Regional: Improving Pacific Public Financial Management Facility
The transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will provide three Pacific developing member countries (DMCs)--Nauru, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu--with policy advice and program preparation and implementation support to a series of ensuing programs focused on improving public financial management (PFM) practices. The ensuing programs comprise: Improving Public Investment Management Program (Nauru); Improving Fiscal Sustainability and Social Protection Program (Nauru subprograms 1 and 2); Increased Domestic Resource Mobilization Project (Solomon Islands); and the Supporting Fiscal and Economic Recovery Programs (Solomon Islands, phase 1 and 2). In addition, the TA will support Vanuatu in improving the financial sustainability and service delivery of its state-owned enterprises. Finally, the TA is supporting research on PFM issues and particularly an impact assessment of the government's fiscal response to COVID-19 in 2020.
Hodge, Matthew W.
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- Public sector management
|Project Name||Improving Pacific Public Financial Management Facility|
|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||
Public sector management / Public expenditure and fiscal management - Reforms of state owned enterprises
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will provide three Pacific developing member countries (DMCs)--Nauru, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu--with policy advice and program preparation and implementation support to a series of ensuing programs focused on improving public financial management (PFM) practices. The ensuing programs comprise: Improving Public Investment Management Program (Nauru); Improving Fiscal Sustainability and Social Protection Program (Nauru subprograms 1 and 2); Increased Domestic Resource Mobilization Project (Solomon Islands); and the Supporting Fiscal and Economic Recovery Programs (Solomon Islands, phase 1 and 2). In addition, the TA will support Vanuatu in improving the financial sustainability and service delivery of its state-owned enterprises. Finally, the TA is supporting research on PFM issues and particularly an impact assessment of the government's fiscal response to COVID-19 in 2020.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The TA is aligned with ADB's Pacific Approach 2021-2025 and its strategy of preparing and responding to shocks, delivering sustainable services, and supporting inclusive growth. Specifically, the TA will do this by strengthening institutional capacities and promoting sound public sector management. This will lead to fiscal buffers being built through a range of revenue measures, budget process improvements, expenditure controls, and efficiency gains in public administration.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Nauru - Nation-wide; Solomon Islands - Nation-wide; Vanuatu - Nation-wide|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||ADB's main government counterparts are the Department of Finance (Nauru), the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (Solomon Islands), and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management (Vanuatu).|
|During Project Implementation||Additional funding of $1,860,000, financed by ADB and the Government of New Zealand, was approved in March 2021. The increase supports new programs in Nauru and Solomon Islands, and support for state-owned enterprise reform in Vanuatu. These programs will improve debt management, state-owned enterprise reform, social protection, tax collection, and good governance leading to a stronger recovery in these three countries.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Hodge, Matthew W.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Pacific Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Sydney, Australia|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Approval||10 Jul 2019|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||22 Sep 2021|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|10 Jul 2019||-||10 Jul 2019||31 Aug 2024||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|3,000,000.00||985,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||3,985,000.00||17 Jun 2022||2,360,558.16|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Improving Pacific Public Financial Management Facility: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Jul 2019|
Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.
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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|CPRO EVALUATION SPECIALIST||Individual - Consulting||Closed||19 Jul 2022||25 Jul 2022|
|EVALUATION SPECIALIST||Individual - Consulting||Closed||10 Feb 2022||16 Feb 2022|
|National Social Development Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||14 May 2021||20 May 2021|
|Tax Administration Information System Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||06 May 2021||12 May 2021|
|evaluation specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||04 May 2021||10 May 2021|
|Budget Advisor||Individual - Consulting||Closed||10 Mar 2021||16 Mar 2021|
|Bank Debt Reconciliation Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||02 Mar 2021||08 Mar 2021|
|Junior bank debt reconciliation specialist.||Individual - Consulting||Closed||02 Mar 2021||08 Mar 2021|
|Senior Bank Debt Reconciliation Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||02 Mar 2021||08 Mar 2021|
|Public Debt Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||23 Feb 2021||01 Mar 2021|
|Evaluation Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||28 Jan 2021||03 Feb 2021|
|Public Financial Management||Individual - Consulting||Closed||18 Dec 2020||24 Dec 2020|
|SOL Economic Adviser||Individual - Consulting||Closed||28 Oct 2020||03 Nov 2020|
|Legal Drafstman||Individual - Consulting||Closed||07 Oct 2020||13 Oct 2020|
|SOE Advisor||Individual - Consulting||Closed||07 Oct 2020||13 Oct 2020|
|SOL Secretariat analyst||Individual - Consulting||Closed||04 Jul 2020||10 Jul 2020|
|NAU SOE Reform||Firm - Consulting||Closed||18 Jun 2020||02 Jul 2020|
|Public Financial Management Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||12 Jun 2020||18 Jun 2020|
|Public Financial Management Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||06 May 2020||12 May 2020|
|Public Financial Management Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||01 May 2020||07 May 2020|
|Public Financial Management Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||27 Mar 2020||02 Apr 2020|
|Tax Policy Reform Adviser||Individual - Consulting||Closed||09 Jan 2020||15 Jan 2020|
|Tax Policy Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||09 Jan 2020||15 Jan 2020|
|IMPROVING STATE OWNED ENTERPRISE GOVERNANCE PROJECT (NAU)||Firm - Consulting||Closed||11 Dec 2019||10 Jan 2020|
|Budget Advisor SOL||Individual - Consulting||Closed||15 Nov 2019||21 Nov 2019|
|Public Financial Management Specialist (VAN)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||14 Nov 2019||20 Nov 2019|
|national Economic Reform Analyst||Individual - Consulting||Closed||14 Nov 2019||20 Nov 2019|
|Budget Advisor (National) SOL||Individual - Consulting||Closed||14 Nov 2019||20 Nov 2019|
|Preparing the Increased Domestic Resource Mobilization Project||Firm - Consulting||Closed||01 Aug 2019||15 Aug 2019|
|Financial Accountant||Individual - Consulting||Closed||24 Jul 2019||30 Jul 2019|
|Improving Pacific Public Financial Management Facility||Individual - Consulting||Closed||17 Jul 2019||23 Jul 2019|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Project Preparatory||Technical Assistance 9760||30 Sep 2020||VINSTAR CONSULTING INTERNATIONAL(NEW ZEALAND) | 9 Castle Drive, Epsom Auckland New Zeala||Asian Development Bank||499,945.00||—|
|Project Preparatory||Technical Assistance 9760||06 Nov 2019||AARC Ltd. (Irish Republic) | 41 Hughes Road East, Walkinstown Walkins Leinster Dublin 12 / 31 Mespil Road, Bal Dublin 4, Ireland||Asian Development Bank||474,940.00||—|
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