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Regional: Supporting Public Sector Management Reforms

Sovereign (Public) Project | 54060-001 Status: Active

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will improve public sector management (PSM) practices in seven Pacific developing member countries through (i) institutional strengthening of ministries of finance, other central management agencies, and relevant sector ministries; and (ii) supporting tailored policy advice and targeted analysis to promote longer-term fiscal sustainability for improved growth and public service delivery. The seven targeted countries are the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Niue, Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu. The TA will also provide policy advice as requested to support the targeted countries during disasters caused by natural hazards, such as cyclones and the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Project Details

Project Officer
Homasi, Lily Anne F. Pacific Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name Supporting Public Sector Management Reforms
Project Number 54060-001
Country Regional
Cook Islands
Fiji
Kiribati
Niue
Samoa
Tonga
Tuvalu
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9994-REG: Supporting Public Sector Management Reforms
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Government of New Zealand US$ 650,000.00
Government of New Zealand US$ 650,000.00
Government of New Zealand US$ 650,000.00
Government of New Zealand US$ 650,000.00
Government of New Zealand US$ 650,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Economic affairs management - Public administration - Public expenditure and fiscal management - Reforms of state owned enterprises

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will improve public sector management (PSM) practices in seven Pacific developing member countries through (i) institutional strengthening of ministries of finance, other central management agencies, and relevant sector ministries; and (ii) supporting tailored policy advice and targeted analysis to promote longer-term fiscal sustainability for improved growth and public service delivery. The seven targeted countries are the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Niue, Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu. The TA will also provide policy advice as requested to support the targeted countries during disasters caused by natural hazards, such as cyclones and the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The TA delivers (i) targeted assessments on PSM issues to inform government planning and development partner engagement; (ii) support for capacity development in PSM, with different focus areas depending on the country's need and absorptive capacity; and (iii) policy advice and dialogue to strengthen governance mechanisms and prioritize and implement reforms.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The TA is aligned with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Strategy 2030 operational priority of strengthening governance and institutional capacity, accelerating progress in gender equality, and fostering regional cooperation and integration. ADB's Strategy 2030 also emphasizes a differentiated approach for small island developing states, given their unique structural constraints and vulnerabilities. Common areas for support in these countries are public procurement, tax administration, and state-owned enterprise (SOE) management. However, the approach to delivering support depends on the government's appetite for change, absorptive capacity, accessibility to technology, and platforms for communication. Under its Strategy 2030, ADB supports institutional strengthening in small island developing states to help enhance public service delivery, improve the business environment, and promote private sector-led growth. The TA also reflects the Pacific Approach, 2016 2020 strategic priority of managing risks through PSM operations that support country efforts to manage financial and economic risks. The TA is listed in the Regional Operations Business Plan, 2020 2022.

The TA is aligned with the following impact: delivery of public goods and services enhanced. The TA will have the following outcome: efficiency and effectiveness of public resource use improved.

Impact Delivery of public goods and services enhanced.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Efficiency and effectiveness of public resource use improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Quality PSM assessments supported

Capacity of the governments central oversight and planning agencies strengthened

PSM reforms prioritized and implemented.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Cook Islands - Nation-wide; Fiji - Nation-wide; Kiribati - Nation-wide; Niue - Nation-wide; Samoa - Nation-wide; Tonga - Nation-wide; Tuvalu - 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
Responsible ADB Officer Homasi, Lily Anne F.
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Subregional Office in Suva, Fiji
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Ministry of Finance & Economic Management
PO box 120
Cook Islands
Timetable
Concept Clearance 16 Apr 2020
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 24 Jun 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Jun 2020

TA 9994-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Jun 2020 - 24 Jun 2020 30 Jun 2024 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
10,100,000.00 650,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,750,000.00 24 Jun 2020 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Economist/Planner (National/Regional) Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Jun 2020 13 Jul 2020
Economist/Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Jun 2020 06 Jul 2020
Social Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Jun 2020 06 Jul 2020

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