Afghanistan: Andkhoy–Qaisar Road Project

Date: December 2012
Evaluation; Governance and public sector management; Transport and ICT
Series: Validations of Project Completion Reports
Project Number: 37075-013


In Afghanistan, a landlocked country, roads are the principal means of transport. However, its road network density is low compared with neighboring states. Key sections of the existing network have been damaged by more than two decades of conflict, and maintenance has been hampered both by the hostilities and a lack of capacity and resources.

In 2002, the transitional government declared that reconstruction and rehabilitation of the road system, especially of national primary roads, was the top infrastructure priority. The Andkhoy–Qaisar road forms part of the Herat–Andhkoy road, which is the last unpaved section of the national primary ring road. The project is part of coordinated international development assistance to improve the road connecting Herat to Andkhoy, which was to be a major north–south link across the central mountains.

This study validates the completion report’s assessment of the project, which aimed to support the efforts of the Government of Afghanistan in reestablishing the primary road network damaged during two decades of conflict and neglect, and implement cost recovery measures. IED overall assessment: Successful


  • Project Basic Data
  • Project Description
  • Evaluation of Performance and Ratings
  • Other Performance Assessments
  • Overall Assessment, Lessons, and Recommendations
  • Other Considerations and Follow-up