Regional: Developing the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Water Pillar

Sovereign Project | 54103-001

The TA will support the development of the CAREC water pillar, with an emphasis on economic aspects and sustainable financing of water resources management. The TA is aligned with ADB's Strategy 2030, particularly for the operational priorities that involve (i) tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability; (ii) fostering regional cooperation and integration. The proposed initiatives developed under the CAREC water pillar will be suitable for broader application to the entire CAREC region.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Yoshida, Kazuhiro
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Developing the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Water Pillar
Project Number 54103-001
Country / Economy Regional
Azerbaijan
Georgia
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyz Republic
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9977-REG: Proposed Developing the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Water Pillar
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
TA 9977-REG: Developing the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Water Pillar
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 188,000.00
TA 9977-REG: Developing the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Water Pillar
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 315,000.00
TA 9977-REG: Developing the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Water Pillar
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 100,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Water-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The TA will support the development of the CAREC water pillar, with an emphasis on economic aspects and sustainable financing of water resources management. The TA is aligned with ADB's Strategy 2030, particularly for the operational priorities that involve (i) tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability; (ii) fostering regional cooperation and integration. The proposed initiatives developed under the CAREC water pillar will be suitable for broader application to the entire CAREC region.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

In 2017, CAREC introduced agriculture and water as a new pillar under the CAREC 2030 strategy to provide a conducive and trusted platform to engage in addressing water scarcity and water productivity issues as a step towards future cooperation on regional water resources management. It further enhances the potential for a more strategic dialogue and engagement which considers national areas of interest, within a regional context.

During a June 2019 CAREC Side Session on Water: Advancing Water Cooperation and Sharing Experiences' in Tashkent, the urgent need for the development of a framework for the water pillar under the CAREC Program was identified as a new area of support in the CAREC Strategy 2030. It was agreed that ADB would support a scoping study which would initially focus on the Central Asia region, but which could be an example for all CAREC member states.

Impact

Improved water resources management in the Central Asian region.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Scope for the CAREC water pillar framework developed.

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Future demand for water resources in the Central Asia region up to 2050 estimated.

Water resources development opportunities identified.

Policy and institutional strengthening framework prepared.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Azerbaijan - Nation-wide; Georgia - Nation-wide; Kazakhstan - Nation-wide; Kyrgyz Republic - Nation-wide; Tajikistan - Nation-wide; Turkmenistan - Nation-wide; Uzbekistan - 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 Yoshida, Kazuhiro
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Timetable
Concept Clearance 16 Nov 2021
Fact Finding 20 Feb 2020 to 20 Feb 2020
MRM -
Approval 12 May 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Dec 2021

TA 9977-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 May 2020 - 12 May 2020 30 Jun 2021 31 Dec 2023 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
828,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 828,000.00 06 Jan 2023 373,306.36

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
International Regional TA Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Oct 2022 13 Oct 2022
Information Systems Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Jun 2022 21 Jun 2022
Water Resources and Irrigation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Feb 2022 10 Feb 2022
Water Resources and Irrigation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Feb 2022 10 Feb 2022
Legal and Policy Framework Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Jun 2020 15 Jun 2020
Climate Change Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Jun 2020 15 Jun 2020
Team Leader/Water Resources Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Jun 2020 15 Jun 2020
Water Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Jun 2020 15 Jun 2020

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