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Afghanistan: Improving Management of Involuntary Resettlement Impacts in Afghanistan

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53201-001 Status: Active

This TA aims to provide support to the government in managing social safeguards requirements in ongoing and processing projects through: (i) increasing capacity of national expertise in understanding and managing LAR activities in compliance with ADB safeguards policies; and (ii) providing operational support to project teams to ensure compliance of ADB financed projects with ADB Safeguards Policy Statement 2009 on Involuntary Resettlement.

Project Details

Project Officer
Satylganova, Aida Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Afghanistan
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name Improving Management of Involuntary Resettlement Impacts in Afghanistan
Project Number 53201-001
Country Afghanistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9904-AFG: Improving Management of Involuntary Resettlement Impacts in Afghanistan
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description This TA aims to provide support to the government in managing social safeguards requirements in ongoing and processing projects through: (i) increasing capacity of national expertise in understanding and managing LAR activities in compliance with ADB safeguards policies; and (ii) providing operational support to project teams to ensure compliance of ADB financed projects with ADB Safeguards Policy Statement 2009 on Involuntary Resettlement.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

During country safeguards review mission in November 2018, 8 projects in Afghanistan were identified as non-compliant with ADB Safeguards Policy Statement 2009 on Involuntary Resettlement (ADB SPS 2009). Detailed action plans with specific timelines were developed to bring projects back to compliance. Executing agencies (EA) have been demonstrating a strong commitment to implement social safeguards policies and bring these projects back to compliance.

In achieving and keeping this target, EAs need a capacity building support to increase their knowledge and understanding of ADB Safeguards Policy Statement 2009 for Involuntary Resettlement. International experts are not willing to travel to Afghanistan for processing and ongoing projects due to increased security risks. Also, there is quite limited number of national social safeguards expertise in the country.

Location of project site areas in _active conflict zones_ or _post-conflict zone_ areas is another challenge in Afghanistan. While there are access and security constraints on project sites located in _active conflict-zone_ areas, there are many other challenges in Afghanistan directly relevant to implementation of social safeguards requirements. These are due to _post conflict-zone" challenges, which include damaged government institutions, buildings, incomplete or missing data, archives, lack of public services to people, etc. These constraints eroded confidence in the results of field surveys among government agencies and government introduced additional layers of internal review and approval. A combination of these factors have been causing significant delays in implementation of LAR activities.

Impact Improved of social safeguards compliance in ADB funded projects in Afghanistan
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Management of involuntary resettlement impacts of projects in Afghanistan improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Capacity of in-country social safeguards specialists enhanced

Operational support to improve management of involuntary resettlement

impacts in project established

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 Satylganova, Aida
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division CWOD-PSG
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 12 Apr 2019 to 12 Apr 2019
MRM -
Approval 03 Dec 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 16 Dec 2019

TA 9904-AFG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Dec 2019 - 03 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2022 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 03 Dec 2019 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Improving Management of Involuntary Resettlement Impacts in Afghanistan Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Dec 2019 09 Jan 2020

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