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China, People's Republic of: Enhancing the Capacity of Executing and Implementing Agencies for Better Project Implementation

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52190-001 Status: Active

The transaction technical assistance facility (the F-TRTA) is to enhance the EAs and IAs' capacity in the PRC for better project implementation, through targeted, practical, and systematic trainings and knowledge sharing activities. The outputs will mainly include (i) tailor-made training courses on procurement, financial management, safeguards, disbursement, contract management, and project performance evaluation, (ii) conducting systematic training to the EAs/IAs staff based on their roles in project implementation and the implementation stage of their projects; (iii) carrying out knowledge sharing activities to share experiences in various areas of project management among EAs/IAs in the PRC.

This F-TRTA is listed in the country operations business plan (COBP), 2018-2020, for the Peoples Republic of China (PRC).

Project Details

Project Officer
Tai, Lee Ming East Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • China, People's Republic of
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name Enhancing the Capacity of Executing and Implementing Agencies for Better Project Implementation
Project Number 52190-001
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9581-PRC: Enhancing the Capacity of Executing and Implementing Agencies for Better Project Implementation
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 700,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

The transaction technical assistance facility (the F-TRTA) is to enhance the EAs and IAs' capacity in the PRC for better project implementation, through targeted, practical, and systematic trainings and knowledge sharing activities. The outputs will mainly include (i) tailor-made training courses on procurement, financial management, safeguards, disbursement, contract management, and project performance evaluation, (ii) conducting systematic training to the EAs/IAs staff based on their roles in project implementation and the implementation stage of their projects; (iii) carrying out knowledge sharing activities to share experiences in various areas of project management among EAs/IAs in the PRC.

This F-TRTA is listed in the country operations business plan (COBP), 2018-2020, for the Peoples Republic of China (PRC).

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Asian Development Bank (ADB)'s portfolio in the People's Republic of China (PRC) has been transformed to multisector projects and moved to municipal and county levels, to tackle the rural, environmental, and regional development challenges in the PRC. Implementation of such projects becomes more complex and challenging. The executing agencies (EAs) and implementing agencies' (IAs) capacity in implementing project is crucial to the success of the project implementation and needs to be further strengthened.

From 2010 to 2017, the proportion of multisector projects in the PRC portfolio has been dramatically increased, from around 15% to about 50%. In particular, the projects are to address environmental challenges and urban development issues, which now accounts for 56% of the portfolio in the PRC. To implement these projects, multilevel of government administrations and multiple project implementation units (PIUs) are involved. A large proportion of the EAs/IAs are at municipal and county level or down to the township level. The staff of the IAs and PIUs shoulder main responsibilities in project implementation but have little or no experience in working with international financial institutions (IFIs). They need be equipped with knowledge and skills of project management, ADB's policies, guidelines and procedures, as well as practical solutions to address specific operational issues.

The proposed TA facility will help the government to develop the capacity of EAs/IAs in implementing ADB-financed projects in the PRC. It builds on the successful implementation of the previous capacity building TA (TA 9165-PRC, $800,000), which has contributed to the training needs analysis and development of a comprehensive training program for the EAs/IAs. The proposed TA facility will support development of eight training courses which include project management, contract management, project performance evaluation, and hands-on training on procurement, financial management, safeguards, and disbursement, with assistance of consultants under guidance of respective specialist of ADB. The new training courses will mainly focus on hands-on experience on each subject. The comprehensive training program for the EAs/IAs will be systematically implemented, including conducting training to the targeted EAs/IAs staff for various topics and in different levels based on the implementation stages of their respective projects. Cross-sharing of operational experiences among the EAs/IAs is another effective way of learning practical knowledge. The TA facility will cover such activities as well.

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 TA facility was designed to help the government develop the capacity of executing and implementing agencies for managing ADB-financed projects in the PRC.
During Project Implementation Stakeholders will be consulted through knowledge sharing activities such as country portfolio review missions and knowledge sharing workshops during project implementation.
Responsible ADB Officer Tai, Lee Ming
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 31 Aug 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 16 Mar 2020

TA 9581-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 Aug 2018 04 Oct 2018 04 Oct 2018 31 Dec 2020 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 31 Aug 2018 196,361.94

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Enhancing the Capacity of Executing and Implementing Agencies for Better Project Implementation Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Mar 2020 13 Mar 2020
Enhancing the Capacity of Executing and Implementing Agencies for Better Project Implementation Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Mar 2020 24 Mar 2020
Enhancing the Capacity of Executing and Implementing Agencies for Better Project Implementation Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Mar 2020 13 Mar 2020
Enhancing the Capacity of Executing and Implementing Agencies for Better Project Implementation Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Apr 2019 05 May 2019
Enhancing the Capacity of Executing and Implementing Agencies for Better Project Implementation Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Apr 2019 05 May 2019

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