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Georgia: Water Resources Sector Development Program

Sovereign (Public) Project | 54014-001 Status: Proposed

The program will be aligned with the following impact: agriculture production and food security improved (footnote 7). The program will have three outputs: the policy-based loan will support sector reforms under output 1, and the investment loan will support outputs 2 and 3. Sector reform is required to introduce sustainable food production systems under outputs 2 and 3. These outputs will result in the following outcome: modernized irrigation approaches implemented in eastern Georgia.

Project Details

Project Officer
Radstake, Frank Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Georgia
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Water Resources Sector Development Program
Project Number 54014-001
Country Georgia
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Preparing the Water Resources Sector Development Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 50.00 million
Loan: Water Resources Sector Development Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 25.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural production - Irrigation - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The program will be aligned with the following impact: agriculture production and food security improved (footnote 7). The program will have three outputs: the policy-based loan will support sector reforms under output 1, and the investment loan will support outputs 2 and 3. Sector reform is required to introduce sustainable food production systems under outputs 2 and 3. These outputs will result in the following outcome: modernized irrigation approaches implemented in eastern Georgia.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Georgia is a small open economy strategically located at a crossroad between Europe and Asia. A key sector of its economy is services, which employs 49.4% of the population and contributes 73.6% to gross domestic product (GDP), while manufacturing employs 5.6% of population and contributes 8.5% to GDP, and construction employs 4.1% of population and contributes 7.0% to GDP. Georgia's economic growth was strong in 2019 at 5.1%, up from 4.8% in 2018, which reflects record spending on public investment and a sharp rise in exports. Georgia's strong growth performance has not been matched by commensurate reductions in unemployment and poverty. The unemployment rate marginally declined to 11.6% in 2019 (from 12.7% in 2018) with significant underemployment in the agriculture and education sectors. The percentage of the population living below the national poverty line was 20.1% in 2019, compared to 36.9% in 2006.
Impact Agricultural production and food security in Georgia improved.
Outcome Modernized irrigation approaches implemented in eastern Georgia
Outputs

Institutional, governance, management, and financial management enhanced. (Policy component)

Irrigation schemes modernized. (Investment component)

Innovative agriculture production systems demonstrated. (Investment component)

Geographical Location Nation-wide, Kakheti
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Procurement The recommended project procurement classification is category A. Although project procurement is deemed _low risk_ because no special or particularly large contract packages are expected, the EA and IA are new to ADB procedures.
Responsible ADB Officer Radstake, Frank
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD
Timetable
Concept Clearance 03 Dec 2020
Fact Finding 07 Jun 2021 to 30 Jun 2021
MRM 10 Sep 2021
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 08 Dec 2020

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