Afghanistan: Emergency Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Project

Date: December 2012
Type: Evaluation Reports
Evaluation; Governance and public sector management; Transport and ICT
Series: Validations of Project Completion Reports
Project Number: 36673-013


Decades of conflict in Afghanistan had destroyed its infrastructure, including that of roads, power, and natural gas. Lack of resources and capacity prevents the maintenance and restoration of infrastructure, which were critical for reviving the economy. The population of the country, especially the poor and women, suffered. This was the rationale for the Emergency Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Project, which included (i) 447 kilometers of primary national roads, including the road linking to the Uzbekistan border; (ii) power transmission lines in the northern provinces and a distribution system in the Kabul area; and (iii) damaged gas production, transmission, and distribution facilities in Sheberghan, including the natural gas pipeline to Mazar-e-Sharif.

This report validates the completion report’s assessment of the project which aims to rehabilitate and reconstruct essential infrastructure in roads, power and natural gas in Afghanistan. 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