ADB is helping Tajikistan mitigate the economic and social impact of the global economic crisis on the poor and vulnerable groups. The program will provide short-term fiscal stimulus and help meet critical public expenditures, such as social allowances, employment programs, and food and utilities expenses of social institutions.
|Project Name||Crisis Recovery Support Program (Program Grant)|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Grant
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change|
|Sector / Subsector||
Public sector management - Public expenditure and fiscal management - Social protection initiatives
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
The Program will provide short-term fiscal stimulus to mitigate the economic and social impact of the crisis. The Program will help meet critical public expenditures such as social allowances, employment programs, and food and utilities expenses of social institutions.
The Program is fully in line with the Government's economic stabilization and expenditure management programs. Under the latter, the Government has prioritized specific social and safety net expenditures for the revised 2009 budget. Program proceeds will help meet some of the prioritized public expenditures.
The Program has four special features:
"First, it is anchored fully on the IMF's Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF), which sets out the key macroeconomic parameters and identifies priority reform measures.
" Second, it uses the Program-Based Approach recognized under Asian Development Bank's (ADB's) Program Lending Policy. TCSP is structured on the Government's crisis mitigation program. The Government has adopted a crisis budget, which cuts non-essential expenditures and prioritizes social sector spending. ADB's financing will be part of the overall financing plan of the crisis mitigation program.
" Third, TCSP does not have a policy matrix or separate reform measures, in order to swiftly meet the counter-cyclical fiscal stimulus needs of Tajikistan.
" Fourth, ADB-through technical assistance and close coordination with other development partners-will focus on ensuring good financial management of the crisis-mitigation program.
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Impact||Economic and social impact of the crisis mitigated|
|Description of Outcome||Poor and vulnerable groups protected|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1) Employment programs for returned and unemployed migrants implemented
2) Social assistance to vulnerable groups increased
3) Basic service delivery by health, education and social protection institutions maintained
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Republic of Tajikistan|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Tan, Jose Antonio R. III|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD|
Ministry of Finance
3, Academic Rajabovs
|Concept Clearance||22 May 2009|
|Fact Finding||12 Mar 2009 to 25 Mar 2009|
|MRM||25 May 2009|
|Approval||06 Jul 2009|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||22 Jun 2009|
|Last PDS Update||30 Apr 2010|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|06 Jul 2009||07 Jul 2009||09 Jul 2009||31 Dec 2009||-||17 Jun 2010|
|Financing Plan||Grant Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||40.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||40.00||06 Jul 2009||40.00||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||06 Jul 2009||40.00||0.00||100%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Crisis Recovery Support Program||Project/Program Completion Reports||Dec 2010|
|Grant Agreement for Crisis Recovery Support Program between Republic of Tajikistan and Asian Development Bank dated 7 July 2009||Grant Agreement||Jul 2009|
|Crisis Recovery Support Program||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Jun 2009|
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