Tajikistan: Investment Climate Reforms

Sovereign Project | 47099-001 Status: Approved

Summary

Latest Project Documents

Title Date
Investment Climate Reforms Dec 2013

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Project Name Investment Climate Reforms
Project Number 47099-001
Country Tajikistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8557-TAJ: Investment Climate Reforms
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.00 million
TA 8557-TAJ: Investment Climate Reforms (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade - Small and medium enterprise development

Public sector management - Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome On 3 April 2015, the Government and ADB have signed the Memorandum of Understanding for the program of policy reforms to support private sector development and improve the investment climate. The program was the basis of an ADB policy-based programmatic assistance to the government as budget support approved on 4 December 2015. Consultants supported the design and implementation of some of the policy actions for Subprogram 1.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The institutional mechanisms to improve investment climate have been identified and proposed in Q4 2014.

Consultants are working on draft blueprints for (i) regulatory impact analysis, (ii) a credit guarantee scheme for investments in innovation, and (iii) investment promotion.

ADB is discussing business plans with local businesses for the development of one product where Tajikistan has comparative advantage. ADB will favor products in the agribusiness, textiles or tourism sectors.

The consultant has prepared the action plan for capacity development of the investment promotion agency.

ADB and the Investment Committee are discussing a possible study tour to an investment promotion agency in a developed country in Asia.

NABWT business incubator initiated its activities in 2014.

Discussions are ongoing with NABWT regarding (i) support to specific curricula for training courses in the business incubator (particularly on franchising) and (ii) mini-MBA courses. Recruitment of franchising consultant was initiated in July 2015.

Geographical Location Tajikistan

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The TA was requested by the government to ADB management in October 2012. The government highlighted the importance of private sector development and improvement of business environment to attract private investments. A reconnaissance mission was fielded in February 2013, followed by a consultation mission in March 2013. Discussions were held with government agencies (the President's Office, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, the Investment Committee, Tajinvest, and the Sugd Free Economic Zone), private sector players, business associations (Chamber of Commerce and Industry, National Association of Business Women), and donor organizations. The Executive Office of the President expressed its written concurrence to the technical assistance.
During Project Implementation Missions of ADB staff and international consultants have been conducted since May 2014 to discuss binding constraints to private sector development with government, businesses and business associations, and development partners. The missions have discussed the proposed program of policy of reforms.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services ADB will engage the services of a consulting firm and of resource persons that will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (March 2013, as amended from time to time). Quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) will be employed in recruiting a firm using simplified technical proposals (STP) and a quality-cost ratio of 80:20. An estimated 72 person-months of consulting services will be needed of which 16 person-months will be international and 56 person-months national. Advance selection procedures will be used to recruit the TA consultants. Resource persons will be recruited individually.
Procurement ADB will finance purchase of limited equipment required for successful completion or project outputs, including hardware for the business incubator (laptops, printers, routers and scanners), software for IPA's website, and investment promotion materials. The hardware and software will become the property of the SCISPM and of the NABWT after TA completion. Procurement will be conducted in accordance with the ADB's Procurement Guidelines (March 2013, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Ruben Barreto
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Office of the President
Mr. Davlatali Saidov, First Deputy Prime Minister
my-sarvazir@dip.tj
80 Rudaki Avenue Dunshanbe Republic of Tajikistan

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 17 Feb 2016

TA 8557-TAJ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2013 14 Feb 2014 14 Feb 2014 30 Jun 2016 31 Dec 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
600,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,600,000.00 13 Dec 2013 430,628.68
Title Document Type Document Date
Investment Climate Reforms Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2013

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