The primary goal of the Afghanistan Security TA is to establish a framework for security which addresses the challenges of working in the difficult environment of Afghanistan and enable ADB finance project to be implemented in as safe a manner as possible. The main objectives of the TA is to provide security for AFRM, ADB contracted consultants in Afghanistan and ADB missions from headquarters. The TA will also provide guidance and oversight related to security standards and measures for contractors, consulting firms, and NGOs working on projects funded by ADB but ADB is not responsible for their security.
|Project Name||Security Plan for Project Implementation|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Public sector management - Economic affairs management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||The primary goal of the Afghanistan Security TA is to establish a framework for security which addresses the challenges of working in the difficult environment of Afghanistan and enable ADB finance project to be implemented in as safe a manner as possible. The main objectives of the TA is to provide security for AFRM, ADB contracted consultants in Afghanistan and ADB missions from headquarters. The TA will also provide guidance and oversight related to security standards and measures for contractors, consulting firms, and NGOs working on projects funded by ADB but ADB is not responsible for their security.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The security situation in Afghanistan remains dangerous. Recent publications from a number of international think tanks (including the Afghanistan Study Group and International Crisis Group) suggest the security situation will deteriorate without major increases in military and economic assistance to counter the challenges of reconstituted Taliban and al-Qaeda forces, a runaway opium economy, and poverty faced by most Afghans. The Government of Afghanistan is unable to provide effective security outside the immediate environs of Kabul. Even with the presence of the large international and national military and police forces, Kabul itself comes under routine attack in the form of improvised explosive devices and suicide attacks. Radical political and religious factions have stepped up their attacks on international representatives and nongovernment organizations in recent months. Clearly, donor nations, development organizations, and humanitarian nongovernment organizations are not immune to the vagaries of this environment, or the frustrations generated by public expectations from the international community.
Reconstruction projects of the international community have been declared acceptable targets and Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded road projects have incurred a number of attacks.
The TA is aimed to provide security-related advice and assistance to the Government of Afghanistan, and donors, financiers and contractors of its ongoing projects. The TA will also provide guidance and oversight related to security standards and measures for government employees, contractors, consulting firms, and nongovernmental organizations working on such projects, including those of ADB.
|Impact||The primary impact of the TA is to establish a framework for security that (i) addresses the challenges of working in the difficult environment of Afghanistan and (ii) enables projects of the relevant organizations to be implemented in as safe a manner as possible.|
|Description of Outcome||The main outcome of the TA is to provide security-related advice and assistance to the Government of Afghanistan, and donors, financiers and contractors of its ongoing projects. The TA will also provide guidance and oversight related to security standards and measures for government employees, contractors, consulting firms, and nongovernmental organizations working on such projects, including those of ADB.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||
The following activities have been undertaken under the TA:
1. Field missions coordinated to facilitate ring road project security plan.
2. Security plan for North-South Corridor Projects discussed with MPW and APPF.
3. Crisis Management Plan and Business Continuity Plan updated.
4. Security Plans and cost estimates for projects developed.
5. Design implantation of physical security enhancement to AFRM compound including a new safe room and operation center completed.
6. Security briefings to ADB staffs and consultant visiting Afghanistan delivered.
7. Completed SRA related to NGO operations in country and logistics to compounds.
8. Documented attendance at UN SMT and other security task groups, and reports sent to TASU and CD AFRM.
9. AFRM Blast Wall and perimeter security enhancement works completed.
10. Extra physical security measures due to deteriorated situation.
11. Continued security trainings and drills.
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Security risk assessment and needs identification analysis.
2. Guidelines and Crisis Management Plans.
3. Guidelines and Security Plans for selected projects.
4. Needs assessment and professional advice to relevant organizations on implementing security plans.
5. Permanent participation at security-related coordination bodies.
6. Procurement of equipment required by the consultants, such as trauma kits; and general office equipment such as computers, software, and furniture.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||All activities under the TA has been completed. Contract of Field Security Officer (FSO) was completed on 30 June 2014. FSO has been rehired under another TA to provide security advices.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||N/A|
|During Project Implementation||N/A|
|Consulting Services||For the development and preparation of guidelines, security plans and crisis management plan (CMP), 24 person-months of international consultant; 48 person-months of national consultants; and 24 person-months of contractual services will be engaged under this TA.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Thiruchelvam, Mookiah|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Afghanistan Resident Mission|
Ministry of Finance
Dr. Mohammad Mustafa Mastoor
Pashtoonistan Watt, Kabul
|Concept Clearance||04 Jun 2008|
|Fact Finding||01 May 2008 to 31 May 2008|
|Approval||24 Jun 2008|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||29 Oct 2008|
|Last PDS Update||30 Sep 2014|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|24 Jun 2008||28 Jun 2008||28 Jun 2008||30 Jun 2010||30 Jun 2014||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,970,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,970,000.00||24 Jun 2008||1,653,403.63|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Security Plan for Project Implementation: Techincal Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Jul 2015|
|Security Plan for Project Implementation||Technical Assistance Reports||Jun 2008|
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