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Regional: Improving Pacific Public Financial Management Facility

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52073-002 Status: Active

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 Details

Project Officer
Hodge, Matthew W. Pacific Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name Improving Pacific Public Financial Management Facility
Project Number 52073-002
Country Regional
Nauru
Solomon Islands
Vanuatu
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9760-REG: Improving Pacific Public Financial Management Facility
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
TA 9760-REG: Improving Pacific Public Financial Management Facility
New Zealand Cooperation Fund for Technical Assistance US$ 625,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
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.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
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
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
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
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 10 Jul 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 20 Aug 2019

TA 9760-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Jul 2019 - 10 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2024 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 625,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,125,000.00 10 Jul 2019 461,303.45

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
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
Budget Advisor (National) SOL Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Nov 2019 20 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
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

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
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

Procurement Plan

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