Project Data Sheet

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Project Name
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project/Program Number 29660-013
Status
Geographical Location Osh and Jalal-Abad
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Sector and/or Subsector Classification Multisector
/ Multisector
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Mainstreaming Categories

Financing

Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
0
TOTAL US$ 0

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Description

The Project aims to maintain and improve social indicators for the southern region of the Kyrgyz Republic. The Project objectives are to: (i) increase the capacity of local governments to deliver priority social services to the rural poor; and (ii) increase the participation of local communities in social service delivery and finance. The Project targets the poor rural communities in Osh and Jalal-Abad oblasts and will be implemented over three years.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Inadequate delivery of social services, due to fiscal difficulties, aging infrastructure and institutional constraints, is affecting access to basic health and education. Demand for services remains high, however, utilization is faltering. Lowered access, particularly by the poor, due to constraints imposed by formal and informal user fees and decreased utilization, related to perceived low quality of infrastructure and services, are threatening the quality of life and future economic growth. Increases in financial resources for social services are not likely over the medium term; however, services and outreach could be improved through better management of available resources. The Government is currently reforming the health and education sectors at the national level to promote service rationalization and improved efficiency. The Government is equally committed to decentralization of authority and accountability and to equalization of economic and social conditions across the six oblasts and Bishkek Cityl. Osh and Jalal-Abad oblasts contain half the nation's population and the bulk of the country's poor. Social indicators and infrastructure here lag behind those of most of the other oblasts. Donor assistance to date has focused primarily at the national level and on regions adjacent to the capital. To increase the flow of benefits to disadvantaged populations, to help rationalize the utilization of health and education sector resources, and to foster the process of government decentralization, the Government and the Bank will direct Project assistance to these two oblasts.

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing
Consulting Services
Consulting services financed under the loan will be for Project management and supervision. A total of 838.5 person-months (pm) of consulting services (16.5 pm international and 822 pm domestic) will be required in management, accounting, financial services, architecture/engineer services, contracting and procurement, computer services, training, and social sector and community development. All consultants financed by the Bank will be engaged through a firm.
Consultants' services commenced in March 2000.
Procurement
Civil works will be carried out through local competitive bidding to promote local employment, private sector development and continuity in future maintenance operations. Around 682 contracts are foreseen, of an average size of $11,600 per contract.
Procurement and Consulting Notices
http://www.adb.org/projects/29660-013/business-opportunities

Timetable

Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 13 Apr 1998 to 30 Apr 1998
Management Review Meeting 24 Jun 1998
Approval 27 Nov 1998
Last Review Mission

Milestones

Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 2688 19 Nov 1996 20 Jan 1997 20 Jan 1997 31 May 1998 31 May 1998
Technical Assistance 3106 27 Nov 1998 14 Feb 1999 14 Feb 1999 31 Dec 2001

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Finance
Mrs. Kalimbetova, Tajikan

Links

Project Website http://www.adb.org/projects/29660-013/main
List of Project Documents http://www.adb.org/projects/29660-013/documents