Kyrgyz Republic: Implementation Support for Investment Climate Reform

Sovereign Project | 41544-032

Summary

The TA objective is to support effective implementation of the Investment Climate Improvement Program cluster. Specifically, the TA will help ensure timely achievement of the policy actions envisioned for subprogram 2, through technical inputs, stakeholder consultations, and public awareness activities to build consensus on the reform agenda. Developing training programs and related manuals to ensure reform sustainability beyond the program period will be a priority.

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Project Name Implementation Support for Investment Climate Reform
Project Number 41544-032
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7162-KGZ: Implementation Support for Investment Climate Reform
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agriculture research and application
Public sector management - Economic affairs management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA objective is to support effective implementation of the Investment Climate Improvement Program cluster. Specifically, the TA will help ensure timely achievement of the policy actions envisioned for subprogram 2, through technical inputs, stakeholder consultations, and public awareness activities to build consensus on the reform agenda. Developing training programs and related manuals to ensure reform sustainability beyond the program period will be a priority.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact The TA will take a two-pronged approach, focusing on: (i) high-level strategic planning and policy making, and (ii) economic analysis and research.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome More coherent, transparent and well-sequenced economic policy decisions arising from better strategic planning, more rigorous analysis and external economic developments, and improved coordination among these agencies.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs In line with the program reform areas, the TA will cover (i) regulatory reform to reduce compliance costs, (ii) financial sector reforms to improve access to long-term funds for capital investment, and (iii) an enabling environment for PPP to enhance infrastructure investment.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Kyrgyz Republic
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 20 person-months of international consultants' services and 24 person-months of national consultants' services. The areas of expertise will include regulatory impact assessment, PPP, legal reform, and credit information systems. The consultants will: (i) liaise with relevant stakeholders from the Government, the private sector and funding agencies to foster participation in the implementation of the Program; (ii) conduct technical round table discussions and workshops; (iii) follow up with the program working group and IAs on implementation progress and convey to ADB any issues or concerns; (iv) support the program working group and IAs on overall supervision, implementation, and monitoring of various activities under the Program; and (v) prepare regular progress reports.

All international and national consultants will be engaged on an individual basis in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time), and ADB's procedures for recruiting individual consultants.

Responsible ADB Officer Michiel Van der Auwera
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Economic RegulationSanjar MukanbetovChui Avenue, 106, Bishkek 720002
Timetable
Concept Clearance 31 Jul 2008
Fact Finding 23 May 2008 to 20 Jun 2008
MRM -
Approval 03 Nov 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Jun 2008
Last PDS Update 19 Oct 2010

TA 7162-KGZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Nov 2008 27 Nov 2008 27 Nov 2008 30 Jun 2010 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
600,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 03 Nov 2008 366,860.86
Title Document Type Document Date
Investment Climate Improvement Program Reports and Recommendations of the President Oct 2008
Investment Climate Improvement Program Design and Monitoring Frameworks Jul 2008

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