Tajikistan: Building Climate Resilience in the Pyanj River Basin

Sovereign Project | 45354-001 Status: Closed


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Project Name Building Climate Resilience in the Pyanj River Basin
Project Number 45354-001
Country Tajikistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7980-TAJ: Building Climate Resilience in the Pyanj River Basin
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 450,000.00
Strategic Climate Fund US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Irrigation - Land-based natural resources management - Water-based natural resources management

Finance - Inclusive finance - Insurance and contractual savings

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Pyanj River BAsin

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations were conducted from Nov 2011 to Feb 2013 to identify the most vulnerable communities, priority interventions and implementation arrangements. A participatory planning process with communities and other organizations working at the field level was adopted to identify appropriate interventions based and increase their resilience to droughts, floods, mudflows and slow onset changes such as increase in temperature. The TA identified mechanisms for continuing consultation processes that will enable local populations to be part of decision-making process.
During Project Implementation During the project preparation TA, a stakeholders analysis was conducted to identify key national and sub-national stakeholders amongst a broad section of government and society, including the role of local institutions, community associations and nongovernmental organizations. The TA designed the institutional arrangement of the Project to ensure high impact and sustainability of the adaptation measures and technologies, and effective investment implementation. Extensive consultation took place with communities in the Pyanj River Basin, government agencies, line ministries, nongovernment organications, academia and community organisations throughout the implementation of the TA.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

ADB engaged WYG Int. (UK) in association with the UK Met Office (UK) and Primex (Philippines) using simplified technical proposal for the quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) method to provide 18 international and 90 national person-months of consulting services. Quality: cost ratio of 90:10 was used for the QCBS due to the projects complexity and innovative nature of the technical work required. The consultants were engaged by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).

ADB also engaged an international microfinance consultant to assist the Ministry of Finance in strengthening the capacity of participating microfinance institutions in anti-money-laundering and combating the financing of terrorism. In addition, ADB is planning to engage an international implementation consultant to assist the executing agencies in establishment project management units and preparing bidding documents for the project.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Manami Suga
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Agency of Land Reclamation and Irrigation
5/1 Shamci Street


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2014

TA 7980-TAJ

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2011 09 Jan 2012 09 Jan 2012 31 Oct 2012 30 Jun 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
450,000.00 750,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,300,000.00 14 Dec 2011 1,050,910.27

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