Afghanistan: Postconflict Multisector Program Loan

Sovereign (Public) Project | 36231-013 Status: Archived

Project Details

Project Officer
Sato, Noriko Central and West Asia Department Request for information
  • Afghanistan
  • Transport
Project Name Postconflict Multisector Program Loan
Project Number 36231-013
Country Afghanistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 1954-AFG: Postconflict Multisector Program Loan
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 150.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Finance - Finance sector development

Public sector management - Economic affairs management

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The objective of the program loan would be to promote economic recovery and growth by addressing policy and institutional constraints to the functioning of the agriculture, social sectors, transport and energy sectors through support for market-based policies, institutional reforms, and sustainable financing. Substantial amount of the loan could be earmarked to meet the specific costs of adjustments and to support agriculture sector rehabilitation, national road building, and rehabilitation of primary schools and other facilities. Improvements in the efficiency of these sectors will bring major benefits to industry, agriculture, and to poor isolated communities. The Program is in consonance with the initiatives of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group which are aimed at facilitating Afghanistan's transition to a market economy.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact The program objective is to promote economic growth and poverty reduction through support for market-based policy reforms, public infrastructure investment, and institutional capacity building. The purpose is to enhance opportunities for economic revival by addressing key policy and institutional constraints to the efficient and effective functioning of the financial, transport, and energy sectors within a transparent and accountable governance structure. The Program supports ITGA's National Development Framework (NDF) and National Development Budget (NDB) and is consistent with the operational thrusts of ADB's Initial Country Strategy and Program for Afghanistan (2002-2004).
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

1. Improved governance and financial sector efficiency.

2. Improved transport and energy sector efficiency.

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs i) Governance and financial sector reforms, ii) Transport sector reforms, and iii) Energy sector reforms.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Afghanistan
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Acitve involvement of stakeholders will be achieved through direct consultation and national and regional workshops at the design inception, implementation, monitoring and evaluation stages. In order to gain from broad-based consultation, National Workshops will coincide with semiannual meetings. A hgih degree of ownership will require measures to strengthen the skills of stakeholders.
During Project Implementation The particpatory process as well as the progress of implementation will be closely monitored by AACA for all components. Resources are provided to support monitoring and evaluation at the level of AACA. An external independent body will cary out evaluation. Views and direct participation of the civil society will be sought for all relevant activities at different stages of design and implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services No consulting services will be provided under the program. Considering the program will address basic policy and institutional reforms in budgetary management and in the transport, energy, and financial sectors, however, provisions have been made for investment and capacity building in these sectors by linking program monitoring and implementation with the activities of ADB-funded advisors working in concerned ministries and departments under TA 3874-AFG: Capacity Building for Reconstruction and Development, approved for $14.5 million by ADB?s Board of Directors on 30 May 2002.
Procurement TBD
Responsible ADB Officer Sato, Noriko
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Afghanistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
[email protected]
Pashtunistan Watt,
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Concept Clearance 20 Feb 2002
Fact Finding 14 Mar 2002 to 24 Mar 2002
MRM 17 Sep 2002
Approval 04 Dec 2002
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Feb 2007
Last PDS Update 28 Feb 2011

Loan 1954-AFG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Dec 2002 04 Dec 2002 05 Dec 2002 31 Dec 2012 - 01 Oct 2012
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 150.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 150.00 04 Dec 2002 155.68 0.00 91%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 04 Dec 2002 171.20 0.00 100%

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Title Document Type Document Date
Postconflict Multisector Program Project/Program Completion Reports Dec 2009
Postconflict Multisector Program Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2002

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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None currently available.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

Title Document Type Document Date
Afghanistan: Postconflict Multisector Program Validations of Project Completion Reports Dec 2011

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