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Afghanistan: Second Support for Infrastructure Investments and Policy

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51173-001 Status: Active

The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (KSTA) will help to further reform and assist the government to improve infrastructure development and delivery. The TA will focus on: (i) implementation and project management, (ii) strategic planning, and (iii) project finance. The TA's main activities will be providing policy advice and building the capacity of the Ministry of Finance (MOF the executing agency or EA), line ministries, and other government agencies (the implementing agencies or IAs).

(TA) will further reforms and assists to improve infrastructure development and delivery by focusing on (i) implementation and project management, (ii) strategic planning, and (iii) project finance. The TA will focus on providing policy advice and building the capacity of the Ministry of Finance (MOF), line ministries, and other government organizations.

Project Details

Project Officer
Chansavat, Bouadokpheng Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Afghanistan
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name Second Support for Infrastructure Investments and Policy
Project Number 51173-001
Country Afghanistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9396-AFG: Second Support for Infrastructure Investments and Policy
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund US$ 1.10 million
TA 9396-AFG: Second Support for Infrastructure Investments and Policy (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.27 million
Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund US$ 490,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development

Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform

Public sector management / Economic affairs management - Public expenditure and fiscal management

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (KSTA) will help to further reform and assist the government to improve infrastructure development and delivery. The TA will focus on: (i) implementation and project management, (ii) strategic planning, and (iii) project finance. The TA's main activities will be providing policy advice and building the capacity of the Ministry of Finance (MOF the executing agency or EA), line ministries, and other government agencies (the implementing agencies or IAs).

(TA) will further reforms and assists to improve infrastructure development and delivery by focusing on (i) implementation and project management, (ii) strategic planning, and (iii) project finance. The TA will focus on providing policy advice and building the capacity of the Ministry of Finance (MOF), line ministries, and other government organizations.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA is included in the country operations business plan, 2017-2019 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Afghanistan and aligns with the ADB Country Partnership Strategy priorities of energy, transport, and water and natural resources investments. The TA will build on the Support for Infrastructure Investments and Policy. The TA will also continue to support the Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund (AITF) and develop line ministries' capacity. This TA will have a particular focus on the sector strategy and planning to advance and support the implementation of the National Infrastructure Plan (NIP) 2017-2021, under the direction of the MOF and the Infrastructure Council, and develop project financing budgeting and strategies.
Impact

Improved transport systems for movement of goods and services (in-country and regionally), increased access to affordable and reliable energy, and increased food self-sufficiency and agricultural exports. (COBP 2017-2019)

Economic stimulus and stability from release of unspent development budget, job creation and development of the national construction industry

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Infrastructure delivery improved
Progress Toward Outcome Under the TA, several international and national specialists have been recruited. Some of the positions are currently being reviewed to ensure that the objectives will be met.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Strengthened government project implementation capacity and procedures.

Strategic policy and planning documents and support including NIP revisions, NIP implementation plan, project selection criteria, infrastructure investment plan, revised development budget and technical notes on infrastructure sector institutional arrangements.

Increased infrastructure financing through improved AITF operations and strengthened PPP plans and framework.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

All the consultants' positions have been advertised and recruitment is on-going. International Infrastructure Specialist, Water Resources and Irrigation Specialist, Project Economist is recruited and is on board. PPP Specialist recruitment is in progress. Energy Specialist and Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist are recruited and on board. Recruitment for the remaining positions is ongoing.

Once all consultants are recruited, they will build on the previous support for infrastructure investments and policy TA and will further develop line ministries capacity and continue to support the AITF. The consultants will work on sector strategy and planning to advance and support the implementation of the National Infrastructure Plan (NIP), under the direction of the MOF and the infrastructure council.

The TA is currently in the process of receiving additional funds (subject to ADB Management approval) to help the reform of the Ministry of Public Works. In addition, the TA will facilitate to engage a third party monitoring and evaluation firm - which will help the government to better identify issues and to timely resolve the issues so that project implementation will achieve its target.

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Chansavat, Bouadokpheng
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Afghanistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Pashtunistan Watt,
Kabul,
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 07 Jul 2017
Fact Finding 18 Apr 2017 to 18 Apr 2017
MRM -
Approval 26 Sep 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 03 Oct 2018

TA 9396-AFG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Sep 2017 26 Nov 2017 26 Nov 2017 30 Sep 2019 30 Sep 2020 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,275,000.00 1,590,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,865,000.00 26 Sep 2017 1,667,489.76

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Second Support for Infrastructure Investments and Policy - Financial Reporting and Quality Assurance Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Jan 2020 29 Jan 2020
Second Support for Infrastructure Investments and Policy - Social Safeguard Capacity Development Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Jan 2020 18 Jan 2020
Second Support for Infrastructure Investments and Policy - Resettlement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Jan 2020 18 Jan 2020
Second Support for Infrastructure Investments and Policy - Resettlement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Jan 2020 18 Jan 2020
Second Support for Infrastructure Investments and Policy - Social Safeguard Capacity Development Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Jan 2020 18 Jan 2020
Second Support for Infrastructure Investments and Policy - Power Sector Data Analyses and Energy Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Dec 2019 02 Jan 2020
Second Support for Infrastructure Investments and Policy - International Financial Reporting and Quality Assurance Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Dec 2019 26 Dec 2019
Second Support for Infrastructure Investments and Policy - Infrastructure Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Aug 2019 29 Aug 2019
Second Support for Infrastructure Investments and Policy - National Data Analyst Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Jul 2019 21 Jul 2019
Second Support for Infrastructure Investments and Policy - National Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Jul 2019 21 Jul 2019
Energy Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Apr 2019 01 May 2019
National Economist to Deputy Minister of Finance Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Apr 2019 29 Apr 2019
OMEC Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Apr 2019 11 Apr 2019
Second Support for Infrastructure Investments and Policy - Senior Public Financial Management Adviser (MOF) Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Feb 2019 27 Feb 2019
M&E of AITF Projects Firm - Consulting Closed 16 Feb 2019 02 Mar 2019
Second Support for Infrastructure Investments and Policy - Technical Coordinator to MOF (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Feb 2019 28 Feb 2019
Second Support for Infrastructure Investments and Policy - External Relations Officer To AITF (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Feb 2019 27 Feb 2019
Second Support for Infrastructure Investments and Policy - Advisor To The Chief Executive Officer Of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (Dabs) Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Feb 2019 28 Feb 2019
Project Implementation Expert (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Feb 2019 28 Feb 2019
Project Implementation Expert - National Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Feb 2019 28 Feb 2019
Third Party Monitoring Firm - Consulting Closed 25 Jan 2019 08 Feb 2019
Second Support for Infrastructure Investments and Policy Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Nov 2018 25 Nov 2018
Water Resources and Irrigation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Jun 2018 22 Jun 2018
Irrigation and Agriculture Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Mar 2018 29 Mar 2018
Project Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 31 Jan 2018 06 Feb 2018
Infrastructure Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 31 Jan 2018 06 Feb 2018
Project Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Jan 2018 21 Jan 2018
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Dec 2017 22 Dec 2017
Project Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Oct 2017 25 Oct 2017
Irrigation and Agriculture Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017
Energy Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017
Contract Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017
PPP Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017
Transport Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017
Infrastructure Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Jul 2017 14 Jul 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 9396 10 May 2019 Dynamic Vision (AFGHANI. IS. REP. OF) House 2, Street 1, Shah Shaheed, Opp Cha Kabul Afghanistan Ministry of Finance Consulting Services 162,241.00

Procurement Plan

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