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 2 (Nauru); Increased Domestic Resource Mobilization Program (Solomon Islands); and the Sustaining Economic Growth Program (Phases 1 and 2) (Vanuatu).1 In addition, the TA will support research on PFM issues in these countries which will help inform future Asian Development Bank (ADB) programs.
|Project Name||Improving Pacific Public Financial Management Facility|
|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 2 (Nauru); Increased Domestic Resource Mobilization Program (Solomon Islands); and the Sustaining Economic Growth Program (Phases 1 and 2) (Vanuatu).1 In addition, the TA will support research on PFM issues in these countries which will help inform future Asian Development Bank (ADB) programs.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The TA is aligned with ADB's Pacific Approach 2016-2020 and its strategy of reducing costs, managing risks, and enabling value creation. Specifically, the TA will manage risks 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 will be the Ministry of Finance (Nauru), Ministry of Finance and Treasury (Solomon Islands), and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management (Vanuatu).|
|During Project Implementation|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Hodge, Matthew W.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Pacific Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Sydney, Australia|
|Approval||10 Jul 2019|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||20 Aug 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|10 Jul 2019||-||10 Jul 2019||31 Aug 2024||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,500,000.00||625,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2,125,000.00||10 Jul 2019||840,218.15|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Improving Pacific Public Financial Management Facility: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Jul 2019|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Public Debt Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Active||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 Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||09 Jan 2020||15 Jan 2020|
|Tax Policy Reform Adviser||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||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||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||Consulting Services||474,940.00||—|
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