Second Improving Governance and Public Sector Efficiency Program (Subprogram 1) (ADB-51059-004)

  • Europe and Central Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Azerbaijan
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Government of Azerbaijan
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  • Finance
  • Industry and Trade
  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 200.20 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 200.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Oct 15, 2023

Disclosed by Bank May 31, 2023

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Project Description
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As stated by the ADB, the proposed Second Improving Governance and Public Sector Efficiency Program (IGPSEP II) aims to support Azerbaijan's transition to a more stable, inclusive, environmentally sustainable, and diversified market economy by (i) strengthening fiscal management, (ii) improving the governance and operations of state-owned enterprises (SOEs), and (iii) deepening private sector participation and green economy initiatives.

The program is designed under a policy-based lending modality, with two subprograms. The programmatic approach has been chosen as the appropriate modality for logically sequencing structural reforms under a multiyear framework, involving several agencies, as it provides flexibility for dynamic changes in the policy and macroeconomic environment. While subprogram 1 focuses on improving the legal, regulatory, and institutional framework, subprogram 2 supports measures for (i) effective and transparent fiscal and debt management, (ii) professional management and improved performance of SOEs, (iii) promotion of private sector development and access to finance, and (iv) climate-sensitive policy-making and green economic activities. The subprograms will improve the allocative efficiency of public and private resources.

Early Warning System Project Analysis
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The ADB categorized the risks of the project as follows:

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Investment Description
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ADB Team Leaders:

Çigdem Akin - Principal Public Management Economist, CWPF, CWRD
Nail Valiev - Senior Economics Officer, AZRM, CWRD

No contacts provided at the time of disclosure.

Executing Agency - Ministry of Finance


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