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Azerbaijan: Improving Governance and Public Sector Efficiency Program (Subprogram 1)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51059-001 Status: Closed

Project Details

Project Officer
Joao Pedro Farinha Fernandes Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Azerbaijan
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name Improving Governance and Public Sector Efficiency Program (Subprogram 1)
Project Number 51059-001
Country Azerbaijan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3616-AZE: Improving Governance and Public Sector Efficiency Program (Subprogram 1)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 250.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Finance / Finance sector development

Public sector management / Economic affairs management - Public expenditure and fiscal management - Reforms of state owned enterprises

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The program aims to strengthen governance in the public sector and deepen the financial sector, to help diversify the economy of Azerbaijan.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The program will introduce rules-based fiscal planning in government's budget system, improve legal and institutional structures governing state-owned enterprises and help improve access to finance. The programmatic approach and policy-based loan will finance two subprograms implemented during 2017 to 2019. An approved transaction technical assistance (TA 9259-AZE) will assist in the implementation of the program.
Impact Sustainable and broad-based economic growth facilitated
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Allocative efficiency of public resources improved
Progress Toward Outcome To be assessed during PCR mission.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Rule-based fiscal planning introduced

2. SOEs restructured and private sector participation in economic activities strengthened

3. Enhanced access to finance and improved business environment

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The loan was released on 3 August 2018. The DMF will be assessed during PCR mission.
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Categorized as 'C' since the program is not expected to have impacts on Environment.
Involuntary Resettlement Categorized as 'C' since the program is not expected to have impacts on Involuntary Resettlement.
Indigenous Peoples Categorized as 'C' since the program is not expected to have impacts on Indigenous Peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The project stakeholders include the Ministry of Finance, the central bank and the financial supervisory agency.
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services There are no consulting services needed under the loan.
Procurement There are no procurement activities required under the loan.
Responsible ADB Officer Joao Pedro Farinha Fernandes
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
[email protected]
83, Same Vurgun Street AZ1022 Baku, Azerbaijan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 18 Aug 2017
Fact Finding 26 Sep 2017 to 05 Oct 2017
MRM 19 Oct 2017
Approval 06 Dec 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2018

Loan 3616-AZE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Dec 2017 08 Jun 2018 20 Jul 2018 31 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 250.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 250.00 06 Dec 2017 250.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 06 Dec 2017 250.00 0.00 100%

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