Nepal : Portfolio Management and Capacity Development for Enhanced Portfolio Performance

Sovereign Project | 53238-001

The TA aims to improve capacity development and overall Nepal portfolio activities through three outputs (i) capacity development of executing and implementing agencies increased; (ii) support cross-learning; and (iii) portfolio performance improved.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Heckmann, Arnaud
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Nepal
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Portfolio Management and Capacity Development for Enhanced Portfolio Performance
Project Number 53238-001
Country / Economy Nepal
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9800-NEP: Portfolio Management and Capacity Development for Enhanced Portfolio Performance
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
TA 9800-NEP: Portfolio Management and Capacity Development for Enhanced Portfolio Performance (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
TA 9800-NEP: Portfolio Management and Capacity Development for Enhanced Portfolio Performance (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
TA 9800-NEP: Portfolio Management and Capacity Development for Enhanced Portfolio Performance-Supplementary
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 520,000.00
TA 9800-NEP: Portfolio Management and Capacity Development for Enhanced Portfolio Performance-Supplementary
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Operational Priorities OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP4: Making cities more livable
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector

Health / Health sector development and reform

Public sector management / Economic affairs management

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban water supply

Gender Some gender elements
Description

The TA aims to improve capacity development and overall Nepal portfolio activities through three outputs (i) capacity development of executing and implementing agencies increased; (ii) support cross-learning; and (iii) portfolio performance improved.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed TA facility support continuation of the demand-lead capacity development programs, improve the quality of the programs, and continue to support the Capacity Development Resource Center as a key mechanism for delivering capacity development programs. The TA will closely coordinate and where feasible collaborate with ongoing capacity development activities supported by the government and other development partners. The TA will also support portfolio review meetings and consultancy support for ongoing and pipeline projects.
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
During Project Implementation

Output 1: Capacity development of executing and implementing agencies increased. The contract with the Nepal Administrative Staff College (NASC), an autonomous government training agency, was signed on 18 June 2020. NASC will deliver training programs to executing and implementing agency staff under the Capacity Development Resource Center, established under TA 8847. As of 30 November 2022, NASC has conducted a total of 20 virtual and 17 in person training programs [four each on procurement management, gender, equality and social inclusion, social safeguards and report writing; three each on contract management (works-small) and financial management, two each on procurement (works-large), procurement (plants), one on procurement of consulting services], one each on occupational, health and safety, price adjustment and variation, advanced environment and project management training and one clinic on social safeguards and three on procurement and contract management. Training needs assessment was done in 2021 and the 2022 training calendar was aligned with the assessment findings.

Output 2: Cross-learning in between projects supported. An international Public-Private Partnership (PPP) expert was mobilized to support ADB to review the health infrastructure gap concept paper and provide recommendations including PPP options. The expert also provided a knowledge session to the Investment Bank of Nepal on PPP options. A workshop was organized in June 2022 for cross-learning experience and development of action plan in two focused areas (i) improving procurement process and contract management; and (ii) improving inter-agency coordination.

Output 3: Portfolio management improved. The TRTA facility supported the annual 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 country portfolio review process and the tripartite portfolio review meetings. Several consultants have been engaged to support (i) project management of water supply, agrlture, and education projects; and (ii) portfolio management including thematic. The TA will continue to support: (i) country portfolio reviews, (ii) project management activities to resolve implementation issues; and (iii) specific needs of critical projects and processing project/programs, as required.

Output 4: CARES monitoring and implementation supported ($800,000). Six national consultants and two international consultants were mobilized to support implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the program. Six steering committee meetings held, and four semi-annual reports submitted. The government program completion report was submitted to ADB on 29 April 2022 The program was financially closed in November 2021.

Output 5: APVAX RECOVER monitoring and implementation supported ($1,000,000). As per the agreements with the Government of Nepal and the approved design an Administrative Agreement with UNICEF for $550,000 and with UNDP for $225,000 would be signed to support risk communication and community engagement activities, and health care waste management activities. Mid-term review mission is planned in Q1, 2023.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services With three supplementary financing and increased scope, the TA will recruit individual consultants (as appropriate output-based contract will be considered) total inputs of 321.1 person-months, of which 30.5 for individual international consultant and 290.6 person-months for national consultants. Nepal Administrative Staff College engaged through direct contracting for TA activities under Capacity Development Resource Centre.
Procurement Not applicable.
Responsible ADB Officer Heckmann, Arnaud
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Nepal Resident Mission (NRM)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 18 Sep 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 16 Dec 2022

TA 9800-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Sep 2019 30 Sep 2019 30 Sep 2019 30 Sep 2023 30 Sep 2024 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
4,570,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,570,000.00 02 May 2024 2,575,925.64

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Title Document Type Document Date
Portfolio Management and Capacity Development for Enhanced Portfolio Performance: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Sep 2019

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Digitalization of NRM Portfolio Management_Project Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed
Digitalization of NRM Portfolio Management_Technical Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed
Monitoring Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed
e-GP Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Analyst Individual - Consulting Closed
Medical Equipment Survey in Public Health Facilities of Nepal Firm - Consulting Closed
Capacity Development Support Firm to Implement Health Care Waste Management Plan Firm - Consulting Closed
Study on Awareness on Risks of COVID-19 and Benefits of Vaccination Firm - Consulting Closed
National Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Environmental Safeguard Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Health Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Power Transmission and Distribution Specialist (PTDS) Individual - Consulting Closed
Water Supply Infrastructure Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Portfolio Management and Capacity Development for Enhanced Portfolio Performance - Water Supply Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Portfolio Management and Capacity Development for Enhanced Portfolio Performance - Project Management Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed
e-GP Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Financial Management Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Development Specialist 2 Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Development Specialist 1 Individual - Consulting Closed
Economist/Financial Sector Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Financial Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Data Analysis and Survey Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Team Leader/Governance Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Environment Support Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed
Quality Control Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed
Team Leader/Capacity Development Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement Specialist/Deputy Team Leader/Training Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Portfolio Database Management/Training Assistant Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.