Bangladesh: Capacity Building for Improving Portfolio Performance

Sovereign Project | 52102-001

The transaction technical assistance (TRTA) facility will provide implementation support to a series of ongoing and ensuing projects. In addition, the facility will support capacity development of line ministries and executing agencies, and project review and monitoring for improving the portfolio performance. The TRTA facility builds on the lessons learned from the implementation of ongoing TA 8426-BAN: Capacity Building for Portfolio Management approved on 13 August 2013, which is closing on 31 December 2018. Scope of TA 8426 is limited to supporting portfolio review and monitoring, and short-term capacity development and trainings. The purpose, scope, implementation arrangements, costs, financing arrangements, and terms of references of the TRTA were discussed with the ERD. Key areas of support include portfolio-wide support, procurement capacity support, institutional capacity and governance, financial management and project implementation support.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Limbu, Tika R.
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Bangladesh
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Capacity Building for Improving Portfolio Performance
Project Number 52102-001
Country / Economy Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9560-BAN: Capacity Building for Improving Portfolio Performance
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
TA 9560-BAN: Capacity Building for Improving Portfolio Performance (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development

Education / Technical and vocational education and training

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution

Public sector management / Economic affairs management

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development - Urban public transport

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The transaction technical assistance (TRTA) facility will provide implementation support to a series of ongoing and ensuing projects. In addition, the facility will support capacity development of line ministries and executing agencies, and project review and monitoring for improving the portfolio performance. The TRTA facility builds on the lessons learned from the implementation of ongoing TA 8426-BAN: Capacity Building for Portfolio Management approved on 13 August 2013, which is closing on 31 December 2018. Scope of TA 8426 is limited to supporting portfolio review and monitoring, and short-term capacity development and trainings. The purpose, scope, implementation arrangements, costs, financing arrangements, and terms of references of the TRTA were discussed with the ERD. Key areas of support include portfolio-wide support, procurement capacity support, institutional capacity and governance, financial management and project implementation support.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Economic Relations Division (ERD), under the Ministry of Finance, and several executing agencies have requested ADB on various occasions, including during tripartite portfolio review meetings (TPRM), for a systematic capacity development program to enhance quality of project implementation and management, and project readiness. Given the growing portfolio with higher complexity and relatively low project readiness, ADB's hands-on support is essential for successful project implementation. Hence, a TRTA facility is proposed to provide project specific implementation support as well as the institutional capacity development in a systematic manner.
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 Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design On 14 March 2018 staff of ADB Bangladesh Resident Mission consulted with Economic Relations Division (ERD) to explain on the proposed technical assistance (TA) for Bangladesh: Second Capacity Building for Portfolio Improvement being processed in 2018. The proposed TA will be a continuation to the ongoing TA8426-BAN: Capacity Building for Portfolio Improvement. The TA at a glance (attached) containing the (i) background, (ii) objectives and scopes of the TA, (iii) intended outputs and their delivery, (iv) financing sources, (v) implementation period and arrangements were discussed. The ERD confirmed that the government has no objection to ADB financing the TA. The government acting as an executing agency will provide the services and facilities as counterpart support, in kind.
During Project Implementation As of 31 August 2021, 7 individual consultants have been recruited in consultation with ERD. TA has arranged 7 tripartite portfolio review meetings where project issues were discussed with different government agencies and stakeholders. Around 2,100 government staff from different ministries and agencies participated the tripartite portfolio review meetings.
Responsible ADB Officer Limbu, Tika R.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Ministry of Finance
Economic Relations Division (ERD), MOF
Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka_1207
Bangladesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 09 Aug 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 20 Dec 2021

TA 9560-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Aug 2018 02 Oct 2018 02 Oct 2018 30 Jun 2021 31 Dec 2023 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 17 Jun 2022 579,079.95

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Consultancy Service for Assessment of Risk, Cost and Time Overrun Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Jan 2022 16 Jan 2022
Project Specialist/Team Leader (International) for GDSUTP-Addl fin Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Dec 2021 16 Dec 2021
Project Management Specialist-National Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Dec 2021 11 Dec 2021
Procurement Specialist-International Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Nov 2021 02 Dec 2021
Project Performance Evaluation Consultant Firm - Consulting Closed 18 Nov 2021 19 Dec 2021
Senior Procurement Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Nov 2020 24 Nov 2020
Financial Implementation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Dec 2019 25 Dec 2019
Disbursement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Sep 2019 27 Sep 2019
Financial Management Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Jun 2019 01 Jul 2019
Procurement Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Jun 2019 24 Jun 2019
Capacity Building for Improving Portfolio Performance Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Mar 2019 01 Apr 2019
Project Management Expert (Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development) Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Mar 2019 01 Apr 2019

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