51173-001: Second Support for Infrastructure Investments and Policy | Asian Development Bank

Afghanistan: Second Support for Infrastructure Investments and Policy

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

The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will further reforms and assistance 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
Davila, Marko 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 Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA: Second Support for Infrastructure Investments and Policy
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund US$ 1.10 million
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 (TA) will further reforms and assistance 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 in the country operations business plan, 2017 2019 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Afghanistan and aligns with the ADB interim 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 TA and will continue to support the Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund (AITF) and develop line ministry capacity. It will have an increased focus on sector strategy and planning to advance and support 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
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)
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 Davila, Marko
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 25 Jul 2017

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Project Economist Individual - Consulting Active 18 Oct 2017 25 Oct 2017
Energy Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Jul 2017 21 Jul 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
Project Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 13 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
Infrastructure Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 12 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
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Jul 2017 14 Jul 2017

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

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