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Budget Oversight (CEBA project)
Commissioning Unit: Viet Nam
Evaluation Plan: 2006-2011
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 03/2007
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Viet Nam
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation: A. Substantive and general issues 1. Greater efforts to review the State Budget Law including by removing the inconsistencies between the present law and the State Audit Law. 2. Further development of the audit independence to complement the review of the SBL by tightening up of the review and feedback procedures for audit reports. 3. Fostering freedom of information to underpin the free flow of information to elected bodies, the press and civil society. 4. Bespoke training programmes should be developed for the specific needs of the NA and PC members to be used also for the rest of the country. 5. To better link to other on-going reform programmes (PAR, anti-corruption, public financial mgt etc.) 6. Considering the role played by PAC-Public Accounts Committees (e.g. UK & Singapore Parliaments). 7. Donor support should continue while to sustain reform achievements, the donors should develop a exit strategy.
Management Response: [Added: 2007/06/28]

A. Substantive and general issues 1. Agree 2. Agree 3. Agree 4. Agree 5. Agree 6. Agree 7. Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. Greater efforts to review the State Budget Law including by removing the inconsistencies between the present law and the State Audit Law
[Added: 2007/06/28] [Last Updated: 2008/01/11]
PMU 2007/09 Completed A research done with recommendation for the amendments of the SBL and SAL
2. Further development of the audit independence to complement the review of the SBL by tightening up of the review and feedback procedures for audit reports
[Added: 2007/06/28] [Last Updated: 2008/01/11]
PMU 2007/09 Completed A research done with guidelines on the format of auditing reports
3. Fostering freedom of information to underpin the free flow of information to elected bodies, the press and civil society.
[Added: 2007/06/28] [Last Updated: 2008/01/11]
PMU 2007/09 Completed The website to be put into use, enhancing public consultation
4. Bespoke training programmes should be developed for the specific needs of the NA and PC members to be used also for the rest of the country
[Added: 2007/06/28] [Last Updated: 2008/01/11]
PMU 2007/12 Completed Training manuals on budget scrutiny and oversight completed and in use. Gender budgeting will be finalized
5. To better link to other on-going reform programmes (PAR, anti-corruption, public financial mgt etc.)
[Added: 2007/06/28] [Last Updated: 2008/01/11]
PMU 2007/12 Completed
6.Considering the role played by PAC-Public Accounts Committees (e.g. UK & Singapore Parliaments)
[Added: 2007/06/28] [Last Updated: 2008/01/11]
PMU 2007/12 Completed Study tour to Europe took this into account
7. Donor support should continue while to sustain reform achievements, the donors should develop a exit strategy
[Added: 2007/06/28] [Last Updated: 2010/01/19]
Donors 2010/01 Completed The formulation of a follow-up phase will consider this
2. Recommendation: B. Project operation issues 1. A better Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system & performance indicators using SMART 2. Project design to improve linkages between inputs and outputs in project work planning and reporting 3. The CEBA's leadership to ensure approval for access of web-site to Internet 4. Expand project support scope beyond the current pilot provinces 5. The project to re-focus to originally stated outcomes 6. MPI to formally take part in the project 7.Improving linkages between research activities and workshops 8. Project communication: circulate outputs among National Assembly /PCs members 9. STA: to consider alternatives to the current option of resident STA 10. Outsourcing relevant technical functions and building up in house knowledge and skills 11.More efforts to increase awareness on gender equality and gender budgeting 12. Redesigning workshop style and distinguish this with seminars 13. Circulation of workshop issues and materials to participants bef
Management Response: [Added: 2007/06/28]

1. Agree 2. Agree 3. Agree 4. Partially agree 5. Disagree 6. Disagree 7. Agree 8. Agree 9. Agree 10. Agree 11. Partly agree 12. Disagree 13. Partly agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. A better Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system & performance indicators using SMART
[Added: 2007/06/28] [Last Updated: 2010/01/19]
PMU/donors 2010/01 Completed The formulation of a follow-up phase will consider this
2. Project design to improve linkages between inputs and outputs in project work planning and reporting
[Added: 2007/06/28] [Last Updated: 2008/01/11]
PMU 2007/12 Completed
3. The CEBA's leadership to ensure approval for access of web-site to Internet
[Added: 2007/06/28] [Last Updated: 2010/01/19]
CEBA 2010/01 Completed CEBA split up into CFBA and CEA. Website being modified accordingly
4. Expand project support scope beyond the current pilot provinces
[Added: 2007/06/28] [Last Updated: 2008/01/11]
PMU/Donors 2007/12 Completed Participants from other provinces also benifited from Project's activities
5. The project to re-focus to originally stated outcomes
[Added: 2007/06/28] [Last Updated: 2007/12/27]
No need to take action 2007/03 Completed The realigned and shape is more strategic focus and result-based
6. MPI to formally take part in the project
[Added: 2007/06/28] [Last Updated: 2008/01/11]
PMU 2007/12 Completed MPI has been actively participating in and benefiting from the project
7. Improving linkages between research activities and workshops
[Added: 2007/06/28] [Last Updated: 2008/01/11]
PMU 2007/12 Completed The AWP specifies clearly these linkages
8. Project communication: circulate outputs among National Assembly /PCs members
[Added: 2007/06/28] [Last Updated: 2008/01/11]
PMU 2007/12 Completed
9. STA: to consider alternatives to the current option of resident STA
[Added: 2007/06/28] [Last Updated: 2008/01/11]
PMU/UNDP 2007/06 Completed TOR and Request for proposal will be made open to call for candidates
9. Outsourcing relevant technical functions and building up in house knowledge and skills
[Added: 2007/06/28] [Last Updated: 2008/01/11]
PMU 2007/12 Completed Implemented
10. More efforts to increase awareness on gender equality and gender budgeting
[Added: 2007/06/28] [Last Updated: 2008/01/11]
PMU 2007/06 Completed More attention is to pay to sub-national levels
11. Redesigning workshop style and distinguish this with seminars
[Added: 2007/06/28] [Last Updated: 2008/01/11]
PMU 2007/06 Completed Redesigned already
12. Circulation of workshop issues and materials to participants before hand
[Added: 2007/06/28] [Last Updated: 2008/01/11]
No particular attention is needed 2007/03 Completed Circulation well-done already
13. To set up a pool of technicians
[Added: 2007/06/28] [Last Updated: 2008/01/11]
No need to take action 2007/03 Completed Ad-hoc think-tank for the Project set up

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