49176-001: Fiscal Policy for Improved Service Delivery | Asian Development Bank

Timor-Leste: Fiscal Policy for Improved Service Delivery

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49176-001 Status: Active

Project Details

Project Officer
Freedman, David M. Pacific Department Request for information
Country
  • Timor-Leste
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name Fiscal Policy for Improved Service Delivery
Project Number 49176-001
Country Timor-Leste
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9122-TIM: Fiscal Policy for Improved Service Delivery
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Public expenditure and fiscal management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Fiscal sustainability and service delivery in Timor-Leste improved.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Government capacity to design and implement fiscal reforms improved.
Progress Toward Outcome Implementation of TA activities and delivery of TA outputs is still at an early stage so progress towards achievement of the project outcome has been limited
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Policy and legal reforms prepared.

Capacity of the MOF strengthened.

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

Output 1: A comprehensive baseline assessment of the de-jure and de-facto governance of autonomous public agencies will be finalized in Q4 2017. Initial support on non-tax revenue forecasting has been provided and an overall reform program to increase the non-tax revenue from fees and charges has been prepared. This reform plan will need to be adjusted and re-confirmed with the new government. Work on state owned enterprise reform and fiscal decentralization was postponed pending the completion of the elections.

Output 2: The economics training specialist has been mobilized and staff from MOF and other ministries have been receiving regular training and capacity building support. A specialist who is affiliated with Cornell University and the Commitment to Equity Institute has been working with the Ministry of Finance and other Government stakeholders on a comprehensive assessment of the welfare impacts of current fiscal policies. Initial findings from the assessment have been presented and the report will be finalized in Q4 2017.

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A range of stakeholders were consulted during the project design. These consultations confirmed that fiscal reforms are a priority and an area were the objective of improved fiscal sustainability through revenue and expenditure reforms must be balanced with the government's poverty reduction and service delivery goals.
During Project Implementation A range of government, private sector, and civil society stakeholders were consulted during the scoping mission for the non-tax revenue reforms and provisions for regular communication have been included in the draft work-plan for the reform.
Responsible ADB Officer Freedman, David M.
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Timor-Leste Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Government Building 5, Palacio do Governo, Avenida Presidente, Nicolau Lobato
Dili
Timetable
Concept Clearance 14 Jan 2016
Fact Finding 19 Feb 2016 to 04 Mar 2016
MRM -
Approval 17 Jun 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Sep 2017

TA 9122-TIM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Jun 2016 05 Jul 2016 05 Jul 2016 31 Dec 2018 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 17 Jun 2016 126,003.15

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