Afghanistan: Capacity Building for Aid Coordination and Management in Natural Resource Management Sector

Sovereign Project | 37055-012

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Project Name Capacity Building for Aid Coordination and Management in Natural Resource Management Sector
Project Number 37055-012
Country Afghanistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4311-AFG: Capacity Building for Aid Coordination and Management in Natural Resource Management Sector
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Land-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The objectives of the proposed TA are to assist the Government to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the NRM sector by providing: (i) support to NRM Ministries to strengthen and institutionalize NRM sector CG processes and operation; (ii) support to establish and strengthen effective sector and Ministry based aid management and coordination mechanisms; and (iii) assistance to build capacity in the relevant Ministry departments for planning and developing the NRM investment program, projects and budget.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

The TA will be implemented by international and domestic consultants. The individual consultants will be recruited by ADB in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the engagement of domestic consultants. Strong preference in recruitment will be given to consultants with prior experience in Afghanistan and language ability in Dari and/or Pushtun.

The TA will require 13 person-months (pm) of international consultants and 36 pm of domestic consultants. The international consultant input will consist of one long-term specialist, a program/ aid management and coordination specialist for 12 pm. One person month of international consultant input is unallocated to allow for identification and recruitment of a short-term input to meet priority needs identified at TA Inception stage. The domestic consultant expertise will comprise two long-term specialists in program/ aid management and coordination (2 persons for 12pm each), and short term specialists and training/ workshop specialists in areas which are expected to include, but not be limited to: database management and aid coordination. The terms of reference for the identified long-term international and national consultants are presented in Appendix 2. The short-term international (1pm) and short-term domestic consultants (12pm) will be selected at TA Inception, when CVs will be submitted to the ADB for approval. This approach is required due to the absence of a domestic consulting industry, and will provide some flexibility to respond to any adjustment in the Ministry's specific requirements for the TA, as these requirements may be influenced by assistance programs of other international organizations.

Procurement tbd
Responsible ADB Officer Mohammad Hanif Ayubi
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Afghanistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture and Animal HusbandryMr. Sharif, Deputy MinisterKabul, Afghanistan * *
Timetable
Concept Clearance 27 Jan 2003
Fact Finding 27 Apr 2003 to 06 May 2003
MRM -
Approval 22 Dec 2003
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 23 Jan 2006
Last PDS Update 19 Mar 2008

TA 4311-AFG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Dec 2003 26 Jul 2004 26 Jul 2004 31 Jan 2005 31 Dec 2008 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 22 Dec 2003 303,740.81

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