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Southeast Asia Public Management, Financial Sector, and Trade Policy Facility - LGDP-N8 Fiscal Decentralization and Local Public Financial Management Expert-LGDP-N8

البرنامج القطري / خطة عمل
Tender / Procurement notice
3 مار 2020
Re-advertisement / Re-launch
26 مار 2020

منشور

26 مارس 2020

الموعد النهائي

1 ابريل 2020

الميزانية

62 991 USD


نوع التزويد


الاستشاريين الأفراد

المرجع

53071-001 Package LGDP-N8 National Fiscal Decentralization and Local Public Financial Management Expert-LGDP-N8

وكالة التمويل

ADB - مصرف التنمية الأسيوي


المدة المقدرة

12 الشهور


البلدان

الفلبين

Date Published: 26-Mar-2020 Deadline of Submitting EOI: 01-Apr-2020 11:59 PM Manila local time

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Consultant Type Individual
Selection Method Individual Consultant Selection (ICS)
Source International
Technical Proposal Not Applicable

Selection Title Southeast Asia Public Management, Financial Sector, and Trade Policy Facility

Package Number LGDP-N8

Package Name Fiscal Decentralization and Local Public Financial Management Expert-LGDP-N8

Advance Action No

Engagement Period 12 MONTH

Consulting Services Budget USD 63,000

Budget Type Maximum

Approval Number 9766
Approval Date 28-Jun-2019
Estimated Short-listing Date 06-Apr-2020
Estimated Commencement Date 04-May-2020
Open to non-Member Countries No

Additional Information

Possibility of contract extension Not known
Possibility of consideration for downstream assignment Not known

Country of assignment Philippines

Contact Information

Project Officer Aekapol Chongvilaivan
Designation Economist (Public Finance)
Asian Development Bank
Email achongvilaivan@adb.org

Contact Person for Inquiries Robert Boothe
Designation Senior Public Management Specialist
Asian Development Bank
Email rboothe@adb.org

Agencies

Primary Agency Country Agency Role Contact Person
Asian Development Bank Regional Executing Agency Robert Boothe

Cost Estimate

Cost Items Amount in USD
Remuneration and Other Expenses
All activities and inputs in the TOR but not limited to remuneration, per diem, air travel, miscellaneous travel expenses, report preparation, production, and transmission, land transportation, communications, etc.62,427
Contingency 564

TOTAL

62,991

Terms of Reference (Individual Consultant)

Expertise fiscal, public management, economist
Expertise Group Finance and Investment
Consultant Source International
TOR Keywords fiscal, public management, economist

Objective and Purpose of the Assignment

Pursuant to Section 284 of Republic Act (R.A.) No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code
(LGC) of 1991, the Local Government Units (LGUs) are earmarked 40% of the national internal revenue
taxes (based on the collection three years preceding the current fiscal year) as their Internal Revenue
Allotment (IRA).

However, based on the Supreme Court (SC) ruling on the Mandanas petition, the computation of the share
of the LGU shall be computed and sourced from all national taxes, and not just from the national
internal revenue taxes. In effect, the LGUs shall receive an increase in their IRA levels, which shall
apply fiscal pressure to the already limited budget of the National Government (NG). To cushion the
fiscal impact brought about by the ruling, the NG plans to gradually redevolve services to the LGUs,
fully envisioning them to provide the services under Section 17 of R.A. No. 7160, most of which are
currently being performed by the NGAs.

One of the most cited reasons for the incomplete success of the 1991 devolution is the lack of clarity
in functional assignments and sometimes overlapping responsibilities across various levels of government
(i.e. among the NGAs and across different levels of local governments). To avoid the duplication and
overlapping structures of responsibilities under the Redevolution Plan, there is a need to review and
clarify the delineation of responsibilities across different levels of government and income classes of LGUs.

The preparation of a change management plans for NGAs which includes the shift of their functions from
rowing to steering roles, and the impact on the LGUs given the constraints under the Local Government
Code (LGC) on their organizational structure and staffing needs also need to be studied given the
experience on the devolution mandated starting 2001 under the LGC.

Scope of Work

This assignment is to assist the government in the conduct of a study on the further devolution of
programs and projects of sector departments, cost sharing and performance mechanisms.

Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output

The expert will perform the following tasks:

1. To formulate the principle and criteria for guiding the further devolution of goods and services from
NGAs to LGUs;
2. To facilitate the generation of transition plans for further devolution by affected NGAs given the
full implementation of the SC decision on the Mandanas case in 2022;
3. To develop a cost sharing scheme between NGAs and financially-weak and capacity-deficient LGUs to
supplement their local service delivery efforts; and
4. To formulate evidenced-based benchmarks for key service delivery outputs instead of normative service
delivery standards.

The expert will conduct the following activities and deliver the following outputs:

Task 1: Conduct a review of literature of studies and country reports on models for fiscal decentralization with a focus on the first principles, criteria, identification and establishment of functional assignments

Task 2: Conduct a review of studies on the decentralization experience of the Philippines and relevant
Asian countries and how these compare with Task 1 above

Task 3: Formulate and draft a set of principles and criteria for the identification of functional
assignments based on the following:
(i) National-level service delivery functions;
(ii) Local-level service delivery functions by level of LGU (provincial, city, municipality);
(iii) Service delivery functions that will be shared by national and local; and
(iv) National-level service delivery functions that can be delegated to local governments
Output: Drafted set of principles and criteria on functional assignments by level of LGU and by income
class. The objective is to clarify the level and detail of the functional assignments to NGAs and LGUs
so that they can be translated into the manpower, facilities, equipment, and competencies required in
each level and income class of LGUs.
Expected submission date: 15 May 2020

Task 4: Identify modalities for engagement between the NGAs and LGUs for the service delivery functions
that will be shared by national and local governments (e.g. cost-sharing, technical assistance, NGA
monitoring and supervision of LGUs) and under what circumstances will these different kinds of
engagement be sustainable
Output: Identified modalities for engagement of service delivery functions
Expected submission date: 30 June 2020

Task 5: Identify modalities for engagement (e.g., delegated grants, contracting of the NGA by the LGUs
for service delivery and the LGU paying the NGA) on national-level service delivery functions that can
be delegated to local governments.
Output: Identified modalities for engagement of national service delivery functions
Expected submission date: 31 July 2020

Task 6: Develop a discussion template for use during consultations with sector departments
Output: Discussion Template
Expected submission date: 31 August 2020

Task 7: Draft a report consolidating Tasks 1-5
Output: Report on Principles of Functional Assignments (i.e., first principles, best practices, and
those appropriate to the Philippine setting)
Expected submission date: 15 October 2020

Task 8: Conduct consultations with DBM utilizing the inputs from the report on Principles of Functional
Assignments to review the PAPs in the General Appropriations Act (GAA) to generate initial inputs for
the NGA Transition Plans
Output: Consultative Meeting

Task 9: Draft a report based on the results of Task 7 on the fiscal impact of the re-devolution on LGUs
in terms of additional expenditures (PS, MOE, CO) that the LGU will have to absorb and its implication
on the PS cap, policy of salary standardization based on income class and the utilization of the 20%
Development Fund. The report will include the likely measures the different classes of LGUs will take to
cope with the re-devolution.
Output: Report on the fiscal impact to LGUs on the redevolution of PAPs in GAA based on functional
assignments report to report on the impact on the PS cap under the LGC and measures that LGUs can take
to cope with the PS constraint.
Expected submission date: 30 November 2020

Task 10: Assist in the conduct of the NGA sector consultations utilizing the approved template and the
report in Task 8 and 9, respectively.
Output: Gathered inputs and suggestions in the consultation/workshop.

Task 11: Draft a report consolidating the results of the completed templates and the draft NGA
Transitions Plans generated in Task 10.
Output: Report on the review of Transition Plans of Affected Agencies based on the reviews of the PAPs
to be devolved, as against the functional assignments and capacities of the LGUs.
Expected submission date: 31 December 2020

Task 12: Conduct a workshop with relevant stakeholders on the recommended performance measures and
mechanisms based on historical evidenced-based criteria, and a cost sharing mechanism for LGUs that
cannot adequately fund their devolved assignments.
Output: Gathered inputs and suggestions from the workshop.

Task 13: Formulate and draft a report recommending performance measure and a cost-sharing mechanism
utilizing the inputs and suggestions in Task 12 Outptu: Drafted Performance Measure and Cost-Sharing
Mechanisms (i.e., basic principles, criteria and mechanism for implementation)
expected submission date: 31 January 2021

Task 14: Facilitate the workshop with the relevant stakeholders on the presentation of the Performance
Measure and Cost-Sharing Mechanisms generated from Tasks and 12 and 13.
Output: Additional Comments or Approval from stakeholders regarding the presentation on the drafted
Performance Measure and Cost-Sharing Mechanisms

Task 15: Finalize and present the report Performance Measure and Cost-Sharing Mechanisms based on
comments generated in the activity under Task 14. Output: Final report on Performance Measure ad Cost-
Sharing Mechanisms.
Expected submission date: 28 February 2021

Minimum Qualification Requirements

The Fiscal Decentralization and Local Public Financial Management Expert shall have the following
qualifications:

(i) An undergraduate or graduate degree in economics, public economics, or public finance, graduate
degree preferred;
(ii) Excellent communication skills (written and verbal);
(iii) At least fifteen (15) years of consulting experience in economics and public finance with at least
ten (10) years of consulting experience in local public financial management or fiscal decentralization;
(iv) At least three (3) years of consulting experience with government or development partners in
sectors where services have been devolved or partially devolved to LGUs such as health, education, and
road construction;
(v) At least five (5) years consulting experience in projects under the Department of Budget and
Management, the Department of Finance, the Department of the Interior and Local Government or the
National Economic and Development Authority;
(vi) At least seven (7) years of proven experience in the conduct of studies on fiscal decentralization
and local public financial management; and
(vii) Proven experience in the above areas for projects funded by development partners

Minimum General Experience 15 Years
Minimum Specific Experience (relevant to assignment) 10 Years
Regional/Country Experience Required

Schedule and Places of Assignment (chronological and inclusive of travel)

Schedule Type Intermittent
Max. Working Days/Week Home Office 5 Field 6

City and Country Working Days Estimated Start Date Estimated End Date
Manila, Philippines 110 04-May-2020 31-Mar-2021

Total 110

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