Afghanistan: Inter-Ministerial Commission for Energy

Sovereign Project | 39402-012

Summary

Component 1: Establishment of the ICE Secretariat. This component will physically establish the ICE Secretariat office located at the Ministry of Energy and Water. In addition to establishing working groups at the four noted ministries, the Secretariat will serve as the point of contact for energy reform in Afghanistan to provide accurate information, facilitate market-relationships, coordinate energy project development, and build regional linkages.

Component 2: Establishment of a Commercial Advisory Team. This component will assist Government in the immediate economic assessment of energy sector development to accelerate the implementation of ongoing projects and identify energy investments that will facilitate reshaping the sector to become market-based and sustainable.

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Project Name Inter-Ministerial Commission for Energy
Project Number 39402-012
Country Afghanistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4918-AFG: Inter-Ministerial Commission for Energy
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

Component 1: Establishment of the ICE Secretariat. This component will physically establish the ICE Secretariat office located at the Ministry of Energy and Water. In addition to establishing working groups at the four noted ministries, the Secretariat will serve as the point of contact for energy reform in Afghanistan to provide accurate information, facilitate market-relationships, coordinate energy project development, and build regional linkages.

Component 2: Establishment of a Commercial Advisory Team. This component will assist Government in the immediate economic assessment of energy sector development to accelerate the implementation of ongoing projects and identify energy investments that will facilitate reshaping the sector to become market-based and sustainable.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The ADTA underpinned ADB's assistance in energy sector, one of the three priority sectors for assistance in Afghanistan. The ADTA also addressed three of the five thematic areas approved under AFG CPS -- governance, private sector development and regional cooperation
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 Kabul, 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 TA will engage 60 person months of international and 294 person-months of domestic consultancy. The international consultants will have extensive experience in energy planning, commercial operations, sector restructuring, and transition-government reform. The domestic consultants will have expertise in the areas mentioned above in addition to being well-versed in the current energy situation of the country. Emphasis will be placed on international expertise for the first 12 months of operations to then be carried out by domestic experts.
Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Afghanistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of FinanceDr. Mustafa MastoorMinistry of Finance Pashtunistan Watt, Kabul, Afghanistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 31 Aug 2005
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2006 to 25 Mar 2006
MRM -
Approval 31 Jan 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Aug 2007
Last PDS Update 08 Jan 2010

TA 4918-AFG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 Jan 2007 19 Mar 2007 19 Mar 2007 28 Feb 2009 30 Jun 2009 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 31 Jan 2007 1,368,978.71

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