Philippines: Supporting Capacity Development for the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 46429-001

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Shrestha, Sona
    Southeast Asia Department
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  • Country
  • Modality
    • Technical Assistance
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Supporting Capacity Development for the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)
Project Number 46429-001
Country Philippines
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8354-PHI: Supporting Capacity Development for the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.00 million
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
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Increase tax revenues
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome BIR has improved capacity to mobilize tax revenues
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

International best practices on staff training and tax administration shared

A training strategy and medium-term training plan

Revised training materials

Training for trainers seminar

A new training course for new recruits

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

A total of 26 person-months (intermittent) of international consulting services and 24 person-months (intermittent) of national consulting services will be required to ensure the effective implementation of this TA.

(i) Tax Administration Specialist and Team Leader (International, 14 person-months, intermittent)

(ii) Human Resource Management Specialist (International, 12 person-months, intermittent)

(iii) Public Management Consultant (National, 14 person-months, intermittent)

(iv) E-learning Consultant (National, 10 person-months, intermittent)

Responsible ADB Officer Shrestha, Sona
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Philippines Country Office
Executing Agencies
Bureau of Internal Revenue
National Office Building, Agham Road,
Siliman, Quezon City 1111, Philippines
Concept Clearance 28 Feb 2013
Fact Finding 17 Dec 2012 to 03 Jan 2013
Approval 12 Apr 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 01 Feb 2013

TA 8354-PHI

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Apr 2013 14 May 2013 14 May 2013 31 Dec 2014 31 Aug 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 07 Sep 2021 750,380.36

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23-25 April 2014: Workshop on Tax Official Education held in Saitama, Japan

A group photograph with Mr. Daishiro Michimori, President of the National Tax College, Japan, who gave an opening address at the workshop.


The ADB organized a Knowledge Sharing Workshop on Tax Official Education on 23-25 April 2014 at the National Tax College in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. The workshop was part of activities under ADB's technical assistance project to the Philippines for Supporting Capacity Development for the Bureau of Internal Revenue, and held in partnership with the National Tax Agency, Japan. Senior tax officials in charge of human resource management and staff training from Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia and Philippines shared knowledge and experiences on education and training for tax officials with a particular focus on new recruits, and discussed what is the best approach for developing an effective staff education and training regime.


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