Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 22 May 2011

Project Name Pilot Testing of Rural Savings and Credit Union
Country Uzbekistan
Project/Program Number 33196-022
Status Closed
Geographical Location Countrywide
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 Finance
Subsector Microfinance
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance3635Technical Assistance Special Fund150

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 Study is to develop a nationwide savings and credit union system. The purpose is to pilot test SCUs and legislation and regulation, policies and procedures and supervisory arrangements for SCUs. The Study will (i) establish up to three pilot SCUs (ii) train officials and staff of the SCUs in SCU organization, operations and financial management, and the duties and responsibilities of Board, Credit Committee, Audit Committee and management (iii) train CBU staff in supervision of SCUs (iv) supervise the implementation of the legal and regulatory framework and recommend any improvements (v) supervise the implementation of the SCU operational policies and procedures and recommend any improvements and (vi) establish and operate a trial regulatory unit in the CBU. The TA will include workshops and oversea study tour training to expose and train SCUs officials and managers and CBU staff in the operations and supervision of SCUs.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

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 2007 Mar 01
Consulting Services
An international SCU specialist will be employed for 3.75 personmonths. A local consultant will be employed to promote support for the establishment of the pilot SCUs and assist with the training of SCU staff.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 06 Jan 2001 to 11 Jan 2001
Management Review Meeting
Approval 05 Mar 2001
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 3635 05 Mar 2001 05 Mar 2001 31 Jul 2001 30 Sep 2003


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
Cumulative Disbursements

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
Technical Assistance 3635 150 150 123 27 123 27

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer (
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Mr. K. T. Rofiyev, Deputy Chairman


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