Regional: Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49156-001

The technical assistance (TA) meets demand from developing member countries (DMCs) for technical support and knowledge in governance and capacity development that responds to their needs and addresses key institutional issues affecting the quality and success of ADB operations. It will support the preparation and implementation of country partnership strategies and sector roadmaps through better analytics, innovative knowledge solutions, collaborative practices, and strengthened regional partnerships.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Rahemtulla, Hanif A.
    Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Multisector
Project Name Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change
Project Number 49156-001
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9061-REG: Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
TA 9061-REG: Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 265,000.00
TA 9061-REG: Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
TA 9061-REG: Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change (2nd Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 505,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Multisector / ADB's corporate management, policy and strategy development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The technical assistance (TA) meets demand from developing member countries (DMCs) for technical support and knowledge in governance and capacity development that responds to their needs and addresses key institutional issues affecting the quality and success of ADB operations. It will support the preparation and implementation of country partnership strategies and sector roadmaps through better analytics, innovative knowledge solutions, collaborative practices, and strengthened regional partnerships.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Strategy 2020 prioritizes governance and capacity development as _drivers of change_ and puts them deeper into the mainstream of ADB operations. As a catalyst for change in these areas, ADB aims to stimulate inclusive economic growth and foster cost-effective delivery of public goods and services in developing member countries, and enhance development effectiveness. The TA will support the implementation of Strategy 2020's governance and capacity development objectives in participating DMCs.

The TA will support implementation of Strategy 2020's governance and capacity development objectives in participating DMCs. Presently, all CPSs address governance and capacity issues, in part through the mandatory requirement for CPSs and operations in priority sectors to be informed by governance risk assessments (GRAs). Sector operational plans also reflect the need for better governance and institutional performance to achieve sector objectives. The TA responds to the findings of the Strategy 2020 Midterm Review and directly supports implementation of the midterm review action plan.

Impact DMCs respond more effectively to governance and capacity challenges in the sectors and subsectors where ADB is active (defined by project).
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Governance and capacity development better mainstreamed
Progress Toward Outcome RETA 9061 continues to provide key support for the implementation of Strategy 2030 by contributing to strengthening governance and institutional capacity. The TA was a major contributor to knowledge events in line with the delivery of knowledge products that aim to inform DMCs on public sector practices across the region, as well as on public policy reforms towards better governance and more effective and efficient public service delivery.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

GRAs that inform CPSs, sector assessments and road maps, and operations prepared

Knowledge products and partnerships that bring greater attention to governance and capacity issues developed

Governance and capacity development in operations for selected DMCs further integrated

Implementation of the ADB/OECD Anticorruption Initiative for Asia and the Pacific enhanced

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

To date, the TA has achieved key results in the following outputs:

Output 1: The TA has completed thirteen national and/or sector Governance Risk Assessments of DMCs to inform the Country Partnership Strategy. In Q1 2019 Armenia, Uzbekistan and Nepal were completed. GRAs for Azerbaijan, Georgia and the Kyrgyz Republic are to be finalized by Q3 2019.

Output 2: The TA supports 2 knowledge products - the Taylor & Francis Policy Design and Practice online journal was successfully launched with four issues published in 2018. The OECD-ADB Southeast Asian Government at a Glance ([email protected]) will be finalized in 2019.

Output 3: The TA supported DMCs through our RDs in key areas of operational engagements. In Q4 of 2018 the following sub-projects were delivered under the TA: (a) INO: Minimum service delivery standard implementation in the education and health sectors in Indonesia and (b) PHI: Central Mindanao in the Philippines. The TA also initiated additional sub-projects expected to be completed by Q2 2019 including (a) ARM: financial risk management and PPP reform in Armenia, civil service and wage reform in Azerbaijan; (b) KIR: public procurement reform in Kiribati. In addition, four National Governance Experts have been mobilized and the team is contracting four more experts to conduct sub-sector assessments within 2019-2020.

Output 4: Regional training and the Anticorruption Initiative conference entitled Preventing Corruption in Public Procurement Training and Public Integrity Network Meeting took place on 6-8 November 2018 in Astana, Kazakhstan. An evaluation of the Anticorruption Initiative for 2011-2017 was also accomplished in 2018, providing an assessment of the initiative's outputs and recommendations for improvement of capacity development activities. The Anticorruption Initiative for Asia and the Pacific will continue to be implemented in 2019. Following the Initiative's evaluation report, specific action plans will be formulated and discussed with OECD, UNDP and other interested partners, to be further discussed with the 31 member countries and advisory group. The 23rd Steering Group Meeting, Business Integrity Meeting, Public Integrity Network Meeting, Law Enforcement Meeting, and a Capacity development seminar will be organized towards the last quarter of 2019.

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
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will finance consulting services, studies, reports, and other knowledge products, as well as workshops and other knowledge and learning events. The TA will provide international consultants (43 person-months) and national consultants (150 person-months) with expertise in governance, public sector management, PFM, procurement, anticorruption, and/or capacity and institutional development, including operating within and across sectors and themes. The terms of reference for consultants will be further developed when specific activities are undertaken. Given the intermittence of the assignments and the variety of skills required, consultants will be recruited individually, in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time) and with output-based contracts and lump sum out-of-pocket expenses, wherever possible. All disbursements under the TA will be made in accordance with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time). In the event that ADB staff act as resource persons in the implementation of the TA, travel and related costs will be charged to the TA. However, their salaries and benefits will be charged to ADB's internal administrative expenses budget.
Responsible ADB Officer Rahemtulla, Hanif A.
Responsible ADB Department Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Responsible ADB Division SDTC-GOV
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 19 Oct 2015
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 18 Dec 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Mar 2019

TA 9061-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Dec 2015 - 18 Dec 2015 31 Dec 2018 31 Dec 2020 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
3,270,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,270,000.00 07 Sep 2021 3,082,282.39

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Sep 2020 29 Sep 2020
National Governance and Institutional Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Jun 2020 21 Jun 2020
International Governance and Institutional Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Jun 2020 17 Jun 2020
QUALITY INFRASTRUCTURE GOVERNANCE, PERFORMANCE AND FISCAL RISK MANAGEMENT Individual - Consulting Closed 23 May 2020 29 May 2020
International Specialist on Quality of Infrastructure Individual - Consulting Closed 16 May 2020 22 May 2020
PPP Governance and Sustainable Cities: Case Studies and Lesson Learned in the Water Sector Individual - Consulting Closed 01 May 2020 07 May 2020
Infrastructure-PPP Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Apr 2020 01 May 2020
National Governance and Institutional Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Mar 2020 03 Apr 2020
International Governance and Institutional Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Mar 2020 03 Apr 2020
Mongolia National Governance and Institutional Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Mar 2020 01 Apr 2020
National Governance and Institutional Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Mar 2020 27 Mar 2020
International Governance and Institutional Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Mar 2020 27 Mar 2020
National Governance Expert (Urban Sector) Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Feb 2020 08 Mar 2020
National Governance Expert (Energy Sector) Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Feb 2020 08 Mar 2020
Public Sector Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Jan 2020 31 Jan 2020
Blockchain at the Border: Lead/Senior Trade Facilitation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Nov 2019 28 Nov 2019
Infrastructure-PPP Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Nov 2019 21 Nov 2019
Governance and Institutional Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Jun 2019 24 Jun 2019
Principal/Lead Public Sector Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Jun 2019 24 Jun 2019
International Public Service Compensation and Employment Reforms Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Mar 2019 19 Mar 2019
Public Efficiency and Financial Markets Program (PEFMP) in Armenia Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Mar 2019 19 Mar 2019
International PPP Development Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Nov 2018 18 Nov 2018
Legal Procurement Specialist (Kiribati) Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Nov 2018 20 Nov 2018
International Fiscal Risk Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Aug 2018 16 Aug 2018
Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change—Output 3: GCD in operations for Select DMCs Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018
Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change—Preparing the Regional Development Project for South-Central Mindanao Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Jul 2018 11 Jul 2018
Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change—Governance Risk Assessment for Georgia Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Jul 2018 09 Jul 2018
Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change—Legal Procurement Specialist (Kiribati) Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Jun 2018 12 Jun 2018
Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change—Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Jun 2018 12 Jun 2018
Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change—Institutional and Governance Risk Assessment for Uzbekistan Individual - Consulting Closed 01 May 2018 07 May 2018
Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Apr 2018 29 Apr 2018
Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change—National Governance Expert (Azerbaijan) Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Mar 2018 02 Apr 2018
Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change—Governance Risk Assessment for Nepal Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Mar 2018 21 Mar 2018
Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change—Governance Risk Assessment for Nepal Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Feb 2018 15 Feb 2018
Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change—Governance Risk Assessment for Azerbaijan Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Feb 2018 23 Feb 2018
Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change—Governance Risk Assessment for the Kyrgyz Republic Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Jan 2018 21 Jan 2018
Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change—Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Dec 2017 26 Dec 2017
Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change—Support to the Ministry of Home Affairs (INO) for Institutionalizing Minimum Service Standard Reforms in the Context of Localizing Sustainable Development Goals Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Dec 2017 10 Dec 2017
Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change—Support to the Ministry of Home Affairs for Institutionalizing Minimum Service Standard Reforms in the Context of Localizing Sustainable Development Goals (Education) Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Dec 2017 10 Dec 2017
Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change—Support to the Ministry of Home Affairs for Institutionalizing Minimum Service Standard Reforms in the Context of Localizing Sustainable Development Goals (Health) Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Dec 2017 10 Dec 2017
Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change–PHI Regional Development Project: South Central Mindanao Growth Corridor (Capacity Building Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Nov 2017 03 Dec 2017
Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change—PHI Regional Development Project: South Central Mindanao Growth Corridor (Institutional Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Nov 2017 26 Nov 2017
Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change—Southeast Asian Government at a Glance ([email protected]) International Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Nov 2017 03 Nov 2017
Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change—International Peer Reviewer for OECD-ADB South East Asian Government at a Glance (Forthcoming, 2018) Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Oct 2017 07 Nov 2017
Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change—International Peer Reviewer for OECD-ADB South East Asian Government at a Glance (Forthcoming, 2018) Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Oct 2017 07 Nov 2017
Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change—International Peer Reviewer for OECD-ADB South East Asian Government at a Glance (Forthcoming, 2018) Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Oct 2017 07 Nov 2017
Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change—PHI Regional Development Project: South Central Mindanao Growth Corridor (Research Associate Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Oct 2017 27 Oct 2017
Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change—Strengthening Institutions for Investments in Mindanao, Philippines (Regional Planning Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Oct 2017 27 Oct 2017
Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change—PHI Regional Development Project: South Central Mindanao Growth Corridor (Research Associate Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Oct 2017 27 Oct 2017
Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change—Rapid Survey of Freedom of Information Program, Philippines Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Oct 2017 16 Oct 2017
Financial Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Oct 2017 15 Oct 2017
Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change—Southeast Asian Government at a Glance (SEA GAAG) Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Oct 2017 10 Oct 2017
Financial and Corporate Strategy Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Sep 2017 04 Oct 2017
Development of Communication Strategy and Implementation of Communication Campaign for Vietnam e-GP system Firm - Consulting Closed 23 Mar 2017 06 May 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 9061 04 May 2020 PASCO CORPORATION (PASCO)(JAPAN) 1-1-2 HIGASHIYAMA MEGURO-KU, TOKYO 153-0 Asian Development Bank 217108

Procurement Plan

None currently available.