Afghanistan : Natural Resources Operations Support and Enhancement

Sovereign Project | 54381-001

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    ADB Disclosure
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name
Natural Resources Operations Support and Enhancement
Project Number
Country / Economy
  • Afghanistan
Project Status
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6664-AFG: Natural Resources Operations Support and Enhancement
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund US$ 1.56 million
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
  • OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
  • OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
  • OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
  • OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
  • OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Agricultural production - Irrigation

Some gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Agricultural sector efficiency, productivity, and competitiveness improved ; and responsive and effective public administration system enhanced.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

ANR sector's project portfolio performance and sustainability improved.

Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

Institutional reform initiatives in water resources management improved

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
The proposed knowledge support technical assistance (TA) for Natural Resources Operations Support and Enhancement will contribute to strengthening the government's capacity to improve sustainable infrastructure development in the agriculture, natural resources and rural development (ANR) sector in Afghanistan. The proposed TA was consulted with Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL), Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), and National Water Affairs Regulation Authority (NWARA) the implementing agencies and the Ministry of Finance (the executing agency). The proposed TA is aligned with the country partnership strategy for Afghanistan, 20172021 and is included in the country operations business plan for Afghanistan, 2021-2023 . The TA's objectives are linked to the visions of the National Infrastructure Plan (NIP), 20172021 and the Afghanistan National Peace and Development Framework (ANPDF) 2017-2021 .
During Project Implementation
Yet to be implemented.


Responsible ADB Officer
ADB Disclosure
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Agriculture, Food, Nature, and Rural Development Sector Office (SG-AFNR)


Concept Clearance
12 Nov 2020
Fact Finding
17 Nov 2020 to 19 Nov 2020
09 Dec 2020
Last Review Mission
Last PDS Update
09 Dec 2020


TA 6664-AFG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Dec 2020 15 Dec 2020 15 Dec 2020 31 Dec 2023 15 Dec 2025 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 1,560,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,560,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
02 Apr 2024 13,740.00

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