2. Assessment reports of government-backed investment units
3. Assessment report with recommendations for improved municipal revenue arrangements
4. White paper on innovative financing for infrastructure development
5. Knowledge products produced and disseminated
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
The inception mission and workshop was held on 22- 26 July 2013, the first mobilization of the full team. The consultant team was able to meet key agencies and clarify the needs and priorities of the Harbin Municipal Government (HMG)'. The inception workshop held on July 26 was effective in explaining the proposed work of the TA and securing feedback from HMG and its agencies, which emphasized the need for a forward-looking, action-oriented approach. It was agreed that implementation would be condensed so as to compensate for the slow start-up and ensure the main outputs are delivered in early 2014.
The midterm report had been completed, the final workshop was held in August 2014 and a draft final technical report has been submitted to the Municipal Government. Most TA activities are completed or on track to completion.
Regular review missions have been fielded.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||The Harbin Municipal Finance Bureau actively participated in TA preparation. Local university staff, and relevant provincial and municipal agencies were also consulted during preparation.|
|During Project Implementation||The implementing agency has been actively engaged in implementation and refining activities to meet the need. The implementing agency emphasized that the project implementation would now be condensed so as to compensate for a slow start-up, and ensure the main outputs are delivered in early 2014.|
|Consulting Services||The TA will engage four national consultants for a total of 20 person-months and an international consultant for 4 person-months. The consultants will be responsible for producing the TA outputs and deliverables effectively and on time, consistent with the design and monitoring framework, and for organizing and carrying out all TA activities including surveys, field visits, training, and workshops. Consultants for the TA project will be individually engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Sugden, Craig|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Public Mgt, Financial Sector and Regional Coop Division, EARD|
Harbin Municipal Government
233 Youyi Road, Daoli District
Harbin, Heilongjing Province
|Concept Clearance||20 Apr 2012|
|Fact Finding||11 Apr 2012 to 13 Apr 2012|
|Approval||29 Jun 2012|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||30 Sep 2014|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|29 Jun 2012||06 Aug 2012||06 Aug 2012||31 Dec 2014||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|400,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||400,000.00||29 Jun 2012||302,358.64|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Innovative Financing for Urban Infrastructure and Municipal Services in Harbin: Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Feb 2016|
|Innovative Financing for Urban Infrastructure and Municipal Services in Harbin: Final Report||Consultants' Reports||May 2014|
|Innovative Financing for Urban Infrastructure and Municipal Services in Harbin: Mid-Term Report||Consultants' Reports||Jan 2014|
|Innovative Financing for Urban Infrastructure and Municipal Services in Harbin: Inception Report||Consultants' Reports||Jul 2013|
|Innovative Financing for Urban Infrastructure and Municipal Services in Harbin||Technical Assistance Reports||Jun 2012|
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