Project Data Sheet

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Project Name
Country Tajikistan
Project/Program Number 33033-013
Status
Geographical Location Nationwide with focus on Leninabad and Khation oblasts for rehabilitation of social facilities, training to health, education and social protection workers, and funds for women and local governments.
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 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)
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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 goal of the Project is to promote social recovery after Tajikistan's civil conflict and economic transition. The objective of the proposed Project is to re-activate delivery of essential social services, by rehabilitating existing infrastructure, providing essential supplies, strengthening the delivery of services and improving targeting and access to services by vulnerable groups at the local level. The Project focus on Leninabad and Khatlon oblasts for rehabilitation of social facilities, training to health, education and social protection workers, and funds for women and local governments. Additionally, the Project will bring nation-wide benefits through distribution of textbooks, medical equipment and supplies, public information campaigns, and management information systems for the Social Fund. By focusing on rural districts and promoting local work and self-help initiatives, the Project will contribute to reducing poverty. The Project will strengthen local governments and community participation in the new context of reconstruction and peace-building of the Republic of Tajikistan.
The Project consists of two parts, Part A: Restoration of Essential Social Services; and Part B: Strengthening Local Governments and Community-Based Organizations.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

With 80 percent of the population below the poverty line, Tajikistan is among the twenty poorest nations of the world. The average monthly salary is $8, and as prices are liberalized, households spend 86 percent of their income on food subsistence. The five-year civil conflict (1992-97) left a legacy of 50,000 casualties, 600,000 displaced, 560,000 refugees, 55,000 orphans and 20,000 widows, over a population of 5.8 million. Destruction of physical infrastructure created a critical loss of shelter, hospitals, schools, water systems, and roads. The post-conflict period did not bring the expected prosperity; the country is increasingly suffering from shortages and epidemics such as typhoid and malaria which are spreading. Paradoxically, life expectancy is decreasing after the war is finished. This critical situation is aggravated by the collapse of a social safety net, which had previously cushioned poverty. Management and financing of social services has been devolved to local governments, which do not possess the capacity to operate them, denying access to basic health services, education and social protection to the majority of the population. In this environment of poverty and fragile social cohesion, the risk of political instability and return to an armed conflict is high. As reconstruction takes place within a limited window of opportunity and unsuccessful or delayed reconstruction risks a breakdown of peace and a return to open conflict, addressing basic social needs at the local levels, while establishing the foundations of sustainable social sector development, is a critical priority for the country.

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)
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Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing
Consulting Services
Consulting services will be financed under the loan for Project management and supervision. The Project includes (i) management services to be provided by United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), for a total of 76 person-months of international and 504 person-months of domestic; and (ii) 16 person-months of specialized consulting services in teacher training, family medicine, social work, and local government management, will be recruited through a firm in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Procurement
Procurement of Bank-financed goods and services will be carried out in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines for Procurement. Packages of drugs, textbooks and equipment will be procured by (i) international competitive bidding (ICB) for contracts valued at $500,000 or more, (ii) International Shopping (IS) for contracts below $500,000, and (iii) direct purchase for items generally valued at less than $100,000. Rehabilitation will require about 525 civil works contracts of an average value of $10,500. Educational equipment includes 200 small packages of about $5,300 each. Civil works and educational equipment will be carried out through LCB to promote local employment, private sector development, and continuity in future maintenance operations.
Procurement and Consulting Notices
http://www.adb.org/projects/33033-013/business-opportunities

Timetable

Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 15 May 1999 to 04 Jun 1999
Management Review Meeting 03 Aug 1999
Approval 26 Oct 1999
Last Review Mission

Milestones

Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 3192 06 May 1999 06 May 1999 31 May 1999

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 Office of the President
Mr. Gulomjon Babaev

Links

Project Website http://www.adb.org/projects/33033-013/main
List of Project Documents http://www.adb.org/projects/33033-013/documents