Afghanistan: Capacity Development for Irrigation and Water Resources Management

Sovereign Project | 38252-012

Summary

The objective of the TA is to continue capacity development in MEW for policy analysis and strategic planning in the irrigation and water resources sectors.

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Project Name Capacity Development for Irrigation and Water Resources Management
Project Number 38252-012
Country Afghanistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4716-AFG: Capacity Development for Irrigation and Water Resources Management
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 755,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Water-based natural resources management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The objective of the TA is to continue capacity development in MEW for policy analysis and strategic planning in the irrigation and water resources sectors.

The TA will include a comprehensive capacity needs assessment and long-term capacity development program for the Irrigation Department with defined components and activities for external support. The capacity development program will include an Irrigation Department staffing plan, with terms of reference that builds on lessons from the priority reform and restructuring (PRR) process and incorporates new civil service reform initiatives. The TA will result in a number of internal policy documents (i) short-, medium-, and long-term strategic plans to define and achieve Irrigation Department and sector objectives and implement sector policies; (ii) a prioritized investment and asset management plan; (iii) a recurrent budget and financial management plan; (iv) an aid coordination plan; and (v) a water resources and irrigation policy action agenda among others. Outcomes will include procedures, processes, guidelines, and manuals to accompany the planning and strategy documents. The TA will involve workshops and other consultation activities along with seminars and local and foreign training opportunities for Government officials.

The TA will also provide for long-term advisors (one international and one domestic) to serve at Irrigation Department headquarters in Kabul. The advisors will work directly with the deputy minister (head of the Irrigation Department) to support day-to-day management activities and review and evaluate various project and policy documents. They will also execute the TA's program of work for the various planning, administrative, management, and strategy development activities.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA was in line with ADB's Afghanistan Country Strategy and Program Update in 2004, although TA execution was moved to 2005.
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 Afghanistan
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 Project will recruit consultants individually for a total of 19 person-months of international and 21 person-months of domestic consulting services in integrated water resources management (IWRM), planning, capacity development, and agency management.
Procurement To be determined
Responsible ADB Officer Binsar P. Tambunan
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Min. of Irrigation,Water Resources & EnvironmentMinisterahmadnuristani@yahoo.com. . .
Timetable
Concept Clearance 09 Mar 2004
Fact Finding 26 Aug 2004 to 28 Aug 2004
MRM -
Approval 07 Dec 2005
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 02 Nov 2005
Last PDS Update 30 Jul 2009

TA 4716-AFG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Dec 2005 30 Mar 2006 30 Mar 2006 31 Aug 2007 31 Dec 2008 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
755,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 755,000.00 07 Dec 2005 725,583.02

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