50173-001: Support for Strengthening Business Climate | Asian Development Bank

Myanmar: Support for Strengthening Business Climate

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50173-001 Status: Active

Project Details

Project Officer
Nguyen, Duong T. Southeast Asia Department Request for information
  • Myanmar
  • Technical Assistance
  • Public sector management
Project Name Support for Strengthening Business Climate
Project Number 50173-001
Country Myanmar
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9324-MYA: Support for Strengthening Business Climate
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Private sector growth in line with a market economy system enabled
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Business environment improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Tax administration strengthened

2. Investment approval process rationalized

3. Business access to financial services increased

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
During Project Implementation An international consulting firm, two international individual consultants and two national individual consultants have been recruited and have commenced their assignments. The international microfinance expert fielded his inception mission in October 2017 and the investment policy firm and internal audit expert conducted their inception missions in January 2018. A minor change in implementation arrangements was approved to engage an additional national finance expert to support the project team to implement the third output. Four resource-person contracts were issued to quickly respond to the government's requests, including (i) one international investment expert to present at the Yangon Investment Forum and (ii) one legal expert to prepare the implementation roadmap for the proposed credit guarantee corporation, and (iii) two User Acceptance Training experts to test and provide feedback on the use of the online company registry. The recruitment of the international tax data expert has been deferred pending the availability of the identified expert.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consulting services will be delivered by a mix of individuals and a firm. ADB will hire consulting firms, according to its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. Individual consultants will be recruited using Individual Consultant Selection (ICS). A total of 11 person-months will be allocated to individual international consultants and 23 person-months to an individual national consultant to act as a project coordinator for all activities under 3 outputs. 9 person-months of consulting inputs will be allocated to one consulting firm and will be split among 3 international experts. Procurement shall be conducted in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time). Disbursements under the TA will conform to ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook.
Procurement An amount will be budgeted for the purchase of equipment including 9 computers and office furniture for the new MIC offices and IAD of IRD. Procurement shall be conducted in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time). Disbursements under the TA will conform to ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook.
Responsible ADB Officer Nguyen, Duong T.
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Planning and Finance
Building No 26. Nay Pyi Taw
Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Concept Clearance 01 Mar 2017
Fact Finding 30 Jan 2017 to 03 Feb 2017
Approval 31 May 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2018

TA 9324-MYA

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 May 2017 07 Aug 2017 07 Aug 2017 31 Jul 2020 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 31 May 2017 235,051.99

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Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
National Finance Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Feb 2018 02 Mar 2018
National Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Oct 2017 22 Oct 2017
Tax Data Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Sep 2017 19 Sep 2017
Internal Audit Expert (Taxation) Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Sep 2017 19 Sep 2017
Investment Policy Consulting Firm Firm - Consulting Closed 22 Aug 2017 28 Aug 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 9324 26 Jan 2018 ADAM SMITH INTERNATIONAL LTD. (UNITED KINGDOM) 3 ALBERT EMBANKMENT LONDON SE1 7PS UNITED KINGDOM *** No Executing Agency for this TA *** Consulting Services 258,170.00

Procurement Plan

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