Fiji: Support for Fiji’s Ministry of Civil Service

Sovereign Project | 52098-001

The Government of Fiji has requested ADB's support for a technical advisor to assist Fiji's Ministry of Civil Service, which has been assigned responsibility for the 2019 Annual Meeting arrangements. The technical advisor will work closely with the Ministry over a period of 12 months to prepare for the Annual Meeting, which includes multiple seminars and meetings taking place simultaneously. The advisor is expected to assist with managing operations, including services, logistics and procedures. The TA will support the successful delivery of the ADB Annual Meeting in 2019, which will provide the opportunity to showcase Fiji and other small island developing states' development progress and the scope to highlight the vulnerabilities of these states.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Aelbers, Erik
    Pacific Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Fiji
  • Sector
    • Information and communication technology
Project Name Support for Fiji’s Ministry of Civil Service
Project Number 52098-001
Country / Economy Fiji
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9516-FIJ: Support for Fiji's Ministry of Civil Service
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Information and communication technology / ICT strategy and policy, and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The Government of Fiji has requested ADB's support for a technical advisor to assist Fiji's Ministry of Civil Service, which has been assigned responsibility for the 2019 Annual Meeting arrangements. The technical advisor will work closely with the Ministry over a period of 12 months to prepare for the Annual Meeting, which includes multiple seminars and meetings taking place simultaneously. The advisor is expected to assist with managing operations, including services, logistics and procedures. The TA will support the successful delivery of the ADB Annual Meeting in 2019, which will provide the opportunity to showcase Fiji and other small island developing states' development progress and the scope to highlight the vulnerabilities of these states.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Fiji, a Pacific developing member country of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), offered to host the 52nd Annual Meeting in Nadi. The Board of Governors agreed at the 50th Annual Meeting in Yokohama, Japan that the 2019 Meeting be held from 2 to 5 May 2019 in Nadi. This will be the first time that ADB will have its Annual Meeting in a Pacific developing member country. This is an opportunity to showcase Fiji and the region's development progress, which provides scope to highlight the vulnerabilities of small island developing states to climate change and disasters caused by natural events. Fiji has one of the most developed economies in the Pacific, with annual incomes of $5,585 per capita. The economy is estimated to have grown by 3.9% in 2017, the 8th successive year of growth. Tourism is the main driver of the economy with almost 843,000 visitor arrivals in 2017, compared to its population of almost 885,000. With capacity to host a large number of visitors, Nadi is also appropriately geared to hosting the meeting with a number of hotels in the area and the international airport close to the proposed meeting venue. The 2019 Annual Meeting in Fiji is expected to attract 3,000 5,000 delegates from member governments, civil society groups, private sector and the media. This will be the largest ever number of delegates hosted by Fiji.
Impact The Impact of the TA will be a successful 2019 Annual Meeting.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Ability to organize large regional business meetings strengthened.
Progress Toward Outcome Planning of the AM 2019.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Facilitate successful delivery of simultaneous seminars and meetings during the AM.

Facilitate effective management of AM operations, including services, logistics and procedures required.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Consultant Recruitment in progress.

Consultant Recruitment in progress.

Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Individual consultants will be recruited through framework agreements wherein shortlisted candidates may be hired as needed for the duration of the agreement to provide international consulting inputs. ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.
Procurement None
Responsible ADB Officer Aelbers, Erik
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Subregional Office in Suva, Fiji
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Economy
Level 5x Ro Lalabalavu House
370 Victoria Parade
Suva, Fiji
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 09 Jul 2018 to 13 Jul 2018
MRM -
Approval 26 Apr 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Jan 2020

TA 9516-FIJ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Apr 2018 - 26 Apr 2018 30 May 2019 30 Jun 2019 01 Sep 2019
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 17 Jun 2022 201,269.86

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Technical Advisor Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Jun 2018 12 Jul 2018

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