Regional: Supporting Quality Infrastructure and Effective Project Implementation in the Pacific

Sovereign Project | 55074-001

1. The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will help increase the capacity of executing and implementing agencies and fiduciary institutions to implement projects funded by

the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in the Pacific developing member countries (DMCs).

2._ADB's Strategy 2030, along with the fragile and conflict-affected situations and small islands developing states approach, acknowledge that Pacific DMCs face a high degree of fragility

and have a considerable need for institutional strengthening (refer ADB. 2018. Strategy 2030: Achieving a Prosperous, Inclusive, Resilient and Sustainable Asia and the Pacific. Manila;

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Bhattacharya, Sibesh
    Pacific Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Supporting Quality Infrastructure and Effective Project Implementation in the Pacific
Project Number 55074-001
Country / Economy Regional
Cook Islands
Fiji
Micronesia, Federated States of
Kiribati
Nauru
Niue
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Marshall Islands
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6765-REG: Supporting Quality Infrastructure and Effective Project Implementation
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

1. The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will help increase the capacity of executing and implementing agencies and fiduciary institutions to implement projects funded by

the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in the Pacific developing member countries (DMCs).

2._ADB's Strategy 2030, along with the fragile and conflict-affected situations and small islands developing states approach, acknowledge that Pacific DMCs face a high degree of fragility

and have a considerable need for institutional strengthening (refer ADB. 2018. Strategy 2030: Achieving a Prosperous, Inclusive, Resilient and Sustainable Asia and the Pacific. Manila;

and ADB. 2021. Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations and Small Island Developing States Approach. Manila). The strategy requires ADB to tailor implementation processes to the Pacific DMC context and strengthen collaboration with other development partners and civil society organizations to make ADB operations fragility- and conflict-sensitive. ADB committed to augment resources to accommodate the added preparation and supervision costs arising from security and other related needs to ensure countries that overcome conflict and fragility do not slip back into those conditions.

3._The ADB Pacific Approach, 2021-2025, covering 12 small Pacific Island countries, identified vulnerability to shocks, weak service delivery, and slow growth as core challenges, while

recognizing that the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is the most severe economic shock the countries have faced to date and that the fallout is expected to be felt through to 2023

or 2024 (refer ADB. 2021. Pacific Approach, 2021-2025. Manila).

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

4._ADB's Pacific Department included TA for supporting quality infrastructure and effective project implementation in its 2021-2023 regional operations business plan (refer ADB. 2020. Regional Operations Business Plan: Pacific, 2021-2023. Manila). The proposed TA is directly related to the Strategy 2030 operations priority of strengthening governance and institutional capacity and will cover all Pacific DMCs.

Impact

Improved project implementation performance in Fiji, Cook Islands, Kiribati, Niue, Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Strengthened capacities of executing agencies in Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Niue (focus countries) and other Pacific member countries and members.

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1.Capacity building training, equipment support given to executing agencies, implementing agencies and other specific government statutory agencies related to project management, procurement, consultant selection, social and environmental safeguards, financial management;

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Cook Islands - Nation-wide; Fiji - Nation-wide; Kiribati - Nation-wide; Marshall Islands - Nation-wide; Micronesia, Federated States of - Nation-wide; Nauru - Nation-wide; Niue - Nation-wide; Palau - Nation-wide; Papua New Guinea - Nation-wide; Samoa - Nation-wide; Solomon Islands - Nation-wide; Tonga - Nation-wide; Tuvalu - Nation-wide; Vanuatu - 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 Bhattacharya, Sibesh
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PAOD-PRQ
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Timetable
Concept Clearance 29 Jun 2021
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 01 Sep 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 01 Sep 2021

TA 6765-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Sep 2021 - 01 Sep 2021 31 Aug 2026 - -
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 11 Nov 2022 141,046.52

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Project Coordinator (JFPR Grant 9225-COO: Supporting the Safe Recovery of Travel and Tourism) Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Oct 2022 11 Oct 2022
Safeguards Specialist (NATIONAL)-READVERTISEMENT Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Sep 2022 13 Sep 2022
Road Safety Audit, Training and Policy Assessment Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Jul 2022 25 Jul 2022
Project Manager (COO: JFPR Grant - Supporting the Safe Recovery of Travel and Tourism in the Cook Islands) Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Jul 2022 22 Jul 2022
Project Manager Individual - Consulting Closed 20 May 2022 02 Jun 2022
Safeguards Specialist (NATIONAL) Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Apr 2022 02 May 2022
Accountant to Prepare Final Project Financial Statements for KIR: South Tarawa Sanitation Improvement Sector Project Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Apr 2022 14 Apr 2022
Financial Management Officer, KFSU Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Dec 2021 10 Dec 2021
GCF Interim Evaluation Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Nov 2021 30 Nov 2021
Project Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Nov 2021 23 Nov 2021
GCF Interim Evaluation Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Oct 2021 08 Oct 2021
Project Manager (COO: JFPR Grant - Supporting the Safe Recovery of Travel and Tourism in the Cook Islands) Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Sep 2021 13 Sep 2021

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found


Procurement Plan

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