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Tonga: Strengthening Public Finance Management Program

Sovereign (Public) Project | 46385-001 Status: Closed

ADB is helping Tonga achieve fiscal stability and improve long-term growth prospects through a policy-based program grant. The program will focus on sustained economic growth and capacity and private sector development in line with the national development strategy. It will help improve program budgeting and public procurement, and strengthen fiscal policy and structural reform implementation.

Project Details

Project Officer
Tora, Laisiasa Natakubu Pacific Department Request for information
  • Tonga
  • Grant
  • Public sector management
Project Name Strengthening Public Finance Management Program
Project Number 46385-001
Country Tonga
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0359-TON: Strengthening Public Finance Management Program
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 4.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Public expenditure and fiscal management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Fiscal stability is achieved
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Sustainable fiscal position
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Strengthened public financial management

2. Strengthened fiscal policy

3. Improved structural reform implementation

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Tora, Laisiasa Natakubu
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Subregional Office in Suva, Fiji
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Vuna Road
Kingdom of Tonga
Concept Clearance 26 Jun 2013
Fact Finding 27 May 2013 to 01 Jun 2013
MRM 28 Jun 2013
Approval 24 Sep 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 02 Jul 2013

Grant 0359-TON

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Sep 2013 05 Nov 2013 15 Nov 2013 31 Dec 2013 - 24 Jan 2014
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 4.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 4.50 24 Sep 2013 4.50 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 24 Sep 2013 4.50 0.00 100%

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Title Document Type Document Date
Tonga: Strengthening Public Financial Management Program Project Performance Evaluation Reports Dec 2017

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