Vanuatu: Supporting the Vanuatu Project Management Unit and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities

Sovereign Project | 49462-001

The proposed CDTA will review in detail VPMU's project management role as envisaged in the VPMU Charter and as executed during project preparation, detailed designs, procurement, construction, and defects liability stages of infrastructure projects. The review will look into any duplication of roles and resources between VPMU, PWD, MIPU, and other government ministries or agencies. The review will also assess the effectiveness of the coordination role of VPMU and other ministries including MIPU and PWD in managing projects in light of an increasing public investment portfolio. It will map out the current arrangement and propose changes to strengthen Vanuatu's project management capacities.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Wells, Nancy
    Pacific Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Vanuatu
  • Modality
    • Technical Assistance
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name Supporting the Vanuatu Project Management Unit and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities
Project Number 49462-001
Country / Economy Vanuatu
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9263-VAN: Supporting the Vanuatu Project Management Unit and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The proposed CDTA will review in detail VPMU's project management role as envisaged in the VPMU Charter and as executed during project preparation, detailed designs, procurement, construction, and defects liability stages of infrastructure projects. The review will look into any duplication of roles and resources between VPMU, PWD, MIPU, and other government ministries or agencies. The review will also assess the effectiveness of the coordination role of VPMU and other ministries including MIPU and PWD in managing projects in light of an increasing public investment portfolio. It will map out the current arrangement and propose changes to strengthen Vanuatu's project management capacities.

The TA will supplement the implementation capacity of VPMU in the short-run (e.g. two years) by recruiting a national consultant to work with international project management experts in the VPMU financed by other sources (by ADB and WB). The national consultant will gain project management expertise through on-the-job training and provide project management and implementation advises to MIPU and VPMU and subsequently will be eligible for absorption into PWD or VPMU.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The CDTA will address the following issues:

(i) the increasing number of projects is stretching VPMU and MIPU's implementation capacity;

(ii) the expanding work in public investment calls for an assessment of the suitability of the currently centralized system;

(iii) there is a need to clarify and optimize the responsibilities on project management between VPMU, MIPU, and line ministries

Impact Sustainable, efficient and effective project management and implementation capability in VPMU, MIPU and PWD as set out in Strengthening Ni-Vanuatu Resilience - National Recovery and Economic Strengthening Program Plan 2015.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Strengthened project management and implementation capacity of VPMU, MIPU, and PWD to efficiently and effectively manage infrastructure projects financed by both internal and external resources.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Infrastructure Portfolio and Institutional Review,

2. Employing national consultants and staff at VPMU, MIPU and PWD for on the job training to improve project management capabilities enabling them directly undertaking project management advisory role.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Vanuatu governments (VPMU, MIPU, PWD and other relevant agencies)
During Project Implementation Vanuatu governments (VPMU, MIPU, PWD and other relevant agencies)
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

The CDTA will be implemented over 24 months, from November 2016 to November 2018. The CDTA will mobilize and engage 2 person-months of an individual international consultant and 24 person-months of a individual national consultant over the 2-year CDTA period under output based contracts.

All experts shall be recruited by using ICS method following ADB's Guidelines on The Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). Proceeds of the CDTA will be disbursed in accordance with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time)

Procurement None
Responsible ADB Officer Wells, Nancy
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Sydney, Australia
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance & Economic Management
P.M.B. 058
Port Vila
Vanuatu
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 08 Dec 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 17 Mar 2017

TA 9263-VAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Dec 2016 - 08 Dec 2016 31 Dec 2018 - 01 Mar 2019
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 206,044.05

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