Regional: Developing Water Resources Sector Strategies in Central and West Asia

Sovereign Project | 45353-001 Status: Closed


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Project Name Developing Water Resources Sector Strategies in Central and West Asia
Project Number 45353-001
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8015-REG: Water Resources Sector Strategies in Central and West Asia
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Multi-Donor Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility US$ 500,000.00
TA 8015-REG: Developing Water Resources Sector Strategies in Central and West Asia (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Irrigation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Draft water sector strategies for Tajikistan and Kyrgyz Republic available. Azerbaijan Water Strategy is currently being reviewed by the Government of Azerbaijan and ADB.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Two workshops were held in October 2012. Phase 1 workshop which was held in Tajikistan for (i) sector assessment to identify and prioritize key challenges in the water resources sector and (ii) development of water resources sector strategy to propose solutions, (iii) criteria to select potential investmen projects and (iv) discussion on draft outputs.

The participants (NGOs and officials from MLRWR) were able to come up with a consensus on the prioirty subsectors to be the core of the water resources sector assessment and strategy, key isues to be addressed in these sub-sectors and (iii) when addressing issues IWRM and river basin management should be considered.

A phase 2 workshop was held in Kyrgyz Republic which aimed to identify 11 subprojects out of which 3 were identified as priority investment subprojects. The 8 subprojects will reviewed as there may be some subprojects that may be included in the list.

A high level International Conference on Water Cooperation was held in Tajikistan from 20 to 21 August 2013. The main purpose of the Conference, is to promote dialogue and mutual understanding and to strengthen the partnership and cooperation on water issues among all stakeholders at all levels. The TA supported a session on water cooperation and sectoral synergies discussing the water-food-energy nexus and need for implementing integrated water resource management approaches for sustainable development in the region and beyond.

A TA review mission was fielded from 26 to 29 August 2013 for Azerbaijan. The mission and the government agreed that the TA be extended, the TOR and scope of work for the consultants be revised to incorportate the ground realities and phase 1 and phase 2 implementation strategy should be combined to achieve better results in a timely manner. The Review Mission to Azerbaijan was last fielded in May 2015.

Following the Stakeholders Consultation Workshop in October 2014, the consultants prepared a draft final report on developing Water Resources Sector Strategies for Azerbaijan in December 2014. The latest draft of the document is currently being reviewed by the Government of Azerbaijan and ADB.

The TA completion date has been extended to 31 December 2015.

Geographical Location TAJ, KGZ, AZE, UZB, TKM

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Not applicable.
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The RETA indicatively requires six international consultants (25 person-months) and three national consultants (12 person-months) with the following indicative positions for international consultants: (i) Team Leader/Water Management covering flood management; (ii) Salt Management; (iii) Irrigation Management; (iv) Agricultural Development; (v) Image Interpretation; and (vi) Economic Evaluation. Phase 1 of the TA will require 10.5 and 6 months of international and national consultants while another 14.5 and 6 months of international and national consultants will be required for Phase 2. Those consultants will be recruited through a firm using quality- and cost-based selection with a 90:10 weighting using a full technical proposal. In addition, ADB will recruit one individual international consultant with 13 person-month inputs to liaise with the consultant firm and the IAs and to manage the delivery schedule and the quality of outputs. The selection of consultant firm and the individual consultant will be in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on The Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Not Applicable.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Akhtar Ali
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines


Concept Clearance 17 Nov 2011
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 14 Sep 2015

TA 8015-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Dec 2011 - 22 Dec 2011 31 Mar 2013 31 Dec 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,600,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,100,000.00 22 Dec 2011 1,521,443.20

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