Afghanistan: Support for Infrastructure Investments and Policy

Sovereign Project | 47263-001 Status: Active


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Project Name Support for Infrastructure Investments and Policy
Project Number 47263-001
Country Afghanistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8470-AFG: Support for Infrastucture Investments and Policy
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.20 million
TA 8470-AFG: Support for Infrastructure Investments and Policy (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

Public sector management - Public expenditure and fiscal management

Transport - Rail transport (non-urban) - Road transport (non-urban) - Transport policies and institutional development

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Government staff is given on job training; as a result the procurement of two civil work packages for about 85 km of road processed one package for goods and equipment to improve operation and maintenance was processed. Bid document for two civil work package for about 280 km raod tendered and one of these package is in final procurement stage. Three contracts for supervision consultant processed and approved. Advisory role played on project implementation and improved project performance.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Contracts of three international consultants (Energy Specialist, Financial Management Specialist and Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist) and one national Social/Safeguards Specialist have been completed.

Contracts of Transport Specialist and Energy specialist were extended to 31 July 2016.

Recruitment of national monitoring and evaluation specialist has been completed, the contract expires on 31 July 2016.

The TA current closing date for the TA is 31 July 2016; AFRM is working on extension of the support to AITF beyond the current closing date.

The operation and maintenance strategy paper was finalized in coordination with donor and government counterpart.

AITF annual and quarterly reports were finalized and circulated to the AITF contributors and government counterpart.

Technical working groups were established and regular meetings held.

The Government submitted requests for the AITF financing.

Geographical Location Nationwide

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design AFRM consulted with the Government through the Ministry of Finance on the nature and scope of the TA.
During Project Implementation Coordination with government and development partners in financing infrastructure projects in Afghanistan will be conducted during project implementation.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will finance the engagement of the three consultants (2 international and 1 national) on a fixed-term basis for an initial period of 18 months. On 25 March 2014 VP1 approved a minor change in TA implementation scope and increase in the TA amout, for engagement of 3 additional consultants (2 international and 1 national) for an initial period of 12 months.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Marko Davila
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Afghanistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Eklil Ahmad Hakimi, Minister
Pashtunistan Watt, Kabul, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan


Concept Clearance 04 Sep 2013
Fact Finding -
Approval 01 Oct 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 06 Apr 2016

TA 8470-AFG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Oct 2013 07 Oct 2013 07 Oct 2013 31 Mar 2015 31 Jan 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,950,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,050,000.00 01 Oct 2013 1,545,951.88
Title Document Type Document Date
Support for Infrastructure Investments and Policy Technical Assistance Reports Oct 2013

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