Early provision of technical assistance (TA) is essential to ensure that the policy actions supported by PBLs have sufficient depth and breadth and are sequenced in a manner that will enhance the PBLs’ value-addition to realizing the targeted reforms and sustaining the reform process. The TA attached to this PBL was appropriate and focused on areas that required ADB technical support because of limitations and constraints faced by the government. Without the TA, it would not have been possible for ADB and the government to identify and agree on the policy actions to be included and prioritized successively under the two subprograms of this PBL. The TA period has been extended until 31 December 2022 to continue supporting actions under the P3F related to the PSW and other trade facilitation measures. This demonstrates further the TA’s key role in ensuring the full and effective implementation of reforms and sustaining the reform process through to completion.
Trade and Competitiveness Program – Subprograms 1 and 2