|Project Name||Postconflict Multisector Program Loan|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|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).|
|Description of Outcome||
1. Improved governance and financial sector efficiency.
2. Improved transport and energy sector efficiency.
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|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)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|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.|
|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 $14.5 million by ADB?s Board of Directors on 30 May 2002.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Sato, Noriko|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Afghanistan Resident Mission|
Ministry of Finance
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
|Concept Clearance||20 Feb 2002|
|Fact Finding||14 Mar 2002 to 24 Mar 2002|
|MRM||17 Sep 2002|
|Approval||04 Dec 2002|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||16 Feb 2007|
|Last PDS Update||28 Feb 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|04 Dec 2002||04 Dec 2002||05 Dec 2002||31 Dec 2012||-||01 Oct 2012|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||150.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||150.00||04 Dec 2002||155.68||0.00||91%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||04 Dec 2002||171.20||0.00||100%|
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