Afghanistan: Support to the Afghanistan National Development Strategy

Sovereign Project | 40580-012

Summary

To support the AFG Government in the preparation of a full, PRSP-compliant AFG National Development Strategy.

The TA will have the following 3 components:

Component 1 Statistical Capacity Building for the ANDS will strengthen the capacity of the Central Statistics Office (CSO) to collect, analyze and manage statistical and other data required to monitor the implementation of the I-ANDS, ANDS and the Afghanistan Compact.

Component 2 Promoting Transparency and Accountability will build the Government s capacity to identify and design measures that mitigate opportunities for corruption. It will assist in the development of a national anti-corruption strategy.

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Project Name Support to the Afghanistan National Development Strategy
Project Number 40580-012
Country Afghanistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4897-AFG: Support to the Afghanistan National Development Strategy
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.70 million
Governance Cooperation Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Public sector management - Economic affairs management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

To support the AFG Government in the preparation of a full, PRSP-compliant AFG National Development Strategy.

The TA will have the following 3 components:

Component 1 Statistical Capacity Building for the ANDS will strengthen the capacity of the Central Statistics Office (CSO) to collect, analyze and manage statistical and other data required to monitor the implementation of the I-ANDS, ANDS and the Afghanistan Compact.

Component 2 Promoting Transparency and Accountability will build the Government s capacity to identify and design measures that mitigate opportunities for corruption. It will assist in the development of a national anti-corruption strategy.

Component 3 Pilot Participatory Poverty Assessment will enhance the capacity of Afghan civil society organizations to plan and conduct pilot participatory poverty assessments. The participatory poverty assessment (PPA) will complement the quantitative data that will be generated by sample surveys and administrative data.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Strengthened capacity for informed policy making and monitoring with a particular focus on poverty, transparency, and accountability
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Component 1

Capacity of Central Statistics Office (CSO) enhanced to collect, analyze, and manage ANDS/PRSP-related data

Component 2

National accountability and transparency strategy/action plan developed through a participatory process

GACAP II compliance via risk management in key ADB sectors

Component 3

Improved national capacity to analyze scope and nature of poverty

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Component 1

1. National poverty line established

2. Poverty assessment completed

3. Availability of new data for key indicators for ANDS

Component 2

1. Good practices mainstreamed in the risk management plan for transport and in NACS

2. Risk management plans developed for transport, energy, and customs

3. National anticorruption strategy as part of ANDS completed

4. Completed corruption-related diagnostic work (in close coordination with World Bank)

Component 3

1. Technical Advisory Group representing key stakeholders established and operational

2. Development of assessment methodology to capture key elements of poverty/human deprivation

3. Field-level implementation and analysis of assessment data

4. Preparation and dissemination of assessment findings

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Kabul, AFG
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 An estimated total of 61 person-months of international (30 person-months for component 1, 16 person-months for component 2 and 15 person-months for component 3) and 175 person-months of domestic consultancy (80 person-months for component 1, 35 person-months for component 2 and 60 person-months for component 3) will be required.
Responsible ADB Officer Chellam Palanyandy
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Afghanistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of FinancePashtunistan Watt,Kabul,Islamic Republic
of Afghanistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 27 Sep 2006
Fact Finding 18 Sep 2006 to 20 Sep 2006
MRM -
Approval 14 Dec 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 17 Sep 2007
Last PDS Update 15 Oct 2007

TA 4897-AFG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2006 09 Jan 2007 09 Jan 2007 31 Dec 2008 31 Mar 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,700,000.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,300,000.00 14 Dec 2006 1,753,375.53
Title Document Type Document Date
Support to the Afghanistan National Development Strategy TA Completion Reports Jan 2013
Support to the Afghanistan National Development Strategy Technical Assistance Reports Nov 2006

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