Regional: Supporting Debt Management and Transparency

Sovereign Project | 54442-001

The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance cluster (TA) will strengthen debt sustainability and debt management practices in four developing member countries of the Asian Development Bank during the period 2021 2023 that benefit from concessional assistance under the Concessional Assistance Lending Policy for the Asian Development Fund (ADF) 13 Period, namely the Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. The capacity building TA supports alignment with the Sustainable Development Financing Policy (SDFP), and is aligned with the priorities of ADB's Strategy 2030. The TA also supports implementation of Sustainable Development Goals 1, 5, 16 and 17 under Agenda 2030.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    de Almeida Vieira de Sa, Rogerio
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Supporting Debt Management and Transparency
Project Number 54442-001
Country Regional
Kyrgyz Republic
Pakistan
Tajikistan
Uzbekistan
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA: Promoting Debt Transparency and Sustainability
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 3.13 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Economic affairs management - Public administration - Public expenditure and fiscal management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance cluster (TA) will strengthen debt sustainability and debt management practices in four developing member countries of the Asian Development Bank during the period 2021 2023 that benefit from concessional assistance under the Concessional Assistance Lending Policy for the Asian Development Fund (ADF) 13 Period, namely the Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. The capacity building TA supports alignment with the Sustainable Development Financing Policy (SDFP), and is aligned with the priorities of ADB's Strategy 2030. The TA also supports implementation of Sustainable Development Goals 1, 5, 16 and 17 under Agenda 2030.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA cluster modality is considered for this project since the proposal will combine various sub-projects in the four DMCs of the CWA region, pooling TA resources and ensuring that a comparable level of effort is being requested of each DMC with regards to institutional reforms to ensure debt sustainability and transparency. It will also increase flexibility by integrating new specific TA requests, in line with TA cluster's objectives, as they emerge. Further, grouping debt-related TA subprojects under one TA cluster will help reap the benefits of synergies across subprojects, minimizing transaction costs for ADB, solidifying its position as a key partner in the output areas covered by the proposal and ensuring consistency in ADB's policy advice on these key reform areas across the region.
Impact Fiscal space to spur inclusive growth in selected DMCs expanded.
Outcome Debt sustainability and transparency improved.
Outputs

Domestic debt markets developed.

Fiscal risk management to improve debt transparency strengthened.

Performance policy actions agreed under the SDFP complied with.

Geographical Location Kyrgyz Republic - Nation-wide; Pakistan - Nation-wide; Tajikistan - Nation-wide; Uzbekistan - 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
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Individual consultants will be recruited to provide international and/or national consulting inputs. A firm will be recruited using quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) with a 90:10 quality cost ratio. Using Consultants' Qualification Selection (CGS) or Single Source Selection (SSS) may be considered after due assessment of the terms of reference and the availability of qualified firms. The selected consulting firm will assist with delivery of technical assistance to debt officers in the respective DMCs to achieve specific outputs specified in the design and monitoring framework. ADB will engage the consultants and carry out procurement following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.
Procurement ADB procurement is envisioned under any of the subprojects. Detailed implementation arrangements of ADB procurement will be finalized before the approval of each TA subproject in consultation with the government during follow-up missions. Procurement will follow the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer de Almeida Vieira de Sa, Rogerio
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 09 Aug 2021
Fact Finding 24 Aug 2020 to 25 Aug 2020
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 04 Oct 2021

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