The objective is to contribute to the reduction of widespread poverty and improve economic livelihoods in the more vulnerable, low food security areas in the three northern provinces of Jowzjan, Faryab, and Sar-E-Pol througn support for community-based irrigation system rehabilitation and maintenance approaches, and pilot approaches to community planning and management. The project scope comprises: (i) income generation for the poor through irrigated agriculture, (ii) community capacity building for decision making and effective water utilization and management, and (iii) project management and monitoring. Improvement of traditional irrigation structures resulting in sustainable water for production is the immediate priority because of its key importance for livelihood-based agricultural production and for enhancing and sustaining natural resources-based asset generation.
|Project Name||Rural Recovery through Community Based Irrigation Rehabilitation|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Grant
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture and Natural Resources - Irrigation
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Gender equity|
|Description||The objective is to contribute to the reduction of widespread poverty and improve economic livelihoods in the more vulnerable, low food security areas in the three northern provinces of Jowzjan, Faryab, and Sar-E-Pol througn support for community-based irrigation system rehabilitation and maintenance approaches, and pilot approaches to community planning and management. The project scope comprises: (i) income generation for the poor through irrigated agriculture, (ii) community capacity building for decision making and effective water utilization and management, and (iii) project management and monitoring. Improvement of traditional irrigation structures resulting in sustainable water for production is the immediate priority because of its key importance for livelihood-based agricultural production and for enhancing and sustaining natural resources-based asset generation. The project will be implemented over 24 months, and will assist communities to implement subprojects through broad participation in identifying, prioritizing, planning, and rehabilitating badly degraded and damaged irrigation structures.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Impact||The Project's purpose is to increase economic livelihoods in the project area.|
|Description of Outcome||The Project will contribute to the reduction of widespread poverty in the more vulnerable, low food security areas in the north of Afghanistan.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||--|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
The implementation of civil works projects provided short-term employment totaling to 107,502 person-days. This was equivalent to an average of 1,453 person-days was utilized for each project. Local communities provided the labor, with labor allocations made per household.
As of 31 March 2010, short-term employment produced 107,502 person-days for all the project areas.
74 irrigation rehabilitation works were carried out during the life of the project. These 74 projects had positive impacts on a large numbers of direct and indirect beneficiaries through employment generation, and the benefits generated from improved irrigation supplies improving enterprise returns and livelihoods.
Capacity building and trainings were conducted on (a) agriculture management, (b) conflict management, (c) watershed management and conservation of water resources, (d) engineering construction management, (e) design methods, (f) quality control management, (g) quality of materials, (h) project estimation, (i) construction techniques for earthquake zones, (j) construction of foundations in the three provinces. A total of 1,237 individuals have attended the training sessions.
A process to develop watershed management plans based on consultations and agreements with stakeholders was developed. Such activities commenced in September 2008. Water management agreements for all 74 work sites have been completed.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||International and/or domestic NGOs will be contracted to implement the project at the provincial level. They will be required to (i) provide technically qualified staff members to serve on the survey teams to define likely project sites; (ii) engage communities selected for implementing irrigation subprojects in discussions of organizational requirements for implementing the project; (iii) manage all financial flows, and all payments to community workers, contractors, and suppliers (iv) provide technical guidance, as needed, for infrastructure construction; (v) provide capacity building for community members in basic accounting, project management, project impact monitoring on a regular basis; (vi) collaborate with the management NGO on seminars and discussions examining progress of the project, watershed management issues and techniques; (vii) ensure that contact with target communities is regular, continuing, and adequate to guarantee accountability to communities; and (vii) report regularly to the management services NGO, including progress, problems and issues, financial expenditures, and lessons learned.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Ayubi, Mohammad Hanif|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Afghanistan Resident Mission|
Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development
Mr. Wais Ahmad Barmak
Darul Aman Raod Kabul, Afghanistan
|Concept Clearance||11 Mar 2002|
|Fact Finding||16 Mar 2002 to 21 Mar 2002|
|Approval||26 Dec 2003|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||17 Feb 2006|
|Last PDS Update||30 Mar 2013|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|26 Dec 2003||29 May 2004||29 May 2004||30 Jun 2006||30 Jun 2010||12 Apr 2012|
|Financing Plan||Grant Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||5.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||0.00||26 Dec 2003||0.00||5.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||5.00||26 Dec 2003||0.00||5.00||100%|
|Status of Covenants|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Rural Recovery Through Community-Based Irrigation Rehabilitation||Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction||Dec 2003|
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