India: IT and Capacity Building Support for Project Development and Management at the Department of Economic Affairs

Sovereign Project | 53073-001

The TA aims to strengthen the institutional capacity of Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance (DEA) by augmenting its efficiency in preparing and implementing developmentally critical and feasible projects. The TA will enhance DEA's capacity and system by enhancing the already existing information technology (IT)-based project management system, and providing hands-on assistance to enable real-time monitoring of projects over the entire cycle. The support will improve project readiness by promptly identifying delays and undertaking corrective measures to address bottlenecks and reduce the entailed financial costs (such as commitment charges).

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Jeong, Hoe Yun
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    India
  • Sector
    • Information and communication technology
Project Name IT and Capacity Building Support for Project Development and Management at the Department of Economic Affairs
Project Number 53073-001
Country / Economy India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9714-IND: IT and Capacity Building Support for Project Development and Management at the Department of Economic Affairs
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA aims to strengthen the institutional capacity of Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance (DEA) by augmenting its efficiency in preparing and implementing developmentally critical and feasible projects. The TA will enhance DEA's capacity and system by enhancing the already existing information technology (IT)-based project management system, and providing hands-on assistance to enable real-time monitoring of projects over the entire cycle. The support will improve project readiness by promptly identifying delays and undertaking corrective measures to address bottlenecks and reduce the entailed financial costs (such as commitment charges).
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy DEA receives a large number of proposals each year and it continually seeks ways of speeding up project approvals in collaboration with executing agencies and funding institutions. DEA has built an online project and mission cycle tracking system jointly developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) and ADB to facilitate online processing of mission-related documents, appointment requests, and the generation of portfolio management documents. DEA has also designed a system to facilitate online submission, evaluation and approval of preliminary project reports (PPRs) by state governments and executing agencies. The TA will support enhancing these existing IT-based systems, integrating both and subsequently facilitating the future project processing throughout the entire project cycle
Impact Project management efficiency at DEA improved
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Effective utilization of an IT-based project management system supported
Progress Toward Outcome The first phase of the IT module designed to accomplish tasks related to project processing, starting from submission of PPR to submission of Board-approved documents and legal opinion developed.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

IT-based project management system at DEA enhanced

Improved stakeholder capacity on IT-based project management systems

Knowledge on IT-based project management system disseminated

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) (i) Online management of PMU developed and used to generate Tripartite Portfolio Review Meeting briefing sheets and other reports; (ii) DEA preliminary project report (PPR) website module for project processingdeveloped; and(iii) Two DEA orientation programs held.
Geographical Location Nation-wide
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 technical assistance to provide national consulting inputs. ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time), Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated staff instructions.
Procurement ADB will procure equipment consisting of laptop computers, network devices, software and other IT hardware, following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time), Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time), and its associated staff instructions. The equipment purchased under TA funds are ADB's property and will remain so until they are transferred to the government or disposed of in accordance with ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated staff instructions.
Responsible ADB Officer Jeong, Hoe Yun
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Finance
Room No. 40-B North Block
New Delhi-110001, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 21 Feb 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 15 Dec 2021

TA 9714-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Feb 2019 - 21 Feb 2019 31 Dec 2020 30 Jun 2022 -
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 49,010.41

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
IT and Capacity Building Support for Project Development and Management at the Department of Economic Affairs Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Jan 2020 13 Jan 2020
Software Development Programmer Individual - Consulting Closed 07 May 2019 14 May 2019

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