Tonga Third Inclusive Growth Development Policy Operation (WB-P159263)

  • Tonga
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
May 16, 2019
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Government of Tonga
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  • Law and Government
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 5.50 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 5.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 11, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Nov 28, 2018

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Project Description

According to bank documents, "The objectivesareto:(i)Support fiscal resilience by means of strengthened revenue mobilization and strategic fiscal and debt policies;(ii)Support improved government accountability by improving compliance with public procurement regulations, improving budgetary classifications, and improving the adequacy of responses to external audit; and (iii)Support a more dynamic and inclusive economy by adopting investor-friendly foreign investment legislation, improving oversight and private participation in public enterprises, introducing regulation to private sector labor markets, and strengtheningregulatory frameworks in selected sectors"

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank
Andrew Blackman
+612 9235 6400
Sydney, Australia

Balwyn Fa’otusia
+676 23066
Ministry of Finance, Kingdom of Tonga

Implementing Agencies
Veiongo Fa’otusia
+676 28120
Ministry of Finance Kingdom of Tonga


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