Pakistan: Preparing the Improved Domestic Resource Mobilization Reform Program
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, 20212025.
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|Project Name||Preparing the Improved Domestic Resource Mobilization Reform Program|
|Country / Economy||Pakistan
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
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|
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, 20212025. 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.|
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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|
Asian Development Bank
Ministry of Finance
|Approval||04 Aug 2022|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||04 Aug 2022|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|04 Aug 2022||27 Sep 2022||27 Sep 2022||31 Jul 2024||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|950,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||950,000.00||03 Jan 2023||30,124.06|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Preparing the Improved Domestic Resource Mobilization Reform Program: Technical Assistance Letter||Technical Assistance Letter||Sep 2022|
|Preparing the Improved Domestic Resource Mobilization Reform Program: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Aug 2022|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Preparing the Improved DRM Reform Program - Natl Reform Coordination & Change Management Specialist (TSA)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||20 Jan 2023||26 Jan 2023|
|International Trade and Investment Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||22 Nov 2022||28 Nov 2022|
|National Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||16 Nov 2022||22 Nov 2022|
|International Tax Administration Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||16 Nov 2022||21 Nov 2022|
|National Tax and Treaty Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||12 Nov 2022||14 Nov 2022|
|National Tax Administration Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||01 Nov 2022||14 Nov 2022|
|International Tax and Treaty Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||29 Sep 2022||01 Oct 2022|
|National Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||26 Aug 2022||01 Sep 2022|
|International Reform Coordination and Change Management Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||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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