Regional: Development of Pacific Power Utilities Reform Network

Sovereign Project | 56020-001

The regional technical assistance (TA) will support development of the state-owned power utilities reform network in order to achieve a greater regional understanding of the power utilities corporate reforms in Pacific developing member countries (DMCs). While the Asian Development Bank (ADB) continues to finance clean and renewable energy in the Pacific DMCs, the TA will increase the value of its operations by creating and sharing regional knowledge to advance corporate resilience and sustainability through enhanced corporate performance reporting and disclosure frameworks. The TA will pilot regional benchmarking and key performance indicator (KPI) dashboards supporting power utilities' corporate transformation roadmaps in the Pacific DMCs with a view to future expansion to other state-owned enterprises (SOEs).

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Abbasov, Rafayil
    Pacific Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Development of Pacific Power Utilities Reform Network
Project Number 56020-001
Country / Economy Regional
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA: Development of Pacific State-Owned Entities Reform Network
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 100,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform

Public sector management / Reforms of state owned enterprises

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The regional technical assistance (TA) will support development of the state-owned power utilities reform network in order to achieve a greater regional understanding of the power utilities corporate reforms in Pacific developing member countries (DMCs). While the Asian Development Bank (ADB) continues to finance clean and renewable energy in the Pacific DMCs, the TA will increase the value of its operations by creating and sharing regional knowledge to advance corporate resilience and sustainability through enhanced corporate performance reporting and disclosure frameworks. The TA will pilot regional benchmarking and key performance indicator (KPI) dashboards supporting power utilities' corporate transformation roadmaps in the Pacific DMCs with a view to future expansion to other state-owned enterprises (SOEs).
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB has been supporting the Pacific DMCs in the following areas: (i) diagnostic and policy reform advisory; (ii) capacity building and institution strengthening; and (iii) regional policy dialogue. The TA will build on the outcomes of ADB's Pacific Renewable Energy Investment Facility and other regional activities that have been supporting energy sector and SOE reforms. Further, it will complement assistance program under ADB's administered Private Sector Development Initiative. The TA will also draw on lessons from other regional departments of ADB and sector and thematic groups. In addition, collaboration and coordination on power utilities reforms will be sought with other development partners. Lastly, given the importance of improving access to knowledge and information to increase the capacities of Pacific DMCs on power utilities reforms, a plan will be prepared to disseminate all knowledge products completed under the TA to a wider audience.
Impact Sustainable, resilient, and green recovery plan for state-owned power utilities enhanced (Pacific Power Association Strategic Plan (2018-2023)
Outcome Governance and institutional capacity of state-owned power utilities strengthened
Outputs

Integrated SOE knowledge platform enhanced.

Regional capacity building, knowledge sharing, and SOE reform policy dialogue enhanced

Geographical Location Regional
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 Abbasov, Rafayil
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PAEN
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 01 Aug 2022
Fact Finding 26 Jan 2022 to 26 Jan 2022
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 11 Aug 2022

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