Project: Tonga - Support for Economic & Strategic Management

Country:

Tonga

Role:

Economic & Strategy Advisor

Funding Agency:

ADB

In-Country Agency:

Prime Minister's Office

Date:

June-2010

Duration (months):

4

Consultants:

Rob Solomon

Comments:

Economic & Strategy Advisor to the Prime Minister and advisor to the Expenditure Review Committee (ERC). Key outputs included supporting ERC through submission and review of economic and financial papers. Assist the Ministry of Finance & National Planning and other ministries in formulating and monitoring realistic performance indicators for the new strategic planning framework. Facilitate effective collaboration between the ERC and ministries and departments in identifying and implementing development priorities. ERC also had responsibility for screening, reviewing and approving all major donor projects from World Bank, Asian Development Bank and the European Union. The Advisor’s role was to ensure only quality documents got through to the ERC screening process and to provide advice on project suitability.