Timor-Leste: Implementing Reforms for Growth and Competitiveness
Iyengar, Kavita Srinivas
Southeast Asia Department
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- Water and other urban infrastructure and services
|Project Name||Implementing Reforms for Growth and Competitiveness|
|Country / Economy||Timor-Leste
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
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 - Urban sanitation
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||x|
Average non-oil gross domestic product growth increased to 7% per annum; and (ii) private investment increased by 10% per annum
|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.|
|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
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|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|
Ministry for Legislative Reforms and Parliamentary Affairs
|Concept Clearance||10 Sep 2019|
|Fact Finding||16 Sep 2019 to 20 Sep 2019|
|Approval||17 Dec 2019|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||06 Jul 2021|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|17 Dec 2019||27 Dec 2019||27 Dec 2019||31 Dec 2023||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,000,000.00||800,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,800,000.00||03 Oct 2022||752,247.36|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Implementing Reforms for Growth and Competitiveness: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2019|
|Implementing Reforms for Growth and Competitiveness: Technical Assistance Concept Paper||Concept Papers||Sep 2019|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Water and Sanitation Regulatory Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||27 Jan 2023||02 Feb 2023|
|Water and Sanitation Regulatory Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||05 Nov 2022||11 Nov 2022|
|Water and Sanitation Regulatory Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||14 Sep 2022||20 Sep 2022|
|Private Sector Development Coordinator||Individual - Consulting||Closed||13 May 2022||19 May 2022|
|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|
|Power Utility Business Plan Development Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||21 Oct 2020||27 Oct 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|
|Senior Water Resource Management Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||25 Jan 2020||31 Jan 2020|
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