Project: Tonga - Education Support Program

Sub-Project:

Pre-Appraisal Mission

Country:

Tonga

Role:

Financial Management Specialist

Funding Agency:

NZAid

In-Country Agency:

Ministry of Education

Date:

December-2004

Duration (months):

4

Contracted Company:

Approved Contractor Scheme

Consultants:

Lloyd Powell

Comments:

The overall objective of the mission is to reach agreement with the Government of Tonga and Donor Partners on the modelities of support for the Tonga Education Support Program (TESP) through a process of discussion and review to joint program preparation.

Financial management expert for NZAID/ World Bank to advise on external
assistance funding mechanisms, including monitoring and evaluation, for the
Government of Tonga Education Sector Plan (TESP). Evaluated the capacity of
Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Education and school financial systems and
expressed an opinion on their capacity to effectively manage a sector wide,
tagged, budget support programme. Recommended financial management and audit
standards to meet donor requirements.