This technical assistance (TA) will foster more effective infrastructure development in the Central and West Asia developing member countries (DMCs) by improving their social safeguards, and in particular their land acquisition and resettlement (LAR) performance.
|Project Name||Supporting Social Safeguards in the Central and West Asia Region|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Land-based natural resources management
Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution
Public sector management / Law and judiciary
Transport / Rail transport (non-urban)
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Other urban services
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
This technical assistance (TA) will foster more effective infrastructure development in the Central and West Asia developing member countries (DMCs) by improving their social safeguards, and in particular their land acquisition and resettlement (LAR) performance. This will be accomplished by (i) engaging and deploying international and national consultants to strengthen the processing and implementation of projects with respect to safeguard compliance; (ii) utilizing and building on knowledge products and relationships developed under TA 7433-REG: Mainstreaming Land Acquisition and Resettlement in the Central and West Asia Region to further promote country ownership of sound and efficient safeguard practices in projects financed by Asian Development Bank (ADB); (iii) identifying gaps between local practice and ADB policy in a timely manner, and developing a strategy to effectively bridge these gaps, project by project; and (iv) providing capacity building, primarily in the form of on-the-job training, to increase the understanding of governments of the application of environmental and social safeguards. The TA is consistent with the ADB Safeguard Policy Statement (2009), the 2014 and 2016 evaluation studies of the Independent Evaluation Department, and supports Strategy 2020.
The TA will build on the achievements of TA 7433. Discussions with ADB staff and executing agencies during project missions confirm the relevance of TA 7433 and the need for the extension of its most useful component support for processing and implementation through on-the-job training. The new TA project will aid DMCs in Central and West Asia in meeting their Sustainable Development Goals, and it is on the priority list for Central and West Asia Department (CWRD) for processing in 2018.
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||TA 7433, which closed on 31 August 2018, worked well and provided a valuable service to DMCs during the processing and implementation phases of projects. Discussions with ADB staff, executing agencies, and implementing agencies revealed a need for the extension of its most useful components, which are considered to be (i) the continued deployment of consultants based in DMC resident missions to aid executing and implementing agencies in project processing and implementation as well as continued capacity building, training, and workshops where necessary; and (ii) provision of technical assistance for problem solving during project processing or implementation.|
|Impact||Effective infrastructure development compliant with ADB's SPS promoted in Central and West Asia (TA-defined).|
|Description of Outcome||Quality of safeguard documents and safeguard implementation improved in the CWRD portfolio|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Country-specific social safeguards administration and procedures improved
Quality and timeliness of LAR instruments improved
Project-specific grievance redress mechanisms (GRMs) improved
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||Consultants are currently under recruitment.|
|Geographical Location||Afghanistan - Nation-wide; Armenia - Nation-wide; Azerbaijan - Nation-wide; Georgia - Nation-wide; Kazakhstan - Nation-wide; Kyrgyz Republic - Nation-wide; Pakistan - Nation-wide; Tajikistan - Nation-wide; Turkmenistan - Nation-wide; Uzbekistan - Nation-wide|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Beauchamp, Michael J.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||CWOD-PSG|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||11 May 2018|
|Fact Finding||28 Feb 2018 to 28 Feb 2018|
|Approval||24 Jul 2018|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||01 Oct 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|24 Jul 2018||-||24 Jul 2018||29 Feb 2020||31 Jan 2021||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,050,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,050,000.00||24 Jul 2018||663,142.74|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Supporting Social Safeguards in the Central and West Asia Region: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Jul 2018|
Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.
None currently available.
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
None currently available.
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Supporting Social Safeguards in the Central and West Asia Region||Individual - Consulting||Closed||09 Apr 2020||15 Apr 2020|
|National Resettlement Specialist (Armenia)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||11 Oct 2019||24 Oct 2019|
|International Resettlement Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||10 Oct 2019||16 Oct 2019|
|National Agronomist Consultant (Georgia)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||25 May 2019||08 Jun 2019|
|International Resettlement Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||21 Mar 2019||27 Mar 2019|
|National Resettlement Specialist (Kazakhstan)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||22 Sep 2018||28 Sep 2018|
|National Resettlement Specialiast (Georgia)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||21 Sep 2018||27 Sep 2018|
|National Resettlement Specialist (KGZ)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||16 Aug 2018||22 Aug 2018|
|International Resettlment Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||15 Aug 2018||21 Aug 2018|
|National Resettlement Specialist (GEO)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||15 Aug 2018||28 Aug 2018|
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