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Economic and Public Sector Reform Program in Tonga

Economic and Public Sector Reform Program in Tonga

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Performance Evaluation Report
Independent Evaluation Department
Reference Number: PPE: TON 2011-46Project Number: 33097Loan Number: 1904(SF)November 2011
Tonga: Economic and Public Sector Reform Program
 
 
CURRENCY EQUIVALENTS
Currency Unit pa’anga (T$)
At Appraisal At Program CompletionAt Independent Evaluation
(April 2002) (December 2003) (March 2011)T$1.00 = $0.446 $0.495 $0.551$1.00 = T$2.18 T$2.021 T$1.815
ABBREVIATIONS
 ADB Asian Development Bank AusAID Australian Agency for International DevelopmentCPD Central Planning DepartmentEPSRP Economic and Public Sector Reform ProgramESIMU Economic and Social Impact Monitoring UnitFY fiscal year GDP gross domestic productHRMIS human resources management information systemIED Independent Evaluation DepartmentIMF International Monetary FundMOF Ministry of FinancePCR project completion reportPMO Prime Minister’s OfficePPD Policy and Planning DivisionPSC public service commissionPSE public sector enterpriseSDR special drawing rightTATTF – –technical assistanceTonga Trust Fund
NOTE
(i) In this report, “$” refers to US dollars, unless otherwise stated.(ii) The fiscal year (FY) of the government ends on 30 June. FY before a calendar year denotes the year in which the fiscal year ends, e.g., FY2011 ends on 30 June 2011.
 
Director General
H. Hettige, Officer-in-Charge, Independent Evaluation Department (IED)
Director
H. Hettige, Independent Evaluation Division 2, IED
Team Leader
F. De Guzman, Evaluation Officer,
 
IED
Team Member
E. Li-Mancenido, Associate Evaluation Analyst, IED
Independent Evaluation Department, PE-748
 In preparing any evaluation report, or by making any designation of or reference to a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Independent Evaluation Department does notintend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Key Words
asian development bank, economic, public sector, reforms, tonga, program, fiscal, enterprise,performance evaluation
 
 
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BASIC DATA iEXECUTIVE SUMMARY iiI. INTRODUCTION 1 A. Evaluation Purpose and Process 1B. Program Objectives 1II. DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION 2 A. Rationale 2B. Formulation 4C. Cost, Financing, and Executing Arrangements 5D. Consultants 6E. Outputs 7III. PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT 7 A. Overall Assessment 8B. Relevance 9C. Effectiveness 10D. Efficiency 16E. Sustainability 16F. Institutional Development 17G. Impact 18IV. OTHER ASSESSMENTS 18 A. ADB and Executing Agency Performance 18B. Environmental, Resettlement, and Gender Impact 19V. ISSUES, LESSONS, AND FOLLOW-UP ACTIONS 19 A. Issue 19B. Lessons 19C. Follow-Up Action 20 APPENDIXES1. Design and Monitoring Framework 212. Status of the Policy Matrix 233. Status of Compliance with Loan Covenants 44The guidelines formally adopted by the Independent Evaluation Department (IED) on avoidingconflict of interest in its independent evaluation were observed in the preparation of this report.Sinaitakala Tu'itahi assisted as national consultant. To the knowledge of the management of IED, there were no conflicts of interest of the persons preparing, reviewing, or approving thisreport.

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