The TA will assist the Henan provincial government to analyze the interlinkages among various aspects of urbanization, industrialization, and agricultural modernization; and to formulate effective fiscal policy recommendations to support integrated development led by new urbanization. Building on previous TAs, the TA will focus on defining fiscal policy choices to support the integrated three transformations development strategy. The policy recommendations will be made relevant not only to Henan and the central government, but also to the neighboring provinces included in the Central Plain Economic Zone. The TA findings can also serve as case studies for further work of Government and ADB on local government financing and fiscal decentralization.
|Project Name||Fiscal Policy for Urbanization, Industrialization, and Agricultural Modernization in Henan|
|Country||China, People's Republic of
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development
Industry and trade / Large and medium industries - Small and medium enterprise development
Public sector management / Public expenditure and fiscal management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||The TA will assist the Henan provincial government to analyze the interlinkages among various aspects of urbanization, industrialization, and agricultural modernization; and to formulate effective fiscal policy recommendations to support integrated development led by new urbanization. Building on previous TAs, the TA will focus on defining fiscal policy choices to support the integrated three transformations development strategy. The policy recommendations will be made relevant not only to Henan and the central government, but also to the neighboring provinces included in the Central Plain Economic Zone. The TA findings can also serve as case studies for further work of Government and ADB on local government financing and fiscal decentralization.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Impact||A better integrated urbanization, industrialization, and agricultural modernization process in Henan|
|Description of Outcome||Effective fiscal policy to support the integrated three transformations from the traditional agriculture economy and rural society to one urbanized, industrialized, with a modernized agriculture sector|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Consultants submitted final reports and policy paper to ADB and the EA. The EA and the Executive Vice Governor of the Henan Provincial Government appreciated the TA outputs.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Analysis of key constraints and drivers, and design of monitoring and evaluation of the integrated three transformations
2. Fiscal policy for the integrated three transformations
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||The inception workshop was held in May 2014 and inception report was approved by the EA. The national consultants conducted extensive consultations with key stakeholders, including provincial government and other regions' industrial zone, in formulating fiscal policy proposals. Draft, mid-term, and final reports have been submitted and reviewed. Final review meeting was held in July 2015.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||The Henan Department of Finance was actively engaged in project preparation. In addition, consultation was undertaken with the Scientific Research Institute; the Henan Provincial Department of Agriculture; the Henan Provincial Department of Housing and Construction Office; the Henan Provincial Industry & Information Technology Department; the Huaxian County Finance Bureau; the Huaxian County Industry Cluster District; and the Bao Zhuang Village Committee.|
|During Project Implementation||The EA and other stakeholders have been consulted and communicated closely.|
The TA will require a total of 3 person-months of international consulting services (Public Finance Specialist) and 24 person-months of national consulting services (Senior Public Finance Specialist/Team Leader, Development Survey Specialist, Urban Development Economist, Rural Development Specialist, and Development Economists).
The consultants will deliver a comprehensive report comprising eight studies. The EA will select international and national consultants to provide inputs as well as short-term resource persons and task-specific experts. ADB will negotiate and sign the contracts with the consultants and resource persons.
The consultants will be hired in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (April 2010, as amended from time to time).
|Responsible ADB Officer||Kim, Ahyoung|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Public Mgt, Financial Sector and Regional Coop Division, EARD|
No. 25 Jingsan Road Zhengzhou, PRC
|Concept Clearance||03 Sep 2012|
|Fact Finding||18 Jul 2012 to 22 Jul 2012|
|Approval||12 Nov 2012|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||15 Sep 2015|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|12 Nov 2012||27 Dec 2012||27 Dec 2012||31 Jul 2014||31 Jul 2015||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|400,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||400,000.00||12 Nov 2012||88,258.31|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Fiscal Policy for Urbanization, Industrialization, and Agricultural Modernization in Henan||Technical Assistance Reports||Nov 2012|
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