47171-001: Policy and Capacity Support for Improved Aid Effectiveness | Asian Development Bank

Lao People's Democratic Republic: Policy and Capacity Support for Improved Aid Effectiveness

Sovereign (Public) Project | 47171-001 Status: Active

Project Details

Project Officer
Inthavong, Vanthong Southeast Asia Department Request for information
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Technical Assistance
  • Public sector management
Project Name Policy and Capacity Support for Improved Aid Effectiveness
Project Number 47171-001
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8610-LAO: Policy and Capacity Support for Improved Aid Effectiveness
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 450,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Public administration - Public expenditure and fiscal management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Improved alignment of ODA and government priorities and processes.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Country systems and mechanisms for policy dialogue strengthened to improve aid effectiveness
Progress Toward Outcome The TA impact will improve alignment of official development assistance (ODA) and government priorities and processes. The TA outcome will be strengthened country system and mechanism for capacity dialogue to improve aid effectiveness.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Policy dialogue on aid effectiveness improved

2. Project start-up delays reduced

3. Government capacity for management of ADB-financed project portfolio strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. The TA anticipates at least 4 macroeconomics and infrastructure sectors meetings and co-chaired by the government and ADB annually; and proceeding the agreed actions plans.

2. The TA will support the development of government Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) manual both English and Lao languages versions, and disseminate it to line ministries and government partners.

3. The TA anticipate to support EA/MPI to: four quarterly portfolio performance review meetings held annually and implement its agreed actions; (ii) one joint country portfolio review meeting together with government and the World Bank held annually; and (iii) portfolio performance aligned with government result frameworks.

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design .
During Project Implementation

1. The TA has supported two sector working groups (macroeconomics and infrastructure sector working groups) organized 7 working group meetings and 3 policy dialogues, and will continue to support these two sector organizing 3 meeting and 1 policy dialogue in 2017.

2. The government has approved the Lao language version of the government Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) manual for official development assistance - the SOP is now being translated to English language.

3. The TA supported EA to organized quarterly portfolio performance review meetings and joint country portfolio review meetings/mission together with ADB, the World Bank and the government of Lao PDR in 2014-2016, and will continue to support EA in 2017. The TA also support government with regard to capacity building - ie. capacity building to strengthen working groups secretariats, workshop to disseminate the harmonized national standard bidding documents, strengthen gender action plan monitoring.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The CDTA will provide a total of 46 person-months inputs comprising five person-months of international consultants and 41 person-months of national consultants in the area of ODA and portfolio management. All consultants will be recruited on an individual basis and engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amend from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Inthavong, Vanthong
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Lao Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Planning and Investment
Luangprabang Road Vientiane 01001, Lao PDR
Concept Clearance 12 Nov 2013
Fact Finding 16 Jul 2013 to 03 Oct 2013
Approval 12 Dec 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Sep 2017

TA 8610-LAO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Dec 2013 28 Jan 2014 28 Jan 2014 31 Dec 2015 31 Dec 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
450,000.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 475,000.00 12 Dec 2013 374,522.80

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Title Document Type Document Date
Policy and Capacity Support for Improved Aid Effectiveness Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2013

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