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Municipal Finance and Capacity Building (MFCB) Programme Progress-August

Municipal Finance and Capacity Building (MFCB) Programme

Programme Status

Last Update: September 1, 2022

Start Date: 1 Feb 2019

Expected Completion Date: 31 January 2023

Total Activities: 49

Completed Activities: 7

Time Elapsed: 91%

 

Output level Progress status

A. Physical Progress

Progress Status

July Progress %

August Progress %

Completed Activities

Output1: Enhanced capacity of municipalities to develop/ update long term strategic plan

30

31

1.      Inception Workshop (1.1.1)

2.      Procurement and Contract Management Training (1.1.8)

Output2: Enhanced Capacity of municipalities to develop investment pipeline for improved urban infrastructure and services

29

29

3.      Conduct pre-feasibility study for potential investments (2.1.2)

 

Output3: Enhanced Capacity of municipalities to develop investment pipeline for improved urban infrastructure and services

33

33

·      The activities under this output are in progress

Output4: Enhanced Capacity of municipalities to develop investment pipeline for improved urban infrastructure and services

32

33

4.      Support for preparation of Municipal Investment Facility guidelines including revision of existing common loan and grants policy (4.2.1)

5.      Develop loan recovery policy and guidelines for TDF (4.2.2)

6.      Develop PPP financing policy, manual/guidelines for TDF (4.3.2)

7.      Conduct Study on gap analysis between best practices of other relevant municipal development banks and TDF (4.1.2)

Average Physical progress, % as of August 2022

31

32

 

B. MFCB Activities Progress Status

Ref No.

Activities

Expected Completion Date

Progress, %

Status

Plan

1.1.1

Inception workshop

 

100

Complete

 

1.1.2

Support for preparation and review of municipal Strategic Plan and Profiling

Dec-22

47

7-IUDPs under Reviewed and extracted bankable projects

Review and report findings- 8 IUDPs

1.1.3

Support for preparation of common LED Strategy for municipalities

Dec-22

5

Document complete for procurement-ToR complete

Once LED document from MOFAGA; will be materialized

1.1.4

Municipal Financing Strategy Developed

Nov-22

5

ToR finalized

Contract agreement

1.1.5

Training and Preparation of Medium Term Expenditure Plan for the Municipality

Aug-22

15

Contract agreement signed

Contract administration

1.1.6

Training and Preparation of Capital Investment Plan and Asset Management Plan

Aug-22

15

RFP Evaluation

Contract agreement

1.1.7

Prepare Revenue Improvement Action Plan (RIAP)

Aug-22

70

Gorkha-final report; Hetauda-draft report and Birendranagar-draft report received

Follow up consultants for Hetauda and  Birendranagar

1.1.8

Procurement and Contract Management Training

 

100

Complete

 

1.1.9

Support Preparation of Procurement Plans

Aug-22

0

 –

Plan and expedite

1.1.10

Prepare ICT based Guidelines and procedure document for IPT/Business Tax and House Rent Tax

Aug-22

15

ToR and other documents complete for procurement

Proceed for procurement

1.1.12

Conduct seminars/workshops for advocating climate resilient and sustainable urban infrastructures

Sep-22

20

Training of in house staff completed. Preparation for the event complete

Proceed training event

1.1.13

Organize workshops to prepare civic education materials on disaster risk reduction for CBOs

Sep-22

20

Event preparation completed

Proceed training event

1.2.1

Support Selected pilot municipalities in automation of financial reporting including expenditure tracking system

Aug-22

5

Device specification prepared for procurement of goods (device)

Procure devices and support to municipalities

1.2.2

Support pilot municipalities in designing and implementing street addressing system and house numbering system

Nov-22

35

Inception report submitted-consultant in field

Contract administration

1.2.3

Support to establish database of key taxes and service delivery in selected pilot municipalities

Nov-22

15

EoI Evaluation complete, RFP to be published

 Issue RFP

1.2.4

Introduce e-building permit system

Dec-22

15

Notice publishing process-Re-notice process

 Issue RFP

1.2.5

Support ICT-based municipal service delivery

Dec-22

15

EoI Evaluation complete, RFP to be published

 Issue RFP

1.2.6

Conduct advanced ICT Training to key officials of selected pilot municipalities for implementation of integration of revenue and service delivery

Nov-22

5

Dhulikhel Municipality ward no 4 has been selected to be piloted

First complete 1.2.3 and 1.2.5 then conduct training

2.1.1

Training and support on project development, including checklist, screening and prioritization of potential projects

Nov-22

15

Concept note prepared

Finalize the Guideline

2.1. 2

Conduct pre-feasibility study for potential investments

 

100

16 projects have been selected for DPR study

 

2.1.3

Prepare Detailed Project Reports for bankable investment projects

Dec-22

15

ToR finalized-RFP process

Proceed RFP for DPR

2.1.4

Support Design and Finance for urban regeneration including land development

Dec-22

15

ToR finalized-RFP process

Proceed for RFP

2.1.5

Develop feasibility/DPR project pipeline for Smart Water Grid (SWG)

Aug-22

0

Preliminary discussion held, waiting for concept note

Coordinate with the team-Municipality, water supply board

3.1.1

Training on Participatory planning and budgeting process

Sep-22

0

Concept note drafted in line with MOFAGA “local level budgeting and planning working procedure”

Conduct training

3.2.1

Support municipalities to prepare communication strategy for citizen engagement and public accountability in municipal services and taxation

Aug-22

55

draft report received

Follow up

3.2.2

Support mechanisms to disclose key information in the municipality website in accordance with Right to Information Act

Jan-23

10

Concept note developed

Conduct web based information sharing

3.2.3

Support to ensure public hearing are conducted

Jan-23

80

Public hearing-Notes collected from concerned municipalities

 

3.2.4

Prepare common Grievance handling policy and operation manual for municipality

Nov-22

55

draft report received

Follow up

3.2.5

Support CSO capacity for demand of services

Sep-22

0

 –

Prepare concept note

4.1.1

Conduct Credit Rating Assessment of TDF

Oct-22

20

Consultant selected

Follow up

4.1.2

Conduct Study on gap analysis between best practices of other relevant municipal development banks and TDF

September-22

100

Final report received

 

4.1.3

Strengthen TDF’s online municipal project finance application system

Dec-22

10

Concept Note finalized

Prepare consulting report

4.1.4

Strengthen database and M/E system of TDF

Dec-22

85

System developed

Follow up

4.1.5

Strengthen TDF’s Appraisal System

Aug-22

20

Inception report received

Follow up

4.1.6

Preparation of DPR of model green building

Dec-22

21

RFP evaluation complete

Contract agreement

4.1.7

Provincial workshop conducted in 7 provinces on TDF’s Business Products, Services and application procedures tec.

Dec-22

71

Supplementary workshop planned to conduct on September

 

4.1.8

Support the preparatory works for bond issuance strategy and guidelines

Dec-22

0

 –

Sr. Banker will work out while on board

4.1.9

Conduct Market Study for bond issuance

Oct-22

0

 –

Sr. Banker will work out while on board

4.2.1

Support for preparation of Municipal Investment Facility guidelines including revision of existing common loan and grants policy (Infrastructure Financing Guideline 01)

 

100

Complete

 

4.2.2

Develop loan recovery policy and guidelines for TDF

 

100

Complete

 

4.2.3

Develop Impact Investment Strategy and Operation systems

Nov-22

0

 –

Draft ToR

4.2.4

Develop Potential Impact Investment Concept Notes (related to climate resilient urban infrastructure) for implementation

Nov-22

30

4 Concept notes have been produced

6 Concept notes to be  produced

4.2.5

Develop feasibility studies and DPRs for climate resilient urban infrastructure

Dec-22

15

ToR for detailed study drafted

Proceed for RFP with revisiting ToR

4.2.6

Support advocacy and policy intervention on various related thematic areas including energy efficiency investments

Dec-22

0

Not started

 

4.2.7

Conduct workshops and conferences on lessons learned from the MFCB pertaining to municipal finance

Jan-23

0

 –

Draft concept note, and discussion models

4.3.1

Conduct workshop and initiation of PPP for high impact projects

Oct-22

0

 –

Develop concept note and workout while PPP Expert on board

4.3. 2

Develop PPP financing policy, manual/guidelines for TDF

 

100

Complete

 

4.4

Conduct Impact Assessment of sector wise projects supported by TDF (Water Supply, Bus Park and Commercial Complex) including TDF’s contribution to the national economy

Jul-22

25

Consultant mobilized/inception report received

Follow up

4.5

Conduct Study on TDF’s role, opportunities and challenges in the changed federal context

Dec-22

0

 –

Draft ToR

4.6

Conduct Twinning Programme with an International Agency working on municipal infrastructure financing institution, such as Netherlands Municipal Bank (BNG) and Exposure Visits 18 personnel for Capacity Development

 

0

 

C. Risk and Challenges

  1. Some process oriented activities such as related to governance and banking sector are still not started due to the lack of experts. The list of process oriented activities that are not progressed, are presented in the following table.

    SNo.

    Ref.

    Activities

    Remarks

    1

    1.1.9

    Support Preparation of Procurement Plans

    Procurement expert

    2

    2.1.5

    Develop feasibility/DPR project pipeline for Smart Water Grid (SWG)

    Intended beneficiaries Not interested 

    3

    3.1.1

    Training on Participatory planning and budgeting process

    Governance Expert

    4

    3.2.5

    Support CSO capacity for demand of services

    Governance Expert

    5

    4.1.8

    Support the preparatory works for bond issuance strategy and guidelines

    Senior Banker

    6

    4.1.9

    Conduct Market Study for bond issuance

    Senior Banker

    7

    4.2.3

    Develop Impact Investment Strategy and Operation systems

    ?

    8

    4.2.6

    Support advocacy and policy intervention on various related thematic areas including energy efficiency investments

    ?

    9

    4.2.7

    Conduct workshops and conferences on lessons learned from the MFCB pertaining to municipal finance

    On completion of programme implementation

    10

    4.3.1

    Conduct workshop and initiation of PPP for high impact projects

    PPP Expert

    11

    4.5

    Conduct Study on TDF’s role, opportunities and challenges in the changed federal context

    ToR complete

    12

    4.6

    Conduct Twinning Programme with an International Agency working on municipal infrastructure financing institution, such as Netherlands Municipal Bank (BNG) and Exposure Visits 18 personnel for Capacity Development

     

  2. Procurement of task oriented activities are just materialized after a long time of pending. The remaining time of programme implementation will not be sufficient for some procurement process. Those activities will not completed and will have an effect on achievement of programme objectives.