Regional: Disbursement Capacity Building for Developing Member Countries

Sovereign Project | 46534-004

This TA will finance our capacity building initiatives for disbursement. It will also support the rollout of our Client Portal for Disbursements (CPD) to the Borrower for the remaining 27 implementing agencies who have not yet used the system and the new CPD module, Beneficiary Registration Facility (BRF). CPD continues to be a vital platform for effective and efficient disbursement operations for the DMCs. The platform provides for faster and quality submission of the withdrawal application from the DMCs.

The expected output is completed disbursement seminars, workshops and trainings and rollouts of CPD inclusive of the BRF [and TA Client Portal (TACP), if needed]. The seminars, workshops and briefings will cover the following topics:

(i) Loan products and features;

(ii) Disbursement policies, procedures and practices;

(iii) Problems, constraints and solutions on loan disbursement;

(iv) Country and project specific case-studies and group discussion;

Project Name Disbursement Capacity Building for Developing Member Countries
Project Number 46534-004
Country / Economy Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6544-REG: Disbursement Capacity Building for Developing Member Countries
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

This TA will finance our capacity building initiatives for disbursement. It will also support the rollout of our Client Portal for Disbursements (CPD) to the Borrower for the remaining 27 implementing agencies who have not yet used the system and the new CPD module, Beneficiary Registration Facility (BRF). CPD continues to be a vital platform for effective and efficient disbursement operations for the DMCs. The platform provides for faster and quality submission of the withdrawal application from the DMCs.

The expected output is completed disbursement seminars, workshops and trainings and rollouts of CPD inclusive of the BRF [and TA Client Portal (TACP), if needed]. The seminars, workshops and briefings will cover the following topics:

(i) Loan products and features;

(ii) Disbursement policies, procedures and practices;

(iii) Problems, constraints and solutions on loan disbursement;

(iv) Country and project specific case-studies and group discussion;

(v) Preparation, submission and monitoring of loan withdrawal application (if needed TA claims);

(vi) ADB's websites relating to disbursement; and

(vii) Client Portal for Disbursements System including Beneficiary Registration Facility (if needed TA Client Portal [TACP]

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

This proposed TA will continue ADB's efforts in strengthening the institutional capacity of the DMCs in discharging their financial administration and fiduciary responsibilities effectively for the benefit of ADB's project implementations. The TA is aligned with the following impact: improved mobilization of loan, grant, and technical assistance funds to the Borrower. The TA will have the following outcome: Improved capacity of Borrower's staff on ADB's disbursement policies and procedures and the use of CPD system inclusive of the BRF platform. The achievement of the outcome will derive from:

(i) Conducting trainings on ADB disbursement policies, procedures and practices;

(ii) Promoting and rolling out of CPD including BRF;

(iii) Knowledge sharing forum on country and project specific issues in conjunction with issues resolution, and;

(iv) ADB sharing best practices on loan, TA disbursements and project financial administration

Impact Improved mobilization of loan, grant and technical assistance funds to the Borrower.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved capacity of Borrower's staff on ADB's disbursement policies and procedures and the use of CPD system inclusive of the Beneficiary Registration Facility platform.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Completed disbursement seminars, trainings and workshops and rollouts of CPD system inclusive of the Beneficiary Registration Facility (and TA Client Portal [TACP], if needed).
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Regional
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 Laude, Januar
Responsible ADB Department Controller's Department
Responsible ADB Division Loan Administration Division
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 27 Jul 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 06 Aug 2020

TA 6544-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Jul 2020 - 27 Jul 2020 30 Jun 2022 30 Jun 2023 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 17 Jun 2022 16,310.36

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