Pakistan: Preparing the Improved Domestic Resource Mobilization Reform Program

Sovereign Project | 56006-002

The proposed Improved Domestic Resource Mobilization Reform Program aims to support the Government of Pakistan implement reforms that will help ensure fiscal sustainability and generate fiscal space to finance critical investments in human capital, infrastructure and poverty alleviation. The proposed program will support policy, legal, and institutional actions in three key reform areas that will help improve (i) domestic revenue mobilization, (ii) the quality of public expenditure and cash management for improving allocative efficiency of scarce public resource, and (iii) the mobilization and utilization of domestic savings and foreign direct investment (FDI). These key reform areas are closely aligned with the government's reform agenda for public sector management outlined in Pakistan's Vision 2025, the national development strategy, the medium-term budget strategy, and Asian Development Bank's (ADB) country partnership strategy for Pakistan, 2021 2025.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Miyaki, Yuji
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Approval Date
    4 August 2022
  • Country/Economy
    Pakistan
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Preparing the Improved Domestic Resource Mobilization Reform Program
Project Number 56006-002
Country / Economy Pakistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6938-PAK: Preparing the Improved Domestic Resource Mobilization Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 950,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The proposed Improved Domestic Resource Mobilization Reform Program aims to support the Government of Pakistan implement reforms that will help ensure fiscal sustainability and generate fiscal space to finance critical investments in human capital, infrastructure and poverty alleviation. The proposed program will support policy, legal, and institutional actions in three key reform areas that will help improve (i) domestic revenue mobilization, (ii) the quality of public expenditure and cash management for improving allocative efficiency of scarce public resource, and (iii) the mobilization and utilization of domestic savings and foreign direct investment (FDI). These key reform areas are closely aligned with the government's reform agenda for public sector management outlined in Pakistan's Vision 2025, the national development strategy, the medium-term budget strategy, and Asian Development Bank's (ADB) country partnership strategy for Pakistan, 2021 2025. The TRTA also aligns with the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) program, particularly the CAREC Integrated Trade Agenda 2030 and Digital Strategy 2030 that promotes trade through applying digital technologies.

The proposed transaction technical assistance (TRTA) will focus on the first and third key reform areas. The TA will, through the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), support the implementation of critical tax administration, pension system, and institutional and capacity development reforms in Pakistan. The TA for the development and implementation of the second key reform area, for improving the quality of public expenditure and cash management, will be provided through an ongoing regional TA facility for Supporting Public Financial Management and Tax Policy. The TA coverage of all key reform areas ensures not only adequate support for implementation of complex reforms but also strong demonstration of ADB value-addition.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA grant of $950,000 will support the (i) design and implementation of detailed policy actions under the ensuing program; (ii) development of capacity in the executing and implementing agencies; and (iii) policy dialogue with the government to improve awareness and understanding of international standards, best practices, and lessons learned in the tax administration and pension system reform areas.
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
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will be implemented by 4 international and 7 national experts comprising a total of 62 person-months of consultant inputs. Consultants will be recruited on an individual basis, following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated staff instructions. All consultants will conduct activities on an intermittent basis as required. The experts are: (i) International Reform Coordination and Change Management Specialist, (ii) International Tax Administration Specialist, (iii) International Tax and Treaty Specialist, (iv) International Trade and Investment Specialist, (v) National Reform Coordination and Change Management Specialist, (vi) National Tax Administration Specialist, (vii) National Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Expert, (viii) National Tax and Treaty Specialist, (ix) National Pension Reforms Expert, (xi) National Gender Specialist, and (xi) National Climate Change and Environmental Taxation Specialist.
Responsible ADB Officer Miyaki, Yuji
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
Ministry of Finance
Q-Block, Finance Division,
Pak Secretariat, Red Zone, Islamabad,
Pakistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 04 Aug 2022
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 04 Aug 2022

TA 6938-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Aug 2022 - - 31 Jul 2024 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
950,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 950,000.00 17 Aug 2022 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
International Tax Administration Specialist Individual - Consulting Active 18 Aug 2022 24 Aug 2022
National Tax Administration Specialist Individual - Consulting Active 18 Aug 2022 24 Aug 2022
International Reform Coordination and Change Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Active 18 Aug 2022 24 Aug 2022
International Tax and Treaty Specialist Individual - Consulting Active 18 Aug 2022 24 Aug 2022
National Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Expert Individual - Consulting Active 18 Aug 2022 24 Aug 2022
National Tax and Treaty Specialist Individual - Consulting Active 18 Aug 2022 24 Aug 2022
National Gender Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Aug 2022 12 Aug 2022
National Reform Coordination and Change Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Aug 2022 11 Aug 2022
National Pension Reform Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Aug 2022 08 Aug 2022
Survey Firm Firm - Consulting Closed 22 Jul 2022 05 Aug 2022

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