Tonga First Resilience Development Policy Operation (WB-P171071)

  • Tonga
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 5.50 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 5.50 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jan 24, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Nov 9, 2019

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Project Description

According to bank documents, "The proposed program supports policy reforms under three pillars: i) strengthen public finances; ii) enhance resilience to the effects of climate change and natural disasters; and iii) improve skills and labor mobility. To strengthen public finances, policy actions include: the adoption of new revenue services regulations to strengthen revenue compliance and collection; the introduction of a fiscal target for the cash liquidity buffer to support fiscal discipline; and the strengthening of the new public-sector remuneration framework and Performance Management System (PMS). To enhance resilience to the effects of natural disasters, this operation supports: the establishment of an overarching policy framework to enhance the quality and timeliness of future event-specific housing reconstruction programs; and a new policy to improve the management, recording and reportingof public fixed asset. To support improved skills and labor mobility, the operation supports: the adoption of a new TVET sector policy framework to support greater sectoral coordination and alignment between skills training and labor market needs; and the introduction of the nation’s first labor mobility strategy to maximize the development impact of overseas employment opportunities while mitigating the negative social effects."

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank
Andrew Blackman, Economist

Kingdom of Tonga
Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa
Minister of Finance

Implementing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Balwyn Faotusia, Chief Executive Officer



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