Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 04 Dec 2006
PDS Updated as of 15 Jul 2010

Project Name Community-Based Early Childhood Development
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project/Program Number 32143-013
Status Approved
Geographical Location Ak-Tala, At-Bashy, Jumgal, Kochkor, Naryn, Chatkal, Toktogul, Toguz-Toro, Alay, Kara-Kulja, Chon-Alay and Nookat
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Health and social protection
Subsector Early Childhood Development
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)

Safeguard Categories

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Environment C

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The objective of the Project is to improve health, nutrition and psychosocial development of children between birth and 8 years of age in the poorest raions. Specific objectives are to (i) reduce IMR and U5MR; (ii) reduce IDD; (iii) reduce IDA both among children and pregnant mothers; and (iv) improve psychosocial development of preschool children. By improving children's health and nutrition status, and increasing access of preschool programs, the Project is expected to increase women's chance of availing opportunities outside home. The Project will contribute to the attainment of two of the MDGs on reducing U5MR and on UPE.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Young children suffer most in times of economic contraction. International research shows that poverty has measurable detrimental effects on children's physical growth, cognitive capacity, and psychosocial adjustment. The long-term impacts of these effects are most severe when children are unprotected during their early years before they enter school. Targeted programs that integrate health, nutrition, and education/care for young children offset the deleterious effects of poverty. Without targeted interventions, the majority of children in poverty will experience inadequate development in their early years, permanently lessening their lifetime performance potential. Health, nutrition, and education sectors have direct impacts on the lives of young children in poor families. These sectors were funded centrally during the former Soviet Union (FSU), and until its final years, were relatively protected. However, recent years have seen declines in budgets, coverage, and quality of services. Scarce resources are concentrated in the capitol, oblast centers, and raion centers. Training and supplies reach remote impoverished health posts and schools last, if at all. But remote villages hold the largest numbers of impoverished families and children. Basic indicators on child development in the Kyrgyz Republic show substantial scope for improvement, and in some areas, worrying sign of stagnation or decline. Early childhood development has implications for women's life as well. Women's life is closely intertwined with their children's. ECD interventions will reduce women's time spent on caring sick children. Increased access to affordable preschool programs will enable women to avail of economic opportunities. Reduction of IDA will improvewomen's productivity, and reduce pregnancy related risks including maternal mortality.

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 2006 Dec 04
Consulting Services
Consulting services by firms or individuals financed by ADB will be awarded in accordance with Guidelines: on the Use of Consultants by the Asian Development Bank and its Borrowers. Consulting services financed under the loan will be for project management and capacity building for local administration. A total of 642 person-months of consulting services (23 person-months international and 438 person-months domestic) will be required in management, early childcare and education, and PHC.
Equipment, materials, goods, and services financed by ADB's loan will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on Procurement and follow ADB's procedures for international competitive bidding (ICB) for contract valued at $500,000 or more; (ii) international shopping (IS) for contracts below $500,000; (iii) local competitive bidding (LCB) or (iv) direct purchase (DP) for items with a value less than $50,000. Due to the small and scattered nature of rehabilitation of physical facilities, civil works will be carried out through LCB to promote private sector development, local employment, and continuity in future maintenance work.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 10 Feb 2003 to 28 Feb 2003
Management Review Meeting 23 May 2003
Approval 29 Sep 2003
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 2007 29 Sep 2003 14 Jan 2004 10 Mar 2004 30 Jun 2009 31 Mar 2010 02 Jun 2010


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
21 Oct 2014 Loan 2007 8,813 0 97.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
21 Oct 2014 Loan 2007 9,058 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 2007

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Asel Chyngysheva (
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies President's Office
Mr. Maksat Mansurov


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