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Niue: Support for Improved Public Financial Management

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53096-001 Status: Active

Support for Improved Public Financial Management is through small-scale technical assistance. The TA will help the Government of Niue to address immediate gaps in its financial accounting and reporting and build the foundations for ongoing improvements in public financial management (PFM). The TA will provide policy advice and support government capacity development. The small-scale technical assistance modality has been selected because it aligns with the level of support that is needed and will enable ADB to commence support to Niue without undue delay.

Project Details

Project Officer
Freedman, David M. Pacific Department Request for information
Country
  • Niue
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name Support for Improved Public Financial Management
Project Number 53096-001
Country Niue
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9729-NIU: Support for Improved Public Financial Management
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Public expenditure and fiscal management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description Support for Improved Public Financial Management is through small-scale technical assistance. The TA will help the Government of Niue to address immediate gaps in its financial accounting and reporting and build the foundations for ongoing improvements in public financial management (PFM). The TA will provide policy advice and support government capacity development. The small-scale technical assistance modality has been selected because it aligns with the level of support that is needed and will enable ADB to commence support to Niue without undue delay.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Niue is ADB's newest member country and has a population of around 1,600 people. As in other small states, Niue's public sector accounts for a significant share of economic activity, with government spending averaging 68.9% of GDP during 2015 to 2017 and public sector activity accounting for an average of 41.1% of GDP during the same period. Niue's small population creates challenges for public service delivery. The government is the largest employer on the island, with approximately 400 employees but this workforce is small considering the range of services that the government must provide. In many areas the government faces acute human resource constraints and must look for innovative ways to improve performance without recruiting additional staff.

The TA will help the Government of Niue to complete a self-assessment of its public financial management (PFM) systems and its project management unit and prepare a roadmap for future strengthening. The TA will also help Niue's Treasury Department to finalize consolidated government accounts and financial statements and to strengthen the accounting and financial reporting of state-owned enterprises.

Impact

Sufficient financial resources are secured, and responsible fiscal management is prudent, sustainable and in support of development strategies (Niue National Strategic Plan, 2016 to 2026)

Good governance is practiced at all levels of society (Niue National Strategic Plan, 2016 to 2026)

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Public financial management improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Accounting and financial reporting improved

Assessment and roadmap for strengthening PFM updated

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 A fact-finding mission was fielded to consult with the Government of Niue and other stakeholders including representatives from the private sector and development partners. A draft of the TA memo and design and monitoring framework was shared with government counterparts for their review and input.
During Project Implementation The Government of Niue and other stakeholders will be updated regularly on progress with implementation of the TA.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will engage consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.
Procurement Procurement under the TA will be conducted in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.
Responsible ADB Officer Freedman, David M.
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PASP
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 18 Mar 2019 to 22 Mar 2019
MRM -
Approval 26 Apr 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 03 May 2019

TA 9729-NIU

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019 31 May 2021 - -
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 26 Apr 2019 0.00

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