Bangladesh: Capacity Building for Improving Portfolio Performance
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.
Limbu, Tika R.
South Asia Department
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- Public sector management
|Project Name||Capacity Building for Improving Portfolio Performance|
|Country / Economy||Bangladesh
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|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.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|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|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines Ministry of Finance
Economic Relations Division (ERD), MOF
Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka_1207
|Approval||09 Aug 2018|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||20 Dec 2021|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|09 Aug 2018||02 Oct 2018||02 Oct 2018||30 Jun 2021||31 Dec 2023||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|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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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Capacity Building for Improving Portfolio Performance: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Jul 2018|
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|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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