Cambodia : Policy Advice for Implementing the Pentagonal Strategy-Phase I in Cambodia

Sovereign Project | 57301-001

The TA will enhance the generation and delivery of knowledge solutions and policy advice to the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) to expedite the implementation of its medium-term strategy - the Pentagonal Strategy Phase 1. The TA will help achieve the strategic objectives of maintaining the momentum of economic growth, accelerate development, and build resilience. The focus of the TA's knowledge solutions will be guided by the forthcoming ADB Country Partnership Strategy 2024-2028. It will do so by supporting the formulation of policies, development plans, and other knowledge products and services (KPS) through in-depth analysis, stakeholder consultations, and high-level policy dialogue. KPS will be identified during TA implementation to ensure ADB is responding to RGC KPS requests as they emerge. As each individual KPS is agreed, ADB will develop terms of reference and contract the appropriate specialist. The Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) will be the implementing and executing agency.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Gill, Anthony Robert
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Cambodia
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name
Policy Advice for Implementing the Pentagonal Strategy-Phase I in Cambodia
Project Number
57301-001
Country / Economy
  • Cambodia
Project Status
Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 10263-CAM: Policy Advice for Implementing the Pentagonal Strategy-Phase I in Cambodia
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 420,000.00
Operational Priorities
  • OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector
  • Public sector management / Public administration

Gender
No gender elements
Description
The TA will enhance the generation and delivery of knowledge solutions and policy advice to the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) to expedite the implementation of its medium-term strategy - the Pentagonal Strategy Phase 1. The TA will help achieve the strategic objectives of maintaining the momentum of economic growth, accelerate development, and build resilience. The focus of the TA's knowledge solutions will be guided by the forthcoming ADB Country Partnership Strategy 2024-2028. It will do so by supporting the formulation of policies, development plans, and other knowledge products and services (KPS) through in-depth analysis, stakeholder consultations, and high-level policy dialogue. KPS will be identified during TA implementation to ensure ADB is responding to RGC KPS requests as they emerge. As each individual KPS is agreed, ADB will develop terms of reference and contract the appropriate specialist. The Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) will be the implementing and executing agency. ADB will administer the TA.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Cambodia achieved robust economic growth of more than 7% per year on an average over two decades, attaining lower middle-income status in 2016. However, rapid changes in global geopolitics, the adverse impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, and other global headwinds have dampened the growth surge and adjustments to development plans, policies, and approaches are necessary to regain the high growth momentum in the journey to become an upper middle-income economy by 2030, as set forth by the Cambodia Vision 2050. Hence, Cambodia needs the provision of timely, innovative knowledge solutions for emerging challenges to implement its Pentagonal Strategy Phase 1 which is the RGC plan to recover from COVID-19 and become a middle-income economy by 2030. .

The first phase of the RGC Pentagonal Strategy commits to a large reform agenda, under the following five strategic 'pentagons': (i) human capital development, (ii) economic diversification and competitiveness enhancement, (iii) development of private sector and employment, (iv) resilient, sustainable, and inclusive development, and (v) development of digital economy and society. Highly targeted assistance, provided in a timely manner, can support RGC's efforts through knowledge solutions to tackle their post-pandemic priorities.

This TA will expedite the implementation of the government strategy and support the policy and regulatory environment towards the agenda of sustainable and inclusive economic diversification, by addressing the country's challenges and pushing forward the reform agenda.

Impact

Support to the Government objective of Cambodia achieving middle-income economy status by 2030.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Support to the government in policy reforms and implementation of the Pentagonal Strategy-Phase I

Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

Knowledge solutions and policy guidance provided in a timely manner

Series of knowledge solutions shared

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 require about 20 person-months, of which 12 person-months of international individual consulting inputs and 8 person-months of national individual consulting inputs. ADB will engage consultants and carry out procurement following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time). Given the TA's structure, the person-month requirements for consulting services are only indicative and will be determined during TA implementation. The TA will use output-based, lump-sum contracts, or resource person contracts, as appropriate, to simplify TA administration and improve operational efficiency.
Procurement
N/A

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Gill, Anthony Robert
Responsible ADB Department
Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Cambodia Resident Mission (CARM)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Economy and Finance

Timetable

Concept Clearance
15 Dec 2023
Fact Finding
05 Dec 2023 to 05 Dec 2023
MRM
-
Approval
22 Dec 2023
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
22 Dec 2023

Funding

TA 10263-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Dec 2023 26 Dec 2023 26 Dec 2023 31 Dec 2025 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
420,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 470,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
19 Jan 2024 0.00

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Title Document Type Document Date
Policy Advice for Implementing the Pentagonal Strategy-Phase I in Cambodia: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2023

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