Tonga Second Inclusive Growth Development Policy Operation (WB-P159262)

  • Tonga
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Apr 27, 2017
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Government of Tonga
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  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 5.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 5.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jul 26, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Dec 9, 2016

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Project Description
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The Program Development Objective is to: i) Support fiscal resilience by means of strengthened revenue mobilization and strategic fiscal and debt policies; ii) pursue inclusiveness and government accountability by improving compliance with public procurement regulations, improving the adequacy of responses to external audit, and introducing new regulatory frameworks into selected sectors; and iii) support a more dynamic and inclusive economy by adopting investor-friendly foreign investment Public Disclosure Authorized Public Disclosure Authorized Public Disclosure Authorized Public Disclosure Authorized legislation, extending coverage of the credit bureau, and improving oversight and private participation in public enterprises. Supported reforms will improve fiscal resilience, support a modern and accountable state and support a more dynamic and inclusive economy. To support fiscal resilience, policy actions in this operation include strengthening of revenue collection through excise tax increases; a new rules-based fiscal strategy; and the implementation of a public sector remuneration review. To support an inclusive, modern and accountable state, this operation supports policy actions that introduce a new procurement tracking system; and a new multi-sector regulator policy. To support a more dynamic and inclusive economy, the operation supports revised foreign investment legislation, regulations to support credit reporting and the commercialization of at least one public enterprise. The programmatic DPO series is designed to set the foundations for achievement of key national outcomes under the Government’s TSDF. The series as a whole will support national outcomes one to five under the TSDF. Fiscal and economic management reforms under pillar one will support the government’s inclusive development priority, and improve the identification and resourcing of key public service delivery. Pillar two will support more responsive and effective government systems and delivery of key utility and infrastructure services for all of Tonga. Pillar three will support the preconditions for more dynamic, inclusive and sustainable growth. These supported outcomes are those which are associated with the comparative advantage of development policy programming, while other outcomes are being supported by investment operations and technical assistance by the World Bank and by other development partner programs.
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