ADP spending hits 3-yr low in July-Aug

Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:27am on September 13, 2018

The implementation rate of the annual development programme in the first two months of the current fiscal year hit a three-year low as the government agencies could spend only 3.49 per cent of the total allocation for the year.
In July-August of the FY 2018-2019, ministries and divisions spent Tk 6,318 crore out of the total ADP outlay of Tk 1,80,869 crore, according to the statistics released by the Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division of the planning ministry on Wednesday.
ADP implementation rate in the first two months was 5.19 per cent and 3.86 per cent in FY 2018 and FY 2017 respectively.
According to the IMED data, ADP implementation, in terms of money spent, in the July-August this year is also lower than the same period of previous FY 2018 when the ADP implementing agencies spent Tk 8,517 crore.
Out of overall expenditure in July-August of FY 2019, the government agencies spent Tk  3,719 crore from the government fund and Tk 1,664 crore from project assistance while the remaining Tk 935 crore was spent from the organisations’ own fund.
The top 15 ministries and divisions that got allocations of around 80 per cent of the total outlay implemented only 3.91 per cent or Tk 5,624 crore in the period.
Of the ministries and divisions, ministries of science and technology, water resources and primary and mass education and Secondary and Higher Education Division could spend below one per cent of the total
allocation, according to the data.
Power Division spent Tk 2,362.39 crore or 9.29 per cent during the period followed by the Local Government Division with Tk 1,758.30 crore or 7.33 per cent.
Public administration ministry achieved the highest implementation rate of 16.02 per cent while ministries of civil aviation and tourism, youth and sports, foreign affairs and Bangladesh Public Service Commission could not spend any allocation.