50022-001: Affordable Rural Housing Program | Asian Development Bank

Uzbekistan: Affordable Rural Housing Program

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50022-001 Status: Closed

A program preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) will help (i) the government design the multi-year housing program; (ii) undertake technical assessments to establish program soundness, expenditure and financing, and results; and (iii) undertake program system assessments. The estimated TA size is $750,000, of which $700,000 is proposed to be financed on a grant basis by ADB's Technical Assistance Special Fund (TASF-Others); the government will provide in-kind contributions.

Project Details

Project Officer
Sumbal, Asadullah Khan Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Uzbekistan
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Finance
 
Project Name Affordable Rural Housing Program
Project Number 50022-001
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9108-UZB: Supporting Affordable Rural Housing Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 700,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Finance / Housing finance

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description A program preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) will help (i) the government design the multi-year housing program; (ii) undertake technical assessments to establish program soundness, expenditure and financing, and results; and (iii) undertake program system assessments. The estimated TA size is $750,000, of which $700,000 is proposed to be financed on a grant basis by ADB's Technical Assistance Special Fund (TASF-Others); the government will provide in-kind contributions.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy In Uzbekistan 60% of the poor live in rural areas. Reduction of rural poverty is therefore a government priority, which the government is addressing through a rural housing program on four fronts. First, there is a serious shortage of rural housing, with four times as many applicants as there are houses available. This phenomenon has become more pronounced in the last two years, as an increasing number of migrant workers return from the Russian Federation. Second, with the mechanization of agriculture leading to job losses and with falling remittance payments from abroad, the government is anxious to develop the rural areas and encourage the growth of off-farm employment. The provision of affordable rural housing will help to retain small business owners and low- to mid-income professionals, such as teachers and health workers, in rural areas. The government has proven that new rural housing clusters can be transformed into thriving communities with local businesses serving the homeowners. Third, the continued growth of the rural housing program itself is expected to support the local construction industry as well as generate temporary employment for the rural population. Fourth, the government is improving services, including the provision of clean drinking water, gas, and electricity to the rural population. Altogether, these measures are expected to raise the quality of life for the rural population. Despite the current adverse external economic environment and the expected slowdown in economic growth, the government is committed to continue provision of affordable housing. In this regard, it has requested ADB's renewed support for an affordable housing finance program under the auspices of the ongoing government program for Accelerated Development of the Service Sphere in Rural Areas.
Impact Improved quality of life in rural areas of Uzbekistan predicated on quality housing, associated infrastructure, and improved services
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased number of rural population benefits from affordable housing in line with standards of equity, transparency, and quality
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Rural beneficiaries access newly constructed houses in line with agreed standards

Rural beneficiaries provided with on-site infrastructure associated with new housing

Policies and systems for rural housing sector improved

National capacities in managing and performance monitoring strengthened

Other results (financing for prior results)

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA engaged 16 consultants, 5 international and 11 national experts of whom 5 were engaged as national resource persons. An international climate change specialist will be engaged as a resource person to be fielded in early May 2017 to develop a roadmap for Uzhydromet's screening and associated framework for capacity building and will present its findings in a workshop to be held in ADB Uzbekistan Resident Mission.
Procurement There is no procurement of goods and equipment under this TA
Responsible ADB Officer Sumbal, Asadullah Khan
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Uzbekistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Economy
Uzbekistan Avenue, 45A Tashkent, 100060, Republic of Uzbekistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 29 Apr 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Jun 2016

TA 9108-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Apr 2016 10 May 2016 10 May 2016 30 Nov 2016 31 Jul 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 29 Apr 2016 613,210.48

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Title Document Type Document Date
Affordable Rural Housing Program: Program Safeguard Systems Assessment Program Safeguard Systems Assessments Sep 2016

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