Uzbekistan: Policy and Institutional Reform Support

Sovereign Project | 41595-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Policy and Institutional Reform Support
Project Number 41595-012
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7046-UZB: Policy and Institutional Reform Support
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The TA supported the Government in preparation of the new Welfare Improvement Strategy for 2011-2014, which is a medium-term national development strategy outlining key policy reform measures. The TA also supported the preparation and adoption of the Water Supply and Sanitation Strategy, a key sector policy framework.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Most of the targets envisaged under the TA have been accomplished. Major achievements to date include: i) supporting the Government in formulation of the Water Supply and Sanitation Strategy; ii) supporting the Government in preparation of the initial draft of the new Welfare Improvement Strategy for 2011-2014; iii) convening international trade conference, with practical analysis on the role of trade on economic growth; iv) capacity building on public financial management and water resource management for the senior government officials; v) supporting Uzbekistan's delegation participation in a high-level international insurance policy and regulation workshop; and vi) supporting Government's economic and social policy dialogue among Asian transition economies (together with GIZ).

Currently, the TA is supporting the preparation of the new Country Partnership Strategy for Uzbekistan for 2011-2015. The TA covers key assessments of the private sector and governance needed for CPS.

Geographical Location Uzbekistan

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations were held with the stakeholders during the project design.
During Project Implementation The stakeholders are actively participating in discussions and consultations.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services ADB will engage the consultants on an individual basis in accordance with ADB's procedures for recruitment of individual consultants. ADB will recruit international consultants and team leaders (14 person-months) and national consultants (50 person-months), whose expertise fits the thematic areas identified by the EA. ADB will engage four international consultants and two national consultants per international consultant.
Procurement Any procurement under the TA will be conducted in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). Procurement will be conducted by ADB, and all equipment will be turned over to the counterpart agencies upon completion of the TA.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Mirzo Iskandar Gulamov
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Uzbekistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Cabinet of Ministers
Mr. Makhmudjon Askarov
Republic of Uzbekistan
Government House, Tashkent 700008
Republic of Uzbekistan


Concept Clearance 13 Aug 2007
Fact Finding 26 Oct 2007 to 29 Oct 2007
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 23 Dec 2008
Last PDS Update 26 May 2011

TA 7046-UZB

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Dec 2007 25 Mar 2008 25 Mar 2008 31 Dec 2010 31 Dec 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 950,000.00 17 Dec 2007 582,366.32
Title Document Type Document Date
Policy and Institutional Reform Support TA Completion Reports Oct 2013
Policy and Institutional Reform Support Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2007

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