Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 09 Feb 2015

Project Name Infrastructure Management
Country Timor-Leste
Project/Program Number 46156-001
Status Approved
Geographical Location
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Sector Energy
Public sector management
Water supply and other municipal infrastructure and services
Subsector Energy sector development and institutional reform
Economic affairs management
Transport policies and institutional development
Urban water supply
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development (GCD)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance8278Technical Assistance Special Fund500
Technical Assistance8278Technical Assistance Special Fund1,000
Counterpart 30
TOTAL US$ 1,530

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation
The TA has made progress on both streams of work: (i) the development of the Strategic Results Plan, and (ii) the establishment of a Capacity Development Framework. Through a series of engagements with a broad cross-section of MPW management and staff, the TA has carried out an assessment and analysis of MPW management structures and processes. This has been used in the development of a strategic results map and MPW Strategic Results Plan to deliver sustainable infrastructure and services. In parallel, the TA has established an agenda and rationale for capacity development to support a stronger alignment of skills and work processes with the Strategic Results Plan preparation and delivery, and to address priority capacity development needs. These include management capacity, planning and budgeting processes, and human resource management and development, all built into a Capacity Development Plan that will close the performance gaps identified in the Strategic Results Plan. Both key outputs (the Strategic Results Plan and Capacity Development Framework and Plan) will be finalized under the current TA. As designed, the TA, in its first phase, was to provide some oversight and support for the execution of these outputs by MPW until end of 2014. A second phase of the TA was envisaged to provide more intensive support for implementation of priority initiatives of the Strategic Results Plan. Needed additional support for the second phase has been identified on the basis of Strategic Results Plan, which is now nearing completion. A revised design and monitoring framework and outline terms of reference were developed by MPW and ADB during a government hosted TA inception workshop in September 2013 In 17 December 2013 ADB approved major change in scope and implementation arrangements. The TA was extended until 30 June 2016 and the TA budget was increased by $1,000,000. The TA impact and outcome remained the same. The current TA has confirmed that a longer period of engagement and additional resources (originally envisaged as a second phase) are needed to ensure that the TA impact and outcome are achieved. Embedding the Strategic Results Plan in MPW operations is essential for institutional ownership and sustainable change. The second phase of the TA be provided to: (i) extend the time-frame by 18 months (to 30 June 2016) to enable it to cover the 2014 and 2015 budget cycles and undertake subsequent evaluation; and (ii) increase the resources available to assist MPW to deliver the necessary institutional and systems reforms, manage the change process, and provide on-the-job and formal training necessary to develop required skills and capacity. The TA would continue to support the process of change based on the building blocks of the Strategic Results Plan and the Capacity Development Plan. The expanded TA would extend and augment the provision of specialist technical assistance required to strengthen the processes and capacity identified by the strategic mapping and planning exercise, performance gap analysis, process mapping, and capacity-development work as set out in the Change Management Plan. The second phase of the TA would allow adoption of an extended and phased approach designed to improve the environment for establishing new systems and procedures, and develop individual skills and capabilities to work effectively with these. All the work will be aligned behind clear plans to improve output performance.


Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Development Impact

Delivery of sustainable roads and bridges, water and sanitation, and power infrastructure.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Strengthened infrastructure management by the MPW
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Results-based, long-term strategic plan for the MPW Operational capacity development framework
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Status of Operation / Construction
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2012 Dec 10
Consulting Services
The TA will require up to 38 person-months of consulting services, provided by a team leader (national, full-time, 24 person-months), a capacity development adviser (international, intermittent, 4 person-months), a results-based management adviser (international, intermittent, 4 person-months), and engineer(s) (national, intermittent, total of 6 person-months). The team leader will establish reporting and coordination arrangements with the MPW. The two advisers will provide most of their input by the end of 2013, and return periodically to Timor-Leste to assist in implementation and monitoring. Outline terms of reference for the individual consultants are in Appendix 3. To provide for flexibility and timeliness in recruitment, international and national consultants will be selected and engaged by ADB on an individual basis in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). Disbursements under the TA will be made in accordance with ADB s Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time).
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 24 Oct 2012
Fact-finding 25 Oct 2012 to 29 Oct 2012
Management Review Meeting
Approval 11 Dec 2012


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 8278 11 Dec 2012 18 Jan 2013 18 Jan 2013 31 Dec 2014 30 Jun 2016


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
Cumulative Disbursements

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
Technical Assistance 8278 1,500 1,500 1,117 383 571 929

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Richard S. Phelps (
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Timor-Leste Resident Mission
Executing Agencies


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