Strategic Planning Support for Programme Cooperation and Project Management Division of the ASEAN Secretariat

Status: ongoing. Within the ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC), Programme Cooperation and Project Management Division (PCPMD) is responsible for strengthening project management in the ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC) and supporting development cooperation programmes and projects in ASEAN and between ASEAN Member States (AMS) and its partners. This project will develop a Terms of Reference for PCPMD, highlighting its roles and responsibilities in the following focus areas: (1) programme cooperation; (2) development and implementation of a project management framework; (3) development and implementation of a ASEAN projects database; and (4) project management leadership. It will identify any changes in the business processes and mechanisms as well as capacity gaps within PCPMD and ASEC, that are required for PCPMD to implement its mandate effectively. It will also provide PCPMD with a strategic plan to promote and implement those changes, and address those...

Strengthening ASEAN Secretariat Business Process and IT system: a Needs Assessment Study

Status:┬áCompleted. The project supports the ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC) in strengthening its corporate business processes through a study that will analyse the needs and assess the feasibility of establishing an integrated, transparent information technology automation mechanism. This project: i) analyse the existing business processes and IT system in ASEC, ii) conduct an assessment of ASEC’s current needs as well as future needs and requirements within the context of ASEC’s mandates and strategies, and iii) assess institutional roles and identify capacity development needs. It recommends options for a suitable Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for ASEC based on identified business and operational drivers. For more information, please contact the ASEAN Secretariat Corporate Affairs...

Strengthening ASEAN Secretariat: Developing the ASEAN Secretariat Accounting Manual Based on IPSAS

Status: Completed. This project will support the ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC) in strengthening its current financial accounting and reporting policies and practices. ASEAN Member States have decided to adopt International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) for ASEC’s financial accounting and reporting as a key step to achieve high quality public sector financial reporting standards. This measure will also ensure that implementation of ASEAN cooperation programmes and their outcomes contribute towards the achievement of the goals and objectives of the ASEAN Community. This project has been completed in 2013. For more information, please contact the Finance and Budget Division of the ASEAN Secretariat.        ...

Corporate Development Scoping Study

The entry into force of the ASEAN Charter in 2008 has had a significant effect on the roles and operations of ASEC. As the 2015 target date for the achievement of the ASEAN Community approaches, the number and range of activities to be undertaken will increase and intensify. This in turn will place increased demands on the nature of ASEC’s support. This Project is aimed to: Assess┬áthe current organisational climate at ASEC and its managerial systems; critically analyse ASEC needs and the present ability of the ASEC structure and systems to meet them; identify and prioritise particular problematic areas; develop an overall strategy for organisational development at ASEC; propose specific activities to meet the organisational development needs of ASEC; and propose a multi-year work plan and indicative budget for organisational development activities to be supported by AADCP II and other dialogue partners. This project has been completed in January 2012. AADCP II is currently working with ASEC to identify opportunities to support agreed...