Timor-Leste: Implementing Reforms for Growth and Competitiveness

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53104-001

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Iyengar, Kavita Srinivas
    Southeast Asia Department
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  • Country
    Timor-Leste
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Implementing Reforms for Growth and Competitiveness
Project Number 53104-001
Country Timor-Leste
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9932-TIM: Implementing Reforms for Growth and Competitiveness
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Multi-Donor Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Water-based natural resources management

Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform

Public sector management / Economic affairs management

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description x
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy x
Impact Average non-oil gross domestic product growth increased to 7% per annum; and (ii) private investment increased by 10% per annum
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The quality of public utilities and business regulation improved
Progress Toward Outcome The TA is providing advisory support to guide the corporatization of water and electricity services as well as implementation of Timor-Leste's Companies Law and streamlining of business processes.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Governance of public utilities and state-owned financial services improved

2. Transaction costs for private businesses reduced

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1.1. Timor-Leste Case Study (2020 Asian Water Development Outlook)

1.2. For DGAS and EdTL: Time-bound corporatization work plans impemented; Asset registers, financial statements, and accounting policies established; Human resources analysis and staff development and transition plans prepared.

1.3. Achieved level 2 in the progression matrix for the structure and functioning of the Board of Directors for BNCTL.

2.1 Report on reduction in time and cost for business registration and annual reporting

2.2 Report updated for business processes for investment promotion and investment facilitation

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design High-level guidance received from the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Legislative Reforms and Parliamentary Affairs. The Ministry of Finance confirmed improving growth and competitiveness is a priority for the VIII Constitutional Government.
During Project Implementation The implementation of reforms for the electricity (EdTL) and water (BTL) sectors began in 2020 with the passage of the two decree laws and establishment of Steering committees to oversee the reforms. The government envisages designing the reform program and provision of training to national staff through the TA. Remote consultations and meetings have been conducted due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Responsible ADB Officer Iyengar, Kavita Srinivas
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Timor-Leste Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry for Legislative Reforms and Parliamentary Affairs
Government Palace, Street Jose Maria Marques Dili, Timor-Leste
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Sep 2019
Fact Finding 16 Sep 2019 to 20 Sep 2019
MRM -
Approval 17 Dec 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 06 Jul 2021

TA 9932-TIM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Dec 2019 27 Dec 2019 27 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2023 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 07 Sep 2021 260,740.76

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Business registration specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Jun 2021 27 Jun 2021
Private Investment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 12 May 2021 18 May 2021
Privet Sector Development Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Feb 2021 15 Feb 2021
Lead Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Nov 2020 28 Nov 2020
Water Utility Information Management System Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Nov 2020 23 Nov 2020
Water Regulatory and Financing Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Nov 2020 23 Nov 2020
Team Leader/ Water Utility Corporatization Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Nov 2020 23 Nov 2020
Water Utility Human Resource Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Nov 2020 23 Nov 2020
Corporatization Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Oct 2020 27 Oct 2020
Financial Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Oct 2020 27 Oct 2020
Power Utility Skills Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Oct 2020 27 Oct 2020
Legal Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Oct 2020 27 Oct 2020
Power Utility Business Plan Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Oct 2020 27 Oct 2020
Senior Water Resource Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Jan 2020 31 Jan 2020

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