The expected impact of the TA would be improved overall performance of Nepal projects. The outcome of the TA will be improved ADB's portfolio performance in Nepal. The outputs of the TA will be capacity development in the areas of procurement management, project account auditing, and results-based portfolio performance reporting. Also it will assist conducting portfolio performance reviews and some of the ongoing projects needing addtional expert assistance to expedite implementation.
|Project Name||Portfolio Management Capacity Enhancement|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Irrigation - Rural market infrastructure
Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution
Information and communication technology / ICT strategy and policy, and capacity development
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The expected impact of the TA would be improved overall performance of Nepal projects. The outcome of the TA will be improved ADB's portfolio performance in Nepal. The outputs of the TA will be capacity development in the areas of procurement management, project account auditing, and results-based portfolio performance reporting. Also it will assist conducting portfolio performance reviews and some of the ongoing projects needing addtional expert assistance to expedite implementation.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The TA will support capacity building for effective project startup, implementation and management to enhance operational efficiency of the ADB Nepal portfolio.|
|Impact||Improved overall performance of Nepal projects|
|Description of Outcome||Improved ADB's portfolio performance in Nepal|
|Progress Toward Outcome||
In 2017, 93% of ADB assisted projects (35) was rated 'on track". Two PCRs and one ICM were circulated to ADB Board and was rated "successful". The contract award achievement was $432. 4 million, with contract award ratio of 38%. The disbursement achievement was $265.4 million without program and co-financed grant and the ratio was 23.3%.
Financial closure of the TA is in process.
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Capacity Building of the EAs/IAs
2. Improved Project Management of Critical Projects
3. Strengthened Porfolio Management Systems (PMS) and Improved Overall Portfolio performance
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Capacity Development Initiatives: Effectively implemented from 2013 to 2015 (445 EA/IA staff trained - 249 in 2014 and 196 in 2015). Support provided for (a) development of a monitoring system for executing agencies' (EAs') capacity and of annual training calendars; (b) development of training materials for procurement, consulting services, results based monitoring, financial management, safeguard and gender equality and social inclusion (GESI); and (c) delivery of training and business opportunity seminars.
Improved Project Management:
Supported individual projects by providing hand-holding implementation support in all sectors (as opposed to generic training) to put into operation the improved functions for procurement, contract management, financial management, safeguards, GESI, and other thematic priorities. Particular focus placed on addressing the weak contract management and associated low performance of contractors and consultants.
International consultant recruited for processing of South Asia Tourism Infrastructure Development Project Additional Financing, the Board approved the additional financing on March 2014.
Portfolio Performance Review:
- Streamlined and strengthened the EA's quarterly project progress reporting system for individual projects starting 2015.
- Supported development of software for monitoring environmental and social safeguard compliance at sub-project levels.
- Facilitated Annual Country Portfolio Review Missions and Tripartite Portfolio Review Meetings (TPRMs) since 2013. TPRM held on 31 October 2017.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Quarterly Country Portfolio Review meetings.|
|During Project Implementation||Workshops, Quarterly Country Porfolio Review meetings and Tripatite Portfolio Review meeting.|
|Consulting Services||National consultants (totaling 98 person-months) and international consultant (totaling 13 person-months) will be recruited on a need basis following the individual consultant selection method. The consultants engaged under the TA will be recruited by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Narendra Chand|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Nepal Resident Mission|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||09 Dec 2013|
|Approval||14 Dec 2012|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||28 Mar 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|14 Dec 2012||-||14 Dec 2012||30 Jun 2014||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||14 Dec 2012||678,394.15|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Portfolio Management Capacity Enhancement: Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Aug 2018|
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