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Regional: Strengthening Project Readiness, Procurement and Financial Management in Southeast Asia

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53363-001 Status: Active

The proposed regional knowledge and technical assistance (TA) will strengthen the institutional capacity and practices of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) developing member countries (DMCs) on project readiness, procurement, and financial management. The support will result in improved portfolio quality across the sectors covering countries in South East Asia and reduced setbacks that lead to project contract award and disbursement delays. This entails (i) Strengthening EA/IA project readiness, procurement and financial management capacity; (ii) Supporting conduct of procurement and financial management in project implementation; and (iii) Support undertaking of country procurement assessment and strategic planning. The overarching goal is to strengthen DMCs' capacity to successfully design and implement ADB financed projects.

Project Details

Project Officer
Debra Ann D. Cruz Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name Strengthening Project Readiness, Procurement and Financial Management in Southeast Asia
Project Number 53363-001
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9923-REG: Strengthening Project Readiness, Procurement and Financial Management in Southeast Asia
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The proposed regional knowledge and technical assistance (TA) will strengthen the institutional capacity and practices of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) developing member countries (DMCs) on project readiness, procurement, and financial management. The support will result in improved portfolio quality across the sectors covering countries in South East Asia and reduced setbacks that lead to project contract award and disbursement delays. This entails (i) Strengthening EA/IA project readiness, procurement and financial management capacity; (ii) Supporting conduct of procurement and financial management in project implementation; and (iii) Support undertaking of country procurement assessment and strategic planning. The overarching goal is to strengthen DMCs' capacity to successfully design and implement ADB financed projects.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Increasingly, multilevel government administration and multiple project implementation units are involved in project implementation in SERD DMCs. A large proportion of the executing and implementing agencies are at municipal and county level, or even at township level. Their staff shoulder key responsibilities in project implementation but have little or no experience in working with international financial institutions. They need to be equipped with knowledge and skills for project management; familiarized with ADB's policies, guidelines, and procedures; and enabled to find practical solutions to specific operational issues.

The proposed TA facility will help the government develop the capacity of executing and implementing agencies for managing ADB-financed projects in the SERD. It is envisaged that this TA will further build on the primary project readiness and implementation support of the ongoing SERD 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 Regional
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Debra Ann D. Cruz
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Office of the Director General, SERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 20 Dec 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 20 Dec 2019

TA 9923-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Dec 2019 - 20 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2022 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 20 Dec 2019 0.00

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