Supporting Public Financial Management Reform (ADB-50378-001)

  • Fiji
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Voting Date
Nov 27, 2017
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Government of Fiji
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  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.75 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 20, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Nov 27, 2017

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Project Description
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The Government of Fiji recognizes that strong public financial management (PFM) is key to macroeconomic stability and poverty reduction. The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the implementation of Fiji's Public Financial Management Improvement Programme (PFMIP) 2016 2019 by improving institutional capacity for reform and reform coordination. Implementing the PFMIP will help promote fiscal discipline, the strategic allocation of resources, and efficient service delivery

The outputs of the TA will be (i) institutional capacity to implement the PFMIP improved, and (ii) reform coordination between government agencies and development partners strengthened. To achieve the outputs, the TA will establish and fund a PFM reform coordination unit (RCU) comprising four consultants (three international and one national) and three dedicated MOE counterpart staff as local reform champions. The RCU will report to the permanent secretary for economy (PSE), and be led by a credible and experienced international consultant (advisor to the PSE and team leader). The team leader will supervise the other international consultants (RCU advisors) and the national consultant, manage daily liaisons between the PSE and the RCU, advise on human resources development and process improvements, and provide regular reports to the PFM Reform Steering Committee on the status of reform implementation.


The TA is expected to require 36 person-months of individual consultant services (30 person-months of international consultant and 6 person-months of national consultant services, all intermittent). The consultants will be selected by the first quarter of 2018. The consultants will have expertise in fiscal policy, budget management, financial management (international consultants), and publications and video production (national consultant). Consultants will require a track record in training and capacity building. Each consultant will be recruited on an individual consultant selection basis and on output-based contracts. They will be required to submit quarterly progress reports to the MOE for review of their performance; their performance will be evaluated more frequently through assessments conducted as part of annual country programming, International Monetary Fund Article IV consultations and/or staff missions; the Government of Australia's Assessment of national systems; and the next PEFA assessment (scheduled for mid-2018). All consultants will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Procurement Policy and the associated project administration instructions and TA staff instructions).

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Ministry of Economy
Level 5x Ro Lalabalavu House
370 Victoria Parade
Suva, Fiji


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