Regional: Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change
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.
Rahemtulla, Hanif A.
Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
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|Project Name||Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change|
|Country / Economy||Regional
|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||
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).|
|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.|
|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.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
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|During Project Implementation|
|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|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||19 Oct 2015|
|Approval||18 Dec 2015|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||22 Mar 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|18 Dec 2015||-||18 Dec 2015||31 Dec 2018||31 Dec 2020||18 Mar 2021|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|3,270,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||3,270,000.00||17 Jun 2022||3,082,282.39|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change: Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Sep 2021|
|Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change: Country Governance Risk Assessment – Armenia: Technical Assistance Consultant's Report||Consultants' Reports||Oct 2019|
|Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2015|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Enhancing Governance and Capacity Development as Driver of Change||Validation of Technical Assistance Completion Reports||May 2022|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Strengthening India's Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers: Learnings from the Asian Experience||Reports||Dec 2020|
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|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||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||217,108.00||—|
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