Afghanistan : Renewable Energy Development

Sovereign Project | 47266-001

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    ADB Disclosure
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Energy
Project Name Renewable Energy Development
Project Number 47266-001
Country / Economy Afghanistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8808-AFG: Renewable Energy Development
Clean Energy Fund under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
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
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome NA
Implementation Progress
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.

Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
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.
Business Opportunities
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
Fact Finding -
Approval 12 Dec 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Sep 2017

TA 8808-AFG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Dec 2014 06 Jan 2015 06 Jan 2015 30 Jun 2017 31 Dec 2017 31 Jan 2018
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
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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