Afghanistan: Security Plan for Project Implementation

Sovereign Project | 42089-012

Summary

The primary goal of the Afghanistan Security TA is to establish a framework for security which addresses the challenges of working in the difficult environment of Afghanistan and enable ADB finance project to be implemented in as safe a manner as possible. The main objectives of the TA is to provide security for AFRM, ADB contracted consultants in Afghanistan and ADB missions from headquarters. The TA will also provide guidance and oversight related to security standards and measures for contractors, consulting firms, and NGOs working on projects funded by ADB but ADB is not responsible for their security.

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Project Name Security Plan for Project Implementation
Project Number 42089-012
Country Afghanistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7090-AFG: Security Plan for Project Implementation
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 995,000.00
TA 7090-AFG: Security Plan for Project Implementation (Supplemmentary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
TA 7090-AFG: Security Plan for Project Implementation (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Public sector management - Economic affairs management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The primary goal of the Afghanistan Security TA is to establish a framework for security which addresses the challenges of working in the difficult environment of Afghanistan and enable ADB finance project to be implemented in as safe a manner as possible. The main objectives of the TA is to provide security for AFRM, ADB contracted consultants in Afghanistan and ADB missions from headquarters. The TA will also provide guidance and oversight related to security standards and measures for contractors, consulting firms, and NGOs working on projects funded by ADB but ADB is not responsible for their security.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The security situation in Afghanistan remains dangerous. Recent publications from a number of international think tanks (including the Afghanistan Study Group and International Crisis Group) suggest the security situation will deteriorate without major increases in military and economic assistance to counter the challenges of reconstituted Taliban and al-Qaeda forces, a runaway opium economy, and poverty faced by most Afghans. The Government of Afghanistan is unable to provide effective security outside the immediate environs of Kabul. Even with the presence of the large international and national military and police forces, Kabul itself comes under routine attack in the form of improvised explosive devices and suicide attacks. Radical political and religious factions have stepped up their attacks on international representatives and nongovernment organizations in recent months. Clearly, donor nations, development organizations, and humanitarian nongovernment organizations are not immune to the vagaries of this environment, or the frustrations generated by public expectations from the international community.

Reconstruction projects of the international community have been declared acceptable targets and Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded road projects have incurred a number of attacks.

The TA is aimed to provide security-related advice and assistance to the Government of Afghanistan, and donors, financiers and contractors of its ongoing projects. The TA will also provide guidance and oversight related to security standards and measures for government employees, contractors, consulting firms, and nongovernmental organizations working on such projects, including those of ADB.

Impact The primary impact of the TA is to establish a framework for security that (i) addresses the challenges of working in the difficult environment of Afghanistan and (ii) enables projects of the relevant organizations to be implemented in as safe a manner as possible.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The main outcome of the TA is to provide security-related advice and assistance to the Government of Afghanistan, and donors, financiers and contractors of its ongoing projects. The TA will also provide guidance and oversight related to security standards and measures for government employees, contractors, consulting firms, and nongovernmental organizations working on such projects, including those of ADB.
Progress Toward Outcome

The following activities have been undertaken under the TA:

1. Field missions coordinated to facilitate ring road project security plan.

2. Security plan for North-South Corridor Projects discussed with MPW and APPF.

3. Crisis Management Plan and Business Continuity Plan updated.

4. Security Plans and cost estimates for projects developed.

5. Design implantation of physical security enhancement to AFRM compound including a new safe room and operation center completed.

6. Security briefings to ADB staffs and consultant visiting Afghanistan delivered.

7. Completed SRA related to NGO operations in country and logistics to compounds.

8. Documented attendance at UN SMT and other security task groups, and reports sent to TASU and CD AFRM.

9. AFRM Blast Wall and perimeter security enhancement works completed.

10. Extra physical security measures due to deteriorated situation.

11. Continued security trainings and drills.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Security risk assessment and needs identification analysis.

2. Guidelines and Crisis Management Plans.

3. Guidelines and Security Plans for selected projects.

4. Needs assessment and professional advice to relevant organizations on implementing security plans.

5. Permanent participation at security-related coordination bodies.

6. Procurement of equipment required by the consultants, such as trauma kits; and general office equipment such as computers, software, and furniture.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) All activities under the TA has been completed. Contract of Field Security Officer (FSO) was completed on 30 June 2014. FSO has been rehired under another TA to provide security advices.
Geographical Location Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design N/A
During Project Implementation N/A
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services For the development and preparation of guidelines, security plans and crisis management plan (CMP), 24 person-months of international consultant; 48 person-months of national consultants; and 24 person-months of contractual services will be engaged under this TA.
Responsible ADB Officer Mookiah Thiruchelvam
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Afghanistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of FinanceDr. Mohammad Mustafa Mastoormustafa.mastoor@afghanistangov.orgPashtoonistan Watt, Kabul
Timetable
Concept Clearance 04 Jun 2008
Fact Finding 01 May 2008 to 31 May 2008
MRM -
Approval 24 Jun 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 29 Oct 2008
Last PDS Update 30 Sep 2014

TA 7090-AFG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Jun 2008 28 Jun 2008 28 Jun 2008 30 Jun 2010 30 Jun 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,970,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,970,000.00 24 Jun 2008 1,653,403.63

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