Afghanistan : Renewable Energy Development
Central and West Asia Department
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|Project Name||Renewable Energy Development|
|Country / Economy||Afghanistan
|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||
Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform
|Gender||No gender elements|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome||NA|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
- The renewable energy road map was completed and presented to the government in May 2017, and was officially adopted in June 2017.
- Assessments were made for four proposed sites, with four pre-feasibility studies completed.
- Several training seminars/workshops and a symposium have been conducted to improve capacity to implement energy projects. Specialized software were also purchased and EA staff were trained to utilize these.
- Road map implementation activities have been initiated, with the 20 MW Naghlu Solar Power Project, due for ADB approval in September 2017, as a first activity.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Not applicable.|
|During Project Implementation||The TA will be monitored through regular reporting and soliciting feedback from key stakeholders. The TA progress and outcomes will be regularly discussed with all relevant stakeholders and development partners involved in renewable energy programs.|
|Consulting Services||The consulting firm engaged under the CDTA was mobilized in Q3 2015, while the international individual expert (Solar) was mobilized in Q1 2016. Two additional international experts (solar and procurement) were also engaged in Q4 2016. The experts were engaged using ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and its Borrowers (2013, as amended from time to time).|
|Procurement||The procurement of equipment will be in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||ADB Disclosure|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Energy Division, CWRD|
|Concept Clearance||30 Oct 2014|
|Approval||12 Dec 2014|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||26 Sep 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|12 Dec 2014||06 Jan 2015||06 Jan 2015||30 Jun 2017||31 Dec 2017||31 Jan 2018|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||1,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,000,000.00||26 Sep 2017||990,040.27|
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