Afghanistan: Community-Driven Irrigation Management

Sovereign Project | 51079-002

Project Details

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    ADB Disclosure
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Community-Driven Irrigation Management
Project Number 51079-002
Country / Economy Afghanistan
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Water Resources Sector Development Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 100.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Irrigation - Water-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects All structures to be developed under the Project are relatively small and possible minor environmental impacts can be mitigated.
Involuntary Resettlement The Government assured that no physical resettlement of people will be necessary for the project. Possible compensation may be needed for minor physical impact of land or crops, in line with a to be developed resettlement framework.
Indigenous Peoples The Government explained that Afghanistan is inhabited by ethnic groups across its 34 provinces, but that none of these groups are considered indigenous peoples as defined in the SPS for operational purposes.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions._CWRD will select, supervise and evaluate consultants. The consultants will procure office equipment, which will be handed over to the MRRD upon completion of the TA.
Procurement It is proposed to classify the project as category A, mainly because of the general security risks in the Afghanistan. No complex or high-risk procurement arrangements are expected. The project will primarily use community contracting as the main procurement method. All contract will likely consist of relative small community contract packages, which is considered suitable for the local conditions in Afghanistan. The MRRD, the implementing agency, has a good track record with successfully implementing participatory community contracting, including for ADB projects. Procurement capacity of the implementing agency will further be assessed during early stage of the TA for the specific requirement for the project. Additional training will be provided during TA and project implementation.
Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD
Concept Clearance 18 Oct 2019
Fact Finding 18 May 2020 to 29 May 2020
MRM 23 Aug 2021
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 02 Jun 2020

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